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Never Give In: The Best of Winston Churchill

Never Give In: The Best of Winston Churchill

Written by Winston Churchill

Narrated by Winston Churchill


Never Give In: The Best of Winston Churchill

Written by Winston Churchill

Narrated by Winston Churchill

ratings:
4/5 (10 ratings)
Length:
17 hours
Released:
Feb 4, 2009
ISBN:
9781467629102
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Who can forget the words "We shall fight on the beaches. We shall fight on the landing grounds. We shall fight in the fields, and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender!" They were uttered in 1940 by one of the 20th century's greatest orators, Winston Churchill, eager to spur on his countrymen in their fight against Nazi Germany. Now the great man's grandson has gathered Churchill's most memorable words, spanning more than half a century, in times of war and in times of peace. Part of Churchill's gift, his grandson writes, was his ability to address his radio listeners "not as unseen masses but as individuals-he envisioned his audience as a couple and their family gathered around their coal fire in the cottage-home." Any admirer of Churchill's will want to add this to their library.

Published by BN Publishing. Distributed by Big Happy Family LLC.

Released:
Feb 4, 2009
ISBN:
9781467629102
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

Sir Winston Churchill was a British military man, statesman, and Nobel-prize winning author, and, by virtue of his service during both the First and Second World Wars, is considered to be one of the greatest wartime leaders of the twentieth century. Born to the aristocracy, Churchill pursued a career in the British Army, seeing action in British India and in the Second Boer War, and later drew upon his experiences in these historic conflicts in his work as a war correspondent and writer. After retiring from active duty, Churchill moved into politics and went on to hold a number of important positions in the British government. He rose to the role of First Lord of the Admiralty during the First World War and later to the role of prime minister, a position that he held twice, from 1940-1945 and from 1951-1955. A visionary statesman, Churchill was remarkable for his ability to perceive emerging threats to international peace, and predicted the rise of Nazi Germany, the Second World War, and the Iron Curtain. In his later years Churchill returned to writing, penning the six-volume Second World War series, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, and many other historical and biographical works. Winston Churchill died in 1965 and, after one of the largest state funerals to that point in time, was interred in his family’s burial plot.

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  • (4/5)
    An excellent and comprehensive collection of Churchill's famous speeches. I find having them in book form much easier than trying to look them up on the internet.
  • (3/5)
    The quality of the recording is very poor and spoilt what could have been an inspiring read. There was also a certain amount of repetition which was annoying. The speeches them selves are inspiring.
  • (4/5)
    An excellent and comprehensive collection of Churchill's famous speeches. I find having them in book form much easier than trying to look them up on the internet.
  • (2/5)
    Excellent collection, marred by the inexplicably missing of titles in the TOC. Only numerical chapters are given, so one has to select each chapter hopefully to find the desired speech. Considering the large number of chapters this is highly impractical.