Never Give In!: Winston Churchill's Greatest Speeches

Version: Abridged
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Narrator: Sir Winston Churchill
Genres: Politics, History
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
Published In: September 2009
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours, 35 minutes
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Overview

Who can forget the words "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!" They were uttered in 1940 by one of the 20th century's greatest orators, Winston Churchill, eager to spur on his countrymen in their fight against Nazi Germany.

Now the great man's grandson has gathered Churchill's most memorable words, spanning more than half a century, in times of war and in times of peace. Part of Churchill's gift, his grandson writes, was his ability to address his radio listeners "not as unseen masses but as individuals-he envisioned his audience as a couple and their family gathered around their coal fire in the cottage-home."

Author Details

Author Details

Churchill, Sir Winston

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (1874-1965), an author, artist, war correspondent, and politician, is best known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War II. After a brief but eventful army career, Churchill became a member of Parliament in 1900, launching a political career that spanned more than sixty years. He served as prime minister from 1940-1945 and from 1951-1955. His numerous honors include the Nobel Prize in Literature, knighthood, and receiving honorary citizenship of the United States from President Kennedy in 1963.