Random House presents the audiobook edition of Six Minutes in May by Nicholas Shakespeare, read by Peter Noble.
London, May 1940. Britain is under threat of invasion, and Neville Chamberlain’s government is about to fall. It is hard for us to imagine the Second World War without Winston Churchill taking the helm, but in Six Minutes in May Nicholas Shakespeare shows how easily events could have gone in a different direction.
It took just six minutes for MPs to cast the votes that brought down Chamberlain. Shakespeare moves from Britain’s disastrous battle in Norway, for which many blamed Churchill, on to the dramatic developments in Westminster that led to Churchill becoming Prime Minister. Uncovering fascinating new research and delving into the key players’ backgrounds, Shakespeare gives us a new perspective on this critical moment in our history.
Selected as a 2017 Book of the Year in the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Observer and The Economist.
"A gripping story of Churchill’s unlikely rise to power." (Observer)
"Totally captivating. It will stand as the best account of those extraordinary few days for very many years." (Andrew Roberts)
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- Li_mann, Guido
Exhaustive. But gripping!
An exhaustive telling of the early period of WW2, drawing a line from the military debacle in Norway to the resignation of Chamberlain from, and the rise of Churchill to, the office of PM.
An intriguing view into British politics at the time, and a criminally overlooked battlefield of WW2.