Churchill: The Power of Words

Author: Winston S. Churchill

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448127378

Category: History

Page: 688

View: 2382

Winston Churchill understood and wielded the power of words throughout his six decades in the public eye. His wartime writings and speeches revealed both his vision for the future and his own personal feelings, fascinating generation after generation with their powerful style and thoughtful reflection. In this book Churchill’s official biographer, Martin Gilbert, has skilfully selected 200 extracts from his entire oeuvre of books, articles and speeches that reflect his life story, career and philosophy. From intimate memories of his childhood to his contributions to half a century of debates on war and social policy, we see how Churchill used words for different purposes: to argue for moral causes; to advocate action in the national and international spheres, and to tell of his own struggles, setbacks and achievements. Martin Gilbert’s informed choice of extracts and his illuminating explanations linking them together create a compelling biography of Churchill as recounted in the great man’s own inimitable words.

Winston Churchill

der späte Held ; eine Biographie

Author: Thomas Kielinger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783406668890

Category: Great Britain

Page: 400

View: 5297


Der Churchill-Faktor

Author: Boris Johnson

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608101128

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 472

View: 5032

Mit fulminanter Erzählfreude und einem pointensicheren Gespür für die erhellende Anekdote schildert Boris Johnson Leben und Charakter des bedeutendsten britischen Staatsmannes des 20. Jahrhunderts (1874 –1965). Fasziniert von der Einmaligkeit, dem Humor und Sprachwitz, dem Abenteurertum, den politischen und literarisch-künstlerischen Leistungen seines Helden, hat er eine ebenso kenntnisreiche wie hinreißende Liebeserklärung an Winston S. Churchill verfasst. Mit britischer Nonchalance zeigt Johnson, was die Jahrhundertgestalt Churchill jedem von uns heute noch bedeuten kann.

Ratten-Burger

Author: David Walliams

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644560218

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1732

In Zoes Leben gibt es eine Menge Dinge, die sie nicht gerade glücklich machen: - ihre Stiefmutter Sheila, die sogar zu faul ist, um sich selbst in der Nase zu bohren – und es stattdessen von Zoe verlangt, - ihre grässliche Klassenkameradin Tina, die ihr das Leben schwermacht – am liebsten, indem sie Zoe auf den Kopf spuckt, - und als wäre das alles nicht schon genug, hat der fürchterliche Bert von Berts Burgerbude etwas richtig Schlimmes mit Zoes kleiner Ratte vor. Ich kann dir nicht verraten, was genau er mit ihr vorhat – aber ein kleiner Hinweis verbirgt sich im Titel dieses Buches.

Der Zweite Weltkrieg

Author: John Keegan

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644108919

Category: History

Page: 912

View: 8330

Keine militärische Auseinandersetzung hat das 20. Jahrhundert so geprägt wie der Zweite Weltkrieg. Welche Ziele verfolgten die einzelnen Kriegsparteien? Wie kam es dazu, dass sich der Krieg über die ganze Welt ausbreiten konnte? John Keegan schildert die Ereignisse dieser Jahre auf ebenso faszinierende wie beklemmende Weise: vom «Blitzkrieg» und dem Russlandfeldzug bis zu Pearl Harbor und den Schlachten im Pazifik; von der Landung in der Normandie bis zum Kampf um Berlin und dem Abwurf der Atombomben über Hiroshima und Nagasaki. Und er beschreibt, wie politisches Kalkül, technische Neuerungen und taktische Erwägungen den Kriegsverlauf entscheidend prägten – ein Standardwerk.

Freakonomics

überraschende Antworten auf alltägliche Lebensfragen ; [warum wohnen Drogenhändler bei ihren Müttern? Führt mehr Polizei zu weniger Kriminalität? Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Macht gute Erziehung glücklich?]

Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442154517

Category:

Page: 411

View: 2293

Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Warum betrügen Lehrer? Der preisgekrönte Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Steven D. Levitt kombiniert Statistiken, deren Zusammenführung und Gegenüberstellung auf den ersten Blick absurd erscheint, durch seine Analysetechnik aber zu zahlreichen Aha-Effekten führt. Ein äußerst unterhaltsamer Streifzug durch die Mysterien des Alltags, der uns schmunzeln lässt und stets über eindimensionales Denken hinausführt.

Churchill

Author: Jacob Bannister

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 1612307507

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 205

View: 8618

Winston Churchill possessed an iron will and a subtle conscience. His staunch patriotism, tenacity, appetite for a fight, and, above all, his towering rhetoric inspired the British people to mount a gallant defense of their island nation. Having set a new bar for national heroism, he earned a place in the pantheon of the world’s greatest leaders. Churchill, a fearless soldier, was a veteran of countless battles and a rider in one of Britain’s last cavalry charges. He was also a gifted writer, a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, whose war reporting made his name and whose books outlived him. A bon vivant who loved his brandy and cigars, he was also a devoted husband whose marriage was a lifelong love affair. By any measure, Churchill was a giant. But the man was far from perfect. He was a hero, yes, but a human one. He could be petty, irascible, and self-centered; it was bred in his bone that white Englishmen were born to lead the world and all others to be led. His mistakes cost billions of dollars and thousands of lives, but he had courage and a born politician’s sense of the public stage. In the end, Churchill became a regal figure whose life came to symbolize defiance of tyranny in the face of impossible odds. Here is his story.

Richard Carvel

Author: Winston Churchill

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3734016924

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

View: 8184

Reproduktion des Originals: Richard Carvel von Winston Churchill

Artillery of Words

The Writings of Sir Winston Churchill

Author: Frederick Woods

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 147381197X

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 1231

This title is a literary critique of the writings of Sir Winston Churchill.

