Sunday, September 13, 2009
"Churchill's Hour ", by Michael Dobbs
Book 3 in the Winston Churchill series
This fictional account vividly relates the grim year of 1941. The Nazi were unstoppable and were about to rule Europe, Britain was battered by the war and was facing one military disaster after another. It was a year of desperation, Britain stood alone. Churchill was facing his darkest hours and desperately needed the undivided help of his allies. A deeper alliance with the US was paramount.
Mr Dobbs draws an intriguing balance between Churchill’s political and domestic lives mixing historical facts with fiction to give us a riveting political drama exploring his remarkable journey.
The tragedy of Pearl Harbour is further discussed in the epilogue and the author also pursues the post war story of Churchill’s family and other characters.
This novel is so interesting and captivating, it is easy to forget that parts are said to be a creation of the author’s imagination.
Many events described may be challenged by historical buffs on all sides. Nonetheless an eye opener to a very important part of our past….A past we must never forget in honour of those who were involved