Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat - Winston Churchill

Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat

Winston Churchill's Famous Speeches

; David Cannadine (Introduksjon)

A collection of thirty-three orations ranging over fifty years, demonstrating how Winston Churchill gradually honed his rhetoric. Les mer
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A collection of thirty-three orations ranging over fifty years, demonstrating how Winston Churchill gradually honed his rhetoric.
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Forlag: Penguin Classics
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Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 416
ISBN: 9780141442068
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«Churchill was a word-spinner of genius. . . . A splendid anthology."
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PrefaceIX
List of IllustrationsX
IntroductionXIII
A Churchill ChronologyLIII
PART ONE Mastering His Voice 1900-1917




1 The Maiden Speech: 'A Certain Splendid Memory'

19




House of Commons, 18 February 1901





2 The Transvaal Constitution: The Gift of England'

28




House of Commons, 31 July 1906





3 Haranguing the Hustings: 'A Gust of Public-House Passion'

45




Victoria Opera House, Burnley, 17 December 1909





4 The Navy's Task: 'We Have Got to Keep It Strong'

56




The Guildhall, London, 9 November 1911





5 The Dardanelles Scapegoat: 'I Have Done My Best'

60




Dundee, 5 June 1915





6 A Disastrous Proposal: 'Recalling Lord Fisher'

71




House of Commons, 7 March 1916

PART TWO Scorning and Warning 1917-1939




7 The Bolshevik Menace: 'An Aggressive and Predatory Form'

85




Connaught Rooms, London, 11 April 1919





8 A Budget Broadcast: 'Let Us Go Forward Together'

93




BBC, London, 25 April 1928





9 The Indian Threat: 'A Seditious Middle Temple Lawyer'

98




Winchester House, Epping, 23 February 1931





10 Britain's Air Defences: 'We Are Vulnerable'

107




House of Commons, 7 February 1934





11 The Failure to Re-arm: The Locust Years'

114




House of Commons, 12 November 1936





12 Munich: 'A Total and Unmitigated Defeat'

129




House of Commons, 5 October 1938

PART THREE Mobilizing the English Language 1940




13 The New Administration: 'Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat'

147




House of Commons, 13 May 1940





14 The Impending Ordeal: 'Be Ye Men of Valour'

150




BBC, London, 19 May 1940





15 Dunkirk: 'Wars Are Not Won by Evacuations'

155




House of Commons, 4 June 1940





16 Alone: 'Their Finest Hour'

166




House of Commons, 18 June 1940





17 The Battle of Britain: The Few'

179




House of Commons, 20 August 1940





18 On the Death of Neville Chamberlain: 'An English Worthy'

193




House of Commons, 12 November 1940

PART FOUR Waging the War of Words 1941-1945




19 Appeal to America: 'Give Us the Tools'

201




BBC, London, 9 February 1941





20 A Difficult Time: 'Westward, Look, the Land Is Bright'

214




BBC, London, 27 April 1941





21 The Widening Conflict: 'A Long, Hard War'

225




Joint Session of Congress, Washington, 26 December 1941





22 A No-Confidence Motion Repulsed: Offer No Excuses'

234




House of Commons, 29 January 1942





23 On the Death of Lloyd George: 'A Man of Action, Resource and Creative Energy'

246




House of Commons, 28 March 1945





24 On the Death of Franklin Roosevelt: The Greatest Champion of Freedom'

251




House of Commons, 17 April 1945





25 Victory in Europe: 'Forward, Till the Whole Task Is Done'

257




BBC, London, 13 May 1945

PART FIVE Speaking with Different Tongues 1945-1955




26 Electioneering Once More: 'Some Form of Gestapo'

269




BBC, London, 4 June 1945





27 Final Review of the War: 'Why Should We Fear for Our Future?'

278




House of Commons, 16 August 1945





28 The Soviet Danger: The Iron Curtain'

295




Fulton, Missouri, 5 March 1946





29 European Unity: 'Something That Will Astonish You'

309




Zurich, 19 September 1946





30 Tribute to George vi: The King Walked with Death'

315




BBC, London, 7 February 1952





31 Debate on the Address: 'Time, Calm, Industry and Vigilance'

320




House of Commons, 3 November 1953





32 Eightieth Birthday: 'This Superb Honour'

334




Westminster Hall, London, 30 November 1954





33 Swan Song: 'Never Despair'

338




House of Commons, 1 March 1955

Index352
Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1940 to 1945 and from 1951 to 1955. A prolific writer, whose works include The Second World War and A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953.


David Cannadine was born in Birmingham in 1950. He is the editor and author of many acclaimed books, including The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy, which won the Lionel Trilling Prize and the Governors' Award; Aspects of Aristocracy; G. M. Trevelyan; The Pleasures of the Past; History in Our Time and Class in Britain. He is General Editor of the Penguin History of Britain series.