In the Dark Streets Shineth: A 1941 Christmas Eve Story

by David McCullough

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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.

In the Dark Streets Shineth also includes a DVD of David McCullough's presentation of this story at the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's 2009 Christmas concert.

About the Author

David McCullough

David McCullough is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his histories of John Adams and Truman. He was twice awarded the National Book Award, for The Path Between the Seas and Mornings on Horseback, and is the author of the highly acclaimed books 1776, Brave Companions, The Great Bridge, and The Johnstown Flood. He is the recipient of the National Book Foundation Distinguished Contribution to American Letters Awards, the National Humanities Medal, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Sweet Book
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This is a sweet book. I was not around in 1941 but because of my parents I heard many stories from this era. It was very interesting to read the speeches given by the President and Winston Churchill during a very uncertain time. The pictures were a nice touch too. I read the book before putting on the DVD -- and I have to say that after watching the DVD I wanted to go back and look at the pictures again in the book. The DVD is a fun addition.

Christmas spirit
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I absolutely loved this book. Fantastic combination with the DVD and book. It got me in the spirit of Christmas so quickly. I think it makes a great Christmas gift for others, but also is a must-have for your Christmas book collection.

The enclosed DVD is amazing.
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

The book by itself is great, but add the DVD and you have an amazing experience.

an excellent addition to your library
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I was expecting more of an actual story, and was a bit disappointed to hear that it only takes about 15 mins. to read. But this is an amazing book. Such a powerful message and story. I was near tears when I learned the story behind the song "I'll Be Home For Christmas". It's a great book to share with friends and family.

What a great book!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This book is a compelling, quick read with an inspiring message of hope that would make a wonderful gift for anyone this holiday season! Reading the Christmas messages of two very prominent men from history during rough times not only in the U.S, but around the world was really quite interesting! David McCullough did a great job as he usually does!

Beautiful Book!!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I love the design of this book! It is beautiful, simply beautiful. This book has got to be one of the best books to give to family and friends, bar-none.

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