In the Dark Streets Shineth by David McCullough {Book Review}

~ Description

Christmas Eve, 1941. Mere days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. 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 today.

Bestselling 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 sharing 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 family.

~ My Review

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 it.

An 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 reader.

Five Christmas carols out of five! 

{ Be sure to check out Stories by Firefly for more Christmas fun! }


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