Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 464 Pages, 4.72 × 7.48 × 0.79 in
Published: July 5, 2010
Publisher: Random House UK
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0753519658
ISBN - 13: 9780753519653
From the Publisher
11:15 am, September 3, 1939. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain confirms the nation's fears by announcing that Britain is at war with Germany. "The Day We Went to War" is the definitive history of the build-up to, outbreak of, and first few months of the Second World War. Drawing on the Imperial War Museum's extensive archives, this book features the personal stories of real men and women who lived through the startling events of that year, as well as those who were actively involved in the political negotiations and their aftermath. Featuring numerous photographs and the voices of key players, as well as contributions from well-known figures who were directly affected by the build up to war, "The Day We Went to War" is a gripping record of an extraordinary year in British history.
About the Author
Melvyn Bragg is a writer and broadcaster. His novels include The Hired Man, for which he won the Time/Life Silver Pen Award, Without a City Wall, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, The Soldier's Return, winner of the WHSmith Literary Award, A Son of War and Crossing the Lines, both of which were longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and most recently Grace and Mary. He has also written several works of non-fiction, the latest being The Book of Books about the King James Bible. He lives in London and Cumbria.