Dunkirk by Joshua Levine audiobook

Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture

By Joshua Levine
Read by Jonathan Keeble

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062740304

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781538453698

  • ISBN: 9781538453674

  • ISBN: 9781538453681

Runtime: 10.72 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times Bestseller

The epic true story of Dunkirk—now a major motion picture, written and directed by Christopher Nolan, and starring Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, and Mark Rylance

In 1940, the Allies had been beaten back by the Nazis across France to the northern port of Dunkirk. In the ultimate race against time, more than 300,000 Allied soldiers were daringly evacuated across the Channel. This moment of German aggression was used by Winston Churchill as a call to Franklin Roosevelt to enter the war. Now, Joshua Levine, the film's official historian, explores the real lives of those soldiers, bombed and strafed on the beaches for days on end, without food or ammunition; the civilians whose boats were overloaded; the airmen who risked their lives to buy their companions on the ground precious time; and those who did not escape.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A first-class portrait of that traumatic and tragic time, conveyed largely through the worlds of those who experienced it.” Sunday Telegraph
“Fascinating.” Sunday Times
“This book, magnificently edited by Joshua Levine, is a great tribute to the extraordinary spirit of an army shattered in battle but determined not to surrender.” Peter Snow, author of When Britain Burned the White House

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Author

Author Bio: Joshua Levine

Author Bio: Joshua Levine

Joshua Levine has written six bestselling histories including titles in the hugely popular Forgotten Voices series. Beauty and Atrocity, his account of the Irish Troubles, was nominated for the Writers’ Guild Book of the Year award. On a Wing and a Prayer, his history of the pilots of the First World War, has been turned into a major British television documentary. He has written and presented a number of programs for BBC Radio 4. In a previous life, he was a criminal barrister. He lives in London.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English