Books

The Patriot's Churchill

Richard M. Langworth

Churchill's wise words about the love of country have rallied nations and made Churchill our greatest national hero. The Patriot's Churchill shows Sir Winston's view of the British way by emphasizing his precepts of collegiality and friendship toward political opponents, magnanimity in victories, and wry reflections after defeats. This is a selection of the best Churchill quotations about Britain gleaned from books, articles, speeches, private papers and conversations, compiled with the assistance or scholars, family members and those who knew him. His belief in the strength, courage and moral fibre of the British was always reflected in the poetic cadence of his rousing words.

'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.'

'We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, 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'

'Today we may say aloud before an awe-struck world, "We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.'

'In a long and varied life I have constantly watched and tried to measure the moods and inspirations of the British people. There is no foe they will not face. There is no hardship they cannot endure.'

Churchill in His Own Words

Richard M. Langworth (and others)

Churchill (1874-1965) was one of the 20th century's most charismatic and controversial characters. He escaped from capture as a prisoner of war in the Boer War, was a Nobel Prize-winning author and was twice prime minister. He is best remembered as the astute and powerful orator who inspired a battered Britain to victory against Nazi Germany during World War 2 and led the post-war, shattered nation to recovery.

Richard Langworth, co-chairman and editor of The Churchill Centre, has spent over 20 years researching Churchill's written and spoken words. In Churchill in His Own Words, which is fully authorised by the Churchill Estate, Langworth has edited and annotated this library to make the definitive collection of Churchill's words, thematically arranged. He also highlights the myriad quotations commonly mis-attributed to Churchill.

From his meetings with world leaders such as Roosevelt, de Gaulle and Stalin, his verbal engagements with Hitler and the Third Reich, to his wit and oratory on the floor of the Commons, every facet of Churchill's life and times is explored with his own pragmatic intelligence, sharp humour and legendary wisdom.

Previously published in hardback as Churchill in His Own Words. This edition fully revised and updated.

All Will Be Well

Richard M. Langworth

'Strength is granted to us all when we are needed to serve great causes'

'Sometimes when Fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts'

'We shall not be judged by the criticisms of our opponents but by the consequences of our acts'

In troubled times who better to turn to for advice and reassurance than the man who led Britain through her most difficult days - Winston Churchill. Collected here are the famous and inspiring words of the man voted the Greatest Briton and one of history's most remarkable leaders. By turns witty, dry, rousing and wise, this book of quotes is the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of our times.

As Churchill often reminded family and colleagues, in challenging times 'We must just KBO' - Keep Buggering On.

Churchill's Wit

Richard M. Langworth

Charismatic, erudite and often controversial Winton Churchill was one of the most inspiring leaders of the 20th century, and one of its greatest wits. His much-celebrated sense of fun and mischief has led to many of his jokes and ripostes becoming almost as well known as his famous wartime speeches. Gloriously definitive, Richard Langworth includes all Churchill's most famous quips and witticisms, as well as little known asides and observations. The only book of its kind to be sanctioned by the Churchill estate, it captures the great statesman at his most eloquent, witty, and engaging, Churchill's Wit celebrates the humour and humanity of this most imposing man.

'My dear young man, thought is the most dangerous process known to man.'

'I believe I am the only man in the world to have received the head of a nation naked.'

'[A politician] is asked to stand, he wants to sit and he is expected to lie.'

'-Winston, you are drunk, and what's more you are disgustingly drunk.
-Bessie, my dear, you are ugly, and what's more, you are disgustingly ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly.'

Churchill by Himself

Richard M. Langworth (and others)

Churchill (1874-1965) was one of the 20th century's most charismatic and controversial figures. He escaped from capture as a prisoner of war in the Boer War, was a Nobel Prize-winning author and twice prime minister. He is best remembered as the astute and powerful orator who inspired a battered Britain to victory and led the post-war, shattered nation to recovery.

Richard Langworth, co-chairman and editor of The Churchill Centre, has spent over 20 years researching Churchill's written and spoken words. In Churchill by Himself, which is fully authorised by the Churchill Estate, Langworth has edited and annotated this library to make the definitive collection of Churchill's words, thematically arranged. He also highlights the myriad quotations commonly mis-attributed to Churchill.

From his meetings with world leaders such as Roosevelt, de Gaulle and Stalin, his verbal engagements with Hitler and the Third Reich, to his wit and oratory on the floor of the Commons, every facet of Churchill's life and times is explored with his own pragmatic intelligence, sharp humour and legendary wisdom.

Biography

Richard M Langworth has been editor since 1982 of The Churchill Centre's journal Finest Hour and its other publications, and author of A Connoisseur's Guide to the Books of Sir Winston Churchill. He founded The Churchill Centre in 1968, was its president from 1990 to 1999, and has been chairman of its Board of Trustees since 2000. Using computer technology, he draws upon a groundbreaking database of Churchill quotes and literature. He currently lives in Moultonborough, New Hampshire and Eleuthera, Bahamas. In 1998 he was invested by the Queen as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his contributions to Anglo-American understanding.