Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat: The Great Speeches

Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat: The Great Speeches

by Winston S. Churchill
     
 

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

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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).

Editorial Reviews

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141442068
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/18/2007
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
868,619
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

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

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