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Summary

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.

©2012 Estate of Winston S. Churchill and Martin Gilbert (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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worst book ever

complete crap, waste of a credit and my time. Not worth reviewing this complete drissle.

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  • Brian Schutte
  • 30-07-18

I wish I found this book 10 years ago when I was 21

Love this book! Churchill is one of my new favorites of all time. Listened to this book 10 times already!

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  • Jeff Lacy
  • 03-03-20

Selected writings and speeches revealing the soul of Churchill

With some hiccups of wrong words, mispronunciations, and repeated sentences, Fraser Wilson posses a fine, gravely, round and baritone British voice well suited to performing these speeches and writing. He is well paced and sensitive which enlivens character and soul of Churchill throughout his long career in public life.

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  • mdc205
  • 10-07-18

The Power of Words

Churchill was brilliant in shaping the world's history and the future of the British Empire. Through his writings and speeches, he used his pen and tounge to convey his messages. This book tells you about the power of words!

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  • cg
  • 13-09-21

Oh for His Leadership

He made his living with words, he was a fearless and brave man in his own military service and he alone salvaged the world from tyranny. Listening to his words now is so inspiring.