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Churchill: The Power of Words

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Winston Churchill knew the power of words. In public speeches and published books, in newspaper and magazine articles, he expressed his feelings and laid out his vision for the future. His wartime writings and speeches have fascinated generation after generation with their powerful narrative style and thoughtful reflection.

This book contains one hundred extracts from his
Hardcover, 536 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by Da Capo Press (first published May 28th 2012)
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D.A. Cairns
The Power of Words is an aptly titled book. As I read through this selection of Winston Churchill's published writings and public speeches I was struck by the eloquence and wisdom of this great twentieth century political leader.So many great quotes, so many profound statements, such great insight into the truly dramatic events of the first half of the twentieth century. This isn't a biography, but a historical account as seen through the eyes of a man who fought for his country and then served ...more
This book really emphasized the power of his speeches and the importance of them and also much about his early life and education. This books shows his life through his book My Early Life and through sections of his book. It also shows the struggles he had to deal with WWI and WWII. It also tells about his early life and how he followed early his by telling us a bit about his parents and telling us that his dad was in politics as well. This book also tells us about him being in the army and him ...more
I really enjoyed this book. Churchill is such a superb writer it is impossible not to be a bit mesmerised by the thoughtful but colourful prose as he records his extraordinary life in letters, speeches, articles and book excerpts. I listened to the audio version and Michael Jayston does an incredible impersonation of Churchill from his youth and transitioning through to his final years, his voice getting more gravelly as he goes. Impersonating Churchill, or anybody, is not to be done lightly but ...more
Churchill history is so vast in time and experiences that looks like an unreal character of a play. The hard decisions and beautiful speeches are admirable.
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An excellent collection of the speeches and writings of one of the greatest men of the 20th century. Highly recommended!
An excellent survey of Churchill's life and life's work. Churchill's use of language is masterful.
Chris Rea
A comprehensive collection of Churchill's speeches and writing. At sometimes, this read lagged particularly with so many pages dedicated to his speeches to his local constituency during his time in obscurity. Though the pay off of reading his wartime speeches during the Battle of Britain is worth your time. A man that never gave up- forward, always forward.
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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC (Can) was a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, and again from 1951 to 1955. A noted statesman, orator and strategist, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army. A prolific author, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his own historical writings, "for his mastery ...more
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