Churchill By Himself

Churchill By Himself : The Definitive Collection of Quotations

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"Never give in!" Winston Churchill is famous for admonishing: "This is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never." What most people don't know is that when he said this he was addressing not a nation facing the threat of invasion, but a roomful of schoolboys at his old school. A powerful, persuasive speaker and notorious wit, Churchill is one of the twentieth century's most oft-quoted leaders--and one frequently misquoted or quoted out of context. Yet his actual remarks were often much wiser and wittier than reported. Churchill By Himself is the first exhaustive, attributed, and annotated collection of Churchill sayings. Edited by a longtime Churchill scholar and authorized by the Churchill estate, the quotations provide the first wholly accurate record of the esteemed statesman's more

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  • Hardback | 656 pages
  • 154.94 x 238.76 x 58.42mm | 975.22g
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1586486381
  • 9781586486389
  • 996,852

About Richard Langworth

Richard Langworth is the author of A Connoisseur's Guide to the Books of Winston Churchill and the editor of Finest Hour, the journal of Winston Churchill. He served as president of The Churchill Centre from 1990-99 and has been co-chairman of its Board of Trustees since 2000. A writer of forty books on Churchill and automotive history, he splits his time between Eleuthera, Bahamas, and New more

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"American Spectator," December 2008"In "Churchill By Himself: The Definitive Collection of Quotations" editor Richard Langworth has with utmost scholarliness gathered 627 pages of Churchill's most memorable lines from his 15 million published words.....[A] magisterial work of scholarship that should be in the library of every Churchill aficionado." "Tucson Citizen," November 6, 2008"An absolute literary treasure"show more

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