Churchill The Power of Words

Churchill  The Power of Words

In this book Churchill’s official biographer, Martin Gilbert, has skilfully selected 200 extracts from his entire oeuvre of books, articles and speeches that reflect his life story, career and philosophy.

Author: Winston S. Churchill

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448127375

Category: History

Page: 688

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Winston Churchill understood and wielded the power of words throughout his six decades in the public eye. His wartime writings and speeches revealed both his vision for the future and his own personal feelings, fascinating generation after generation with their powerful style and thoughtful reflection. In this book Churchill’s official biographer, Martin Gilbert, has skilfully selected 200 extracts from his entire oeuvre of books, articles and speeches that reflect his life story, career and philosophy. From intimate memories of his childhood to his contributions to half a century of debates on war and social policy, we see how Churchill used words for different purposes: to argue for moral causes; to advocate action in the national and international spheres, and to tell of his own struggles, setbacks and achievements. Martin Gilbert’s informed choice of extracts and his illuminating explanations linking them together create a compelling biography of Churchill as recounted in the great man’s own inimitable words.
Categories: History

Lincoln Churchill

Lincoln   Churchill

John colville, Fringes of Power: The Incredible Inside Story of Winston Churchill during World War II, p. ... Martin Gilbert, ed., Churchill: The Power of Words: His Remarkable Life Recounted Through His Writings and Speeches, p.

Author: Lewis E. Lehrman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780811767453

Category: History

Page: 544

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A Renowned Historian Gives New Perspective on Statesmen at War Lewis E. Lehrman, a renowned historian and National Humanities Medal winner, gives new perspective on two of the greatest English-speaking statesmen—and their remarkable leadership in wars of national survival Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill, as commanders in chief, led their nations to victory—Lincoln in the Civil War, Churchill in World War II. They became revered leaders—statesmen for all time. Yet these two world-famous war leaders have never been seriously compared at book length. Acclaimed historian Lewis Lehrman, in his pathbreaking comparison of both statesmen, finds that Lincoln and Churchill—with very different upbringings and contrasting personalities—led their war efforts, to some extent, in similar ways. As supreme war lords, they were guided not only by principles of honor, duty, freedom, but also by the practical wisdom to know when, where, and how to apply these principles. They made mistakes which Lehrman considers carefully. But the author emphasizes that, despite setbacks, they never gave up. Even their writings and speeches were swords in battle. Gifted literary stylists, both men relied on the written and spoken word to steel their citizens throughout desperate and prolonged wars. Both statesmen unexpectedly left office near the end of their wars—Lincoln by the bullet, Churchill by the ballot.
Categories: History

Blow the Cap off your Capability

Blow the Cap off your Capability

uncontrolled damage for life, so can wise words positively affect a person for life. Sir Winston Churchill's impact on the twentieth century is difficult to overestimate. A master orator and writer, Churchill knew the power of words.

Author: Yomi Akinpelu

Publisher: Pneuma Springs Publishing

ISBN: 9781782284710

Category: Self-Help

Page: 276

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You are designed for success. How can you achieve this success? The answer is straightforward: success comes as a result of few, simple, well-designed habits practised and repeated every day. So why doesn't everybody just do it? The answer is obvious, yet profound, according to John Rohn: it is because the things that are easy to do are also easy not to do. Does this book have the answers to all your life challenges? No! What this book will do is provoke you to think deeper and spur you to immediate, intelligent action. The message in this book is simple: be careful not to neglect doing the small things in your life that make the big things happen. Nothing will change unless you change. Blow the Cap off your Capability is a success and motivational toolbox with practical ideas and wisdom to help change your mindset and motivate you to prompt action so you can achieve your goals and live your best life beginning from right now. The chapters in this book are arranged in alphabetical order, covering a wide range of topics such as attitude, boundaries, comfort-zones, confidence, failure, integrity, leadership, procrastination, relationships and more. Some quotes from this book: Put your eggs in one basket and - watch that basket! (Andrew Carnegie) Success is not what you achieve, it's what you attract by the person you have become. (Jim Rohn) The secret to your success is found in your daily routine. (John Maxwell) The elevator to success is out of order, but the stairs is always open (Zig Ziglar) Jump, then grow wings on the way down. (Jack Canfield)
Categories: Self-Help

The Bible in One Year a Commentary by Nicky Gumbel

The Bible in One Year     a Commentary by Nicky Gumbel

Sir Winston Churchill's impact on the twentieth century is difficult to overestimate. A master orator and writer, Churchill knew the power of words. Martin Gilbert, Churchill's official biographer, wrote a book called Churchill: The ...

