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The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill Unknown Binding – 1 Jan 2001


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  • Publisher: Michael O'mara Books Ltd; First Reprinted edition (2001)
  • ASIN: B002KDO6BE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,750,245 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Laura De Giorgio TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 12 Feb 2008
Format: Hardcover
This relatively small book is divided into several sections with slices from Churchill's life and quotations related to politics, speaches, friends, animals, family, etc.

Here are few excerpts:

While campaigning in 1900, it is said that the young Churchill was doing a spot of canvassing when one of those he approached exclaimed:

"Vote for you? Why, I'd rather vote for the Devil!"

"I understand", Churchill answered, "But in case your friend is not running, may I count on your support?"

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When passed a very long but turgidly written memorandum on some worthy but uninspiring subject, the elderly Prime Minister weighed the thick wad of paper in his hands and commented, "This paper by its very length defends itself against the risk of being read."

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Churchill liked animals; sometimes he found this difficult to reconcile with his fondness for rich food. Anthony Montague Brown recalled that 'One Christmas he was about to carve a goose. Learning it was one of his own, he put down the knife and fork and said, "I could not possibly eat a bird that I have known socially."

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A BBC broadcaster described once sitting next to Churchill as he gave a speech, keeping his audience hanging on to his every word. The boradcaster noticed, howver, that what appeared to be notes in Churchill's hand was only a laundry slip, and he later remarked upon this to Churchill. "Yes", said Churchill. "It gave confidence to my audience."
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Paul.A on 2 Jan 2011
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If you're a fellow Churchillophile (nice word!) it's one of those books that you simply must have on the bookshelf...I tend to browse it every so often and always seem to find something to smile about.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Grime on 1 Feb 2009
Format: Hardcover
I bought this as a christmas present for my father who is a big fan of winston churchill, and he was very pleased with it! the book is quite a handy size and although it's not very long it contains some brilliant quotes and information about Britain's best loved prime minister.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J.M.B on 30 April 2014
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I bought this when I was at University and it is a fairly good book. I would recommend it for anyone studying British politics in the 20th century or British politics throughout WWII
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20 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 Jan 2005
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This book sums up almost all the great qualities of a man who for so many was one of the greatest Englishman who ever lived. Full of quotes of indeed great wit and humour as well as thought and intelligence. Just a short read of this book will keep you in the best of spirits, and will surely put you in a most patriotic mood. A brilliant read and a must have book.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kate L. Worthy on 15 Dec 2009
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Bought for my dad who is very difficult to buy for, as soon as he opened it you could hear the laughter, love it.quick delivery too, thanks
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By georg on 5 July 2014
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very funny
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By MS on 19 Jun 2014
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A great book, easy to read and very enjoyable. My 9 year old loves history and is a great fan of Churchill and he could not put down the book.
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