The Quotable Winston Churchill

A Collection of Wit and Wisdom

Author: Running Press

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 076245329X

Category: Humor

Page: 208

View: 7032

This tiny tome featuring a faux leather binding with embossed type and illustration is filled with Winston Churchill's biography, his most inspirational quotes, and excerpts from some of his most famous speeches.
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Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill

A Brief Account of a Long Life

Author: Gretchen Rubin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588363848

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 9748

Warrior and writer, genius and crank, rider in the British cavalry’s last great charge and inventor of the tank—Winston Churchill led Britain to fight alone against Nazi Germany in the fateful year of 1940 and set the standard for leading a democracy at war. Like no other portrait of its famous subject, Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill is a dazzling display of facts more improbable than fiction, and an investigation of the contradictions and complexities that haunt biography. Gretchen Craft Rubin gives readers, in a single volume, the kind of rounded view usually gained only by reading dozens of conventional biographies. With penetrating insight and vivid anecdotes, Rubin makes Churchill accessible and meaningful to twenty-first-century readers with forty contrasting views of the man: he was an alcoholic, he was not; he was an anachronism, he was a visionary; he was a racist, he was a humanitarian; he was the most quotable man in the history of the English language, he was a bore. In crisp, energetic language, Rubin creates a new form for presenting a great figure of history—and brings to full realization the depiction of a man too fabulous for any novelist to construct, too complicated for even the longest narrative to describe, and too valuable ever to be forgotten. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Smart Words and Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill

Author: Max Morris

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510715851

Category: Humor

Page: 160

View: 481

“For myself I am an optimist,” said legendary British politician Winston Churchill. “It does not seem to be much use being anything else.” Have you ever wanted to deliver the ultimate Churchillian wisecrack? Give sound advice to a peer on how to deal with life’s problems? Or contribute to a heated discussion on international politics? The Smart Words and Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill is the perfect pocket book to carry around in your arsenal as you laugh at Churchill’s devious brand of smarts and learn from his political and humanist outlook on life during the turmoil of the Second World War. Discover what he had to say about domestic politics, war and peace, power, struggles and strife, education, philosophy, and some of the biggest names of his time, including himself. Beautifully designed and curated, this entertaining collection compiles the wisest and wittiest Churchill quotations that speak of the politician’s enduring legacy in contemporary pop culture. Full of savvy and wisdoms, The Smart Words and Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill is sure to delight devoted fans of history and casual readers alike.
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The Very Best of Winston Churchill

Quotes from a British Legend

Author: Simon Paige

Publisher: Ben Berger

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 50

View: 9946

Winston Churchill is without doubt one of the best known names in British history. Notable for his revered leadership qualities, Churchill was also a much-quoted figure. From his words, it's obvious that Churchill was not just a politician, but also a philosopher. This book brings together some of his finest quotes on a variety of subjects, from his opinions on war to his views on life, as well as some of his more humorous moments.
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Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill

Author: Dominique Enright

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1843175894

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

View: 2005

A celebration of the boundless humor, intellect, and eloquence of one of the greatest Englishmen in history "Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times." Winston Churchill was the greatest orator of his day, the greatest statesman of his age, and the greatest Englishman of the 20th century. This enchanting collection gathers hundreds of his funniest and wickedest quips in tribute to the exhilarating wit of this great-hearted, infuriatingly conceited, wildly funny, and brilliantly talented Englishman. Accessibly and thematically organized, this collection is perfect to dip into at the reader's whim.
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The Quotable Oscar Wilde

A Collection of Wit and Wisdom

Author: Running Press

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 0762453281

Category: Humor

Page: 208

View: 1999

"I must die as I lived, beyond my means." Arguably the most quoted man in history, and certainly in his day, this enormous miniature collection is filled with Oscar Wildes' most notorious and witty sayings. Organized into five neat sections useful for any situation, this book is perfect for either enjoying in small bites or devouring in one sitting. Featuring a biography, quotes, a poem and short story, it is a must have for Wilde lovers and novices alike.
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The Quotable A**hole

More Than 1,200 Bitter Barbs, Cutting Comments, and Caustic Comebacks for Aspiring and Armchair A**holes Alike

Author: Eric Grzymkowski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144052565X

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 3151

Readers will find more than 1,200 of the most biting quotes, comments, and comebacks ever uttered. They'll also see what happens when practically perfect folks like Walt Disney, Mahatma Ghandi, and Audrey Hepburn lose their cool.
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Quotable Churchill

Author: Max Morris

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 1783721472

Category: Reference

Page: 160

View: 1437

This inspiring collection gathers together Winston Churchill's wisest and wittiest quotations. Quotable Churchill showcases his finest hour and is sure to delight all lovers of this great British statesman's rousing and compelling way with words.
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Churchill

