The Hinge of Fate

The Hinge of Fate

Winston Churchill's six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second World War. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable both for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction and is an enduring, compelling work that led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. The Hinge of Fate describes how the tide of the war gradually turned for Britain and its allies from constant defeat to almost unbroken successes - Japan's successful assault on the Pacific, Britain's attempts to aid a beleaguered Russia and the defeat of Rommel at the Battle of Alamein.

Title:The Hinge of Fate
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780141441757
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  • Manny

    When you've done something almost supernaturally brilliant and far-sighted, and it works better than you could have dared hope, you really want to get the credit. Even Churchill is not immune. Back in...

  • GoldGato

    I ought to have known. My advisers ought to have known and I ought to have been told, and I ought to have asked. Winston Churchill's WWII series has turned out to be intriguing reading, albeit very lo...

  • Richard

    The time frame of this book covers approximately one and a half years, from late 1941 until May 1943, during which a cascading series of events, some of them catastrophic, tried the resolve of the Bri...

  • Kathy

    So, everyone out there, pop quiz. Who knew before now that just after the United States entered WWII our shipping was attacked constantly by the German Navy, even just off shore of New Orleans and in ...

  • K A

    1942-43 Britain having survived Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain to hold off invasion is fighting back and forth across North Africa and at sea against air and U-boat attack with large losses. Russia...

  • Mikey B.

    This fourth volume takes us from January 1942 to May 1943. During this period, as the title indicates, the fulcrum of the war shifted from one of constant defeats to one of victory. The tide had chang...

  • Andrew Canfield

    The Hinge of Fate is the fourth installment of Winston Churchill's World War Two volumes. His theme for this book is described as "How the power of the Grand Alliance became preponderant." Accordingly...

  • Owen

    Winston Churchill was remarkable, as much as for any other reason, for the sheer volume of words he produced. In a long life, during which he was often preoccupied by both family matters (he had four ...

  • David Rubin

    This is the fourth volume in Winston Churchill's monumental work on the Second World War. This is not history of a grand scope, but rather, Churchill's personal memoir of the war. Of course, being a k...

  • Jeff Elliott

    Being 1,000 pages it took me a while to get through. There were a few good chapters on leadership (4 and 5). Having been a fan of Churchill this became a must read. During the time I have been reading...