The Gathering Storm

The Gathering Storm

Book - 1985
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The step-by-step decline into war, with Churchill becoming prime minister as "the tocsin was about to sound."

Baker & Taylor
Studies the events from 1919-1939, stressing the allied errors that led to World War II and analyzes the first months of the war

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [1985], c1948
ISBN: 9780395410554
Branch Call Number: 940.53 CHU
Characteristics: xxiii, 724 p. : ill. ; 20 cm


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Jul 31, 2018

A great read and very informational on the preparations for WWII. Truly captures the ingenuity of Churchill and his warning of the impending war. Although it's long, The Gathering Storm successfully portrays many countries' situations before the Second Great War.

Jul 27, 2017

Fascinating look at WII from the perspective of one of the central participants. Churchill writes with wonderful English. At times, some of his analyses seem a little "preachy," or "I told you so." While written as a work of history, it was written very close to the time of the events described. Thus, dispassionate analysis this is not. Nevertheless, a fascinating account of the period from Versaille (more really from the early 1930's) until the German attack on France. A long read, but written in a way that you can read it in small "bites." Took me about 3 months of intermittent reading. I do plan to read the next episode in the series, "Their Finest Hour."

Dec 18, 2010

This is a fascinating first person account of events leading up to WWII.


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