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by Michael Dobbs

  • Author: Michael Dobbs
  • ISBN: 1402210450
  • ISBN13: 978-1402210457
  • ePub: 1848 kb | FB2: 1348 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark; 1st Printing edition (March 1, 2008)
  • Pages: 341
  • Rating: 4.1/5
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Churchill's Triumph: A Novel of Betrayal ePub download

Churchill's Triumph" is the final book in a four-book series of historical novels by British political insider Michael Dobbs. Loyal readers of Michael Dobb's will remember Sawyers from a previous book in the Churchill series, Churchill's Hour.

Churchill's Triumph" is the final book in a four-book series of historical novels by British political insider Michael Dobbs. The four books, on Winston Churchill during the war years, are "Winston's War," on Britain's disastrous intervention in Norway in the early days of the war, "Never Surrender," set in May 1940 on Churchill's rise to power against all odds, and "Churchill's Hour," the year, 1940-41, when the United Kingdom stood alone against the Nazis.

Praise for Churchill's Triumph by Michael Dobbs, bestselling author of House of Cards, the book that inspired the Netflix series: "His portrait of Churchill is as masterly as ever: a wonderful compound of bluster, sentimentality, grumpiness and indefatigable physical energy. In the tragedy of Poland burning while statesmen fiddled, Dobbs has found a theme worthy of his powers. How do you delight the profit-maximising big retailers while at the same time writing something dark and moving?

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Churchill's Triumph book. From Michael Dobbs, author of the book that inspired the smash.

From Michael Dobbs, author of the book that inspired the smash hit Netflix series House of Cards, Churchill's Triumph transports us to the end of WWII as the three most powerful men on earth-Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin-gather in what will later become known as the Yalta Conference to discuss the possibility of worldwide peace. An acclaimed historical thriller by the author of HOUSE OF CARDS – a highly original, fast-moving tale that gives an unexpected twist to the last days of the Second World War. Now reissued in a new cover style. How do you delight the profit-maximising big retailers while at the same time writing something dark and moving?

Churchill's Triumph: A Novel of Betrayal.

Churchill's Triumph: A Novel of Betrayal. From Michael Dobbs, author of the book that inspired the smash hit Netflix series House of Cards, Churchill's Triumph transports us to the end of WWII as the three most powerful men on earth-Winston Churchill, Franklin D.

Michael Dobbs, Baron Dobbs (born 14 November 1948) is a British . Michael Dobbs is a distant relative of the US non-fiction author with the same name. Whispers of Betrayal (2000). Winston Churchill Novels. Winston's War (2002). Never Surrender (2003).

Michael Dobbs, Baron Dobbs (born 14 November 1948) is a British Conservative politician and author, best known for his House of Cards trilogy. The Right Honourable. Churchill's Hour (2004). Churchill's Triumph (2005). Harry Jones Thrillers. The Lords' Day (2007).

Churchill's Triumph : A Novel of Betrayal. Book in the Winston Churchill Series)

Churchill's Triumph : A Novel of Betrayal. Book in the Winston Churchill Series).

From Michael Dobbs, author of the book that inspired the smash hit Netflix series House of Cards, Churchill's Triumph transports us to the end of WWII as the three most powerful men on earth―Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin―gather in what will later become known as the Yalta Conference to discuss the possibility of worldwide peace. Despite their shared goals, these supposed allies will lie, cheat, and deceive each other in order to secure their respective places in history.

Dobbs takes you behind the scenes and brings you into the minds and hearts of the big three leaders: the dominating and seemingly all-powerful Joseph Stalin, with the largest army, and the mission of expanding the Soviet Empire; an ailing and fragile Roosevelt, willing to make whatever compromises he felt he had to in order to bring Stalin and Russia into the final campaign against Japan; and Churchill, the least powerful of the three, but the most far-sighted, who could not count on Roosevelt as his ally, and could not tame the avaricious Russian bear, determined to gobble up the nations around and beyond it. Like a fly on the wall of history, the reader becomes a hidden witness to these monumental negotiations, witnessing negotiations that would betray the heroic struggle of millions who died and fought in the Great War.

