A thrilling account of Âthe second great fire of LondonÂ - the 29th December, 1940. The image of St PaulÂs amid clouds of black smoke immediately became the ultimate symbol of BritainÂs Blitz defiance. But the reality of this night, in all its unprecedented destruction and indomitable humanity, is almost lost amid myth and counter-myth. Now, in a stunningly vivid and immediate work of historical storytelling, M. J. Gaskin tells the true story of LondonÂs desperate hours. And Blitz shows how, across the Atlantic, Americans agonized over the cost of aiding BritainÂs struggle against the Nazis Â and the cost of letting her fall.