The Grand Alliance

The Grand Alliance

Winston Churchill's six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second World War. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable both for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction and is an enduring, compelling work that led to his being awarded the Nobel P Winston Churchill's six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second...

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Title:The Grand Alliance
Author:Winston S. Churchill
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Genres:History
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:848 pages pages

The Grand Alliance Reviews

  • Allison
    Jul 01, 2017
    Winston never stops being a genius. ...
  • Jeremiah
    Feb 13, 2018
    There is so much happening this volume -- the invasion of Russia, the advance of the Japanese war machine in the Pacific, and of course the attack on Pearl Harbor that brings the United States fully into the war. Particularly amazing is the divide between FDR and Churchill when i...
  • Mikey B.
    Jul 30, 2016
    This third volume is a transitional year (1941) in which the British Isles were no longer fighting alone. The Soviet Union was viciously attacked by Nazi Germany in June and of course Pearl Harbor brought in the United States at year?s end. It also marks a turning point in that Churc...
  • Manny
    Nov 24, 2008
    The third volume of Churchill's history of World War II is a terrific example of how pragmatic you need to be in politics. It's not much use complaining that people are evil. You have to think about the lesser of two evils, and choose that one. Here, Britain and the US are fighting Naz...
  • Richard
    Sep 21, 2013
    Winston Churchill's comprehensive recounting of the World War II based on his remembrances continues with this, the third edition of six. It almost entirely involves the tumultuous year of 1941, when Great Britain was fighting almost single-handedly against Germany and Italy in the Bal...
  • Monical
    Apr 17, 2019
    I've tried the first book in this series and gave up. I finished this book, but the depth and detail (Winston must have included every memorandum written during the period!) made for really hard reading. ...
  • Kathy
    Feb 02, 2009
    The things I found most interesting in this book were the Battle of Britain and what happened with Russia and Germany. I knew Winston Churchill had a reputation for good insults, but he had some very blunt things to say about how Stalin managed things before the Germans invaded. "Gros...
  • Michael
    Feb 09, 2009
    This third volume of Winston Churchill's memoir of the Second World War covers the year 1941, perhaps the turning point of the war. As the year opened, the British Empire stood alone against a triumphant Germany, which had overrun France and Western Europe, with Italy still ascendant i...
  • Andrew
    Oct 24, 2016
    The story moves from Britain surviving Germany's onslaught in "Their Finest Hour" to a more macro view of the war. The first half details Germany's moves that brought Russia into the Allied side and the second half ends with the US joining the fray. In between, there is significant det...
  • Rick
    Jan 25, 2018
    Captivating History I found this an absolutely riveting and extraordinary read. Churchill succeeds in giving an almost daily account of the thoughts and action of one of our greatest leaders as he faced the very real threat of the destruction of his country. What a leader, what a wr...
  • Tim
    Jun 29, 2013
    The Grand Alliance Winston Churchill Houghton Mifflin 1950 By 1950, when this volume was published, I should think Churchill must have almost choked when he selected the title. The title refers to how, in 1941, Russia abruptly sought alliance with Britain following Hitler's a...
  • Pat
    Apr 09, 2018
    Incredibly moving.The man no doubt had one of the great minds of the 20th century. His grasp of details, from the smallest to the largest , and his courage and humanity in the face of unspeakable evil remains astounding. ...
  • Leah
    Jun 15, 2017
    As always incredibly engrossing and enjoyable, but the main takeaway I got from this was that Churchill was a) extremely interested in describing the flights he took, and b) just a terrible backseat pilot. This one seemed to include rather a lot more of his personal musings than th...
  • GoldGato
    Aug 22, 2012
    Mr. Churchill was a trip. Truly a one-of-a-kind giant who helped save the world, yet was able to write about his struggles with effortless aplomb. It must have been the merging of his English and American blood, bringing the best together. This is the third volume of his WWII saga, and...
  • Owen
    Jul 14, 2012