Acclaimed author Michael Dobbs allows the reader to eavesdrop on the world's most powerful men at a crucial point in modern history.

Praise for Churchill's Triumph by Michael Dobbs, bestselling author of House of Cards, the book that inspired the Netflix series:

"His portrait of Churchill is as masterly as ever: a wonderful compound of bluster, sentimentality, grumpiness and indefatigable physical energy. There are the usual elegant metaphors... In the tragedy of Poland burning while statesmen fiddled, Dobbs has found a theme worthy of his powers."―Sunday Telegraph

"How do you delight the profit-maximising big retailers while at the same time writing something dark and moving? Michael Dobbs knows how...Dobbs knows his sources, but the dialogue is his own: good, clean, moving briskly and underpinned by the record, it conveys historical truth. As for Poland, it suffered all the horrors. Dobbs writes about the country with tight passion, transferring to his fictional village, Piorun, the rape, murder and savage enforcement by Germans and Russians which, so far away and so little regarded, actually happened. The old women weeping, the houses burned down, the bodies left promiscuously on the street are history set out for the attention of novel-readers, memorable instruction in human grief... Furiously told and compelling, Churchill's Triumph is a thinking man's bestseller."―The Guardian

"Dobbs astutely and dramatically portrays the real story of Yalta, the mighty tussle between the three men upon whose political skills and strength of character the rest of the world would depend... The novel is a triumph because of the author's fine appreciation of history and his meticulous eye for detail."―The Times

"Michael Dobbs brings the Second World War to a resounding close... Dobbs portrays Churchill as being all too human - oversensitive and easily hurt by friendship betrayed, and conjures up Roosevelt's stricken response beautifully... Dobbs is a fine writer and neatly sums up the appeal of historical novels. Not only can they fill in the gaps left by an inaccurate, incomplete or contradictory factual record, but they can capture the spirit of the thing. Dobbs has certainly done that here."―Daily Telegraph

"It's all too easy to forget that you're not reading an insider's account of ht real events that shaped the modern world. Dobbs clearly has an instinctive feel for what makes powerful men tick."―The Mail on Sunday

Darkraven
This is one of the best books I've read in years. The characterizations of Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin are magnificent. I'd dearly love to know how much of this book can be verified from contemporary records. A lovely subtext to the Yalta conference is how the age and infirmities of the leaders influenced the outcome.
Gtonydne
"Churchill's Triumph" is the final book in a four-book series of historical novels by British political insider Michael Dobbs. The four books, on Winston Churchill during the war years, are "Winston's War," on Britain's disastrous intervention in Norway in the early days of the war, "Never Surrender," set in May 1940 on Churchill's rise to power against all odds, and "Churchill's Hour," the year, 1940-41, when the United Kingdom stood alone against the Nazis. Few of us appreciate how desperately close England came to losing the war in 1940-41.

"Churchill's Triumph" is about the Yalta Conference, which brought Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin together for the last time as the final defeat of Germany was in sight. The military "facts on the ground" gave Stalin the dominant hand, and he was after control of as much of Europe as possible. FDR, two months away from death, focused his declining strength on establishing the United Nations and keeping Stalin in the continuing war against Japan. Churchill wanted to stop Stalin short of the English Channel, and tried his best to save Poland. We know how that turned out. The book's subtitle is "A Novel of Betrayal."