Walking with Destiny

Author: Andrew Roberts

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101981016

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1152

View: 2271

In this landmark biography of Winston Churchill based on extensive new material, the true genius of the man, statesman and leader can finally be fully seen and understood--by the bestselling, award-winning author of Napoleon and The Storm of War When we seek an example of great leaders with unalloyed courage, the person who comes to mind is Winston Churchill: the iconic, visionary war leader immune from the consensus of the day, who stood firmly for his beliefs when everyone doubted him. But how did young Winston become Churchill? What gave him the strength to take on the superior force of Nazi Germany when bombs rained on London and so many others had caved? In Churchill, Andrew Roberts gives readers the full and definitive Winston Churchill, from birth to lasting legacy, as personally revealing as it is compulsively readable. Roberts gained exclusive access to extensive new material: transcripts of War Cabinet meetings, diaries, letters and unpublished memoirs from Churchill's contemporaries. The Royal Family permitted Roberts--in a first for a Churchill biographer--to read the detailed notes taken by King George VI in his diary after his weekly meetings with Churchill during World War II. This treasure trove of access allows Roberts to understand the man in revelatory new ways, and to identify the hidden forces fueling Churchill's legendary drive. We think of Churchill as a hero who saved civilization from the evils of Nazism and warned of the grave crimes of Soviet communism, but Roberts's masterwork reveals that he has as much to teach us about the challenges leaders face today--and the fundamental values of courage, tenacity, leadership and moral conviction.
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Powerful Quotes of Winston Churchill

Author: Sreechinth C

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530798704

Category:

Page: 230

View: 7748

A true patriotic British Prime Minister who led the country to victory when its people had lost all hope during the second world war. He was born on 30th November 1874, and severed as the Prime Minister of the UK between 1940 and 1945 and once again from the year of 1951 to 1955. Churchill's speech during the war infused courage into the mind of people to face the war. Churchill's quotes are both comical as well as thought provoking. Once an interviewer asked Churchill what are the qualities of a good politician. His reply was "A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. Then he added "And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen." Winston Churchill has also laid his hands in the fields of arts and literature. He received Nobel Prize in Literature for his work "The Second World War." Winston Churchill died on 1965, as he suffered a severe stroke. The country gave the leader a deserving "sent off." Churchill is considered to be one of the most powerful, influential Prime Ministers of Britain. Here we have collected sayings and quotes of Winston Churchill which consists of quotations about various topics like life, success, violence, god, relationship, freedom, and a lot more. You can find many motivational, wise and mood shifting quotes among those he had spoken. This book, 'Powerful Quotes of Winston Churchill' contains the sayings and quotes of Winston Churchill, probably the biggest collection of Winston Churchill quotes that you can find. Turn the pages and grasp the gifts that Winston Churchill has left for you...
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The Little Book of Christmas Carols

Author: Running Press

Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers

ISBN: 9781561380404

Category: Carols

Page: 125

View: 6300

A look at English rural tradition, from thatching and ploughing to village cricket.
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Hero of the Empire

The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill

Author: Candice Millard

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307948781

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 2776

A thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War. Churchill arrived in South Africa in 1899, valet and crates of vintage wine in tow, there to cover the brutal colonial war the British were fighting with Boer rebels. But just two weeks after his arrival Churchill was taken prisoner ... The story of his escape is incredible enough, but then Churchill enlisted, returned to South Africa, fought in several battles, and ultimately liberated the men with whom he had been imprisoned. Hero of Empire is more than an adventure story, for the lessons Churchill took from the Boer War would profoundly affect twentieth-century history.
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Lincoln & Churchill

Statesmen at War

Author: Lewis E. Lehrman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0811767450

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 1108

A Renowned Historian Gives New Perspective on Statesmen at War Lewis E. Lehrman, a renowned historian and National Humanities Medal winner, gives new perspective on two of the greatest English-speaking statesmen—and their remarkable leadership in wars of national survival Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill, as commanders in chief, led their nations to victory—Lincoln in the Civil War, Churchill in World War II. They became revered leaders—statesmen for all time. Yet these two world-famous war leaders have never been seriously compared at book length. Acclaimed historian Lewis Lehrman, in his pathbreaking comparison of both statesmen, finds that Lincoln and Churchill—with very different upbringings and contrasting personalities—led their war efforts, to some extent, in similar ways. As supreme war lords, they were guided not only by principles of honor, duty, freedom, but also by the practical wisdom to know when, where, and how to apply these principles. They made mistakes which Lehrman considers carefully. But the author emphasizes that, despite setbacks, they never gave up. Even their writings and speeches were swords in battle. Gifted literary stylists, both men relied on the written and spoken word to steel their citizens throughout desperate and prolonged wars. Both statesmen unexpectedly left office near the end of their wars—Lincoln by the bullet, Churchill by the ballot.
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Dinner with Churchill

