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Churchill's War Lab

Taylor Downing

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ISBN 13: 978-1-59020-851-9
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Paperback
Overlook
7/31/12

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The essential book on Churchill's passion for innovation and the science of war—from codes to radar to bouncing bombs.

Indefatigable patriot, seasoned soldier, incomparable orator, and, with Franklin Delano Roosevelt, leader of men—Winston Churchill's greatness in the allies' triumphant victory in World War II is undisputed. yet, of his many unique qualities, Churchill's enduring legacy is attributable at least in equal part to his unshakeable fascination for the science of war.

Churchill's War Lab reveals how Churchill's passion for military history, his inimitable leadership style, and his dedicated support of radical ideas would lead to new technologies and tactics that would enable an allied victory. No war generated more incredible theories, technical advances, and scientific leaps. from the development of radar and the decoding brilliance of Bletchley Park to the study of the D-Day beaches and the use of bouncing bombs, Churchill's War Lab is an exciting new take on Churchill as a complex, powerful, and inventive war leader.



"A vivid and fast-paced retelling of Churchill's remarkable career—from callow correspondent to battle-hardened leader of men." —Financial Times

"A valuable addition to World War II history, to the history of modern technology, and of course to Churchilliana." —Booklist



Taylor Downing is an award-winning television producer and historian. He was educated at Cambridge and has been managing Director and Head of History at flashback television for many years. He is the author of the bestselling Battle Stations and Cold War.


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