Churchill by Himself: The Definitive Collection of Quotations

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PublicAffairs, 2008 - History - 627 pages
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“Never give in!” Winston Churchill is famous for admonishing: “This is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never.” What most people don’t know is that when he said this he was addressing not a nation facing the threat of invasion, but a roomful of schoolboys at his old school. A powerful, persuasive speaker and notorious wit, Churchill is one of the twentieth century’s most oft-quoted leaders—and one frequently misquoted or quoted out of context. Yet his actual remarks were often much wiser and wittier than reported. Churchill By Himself is the first exhaustive, attributed, and annotated collection of Churchill sayings. Edited by a longtime Churchill scholar and authorized by the Churchill estate, the quotations provide the first wholly accurate record of the esteemed statesman’s words.

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Loved reading the history behind many of the quotations! Most I'd never heard; others have become part of our daily language. Read full review

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A man of great wit. Read full review

About the author (2008)

Richard Langworth is the author of A Connoisseur's Guide to the Books of Winston Churchill and the editor of Finest Hour, the journal of Winston Churchill. He served as president of The Churchill Centre from 1990-99 and has been co-chairman of its Board of Trustees since 2000. A writer of forty books on Churchill and automotive history, he splits his time between Eleuthera, Bahamas, and New Hampshire.

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