James C. Humes





James C. Humes



James C. Humes was Ronald Reagan's speechwriter. He also wrote speeches for George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon and Dwight Eisenhower. He has served as a communications advisor to major U.S. corporations, including IBM and DuPont. He is the author of twenty-three other books.

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Speak Like Churchill, Stand...

3.91 avg rating — 575 ratings — published 2002 — 13 editions
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The Wit &  Wisdom of Winsto...

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Churchill: The Prophetic St...

3.88 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
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Which President Killed a Man?

3.42 avg rating — 116 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
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Winston Churchill

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3.78 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 1979
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The Wit & Wisdom of Ronald ...

4.31 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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The Wit and Wisdom of Abrah...

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The Sir Winston Method: The...

3.90 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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Eisenhower and Churchill: T...

4.04 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2001 — 5 editions
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The Wit & Wisdom of Benjami...

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“to duck responsibility. He or she might say this: The policy will be implemented … The leader, on the other hand, would say this: Let’s do it!”
James C. Humes, Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln: 21 Powerful Secrets of History's Greatest Speakers

“The vice of capitalism is that it stands for the unequal sharing of blessings; whereas the virtue of socialism is that it stands for the equal sharing of misery.”
James C. Humes, The Wit and Wisdom of Winston Churchill: A Treasury of More than 1000 Quotations

“Abraham Lincoln, who was about to meet some visiting clergy to accept a petition, was shining his shoes when a cabinet minister came into his office for a quick answer to a question. The cabinet secretary asked in surprise, “Mr. President, are you shining your own shoes?” “Whose shoes would I shine?” replied Lincoln dryly.”
James C. Humes, Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln: 21 Powerful Secrets of History's Greatest Speakers



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