Young Titan: The Making Of Winston Churchill

Author: Michael Shelden

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471113248

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 5566

Most people today think of Winston Churchill as simply the wartime British bulldog - a jowly, cigar-chomping old fighter demanding blood, sweat and tears from his nation. But the well-known story of the elder statesman has overshadowed an earlier part of his life that is no less fascinating, and that has never before been fully told. It is a tale of romance, ambition, intrigue and glamour in Edwardian London, when the city was the centre of the world, and when its best and brightest were dazzled by the meteoric rise to power of a young politician with a famous name and a long aristocratic background. Winston Churchill gave his maiden speech in Parliament at the very beginning of King Edward VII's reign in 1901 when he was only 26. By the time the guns of August 1914 swept away the Edwardian idyll, he was First Lord of the Admiralty - the civilian head of the largest navy in the world. In the intervening years, he often cut a dashing figure, romancing several society beauties, tangling with some of the most powerful political figures of his time, championing major social reforms, becoming one of the leading orators of the day, publishing six books, supervising an armed assault on anarchists, and working harder perhaps than anyone else to prepare his nation for war.

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Wie ich aus einem eBay-Shop das Fashionimperium Nasty Gal erschuf

Author: Sophia Amoruso

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 3864147085

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 8437

Sie verkörpert den Traum aller Mädchen – Sophia Amoruso ist hip, sexy und erfolgreiche Unternehmerin. Ihre Geschichte liest sich wie ein Märchen: Sie ist ein durchschnittlicher Teenager mit einem langweiligen Nebenjob, den sie wegen der Krankenversicherung macht. Bis sie mit Anfang 20 anfängt, auf eBay Kleidung zu verkaufen: Erst ein Stück, dann zwei, und im Nu werden es immer schneller immer mehr. Acht Jahre später ist Sophia Amoruso Geschäftsführerin von »Nasty Gal«, einem der erfolgreichsten Online-Versandhändler in der Modebranche, und eine Vorzeigeunternehmerin par excellence. Ihre außergewöhnliche und unglaublich steile Karriere hat sie in diesem sehr persönlichen Buch zu Papier gebracht. Offen, ehrlich und mit viel Humor blickt sie auf ihren nicht immer einfachen Weg nach oben zurück. Und macht jungen Frauen Mut: Auch ihr könnt das schaffen!

Churchill: The End of Glory

A Political Biography

Author: John Charmley

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571309402

Category: History

Page: 776

View: 1924

Of the three revisionist works John Charmley has written about British foreign policy in the mid-twentieth century this is the centrepiece. The author argues that Churchill deserves more credit for 'their finest hour' than has been granted, but just as his virtues were built on the heroic scale, so too were his faults and failures. The statesman who had struggled to destroy Nazism and restore Europe's balance of power ended by allowing Stalin to dominate central and eastern Europe. This is no mere exercise in debunking, in many ways the complex man presented in these pages is more interesting than the more hagiographical portraits. 'This is not instant history run up to cause a sensation, but a meticulously documented reappraisal of Churchill's war leadership and of the career that led up to it. Nor is its tone contemptuous or vindictive. The author accepts that Churchill was a great man. His starting point is that even great men make mistakes.' John Keegan, Daily Telegraph 'Probably the most important revisionist text to be published since the war.' Alan Clark, The Times

The Power of Positive Thinking

10 Traits for Maximum Results

Author: Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743254309

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 1047

An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s powerful message of faith and inspiration. In this phenomenal bestseller, “written with the sole objective of helping the reader achieve a happy, satisfying, and worthwhile life,” Dr. Peale demonstrates the power of faith in action. With the practical techniques outlined in this book, you can energize your life—and give yourself the initiative needed to carry out your ambitions and hopes. You’ll learn how to: · Believe in yourself and in everything you do · Build new power and determination · Develop the power to reach your goals · Break the worry habit and achieve a relaxed life · Improve your personal and professional relationships · Assume control over your circumstances · Be kind to yourself

Gescheckte Menschen

Author: Hugo Hamilton

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641129257

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2593

Hugo Hamilton lebt in einem Land, das auf keiner Landkarte verzeichnet ist. Der kleine Junge wurde in Irland geboren und wächst in Dublin auf, aber er geht jeden Abend in Deutschland zu Bett und steht morgens in Deutschland wieder auf. Seine Familie spricht kein Englisch, dafür Deutsch und Gälisch, was niemand um sie herum versteht. Denn Hugo und seine Geschwister sind „breac“, gescheckt: Als Sohn einer deutschen Mutter und eines irischen Vaters wächst Hugo Hamilton in einer Welt voller Geheimnisse, Widersprüche und absurder Komik auf.

The Power of Money

A Political-Economic Analysis with Special Emphasis on the American Economic System

Author: Henry L. Bretton

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780873954259

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 418

View: 2597

Money is both a vibrant, dynamic material substance and a social force that permeates industrial societies in their entirety. Yet significant aspects of how money works in society are concealed by myths, dogmas, and misperceptions. In The Power of Money Henry Bretton focuses on how money works in a democracy. He contends that the well-being of political democracy depends on a fuller understanding of the centrality of money in politics, and he presents his ideas on monetary policy, corruption and reform, banking and politics, private power within a democracy, money in international relations, and the system-destroying effects of money. Bretton considers the subject of money and democracy in the context of how monetarization of societies proceeded form antiquity to the Industrial Revolution, and he analyzes the formative years of the United States in terms of being based on political ideas that did not take account of monetarization. He reviews what social theorists and economists from Aristotle to Friedman have thought about the role of money in society and how it affects individual behavior and social norms. The link between economics and politics has been only partially explored, he contends, and he sees the major task for social scientists as developing a fuller integration of the two mainstreams of social theory, the political and the economic.