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After guiding his country with a sure and confident hand through the darkest times of World War II, Winston Churchill was defeated in the General Election of 1945-once again becoming Prime Minister in 1951. This collection features Churchill's speeches, addresses, and other public communications in his period between terms, in which Churchill's speaking engagements took him far and wide-including to Brussels, Strasbourg, Boston, Copenhagen, and...
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In the Balance

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After guiding his country with a sure and confident hand through the darkest times of World War II, Winston Churchill was defeated in the General Election of 1945-once again becoming Prime Minister in 1951. This collection features Churchill's speeches, addresses, and other public communications in his period between terms, in which Churchill's speaking engagements took him far and wide-including to Brussels, Strasbourg, Boston, Copenhagen, and New York.

Major events during this period of history include the beginning of the Korean War, the devaluation of the British Pound Sterling, the creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and the United States' rearmament program. Through these turbulent times, Churchill preached unity among European nations and English-speaking peoples worldwide.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sir Winston Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 "for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values."

Over a 64-year span, Churchill published over 40 books, many multi-volume definitive accounts of historical events to which he was a witness and participant. All are beautifully written and as accessible and relevant today as when first published.

During his fifty-year political career, Churchill served twice as Prime Minister in addition to other prominent positions-including President of the Board of Trade, First Lord of the Admiralty, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Home Secretary. In the 1930s, Churchill was one of the first to recognize the danger of the rising Nazi power in Germany and to campaign for rearmament in Britain. His leadership and inspired broadcasts and speeches during World War II helped strengthen British resistance to Adolf Hitler-and played an important part in the Allies' eventual triumph.

One of the most inspiring wartime leaders of modern history, Churchill was also an orator, a historian, a journalist, and an artist. All of these aspects of Churchill are fully represented in this collection of his works.

ABOUT THE SERIES

After leading Britain to victory against the forces of Hitler, Churchill continued his involvement in public life-holding the positions of Prime Minister and Minister of Defence from 1951 until 1955. During this time, and after his departure from political life, Churchill retained a marked amount of influence on the global stage.

Although he remained in power after the war, this time was bittersweet for Churchill-who was acutely aware of the decline of the British Empire's global power. Churchill's speeches during that time give a poignant account of his state of mind and observations in the twilight of his career.
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