The Definitive Wit of Winston Churchill: The Secret History of the Fastball and the Improbable Search for the Fastest Pitcher of All Time

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2010 - 412 pages
Charismatic, erudite, and often controversial, Winston Churchill was one of the most inspiring leaders of the twentieth century, and one of its greatest wits. His much-celebrated sense of fun and mischief has led to many of his jokes and ripostes becoming almost as well known as his famous wartime speeches. Gloriously comprehensive, The Definitive Wit of Winston Churchill includes all Churchill's most famous quips and witticisms, and even an appendix of quotes falsely attributed to Churchill. The only book of its kind to be sanctioned by the Churchill estate and to track down each quotation to its source, it captures the great statesman at his most eloquent, witty, and engaging and makes a great gift for the holidays and special occasions year-round.
 

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Contents

Thrusts and parries v Introduction A bonsai version of Churchill by Himself
1
Maxims and reflections
36
Stories and jokes
79
Churchillisms
89
Great communicator
117
People
143
Nations 172 7 Britain Empire and Commonwealth
181
War
201
Education Arts and Science
241
Personal
247
Red Herrings
277
Bibliography
286
Bibliographical notes
300
Front Cover Flap
370
Back Cover Flap
372
Back Cover Material
373

Politics and Government
223
Index
375

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