Never Surrender by Michael Dobbs
A Novel of Winston Churchill

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From Michael Dobbs, author of the book that inspired the smash hit Netflix series House of Cards, Never Surrender finds newly-elected Prime Minister Winston Churchill in a personal confrontation with Adolf Hitler.

The battle begins on Friday, May 10, 1940, when Hitler launches a devastating attack that within days will overrun France, Holland and Belgium and bring Britain to its knees at Dunkirk. Never Surrender examines Churchill's courage and defiance and his ability to lead a nation during three of the most crucial weeks in its history. Without the physical forces necessary to stave off German attack, Churchill uses the force of words to stand in Hitler's way, to show that no accords will be made.

Dobbs is at his best in Never Surrender, a novel about the remarkable courage and defiance needed to save a nation at risk.

Praise for Michael Dobbs, bestselling author of House of Cards, the book that inspired the Netflix series starring Kevin Spacey:

"Dobbs is an author who can bring historical happenings to life."

The Times

"Dobbs has done a brilliant job in evoking the drama and despair of Britain hovering on the edge of the abyss."

Sunday Express


About Michael Dobbs

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Michael Dobbs is an active member of the House of Lords who has worked at the center of British politics for Margaret Thatcher, John Major, and now David Cameron. He is the author of numerous thrillers and historical novels, including Churchill's Triumph, Never Surrender, and Winston's War.
Published September 1, 2007 by Sourcebooks Landmark. 338 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, War, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Veteran British novelist Dobbs (Winston's War), who served as an adviser under Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major, here follows Winston Churchill through the chaotic Dunkirk days and deeper into WWII, smartly relying on auxiliary plotlines to add detail to the larger-than-life Churc...

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Within days, it seems the people calling for peace are right, as the BEF is completely cut off from their supply lines, the Royal Air Force is suffering heavy losses and Britain is in the danger of completely losing their Army.

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Yet before the speeches about fighting on the beaches and the landing grounds, there was the first month of Churchill’s premiership, a time of great uncertainty, a time when it was by no means clear that Britain had the will, let alone the means, to stand up when all around them the old, great na...

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