#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers a fresh and compelling portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz.
- Novel: The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
- Author: Erik Larson
- Genre: Biography
Summary: Erik Larson’s newest book of “nonfiction that reads like fiction” is “The Splendid and the Vile”. It’s the story of Winston Churchill’s first days in office, beginning in May, 1940, when he formed a coalition government with Labour, to lead Britain. There have been plenty of books about Winston Churchill but Erik Larson puts his own spin on this oh-so-important period of history.
Erik Larson never disappoints. His historical research and the ability to put it into words is exceptional. It is history made interesting and readable. The book gives an astounding account of how very ordinary people suffered greatly in Great Britain (especially for those living in London) during the Blitz and offers the reader a very in depth analysis of the important historically central characters of that conflict especially the enormous strength of one man – Winston Churchill. We are looking forward to the next book.