ISBN 9780141442068,Blood; Toil; Tears and Sweat : The Great

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Penguin Books India

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9780141442068

ISBN-10 0141442069


Number of Pages 355 Pages
Language (English)


The most eloquent and expressive statesman of his time - phrases such as 'iron curtain', 'business as usual', 'the few', and 'summit meeting' passed quickly into everyday use - Winston Churchill used language as his most powerful weapon at a time when his most frequent complaint was that the armoury was otherwise empty. In this volume, David Cannadine selects thirty-three orations ranging over fifty years, demonstrating how Churchill gradually hones his rhetoric until the day when, with spectacular effect, 'he mobilized the English language, and sent it into battle' (Edward R. Murrow).

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