Churchill by Himself: The Definitive Collection of Quotations (英語) ハードカバー – 2008/10/27
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"American Spectator," December 2008
"In "Churchill By Himself: The Definitive Collection of Quotations" editor Richard Langworth has with utmost scholarliness gathered 627 pages of Churchill's most memorable lines from his 15 million published words.....[A] magisterial work of scholarship that should be in the library of every Churchill aficionado."
"Tucson Citizen," November 6, 2008
"An absolute literary treasure"
And Churchill rallied his nation, his empire and the free world with his words.
A gifted orator and writer, Churchill authored 15 million published words. In this book are collected about 350,000 of Churchill's words in 4,120 quotations.
The editor, Richard Langworth, has done extensive research to validate the words as Churchill's own. It turns out that many follow the maxim of attributing words to Churchill that he had nothing to do with.
Churchill spent 50 years in public life. He was a soldier, journalist, Member of Commons, Lord of the Admiralty, member of the opposition, Prime Minister, world renowned author and more.
I've been an admirer of Churchill all my life. Many of the quotations are familiar to me. Yet, as they are categorized here, they take on a new life, a new perspecive.
Langworth begins with "The Immortal Words", the words of Churchill that will live forever in the memories of free men everywhere. The pity is that these words are rarely taught in American public schools. We will lose what we do not cherish and this means both the words of Churchill and our freedom.
Langworth progresses through Maxims, Churchillisms ("I have nothing ot offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat"), 34 sections in all that allow the reader to sense the full of Churchill and his words.
This is as remarkable book not only for Churchill admirers and students, but for those who revel in the beauty of the English language.
It's not necessarily a book you sit and read cover to cover as you would a novel. It's more like an encyclopedia of Churchill's words and speeches ( and some good one liners).
At a couple of dollars it is quite a worthy book to have. Highly recommend it.