Blood, Toil, Tears And Sweat: The Great Speeches by Winston ChurchillBlood, Toil, Tears And Sweat: The Great Speeches by Winston Churchill

Blood, Toil, Tears And Sweat: The Great Speeches

byWinston ChurchillEditorDavid CannadineIntroduction byDavid Cannadine

Paperback | December 18, 2007

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The most eloquent and expressive statesman of his time - phrases such as 'iron curtain', 'business as usual', 'the few', and 'summit meeting' passed quickly into everyday use - Winston Churchill used language as his most powerful weapon at a time when his most frequent complaint was that the armoury was otherwise empty. In this volume, David Cannadine selects thirty-three orations ranging over fifty years, demonstrating how Churchill gradually hones his rhetoric until the day when, with spectacular effect, 'he mobilized the English language, and sent it into battle' (Edward R. Murrow).
Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1940 to 1945 and from 1951 to 1955. A prolific writer, whose works include The Second World War and A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953. David Cannadine was born in Birmingham in 1950. He is the e...
Title:Blood, Toil, Tears And Sweat: The Great SpeechesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.92 inPublished:December 18, 2007Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141442069

ISBN - 13:9780141442068


Editorial Reviews

"Churchill was a word-spinner of genius. . . . A splendid anthology."
-The Sunday Telegraph (London)