Episode 17: Winston Churchill – the most pivotal player in the 20th century

In this episode, I get you primed on Winston Churchill and a remarkable book that captures the predicament he was in on his first day as prime minister. Erik Larson’s The Splendid and the Vile, tells the story of London facing the Blitz during World War II from May of 1940 to May of 1941. An enthralling page-turner, Larson provides a new lens on London’s darkest year and lesser-known details of Churchill’s personal life during this time.

In the first year of his administration, Britain stood alone against Nazi Germany, but Churchill promised his country and the world that the British people would “never surrender.” They never did. Tune in to learn more about this fearless leader and his bold plans for British resistance during a pivotal moment in history.


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