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Six Minutes in May

How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister

Six Minutes in May

How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister

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Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784701000
Number of Pages: 528
Published: 05/04/2018
Width: 12.9 cm
Height: 19.8 cm
A fascinating and dramatic investigation into the events that led to Winston Churchill becoming Prime Minister against the odds. 'A gripping story of Churchill's unlikely rise to power' Observer London, May 1940. Britain is under threat of invasion and Neville Chamberlain's government is about to fall. It is hard for us to imagine the Second World War without Winston Churchill taking the helm, but in Six Minutes in May Nicholas Shakespeare shows how easily events could have gone in a different direction. It took just six minutes for MPs to cast the votes that brought down Chamberlain. Shakespeare moves from Britain's disastrous battle in Norway, for which many blamed Churchill, on to the dramatic developments in Westminster that led to Churchill becoming Prime Minister. Uncovering fascinating new research and delving into the key players' backgrounds, Shakespeare gives us a new perspective on this critical moment in our history. 'Totally captivating. It will stand as the best account of those extraordinary few days for very many years' Andrew Roberts 'Superbly written... Shakespeare has a novelist's flair for depicting the characters and motives of men' The Times 'Utterly wonderful... It reads like a thriller' Peter Frankopan SHORTLISTED FOR THE HWA NON-FICTION CROWN 2018 *** Selected as a 2017 Book of the Year in the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Observer and The Economist ***

Nicholas Shakespeare

Nicholas Shakespeare was born in 1957. The son of a diplomat, much of his youth was spent in the Far East and South America. His books have been translated into twenty-two languages. They include The Vision of Elena Silves (winner of the Somerset Maugham Award), Snowleg, The Dancer Upstairs, Inheritance, Priscilla and Six Minutes in May. He has been longlisted for the Booker Prize twice and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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