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Churchill's War Lab

Taylor Downing

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ISBN 13: 9781590205655
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Hardcover
Overlook
5/26/11

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As a young boy he re-enacted historic battles with toy soldiers, as a soldier he saw action on three continents, and as the Prime Minister only a direct edict from King George VI could keep him from joining the troops on D-Day.

Churchill’s War Lab reveals how Churchill’s passion for military history, his unique leadership style, and his patronization of radical new ideas would lead to new technology and new tactics that would save lives and enable an Allied victory. No war generated more incredible theories, more technical advances, more scientific leaps, or more pioneering work that lay the foundation for the post-war computer revolution. And it was Churchill’s dogged determination and enthusiasm for revolutionary ideas that fuelled this extraordinary outpouring of British genius. From the coauthor of Cold War comes an exciting new take on Churchill’s war leadership and the story of a complex, powerful and inventive war leader.



Taylor Downing was educated at Cambridge and went on to become Managing Director and Head of History at
Flashback Television. He is the author of Battlestations and Cold War.




Praise for Churchill’s War Lab:

"[Churchill's War Lab] is a valuable addition to WWII history, to the history of modern technology, and of course to Churchilliana." --Booklist

"Well-researched…It is a good overview of how a visionary leader must encourage and coordinate the talents of various personalities and organizations to achieve a common goal…Fast-paced and informative book." --Library Journal

“A vivid and fast-paced retelling of Churchill’s remarkable career--from callow war correspondent to battle-hardened leader of men--takes centre stage.” --Financial Times


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