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Author Toye, Richard, 1973- author.
Title The roar of the lion : the untold story of Churchill's World War II speeches / by Richard Toye.
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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Description vi, 309 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Content Type text
still image
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The epitaph of capitalism -- Winston will explain everything -- The Duke of Marlborough all over again -- If Hitler invaded Hell -- He's no speaker, is he? -- What a wartime speech should be, I suppose -- Throwing a temperament like a bloody film star -- Hush, hush, hush, here comes the bogy man.
Summary The first systematic, archive based examination of Churchill's World War II rhetoric as a whole, The Roar of the Lion considers his oratory not merely as a series of 'great speeches', but as calculated political interventions which had diplomatic repercussions far beyond the effect on the morale of listeners in Britain. Considering his failures as well as his successes, the book moves beyond the purely celebratory tone of much of the existing literature and offers new insight into how the speeches were written and delivered--and shows how Churchill's words were received at home, amongst allies and neutrals, and within enemy and occupied countries. This is the essential book on Churchill's war-time speeches. It presents us with a dramatically new take on the politics of the 1940s -one that will change the way we think about Churchill's orations forever.
Subject Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 -- Oratory.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
ISBN 0199642524 hardback
9780199642526 hardback
OCLC number 841671919