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The Darkest Hour

(2017)
How Churchill Brought us Back from the Brink
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From the acclaimed novelist and screenwriter of The Theory of Everything comes a revisionist look at the period immediately following Winston Churchill's ascendancy to prime minister - soon to be a major motion picture starring Gary Oldman.

May 1940. Britain is at war, Winston Churchill has unexpectedly been promoted to prime minister, and the horrors of Blitzkrieg witness one Western European democracy fall after another in rapid succession. Facing this horror, with pen in hand and typist-secretary at the ready, Churchill wonders what words could capture the public mood when the invasion of Britain seems mere hours away.

It is this fascinating period that Anthony McCarten captures in this deeply researched and wonderfully written new book, The Darkest Hour. A day-by-day (and often hour-by-hour) narrative of this crucial moment in history provides a revisionist look at Churchill - a man plagued by doubt through those turbulent weeks but who emerged having made himself into the iconic, lionized figure we remember.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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November 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink
Author(s): Anthony McCarten
ISBN: 0-06-274951-X / 978-0-06-274951-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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October 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought us Back from the Brink
Author(s): Anthony McCarten
ISBN: 0-241-32709-1 / 978-0-241-32709-8 (UK edition)
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September 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Penguin Readers Level 6: Darkest Hour (Penguin Readers (graded readers))
Author(s): Anthony McCarten
ISBN: 0-241-39790-1 / 978-0-241-39790-9 (UK edition)
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May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought us Back from the Brink
Author(s): Anthony McCarten
ISBN: 0-241-37047-7 / 978-0-241-37047-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
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December 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Darkest Hour: Official Tie-In for the Oscar-Winning Film Starring Gary Oldman
Author(s): Anthony McCarten
ISBN: 0-241-34093-4 / 978-0-241-34093-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
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November 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink
Author(s): Anthony McCarten
ISBN: 0-06-274952-8 / 978-0-06-274952-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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November 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink
Author(s): Anthony McCarten
ISBN: 0-06-279076-5 / 978-0-06-279076-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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September 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought us Back from the Brink
Author(s): Anthony McCarten
ISBN: 0-241-32710-5 / 978-0-241-32710-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
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November 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink: Library Edition
Author(s): Anthony McCarten
ISBN: 1-5384-5544-7 / 978-1-5384-5544-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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November 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink
Author(s): Anthony McCarten
ISBN: 1-5384-5546-3 / 978-1-5384-5546-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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November 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink
Author(s): Anthony McCarten
ISBN: 1-5384-5545-5 / 978-1-5384-5545-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink
Author(s): Anthony McCarten
Publisher: HarperAudio
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November 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink
Author(s): Anthony McCarten
Publisher: HarperAudio
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September 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought Us Back from the Brink
Author(s): Anthony McCarten
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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November 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink
Author(s): Anthony McCarten
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Title: Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought us Back from the Brink
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