Acknowledgements / Foreword by Christopher Booker / Introduction / 1. Battle Lines / 2. Let Battle Begin / 3. War of the People / 4. War and Peace / 5. Closing the Door / 6. War Drums / 7. Eagle Attack / 8. Redefining the War / 9. Countdown to the Blitz / 10. Start of the Blitz / 11. Rebellion / 12. Consequences / 13. Widening the War / 14. The Battle Won? / 15. To the Victor the Spoils / Epilogue / Bibliography / Index
An objective, if controversial, history of the Battle of Britain.
Richard North has in recent years won a reputation as one of Britain's most expert defence analysts, through his Defence of the Realm blog. Formerly a research director in the European Parliament, North is also a political analyst through his EU Referendum blog, which examines Britain's place in the world with particular reference to its membership of the European Union. He has co-authored four bestselling books with the Sunday Telegraph columnist Christopher Booker, including Scared To Death: From BSE To Global Warming, How Scares Are Costing Us The Earth (2007) and The Great Deception (2005), a comprehensive history of the European Union. He is the author of Ministry of Defeat (2009).
[The book] is brilliantly bold in its overview and rigorously forenstic in its analysis... I do urge you to read North's book, because it's riveting and devastating... What North has achieved here is admirable. He has set out to reclaim for the people of Britain the credit for a glorious victory which was stolen from them by the political Establishment. -- The Spectator