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Churchill’s War in Words

His Finest Quotes, 1939-1945

Churchill’s War in Words transports the reader back to the urgency and terror of World War II in order to tell the story of Churchill’s approach to the war as it unfolded.  Focusing only on words used at the time—both by Churchill and those in his circle—the book reveals the way that Winston Churchill talked about the conflict in public and in private and how he was viewed at the time by family, friends, politicians, military leaders, staff, voters, allies, and enemies.
 
Presented in chronological order and accompanied by short year-by-year introductions and one hundred images, the quotations chosen by Jonathan Asbury convey afresh the full force of Churchill’s oratory, the wit he displayed in the face of often appalling odds, and the hopes and fears that he inspired in those around him. Together they reveal to the modern reader what it was truly like to be locked in a struggle where victory—or total defeat—was yet to be decided.
 

192 pages | illustrated throughout | 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 | © 2017

History: Military History


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Reviews

"[A] pleasantly prepared small-sized coffee table book. Heavily illustrated with photographs, the volume provides quotes by Winston Churchill drawn mostly from his speeches as well as observations and comments about him by friends (Violet Bonham Carter), members of parliament (Henry Channon, Harold Nicholson), cabinet ministers (Anthony Eden), members of his private staff (John Colville), and enemies (Josef Goebbels)."

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1939: ‘The Only Englishman Hitler is Afraid Of’
1940: ‘The Man, and the Only Man We Have, For This Hour’
1941: ‘ A Few Scratches Are Starting to Show’
1942: ‘One Night I Shall Not Return’
1943: ‘The Strain of Protracted War’
1944: ‘Chained to the Chariot of a Lunatic’
1945: ‘As No Other Could Have Done’
Sources
Image List & Acknowledgements
 

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