Dobbs writes superbly, and I found these books compulsively readable, much easier going than histories covering the same ground would be. I believe Dobbs when he says he sticks scrupulously to the well-known history of the period, but still the reader gets as close to the characters as in any well-written novel. And oddly enough,knowing the ending in advance doesn't detract at all from the suspense. I thorougly enjoyed all four books and learned a lot. Now I'm seeking out and reading everything else this author wrote.
Shan
Even with some literary license, Dobbs brings ( mostly history) to life with an inside and personal look at the betrayal and shaping of Eastern Europe after WWII by American President Roosevelt who conspires with Stalin to make give him Eastern Europe for his agreement to let FDR form the United Nations. After a bloody and deadly war with high lose of American life, a sick and tired FDR along with Stain forced Churchill to settle for must less than a fair and equal peace. The bully Stalin proceeded to plunder , rape, and kill his way through Europe. A very skilled Churchill did conspired his way to save half of Europe and setup long term protection for his beloved Great Britain and FDR never realized nor cared what was happening even though the Cold War resulted as a results of their meetings . A skillful and entertaining read that also gives one a history lesson as a bonus.
EXIBUZYW
"Old men, worn down by war, who couldn't properly finish what they had begun. It summed up the story of Yalta." - Author Michael Dobbs, in CHURCHILL'S TRIUMPH

From February 4 - 11, 1945, Churchill, Stalin and FDR met at Yalta in the Crimea to tie up the loose ends of World War II. Each had an agenda: the American President wanted the establishment of the United Nations, Russia's entry into the war against Japan, and his personal place in history; the British Prime Minister wanted a free Poland (as, unstated, a block to Soviet westward expansion); the Communist Party Secretary General wanted territory in Eastern Europe and spoils. In the end, it was the wily, rapacious Stalin that dominated the conference. FDR, exhausted and sick and with only eight weeks to live, no longer had the mental energy to perceive and resist Uncle Joe's duplicity. And Winston, though he fought like a lion, was, much like the British Empire, no longer relevant to the larger designs of the world's two new superpowers, the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.

CHURCHILL'S TRIUMPH, presumably solidly based in the factual history of the summit, is a fictional narrative of the conference as seen through the eyes of Winston, who, apparently ignored and abandoned by his friend Roosevelt, is beside himself with frustration at his inability to alter the course of diplomacy and appeasement.

Perhaps the most engaging character of the story is that of Churchill's manservant, the loyal but cheeky Frank Sawyers, a real person who, unfortunately, exited history after leaving his master's service in 1946. (Loyal readers of Michael Dobb's will remember Sawyers from a previous book in the Churchill series, Churchill's Hour. Indeed, Google "Frank Sawyers" and there's virtually no information on the man beyond his inclusion in the author's books - a pity.)

CHURCHILL'S TRIUMPH suffers, I think, from the inclusion of a fictitious subplot involving a refugee Pole, Marian Nowak, held virtual prisoner by the Russians and pressed into service by his jailers as a plumber at Churchill's borrowed Crimean residence, the Vorontsov Palace. The uneasy relation between the British PM and Nowak, which carried through to the end of the book set in 1963, allowed Winston to pronounce what he thought his nebulous triumph at Yalta to have been. But to me, this subplot seemed contrived and, at its conclusion, overly melodramatic. Another sidebar, this taking place in the fictitious Polish village of Piorun, was sufficient to illustrate the validity of Winston's ominous forebodings regarding Soviet intent in Eastern Europe.

The Yalta story, as the basis for a novel about Churchill, is powerful enough by itself and doesn't need embellishment. Particularly revelatory of the conference were the words of Octavius from Shakespeare's "Julius Ceasar" quoted by the PM as they put their signatures to paper in the concluding signing ceremony:

"Let us do so, for we are at the stake and bayed about with many enemies. And some that smile have in their hearts, I fear, millions of mischiefs."
Kage
Forget all the trite stories that have been written about the Yalta conference and Roosevelt's role. Dobbs's writing is crisp and makes you feel like you are in the room with the characters. Churchill, as portrayed, comes across as a bigger element in the struggles of the war in Europe than most people have been led to accept. Churchill was the one man, while flawed, that changed the outcome of Hitler's plan to conquer Europe!
Hiylchis
This book will change the world, especially the part where the aliens come in and turn us all into giant yaks.
Unnis
Fictionalized history is most diverting.
read all Micheal Dobbs books on Churchill..I have and I have recommended them to many of my friends
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