Author: Nicky Gumbel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473684362

Category: Bibles

Page: 752

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Nicky Gumbel, pioneer of Alpha - a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith - and vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton in Kensington, London, aids readers following the Bible in one year programme to understand the Scriptures better. Drawing out a theme for each day from the designated Bible readings, Gumbel's exegetical writings on the Proverbs, Psalms and New and Old Testament excerpts are packed with insight, wisdom and application. These accompanying reading notes will enhance the study of anyone reading the Bible in One Year each day. Nicky's commentary on the Bible in One Year is available as an iOS and Android app. It has over 3 million subscribers worldwide.
Categories: Bibles

Sir Winston Churchill Published Articles by a Churchillian

Sir Winston Churchill  Published Articles by a Churchillian

a new Nor does this effort end in September: The Morgan Library and Churchill Archives Centre have launched website, www. ... If you have the opportunity to see Churchill: The Power of Words, you will not be disappointed.

Author: Fred Glueckstein

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781664184138

Category: History

Page: 436

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From the Preface by David Freeman, editor of the Finest Hour, the journal of The International Churchill Society. “Fred Glueckstein knows Winston Churchill. As can be seen in the essays that follow, Fred’s Churchillian interests are both catholic and eclectic. Fred can tell us in detail about members of the Churchill family, such as the seventh Duke of Marlborough; Churchill’s mentors, such as J.E.C. Welldon, the headmaster of Harrow; and political patrons such as Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, who gave Churchill his first government office. But Fred can also tell us about the lighter side of Churchill’s life including the name of every racehorse that Churchill owned.” “Churchill knew the great families of his time, and we read about his efforts to assist the son of Theodore Roosevelt. We also learn about the people whose lives orbited that of Churchill such as several of his bodyguards." “As editor of Finest Hour, I was responsible for commissioning some of the essays that follow and having the pleasure of being the first person to read them. You will enjoy as much as I have delving into these studies in miniature of the many facets of Winston Churchill.”
Categories: History

Winston Churchill and the Art of Leadership

Winston Churchill and the Art of Leadership

Martin Gilbert, ed., Churchill: The Power of Words, New York: Da Capo, 2012. Robert Rhodes James, ed., Winston S. Churchill: His Complete Speeches, 8 vols, London: Chelsea House Publishers, 1974. Record of Parliamentary Debates, ...

Author: William Nester

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 9781526781277

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Many indeed, are the biographies of Winston Churchill, one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century. But what was that influence and how did he use it in the furtherance of his and his country’s ambitions? For the first time, Professor William Nestor has delved into the life and actions of Churchill to examine just how skillfully he manipulated events to placed him in positions of power. His thirst for power stirred political controversy wherever he intruded. Those who had to deal directly with him either loved or hated him. His enemies condemned him for being an egoist, publicity hound, double-dealer, and Machiavellian, accusations that his friends and even he himself could not deny. He could only serve Britain as a statesman and a reformer because he was a wily politician who won sixteen of twenty-one elections that he contested between 1899 and 1955. The House of Commons was Churchill's political temple where he exalted in the speeches and harangues on the floor and the backroom horse-trading and camaraderie. Most of his life he was a Cassandra, warning against the threats of Communism, Nazism, and nuclear Armageddon. With his ability to think beyond mental boxes and connect far-flung dots, he clearly foretold events to which virtually everyone else was oblivious. Yet he was certainly not always right and was at times spectacularly wrong. This is the first book that explores how Churchill understood and asserted the art of power, mostly through hundreds of his own insights expressed through his speeches and writings.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Words of Winston Churchill

The Words of Winston Churchill

They might find Winston Churchill's words through Hansard, indirect report or a version of a speech directly to the British people by radio. ... Hitler perverted the power of words to be words serving power. Churchill appealed to the ...

