Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years

Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years

by Jack Le Vien, John Lord

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“It is my earnest hope that pondering upon the past may give guidance in days to come, enable a new generation to repair some of the errors of former years and thus govern, in accordance with the needs and glory of man, the awful unfolding scene of the future.”—Winston Spencer Churchill

From the miracle of Dunkirk to the rape of Warsaw, from the dark corridors of the Kremlin to the embattled heroes of Corregidor, here is the whole panorama of The Second World War. And here is the story of the man upon whose shoulders fell the deadly weight of leadership in the darkest days of the conflict. This is the narrative of Winston Churchill’s—and the Allies’—most valiant years.

Captured between these covers are all the exciting action and profound drama of mankind’s most awesome struggle. This concise yet comprehensive narrative encompasses the most vivid events of the War, as seen through the eyes of its greatest leader—and through the eyes of those who were led.

We listen to the secret conferences between Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill, peer through the rifle sight of an American infantryman, hear the skirl of the pipes at Alamein, learn how the great decisions were made, measure their cost in blood and courage.

Here are the tears and the laughter, the heroism, the glory and the senselessness of war, the pageantry, the black ruin, the excitement, the despair. Here is the palpable taste of war. Here, in dramatic, readable form, is the story of how Sir Winston Churchill achieved immortality in his own lifetime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781789122954
Publisher: Arcole Publishing
Publication date: 12/01/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 331
File size: 25 MB
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About the Author

JOHN DOUGLAS “JACK” LE VIEN (July 17, 1914 - November 9, 1999) was as an American television producer and writer. He was president and executive producer of Le Vien International Productions, a creative television and motion picture organization. Born in New York City, he conceived and designed the widely acclaimed television series “The Valiant Years,” based on Winston Churchill’s monumental history of World War II. The series was shown first on the American Broadcast TV Network and was distributed worldwide by Screen Gems, Inc. For this book and for the television series, Le Vien drew upon his background as a television and newsreel journalist, and his firsthand experience in World War II as an American Army officer commanding General Eisenhower’s frontline press headquarters. Supervising the activities of the Allied war correspondents in Africa, Sicily, Italy, France and Germany, Le Vien took part in five amphibious operations. He later became a colonel in the United States Army Reserve. From 1946-1956 he was news editor, general manager, editor in chief and vice president of Pathe News. Le Vien died in London, England in 1999, aged 85.

JOHN GOVAN LORD (May 7, 1924 - May 18, 1994) was an English television producer and writer. fought as an infantry officer with the Highland Division in Northwest Europe, later joined the Sudan Defense Force. He was staff officer at the time he left the army. Educated at Manchester and Oxford Universities, he became a writer-producer in television and worked on live and filmed television series in London, Scotland and New York. He won extensive recognition as a writer, narrator, director and producer. He died in Montclair, New Jersey in 1994, aged 70.

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