Policy-Making at the Dinner Table

Author: Cita Stelzer

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453271619

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 2008

This engaging biography invites readers to dinner with Winston Churchill and his political guests in the years surrounding WWII. A friend once said of Winston Churchill: “He is a man of simple tastes; he is quite easily satisfied with the best of everything.” But for Churchill, dinners were about more than good food, excellent champagnes, and Havana cigars. “Everything” included the opportunity to use the table both as a stage on which to display his brilliant conversational talents and as an intimate setting in which to glean gossip and diplomatic insights and to argue for the many policies he espoused over his long political career. In this riveting, informative, and entertaining account, Cita Stelzer draws on previously untapped material, diaries of guests, and a wide variety of other sources to tell of some of the key dinners at which Churchill presided before, during, and after World War II. An “acutely revealing” and eloquent look at one of Great Britain’s most impactful prime ministers, Dinner with Churchill offers delicious new insights into the food, cocktails, and conversations that shaped history (The Times Literary Supplement).
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The Yogi Book

Author: Yogi Berra

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761162046

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 175

View: 7501

Celebrate one of the greatest and most beloved baseball players who ever lived—and certainly the most quoted. The Yogi Book is the New York Times bestseller filled with Yogi Berra’s immortal sayings, plus photographs, a career timeline, and appreciations by some of his greatest fans, including Billy Crystal and Tim McCarver. Yogi Berra's gift for saying the smartest things in the funniest, most memorable ways has made him a legend. The Yogi Book brings all of his famous quotes together in one place—and even better, gives the story behind them. "It ain't over till it's over."—that’s Yogi's answer to a reporter when he was managing the Mets in July 1973, and they were nine games out of first place (not only quotable, but prophetic—they won the pennant). "Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded."—Yogi's comment to Stan Musial and Joe Garagiola about Ruggeri's restaurant in St. Louis in 1959. "It gets late early out there."—Yogi describing how shadows crept across Yankee Stadium's left field during late autumn afternoons.
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Painting as a Pastime

Author: Winston S. Churchill

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 0795329792

Category: Art

Page: 49

View: 4473

Best known as a stalwart wartime leader and statesman, Winston Churchill was a man of many talents—not the least of which was painting. Throughout his life, Churchill painted to relieve his mind from the demands of leadership—and to stave off depression. Included in this volume are Churchill’s meditations on painting as a salve for the spirit and an important method of relaxation—particularly for people under considerable stress over a long period of time. In addition, it includes 18 reprints of Churchill’s original work in oil, giving the reader a window into the little-known creative and artistic talent of this prominent figure in contemporary history.
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Pug Shots

Author: Jim Dratfield,Chronicle Books

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811829762

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 3939

Slipcase with Velcro closure 20 blank folded cards (5 images), 20 envelopes.
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The Art of Barter

How to Trade for Almost Anything

Author: Karen S. Hoffman,Shera Dalin

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602399530

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 3395

Learn how to barter today s best currency in this comprehensive, up-to-date...
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Heroes

From Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to Churchill and de Gaulle

Author: Paul Johnson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061849995

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 9275

A galaxy of legendary figures from the annals of Western history In this enlightening and entertaining work, Paul Johnson, the bestselling author of Intellectuals and Creators, approaches the subject of heroism with stirring examples of men and women from every age, walk of life, and corner of the planet who have inspired and transformed not only their own cultures but the entire world as well. Heroes includes: Samson, Judith, and Deborah • Henry V and Joan of Arc • Elizabeth I and Walter Raleigh • George Washington, the Duke of Wellington, and Lord Nelson • Emily Dickinson • Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee • Mae West and Marilyn Monroe • Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II
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Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln

21 Powerful Secrets of History's Greatest Speakers

Author: James C. Humes

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780307559913

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 1413

Turn Any Presentation into a Landmark Occasion Ever wish you could captivate your boardroom with the opening line of your presentation, like Winston Churchill in his most memorable speeches? Or want to command attention by looming larger than life before your audience, much like Abraham Lincoln when, standing erect and wearing a top hat, he towered over seven feet? Now, you can master presentation skills, wow your audience, and shoot up the corporate ladder by unlocking the secrets of history's greatest speakers. Author, historian, and world-renowned speaker James C. Humes—who wrote speeches for five American presidents—shows you how great leaders through the ages used simple yet incredibly effective tricks to speak, persuade, and win throngs of fans and followers. Inside, you'll discover how Napoleon Bonaparte mastered the use of the pregnant pause to grab attention, how Lady Margaret Thatcher punctuated her most serious speeches with the use of subtle props, how Ronald Reagan could win even the most hostile crowd with carefully timed wit, and much, much more. Whether you're addressing a small nation or a large staff meeting, you'll want to master the tips and tricks in Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln. "As a student of speech, I very much enjoyed this intriguing historic approach to public speaking. Humes creates a valuable and practical guide." —Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO, FOX News "I love this book. I've followed Humes's lessons for years, and he combines them all into one compact, hard-hitting resource. Get this book on your desk now." —Chris Matthews, Hardball
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