Author: Jonathan Locke Hart

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000727555

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 301

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The Words of Winston Churchill, a study that ranges over the course of a rich, controversial and remarkable career, is about the power and art of his language as a writer and speaker. Churchill used words as the greatest of poets and orators do, and did so in Parliament and for the people, Britain and the empire, in war and peace, facing the changes in the world, and resisting Hitler and the Nazis. Drawing on the traditions of poetics, rhetoric and textual commentary, the study concentrates on Churchill’s writing and is sensitive to texts and contexts and to the archive. A central matter is Churchill speaking in Parliament and the reception of his speeches there for over six decades, although his work as a writer and a speaker outside the House of Commons is also important. Churchill speaks to the House, the people, Britain, the Empire, the Commonwealth and the world and, in crisis, defends freedom and democracy.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

Lord Randolph Churchill, 2 vols., 1906. ... MORE RECENT BOOKS ON WINSTON CHURCHILL Either as contained in the Roskill Library of the Churchill Archives Centre of Churchill College Cambridge or as ... Churchill: The Power of Words. 2012.

Author: Christopher Catherwood

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538120835

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 231

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Winston Churchill has for decades been regarded as one of the greatest statesmen of the 20th century, not just in his home country Britain but in the USA as well, where he continues to be an inspiration to many to this day. In 2002 he was voted The Greatest Briton, and the 2016 movie The Darkest Hour continues his global iconic status as someone who stood up to tyranny in 1940, against all the odds, and prevailed. But while 1940 has deserved iconic status, Churchill’s 60 year political career saw as many downs as ups, disasters as well as triumphs, and had he died in 1939 he would, historians judge, have been seen as a failure not the hero he went on to become. So we need to see the whole of Churchill’s life to gain a proper perspective, and that is exactly what this book sets out to achieve Includes a detailed chronology of Churchill’s life, family, and work. The A to Z section includes the major events, places, and people in Churchill’s life. The bibliography includes a list of publications concerning his life and work. The index thoroughly cross-references the chronological and encyclopedic entries.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

The Anglo American Tradition of Liberty

The Anglo American Tradition of Liberty

39 how exactly Churchill understood the position that Britain should occupy in the post-war European arrangements that he ... 40 39 Speech in the House of Commons, 5 June 1946, cited in Martin Gilbert, Churchill: The Power of Words ...

Author: João Carlos Espada

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317045038

Category: Philosophy

Page: 222

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Joao Carlos Espada's provocative survey of a group of key Anglo-American and European political thinkers argues that there is a distinctive, Anglo-American tradition of liberty that is one of the core pillars of the Free World. Giving a broad overview of the tradition through summaries of the careers and ideas of fourteen of its key thinkers, neglected despite having been tremendously influential in the tradition of liberty, the author engages with current set ideas about the meaning of 'liberal' and 'conservative' to offer an engaging, intellectual case for liberal democracy.
Categories: Philosophy

Churchill s Last Stand

Churchill s Last Stand

Ernest Bevin and the Proposals for an Anglo-French Third World Power, 1945–1949', in Bitsch, M. and Bossuat, G., ... Dockter, W., Winston Churchill at The Telegraph, London, 2015. ... Churchill – The Power of Words, London, 2012.

Author: Felix Klos

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786732927

Category: History

Page: 336

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After the Second World War, with much of Europe in ruins, the victorious Winston Churchill swore to build a peace across Europe that would last a generation.Fighting against the new 'Iron Curtain' which had fallen across the world, and battling the personal disappointment of losing the 1945 election in Britain, Churchill dedicated the rest of his life to forging a united Europe. This book, based in part on new evidence, reveals his vision: Britain as a leading member of the European family. Through Churchill's own private papers, Felix Klos unveils Churchill's personal battle to regain his place in world affairs, his confidential conversations with European leaders and the thinking and preparation behind some of his most powerful speeches. A beautifully written history of Europe after the war, and a new glimpse at one of its greatest statesmen.
Categories: History