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Churchill By Himself: The Definitive Collection of Quotations Paperback – Bargain Price, May 24, 2011
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"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"
--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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And Churchill rallied his nation, his empire and the free world with his words.
A gifted orator and writer, Churchill authored 15 million published words. In this book are collected about 350,000 of Churchill's words in 4,120 quotations.
The editor, Richard Langworth, has done extensive research to validate the words as Churchill's own. It turns out that many follow the maxim of attributing words to Churchill that he had nothing to do with.
Churchill spent 50 years in public life. He was a soldier, journalist, Member of Commons, Lord of the Admiralty, member of the opposition, Prime Minister, world renowned author and more.
I've been an admirer of Churchill all my life. Many of the quotations are familiar to me. Yet, as they are categorized here, they take on a new life, a new perspecive.
Langworth begins with "The Immortal Words", the words of Churchill that will live forever in the memories of free men everywhere. The pity is that these words are rarely taught in American public schools. We will lose what we do not cherish and this means both the words of Churchill and our freedom.
Langworth progresses through Maxims, Churchillisms ("I have nothing ot offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat"), 34 sections in all that allow the reader to sense the full of Churchill and his words.
This is as remarkable book not only for Churchill admirers and students, but for those who revel in the beauty of the English language.
speeches, books, and listener's recollections is surprisingly
entertaining. I'm not ready to plunge into his huge, multi-volume
history of World War II, or the three volumes of William Manchester's
biography of him. But this single weighty volume gives a great sense
of Churchill's mind, his words, and his personality. I started out
reading the amusing appendix of things Churchill *didn't* say, but is
generally considered to have said. A professional writer may seem to
be an odd background for the man who arguably saved the world in the
second world war, but it made him powerful and effective.
In addition to being an interesting read, this book could be useful to
speakers looking for an apt quote. I wish I had Churchill's gift for
words. It makes me want to go listen to some of his speeches online.
This book is a 'must have' for any Churchill fan. No other quote book on the great man comes anywhere close to the depth and accuracy.
CHURCHILL BY HIMSELF: THE LIFE, TIMES AND OPINIONS OF WINSTON CHURCHILL IN HIS OWN WORDS.
It's not necessarily a book you sit and read cover to cover as you would a novel. It's more like an encyclopedia of Churchill's words and speeches ( and some good one liners).
At a couple of dollars it is quite a worthy book to have. Highly recommend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fine book. Author allows quotes to stand on their own, only organizing them chronologically or by topic (depending on what made sense per chapter) with light background where... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Johann W. Bodensteiner
I purchased this as a gift for my boss, who loves history. He said the book is phenomenal, and was thrilled to receive it. Read morePublished 8 months ago by kc
Superb piece of research and writing. Every Churchill buff needs this in his/her library.Published 16 months ago by Bernhard A. Asen
While interesting and I appreciate the effort by the author this book is a little redundant.
I think books written by him would be a better investment.