Blood, Toil, Tears And Sweat: The Great Speeches

Paperback | December 18, 2007

byWinston ChurchillEditorDavid CannadineIntroduction byDavid Cannadine

not yet rated|write a review
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).

Pricing and Purchase Info

$23.99 online
$24.00 list price
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

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 volum...

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...

other books by Winston Churchill

The Second World War: The Second World War
The Second World War: The Second World War

Paperback|May 10 1999

$102.92 online$170.00list price(save 39%)
The Gathering Storm
The Gathering Storm

Paperback|May 10 1999

$20.25 online$28.00list price(save 27%)
Churchill: The Power of Words
Churchill: The Power of Words

Paperback|Oct 1 2013

$24.70 online$29.99list price(save 17%)
see all books by Winston Churchill
Format: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

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

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