Never Give In!

Never Give In!

The Best of Winston Churchill's Speeches

Book - 2003
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Winston Churchill was the most eloquent and expressive statesman of his time. It was as an orator that Churchill became most completely alive, and it was through his oratory that his words made their greatest and most enduring impact. While the definitive collection of Churchill's speeches fills eight volumes, here for the first time, his grandson, Winston S. Churchill, has put together a personal selection of his favorite speeches in a single, indispensable volume. He has chosen from his grandfather's entire output and thoughtfully introduces each selection. The book covers the whole of Churchill's life, from the very first speech he made to those of his last days. It includes some of Churchill's best-known speeches as well as some that have never before been published in popular form. Today, Sir Winston Churchill is revered as an indomitable figure and his wisdom is called upon again and again. Reading these speeches, from the perspective of a new century, we can once again see Sir Winston Churchill's genius and be moved and inspired by his words.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2003.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9781401300562
1401300561
Characteristics: xxxi, 524 p. :,ill., ports. ;,25 cm.

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rpavlacic
Jan 29, 2016

"The government simply cannot make up their minds, or they cannot get the Prime Minister to make up his mind. So they go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent ... The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences."

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rpavlacic
Jan 29, 2016

"The Nazi régime is indistinguishable from the worst features of Communism. It is devoid of all theme and principle except appetite and racial domination. It excels all forms of human wickedness in the efficiency of its cruelty and ferocious aggression. No one has been a more consistent opponent of Communism than I have for the last twenty-five years. I will unsay no word that I have spoken about it. But all this fades away before the spectacle which is now unfolding."

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rpavlacic
Jan 29, 2016

"Never give in, never give in, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."

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rpavlacic
Jan 29, 2016

"Democracy is no harlot to be picked up in the street by a man with a tommy gun."

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Jan 29, 2016

This is an abridged version of Churchill's complete opus of eight volumes and much smaller print. But the roughly five percent of speeches and notes selected present a fair sampling of the genius of the 20th century's greatest democratic leader - and what is more impressive is he relied on no speechwriters, unlike the so-called politicians of today.

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