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Download ê In the Dark Streets Shineth 105 Æ Christmas Eve 1941 Mere days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and US President Franklin D Roosevelt met at the White House As war raged throughout the world the two leaders delivered a powerful message of hope that still resonates todayBestselliIng the stories behind the songs O Little Town of Bethlehem and I'll Be Home for Christmas this beautifully designed book is filled with historic photographs and uplifting messages that will bring the Christmas spirit home to your famil. I am a fan of David McCullogh’s historical books and think Winston Churchill is one of the greatest leaders in the 20th century so when I saw this short book by McCullough about Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt I bought it I was expecting a typical well written story by McCullough about Christmas in 1941 Sadly all I can say about this book is I am disappointed This is not what I expected from a David McCullough bookThis short book is about the 1941 Christmas meeting between ally leaders Prime Minister of Great Britain Winston Churchill and US President Franklin D Roosevelt during WWII It tells briefly of the visit by Churchill to the White House and speeches they both gave trying to provide hope during the Christmas season Also the story attempted to intertwine the story behind two classic Christmas songs “Oh Little Town of Bethlehem” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” into story of Christmas 1941I disliked that the book had too many pictures which mostly had little or no relationship to the story and not enough detail about this crucial time in world history The book only had a few pages of text without the necessary detail and insight to really make the story come to lifeThe attempt to tie two classic Christmas songs “Oh Little Town of Bethlehem” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” into story of Churchill Roosevelt and Christmas 1941 but was not successful The story behind the creation of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” was of some interest to the timeframe of the story I would not recommend this book It is too short on details of the relationship between Churchill and Roosevelt World War II and Christmas in 1941 I seldom give a book a two star rating but this book deserves such a rating for complete failure in meeting any of my expectations for it

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Owerful message of hope that still resonates todayBestselling author and renowned historian David McCullough relates a compelling story about the spirit of Christmas and the power of light to shine in difficult dangerous times Also shar. Wow I'm not even sure how this book first ended up on my to be read list seeing it around Goodreads somewhere would be my first guess but gracious I'm so glad I read itAn inspiring non fiction account of the first Christmas of WWII—mere weeks after the bombing of Pearl Harbor The hope filled speeches and stories behind popular songs are powerful and will draw tears even to the eyes of the least patriotic readerFive Christmas carols out of five

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In the Dark Streets ShinethChristmas Eve 1941 Mere days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and US President Franklin D Roosevelt met at the White House As war raged throughout the world the two leaders delivered a p. Once upon a time in a world before many of us likely took our first breath on this Christmas Eve that David McCullough writes of in this book Pearl Harbor had recently been attacked earlier that month following years of other unspeakable horrors Most of the world was emotionally raw devastated and while the world was dark two leaders Franklin D Roosevelt and Winston Churchill came together to offer hope to the world ”On Christmas Eve from a balcony at the White House the two leaders spoke to a crowd of 20000 gathered to the twilight As reported in the Washington Post ‘A crescent moon hung overhead To the southward loomed the Washington Monumentas the sun dippedbehind the Virginia Hills’ ”How can we light our trees How can we give our gifts How can we meet and worship with love and with uplifted spirit and heart in a world at war a world of fighting and suffering and death” There’s a lot of that specifically pertains to WWII but there is a significant amount that is still relevant to us today The message of holding on to the light in ourselves protecting it in order to overcome the darkness in the world Both FDR and Churchill’s addresses are included Technically there’s not “a lot” of pages to this book I believe it’s only 40 pages but my copy is on my kindle so I’ll just say that it’s a relatively uick readThere’s a bit of history of some Christmas songs “O Little Town of Bethlehem” and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” which I also enjoyed Overall this is less of a “book” than it is a lovely Christmas letter but that doesn’t mean it has less merit it is worth reading for what it is I mention it because the name David McCullough is usually associated with weightier tomesIf you were to buy the hardcover I believe it comes with a DVD where you can watch David McCullough deliver this story with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir lending song when appropriate Of course that is not entirely necessary to own this since it’s available on YouTube through the link below