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The roar of the lion : the untold story of Churchill's World War II speeches / Richard Toye.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780199642526 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0199642524 (hbk.)
  • Description: vi, 309 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 940.53/Toye (Text to phone) Available -
Beverly Main NEW DA 566.9 .C5 T69 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Phillips OWHL Stacks 1 942.085092 C47TO (Text to phone) Available -

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: 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."--Provided by publisher.

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