    Because of his immense output, Winston Churchill may be described as an old-fashioned writer. Fortunately for us he does not read as such. There is very little archaic about the expressions he uses or the grammar he employs, in volume after volume after volume. It remains immensely rea...
  • Karen Sofarin
    Sep 10, 2018
    Such an interesting story. I am starting to be more aware of when Churchill wrote this and how much he leaves out of the WWII story. No mention of SOE or other covert intelligence services. He makes a great case and relationship with US but also has to manage Stalin. ...
  • Tim
    May 29, 2019
    So many interesting details and thoughts from Churchill. I enjoy reading the memos and correspondence's between Churchill, FDR and Stalin. Stalin really was a stranger person that FDR and Churchill had to handle. Love all the details. Half done and looking forward to book 4. ...
  • James Richardson
    Jul 31, 2017
    I just finished reading Winston Churchill's The Grand Alliance! This is volume 3 of Churchill's 6 volume set covering World War 2. It is a great book, insightful, witty and humorous at times as only Churchill can be. I recommend this to my teacher friends who teach A.P. history for man...
  • Tommy Kiedis
    Jul 31, 2019
    A grand account of the Grand Alliance that ushered the demise of Nazi Germany and its axis powers in in World War II. In The Grand Alliance, volume three of his six-part account, The Second World War, Winston Churchill provides an account of the war, a biographical history, and a cl...
  • Ryan Middlebrook
    Sep 18, 2015
    The third volume in the abridged collection of Churchill?s history of the Second World War (confusingly the third volume in the unabridged series goes by the same title) follows Great Britain out of the time of their isolation in the war. From 1939 until the Germans turned their sigh...
  • Frank
    Mar 11, 2019
    As with most if not all with what Winston Churchill has published this is a well written book. My only complaint is that there are quite a bit of memos, reports and the like that he has chosen to include in the pages of the book. I don't know about anyone else but to me this is tedious...
  • Andrew Canfield
    Nov 21, 2018
    The Grand Alliance is the third book in Winston Churchill's six volumes on the second World War, and the bulk of it is spent detailing the contours of a chess match between Great Britain, Italy, Russia, and Germany. There is a chapter devoted to the Battle of the Atlantic, and the ...
  • Michael Shea
    Feb 16, 2017
    The current Volume continues with England alone, fighting for life against the U-boat choke hold and confronting the enemy in North Africa and the Middle East. Then the war turns truly global, with Hitler's invasion of Russia in June 1941 and the entrance of the US after Pearl Harbor. ...
  • Roberta Muelling
    May 15, 2017
    I enjoyed reading this book because it's all first hand accounts of the war. I don't know how Churchill kept all the different parts organized and where he found the phenomenal energy needed to fight the Nazis alone. A truly amazing leader that we will never see the likes of again. ...
  • Jos
    Jul 20, 2019
    An insight how the leaders of USA and UK came together and how Stalin got his way in East Europe. Amazing to realize how Churchill was for many weeks on trip to Cairo-Teheran-Casablance and of course the US. For all the terrible sufferings that took place on a global scale, you read th...
  • Ronald Golden
    Sep 07, 2017
    Another great book in Churchill's collection about World War II. Churchill puts great detail on all of these books. I found particularly interesting his analysis of the military and political situation with regards to Japan entry into the war, and the United States position regarding J...
  • John
    May 02, 2019
    Detailed critical decision by decision account of the opening days of WWII. Churchill is a master writer and was in the center of the greatest challenge to western civilization in the 20th century. Highly detailed, but well done! ...
  • Rob Pedersen
    Dec 05, 2017
    As opposed to the first two volumes, this volume relied heavily on in-text letters and notes, which took away from the narrative at times. However, the overall text is a great recitation of Churchill's involvement in global WWII operations in 1941 and the very beginning of 1942. ...
  • Steven
    Jan 05, 2019
    Very interesting how the world came to together. ...
  • Rob Markley
    Oct 31, 2018
    It is Churchill's largely personal history of WWII continuing through 1941, but such was his prodigious contribution that the history is still near complete. Never was it more true, 'for such a time as this' that a man was more adequately prepared. Churchill has knowledge and insight i...