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Book Club: The Splendid and the Vile (online)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 16 Tammuz 5780

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This month our book selection is The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson.

On Winston Churchill’s first day as prime minister, Adolf Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen, and the Dunkirk evacuation was just two weeks away. For the next twelve months, Hitler would wage a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons. It was up to Churchill to hold his country together and persuade President Franklin Roosevelt that Britain was a worthy ally—and willing to fight to the end.
The Splendid and the Vile takes readers out of today’s political dysfunction and back to a time of true leadership, when, in the face of unrelenting horror, Churchill’s eloquence, courage, and perseverance bound a country, and a family, together.


All are welcome to join book club. Questions? Contact Stacey Max (

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