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The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill: Review
Winston Churchill - quotes and more
Anyone who has heard Churchill's speeches from the war on television or film knows that he was a wonderful orator. He was the person who inspired the beleaguered British nation to keep their heads and believe in victory throughout the drama of the Second World War.
A fascinating life
In addition to his most memorable and pithy quotes, this book also gives a potted biography. This reveals so much more about the leader that many people simply don't know.
The wartime prime minister
This is what most people would say if they were asked to explain who Churchill was but the biographical section of the book goes some way towards explaining his wit and his wisdom. You can see just couple of examples from the book below.
Perfect for the 'smallest room'
I know that there are some people who don't approve of bathroom reading but I was brought up to see it as perfectly normal. (My dad taught himself German from a series of phrase books whilst communing with nature.) Therefore I tend to appreciate a sanctuary where a little light reading has been provided and this book is perfect for that purpose. (Although what Sir Winston would have to say about that is another matter - it would certainly be a wonderful quote).
Motivational, thought-provoking ... and funny
Sir Winston had strong opinions about everything and he never hesitated to voice them, be it in public or in private.
What comes across in this book is that he was more than just a great statesman - he was also an ordinary human being with the ability to amuse, charm, motivate - and insult - with wit and wisdom.
This book is highly recommended.
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This is fabulous book. It is written by Churchill's official biographer and tells the life story of the one-time prime minister interspersed with writings from the man himself.His eloquence was not a happy accident.
Churchill understood the power of the language and how to use it for its best effect. Highly recommended.
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Learn more about Winston Churchill
Former prime minister Winston Churchill died in 1965, so therefore many of us can't remember him. We all know that he was Britain's leader through the Second World War, but what is known about his life?
Born in the reign of Queen Victoria, he was brought up in a wealthy family. Bear in mind that ironically, as symbol of 'Britishness' Churchill had an American mother. Jenny Jerome, to use her maiden name, is shown in the photograph on the right.
He became a journalist and also a heroic soldier when still a young man.
Find out more from the video below.
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