The Churchill Factor

Author: Boris Johnson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444783041

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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As the country navigates a national crisis once again, read how Britain's Prime Minister was inspired by Winston Churchill. One man can make all the difference. Now leader of the UK himself, Boris Johnson explores what makes up the 'Churchill Factor' - the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along with the outsized reality, he portrays - with characteristic wit and passion - a man of multiple contradictions, contagious bravery, breath-taking eloquence, matchless strategizing and deep humanity. Fearless on the battlefield, Churchill had to be ordered by the King to stay out of action on D-Day; he embraced large-scale strategic bombing, yet hated the destruction of war and scorned politicians who had not experienced its horrors. He was a celebrated journalist, a great orator and won the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was famous for his ability to combine wining and dining with many late nights of crucial wartime decision-making. His open-mindedness made him a pioneer in healthcare, education and social welfare, though he remained incorrigibly politically incorrect. As Prime Minister Boris Johnson says, 'Churchill is the resounding human rebuttal to all who think history is the story of vast and impersonal economic forces'. Published in association with Churchill Heritage, The Churchill Factor is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what makes a great leader in a time of crisis.

Johnson's Life of London

Author: Boris Johnson

Publisher: Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks)

ISBN: 9781594631467

Category: History

Page: 386

View: 1214


Celebrates modern London as one of the world's most interesting and influential cities, exploring the lives of the famous individuals whose beliefs, cultures, and innovations have shaped its evolution.

The Churchill Myths

Author: Steven Fielding,Bill Schwarz,Richard Toye

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192598996

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8457


This is not a book about Winston Churchill. It is not principally about his politics, nor his rhetorical imagination, nor even about the man himself. Instead, it addresses the varied afterlives of the man and the persistent, deeply located compulsion to bring him back from the dead, capturing and explaining the significance of the various Churchill myths to Britain's history and current politics. The authors look at Churchill's portrayal in social memory. They demonstrate the ways in which politicians have often used the idea of Churchill as a means of self-validation - using him to show themselves as tough and honest players. They show the man dramatized in film and television - an onscreen persona that is often the product of a gratuitous mixing of fact and fantasy, one deliberately shaped to meet the preferences of the presumed audience. They discuss his legacy in light of the Brexit debate - showing how public figures on both sides of the Leave/Remain debate were able to use elements of Churchill's words and character to argue for their own point-of-view.

The Churchill Coalition and Wartime Politics, 1940-1945

Author: Kevin Jefferys

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719025600

Category: Great Britain

Page: 244

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In this revisionist study, Jefferys challenges many long-held assumptions about British politics in the period between 1939 and 1945. Drawing on a range of unpublished sources, he challenges the notion of consensus as a guiding principle of politics in the 1940s and argues that wartime coalition masked the continuance of profound disagreements about the future direction of economic and social policy. Distributed in the US and Canada by St. Martin's Press. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Winston Churchill an American Idol

Author: Leonard Spencer-Lewis

Publisher: Manor Publishing

ISBN: 095581782X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 9481


To really gain an insight into how Winston managed WW2 you need to read the many thousands of memos he wrote during the war. Churchill's memoirs are packed full of stories and information, however, they were written in the rosy glow of victory. The memo's tell the real story, written in the heat of the moment they provide a lasting imprint of who Churchill really was and more importantly for my book, how he went about saving the west from an unspeakable tyranny. By stating that Churchill is an American Idol clearly I am not referring to the popular TV show. Every day across America Churchill is quoted in a thousand different ways and used as a source of inspiration and reference in a thousand more. Blogs, Newspapers, TV, Radio, there are more books written about Churchill than just about any other figure through the ages. His popularity increases with each passing year as new generations of Americans discover one of the great icons of history. To be clear, this is a business focused book with a twist. The subtitle of the book states "The X-Factors that prove the greatest Briton had talent." Churchill had the X-Factor, there was something about Winston that marked him out as special. Easy to say, challenging to detail. Over the next 250 pages I will share those X-Factors I have identified from my years studying Churchill's approach to running the war in a way that enables the reader to transfer these skills into modern business. I would like to think that I have achieved this feat whilst delivering a thoroughly entertaining and informative read, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure.

The Borisaurus

Author: Simon Walters

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1785905805

Category: Humor

Page: 200

View: 630


Do you know your Boosterism from your Backstopectomy? Can you tell Prometheus from Cincinnatus, and if so, do you know what Prime Minister Boris Johnson is trying to say when he namechecks esoteric figures from the classics, quotes obscure phrases from history or just makes words up? Certainly, Johnson is the most verbose Prime Minister of recent years, no doubt the result of a classical education, a closet full of public-school confidence and a former career as a wordsmith for The Times. Boris, more than perhaps any other leader, knows the importance of words, but he also knows how to have serious fun with them. Welcome to The Borisaurus, a lexicon of the Prime Minister’s funniest, wittiest, most interesting words and phrases compiled in one brilliant dictionary, with every entry accompanied by a guide to its etymology, pronunciation, meaning and the intention of its use.

The Partition in Retrospect

Author: Amrik Singh

Publisher: Anamika Pub & Distributors

ISBN: N.A

Category: India

Page: 458

View: 7532


Papers presented at a conference held at New Delhi in 1997.

Works by James Oliver Curwood (Illustrated, 22 books)

Author: James Oliver Curwood

Publisher: LCI

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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This ebook is illustrated with 29 original pictures from the books. Here's the contents of this ebook : FICTION : 1908 The Courage of Captain Plum 1908 The Wolf Hunters 1909 The Gold Hunters 1910 The Danger Trail 1911 The Honor of the Big Snows 1911 Philip Steele (Steele of the Royal Mounted) 1912 Flower of the North 1913 Isobel 1914 Kazan 1915 God's Country and the Woman 1916 The Hunted Woman 1916 The Grizzly King 1917 Baree, Son of Kazan 1918 The Courage of Marge O'Doone 1919 Nomads of the North 1919 The River's End 1920 Back to God's Country 1920 The Valley of Silent Men 1921 The Golden Snare 1921 The Flaming Forest 1922 The Country Beyond 1923 The Alaskan PAPERS : 1915 Thomas Jefferson Brown (Gretest short stories) Note : New books will be made available in future versions.

The Downton Era

Author: Nancy C. Parrish

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1838597425

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 4157


Written as a rattling good read, The Downton Era takes the reader on a journey through twentieth century England by pointing out the personal landmarks that make up history.

Business India

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business

Page: N.A

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