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Never Give In: The Best of Winston Churchill’s Speeches Audiobook, MP3 Audio

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Who can forget the words “We shall fight on the beaches. We shall fight on the landing grounds. We shall fight in the fields, and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender!” They were uttered in 1940 by one of the 20th century’s greatest orators, Winston Churchill, eager to spur on his countrymen in their fight against Nazi Germany. Now the great man’s grandson has gathered Churchill’s most memorable words, spanning more than half a century, in times of war and in times of peace. Part of Churchill’s gift, his grandson writes, was his ability to address his radio listeners “not as unseen masses but as individuals-he envisioned his audience as a couple and their family gathered around their coal fire in the cottage-home.” Any admirer of Churchill’s will want to add this CD to their library. This product is manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media. Amazon.com’s standard return policy will apply.

From Publishers Weekly

Who can forget the words “We shall fight on the beaches. We shall fight on the landing grounds. We shall fight in the fields, and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender!” They were uttered in 1940 by one of the 20th century’s greatest orators, Winston Churchill, eager to spur on his countrymen in their fight against Nazi Germany. Now the great man’s grandson has gathered Churchill’s most memorable words, spanning more than half a century, in times of war and in times of peace. Part of Churchill’s gift, his grandson writes, was his ability to address his radio listeners “not as unseen masses but as individuals-he envisioned his audience as a couple and their family gathered around their coal fire in the cottage-home.” Churchill the editor introduces each speech with a bit of historical context and scene-setting. Any admirer of Churchill’s will want to add this volume to their library.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist

Here’s an economical alternative to the eight-volume collection of Winston Churchill’s public speeches published in 1974. This one-volume condensation of the great man’s declamations, done by his namesake and descendant, arranges the oratory according to Churchill’s career path: those delivered as a parvenu politician before World War I; as the singed scapegoat for the Dardanelles fiasco; as a government minister in the 1920s; while out of office in the 1930s, when his warnings of the Nazi menace went unheeded. This edition’s focus is inevitably the defiant Churchill of 1940, promising naught but blood, toil, tears, and sweat; vowing never to surrender; and apostrophizing the few in the Battle of Britain. Although the editor pays homage to Churchill through his selections and commentary, he also makes sure to include unflattering, controversial speeches. The whole provides context for the Churchillian phrases most see only in excerpts. Gilbert Taylor
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Review

“. . . a highly readable and insightful volume that proves Churchill to be a man who spoke his own mind . . .” — Library Journal

“. . . masterfully selected and edited . . .” — Dr. Henry A. Kissinger

Never Give In! is a superb book that makes these magnificent speeches accessible to a new generation.” — Chicago Sun-Times

About the Author

The editor, Winston S. Churchill, grandson of the former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, is an author, journalist and former war correspondent who served in the House of Commons as a Member of the British Parliament from 1970 to 1997. His home is in England.

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“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.” –Harrow School, October 29, 1941

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