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POL 499: Senior Seminar [Winston Churchill]: Speeches & Newsreels

Senior Seminar in Political Science

Churchill's Speeches -- In His Own Voice

Richard Toye -- On Churchill's Rhetoric

Product DetailsThe 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.

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