Churchill's Secret War

Churchill's Secret War (English, Paperback, Mukerjee Madhusree)

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Churchill's Secret War  (English, Paperback, Mukerjee Madhusree)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
    • Genre: History
    • ISBN: 9780465024810, 9780465024810
    • Edition: 2011
    • Pages: 368
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    A dogged enemy of Hitler, resolute ally of the Americans, and inspiring leader through World War II, Winston Churchill is venerated as one of the truly great statesmen of the last century. But while he has been widely extolled for his achievements, parts of Churchill's record have gone woefully unexamined. As journalist Madhusree Mukerjee reveals, at the same time that Churchill brilliantly opposed the barbarism of the Nazis, he governed India with a fierce resolve to crush its freedom movement and a profound contempt for native lives. A series of Churchill's decisions between 1940 and 1944 directly and inevitably led to the deaths of some three million Indians. The streets of eastern Indian cities were lined with corpses, yet instead of sending emergency food shipments Churchill used the wheat and ships at his disposal to build stockpiles for feeding postwar Britain and Europe. Combining meticulous research with a vivid narrative, and riveting accounts of personality and policy clashes within and without the British War Cabinet, Churchill's Secret War places this oft-overlooked tragedy into the larger context of World War II, India's fight for freedom, and Churchill's enduring legacy. Winston Churchill may have found victory in Europe, but, as this ground-breaking historical investigation reveals, his mismanagement- facilitated by dubious advice from scientist and eugenicist Lord Cherwell- devastated India and set the stage for the massive bloodletting that accompanied independence.
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    Imprint
    • Basic Books
    Publication Year
    • 2011 July
    Dimensions
    Width
    • 27 mm
    Height
    • 233 mm
    Length
    • 159 mm
    Depth
    • 1.25
    Weight
    • 383 gr
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    Churchill's Secret War : Madhusree Mukerjee

    Brilliantly researched and meticulously written a must read for the well informed Indian.I would recommend this book as a course for students in schools and colleges.This is a great wrong that needs to be righted within the Indian mindset that the british were here to improve our lot while the grim reality was that they were here to loot as much as in they could.Every one of their systems were geared up to that 1 and only gain.
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    Sanjay Vaidya

    Jan, 2014

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    Great..

    People mark Hitler and Stalin as mass murderers. But few know about Churchill being a mass murderer too. This book has given quite significantly the description of Churchill's attitude towards Bengal. He knew, it will be impossible for Britain to rule India if Bengal starts protesting.
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    Sayantan Dasgupta

    May, 2013

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    Reason to hate the British rule

    A must read for all those who are indoctrinated to find merit in the British rule. Churchill was a low morality politician who is thoroughly despicable and overrated. Author has done a service to the Indians.
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    Shubhang Pandya

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    May, 2018

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    Be prepared for eerie excellence

    A rather chilly account of the devastating famine of 1942-43 in East India (the Bengal famine) juxtaposed with the apparent heroic war fought against fascism in Europe and the movement for independence. The eerie, almost dispassionate way in which the author ticks off the statistics of death and suffering do subtly give an inkling of the apathy. Plus, it goes a long way in clearing a lot of myths about British and American politicians as well as on whom and when to lay the blame for the death...
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    Sharbatanu Chatterjee

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    Aug, 2015

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    A remarkable book

    This book details the events that preceded and led to the Great Bengal Famine in 1943. Collating information from a number of sources, the author exposes the active role that Winston Churchill and his loyals in the War Cabinet ministry had to play in precipitating conditions that would eventually lead to the death of millions of impoverished Bengalis. In her indictment of Churchill & Co., she also describes how the famine could have been totally avoided had certain measures been taken with no...
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    Sayani Majumdar

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    Feb, 2015

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    could have been better

    Its no secret, Churchill hated India, and more so Gandhi. But to put Churchill alone responsible for the entire Bengal Famine, is bit Trying hard to prove a point.
    Editing could have been more finer, there is hardly any flow, as things progress.
    But worth a read, as its well researched about Bengal Famine and attitude of the Britain towards Raj
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    Nithya Ragunathan

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    May, 2013

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    Best in the market!

    This is a great book on Bengal famine 👩‍🏫
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    Worth the money

    Received in just a torn cardboard packing.book looks old with yellowed pages.
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    Col(Dr)Debashish Ray

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    May, 2017

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    A:xl (40) + 366 = 406
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