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BLOOD, TOIL, TEARS AND SWEAT The Dire Warning: Churchill's First Speech as Prime Minister

by | Read by John Lee

History • 3 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

On May 13, 1940, shortly after assuming his post as prime minister, Churchill announced to Parliament: "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat." The statement seems not to have made much of an impact that day, but in retrospect it’s remembered as a reflection of Churchill's bravery and single-minded commitment. John Lukacs examines the context and the legacy of these words in this tightly written work. John Lee's bright, eloquent, and briskly paced narration gives just the right feel to this production. Lee never tries to imitate Churchill, but he alters his voice just enough to make it clear that the words he is speaking are those of the great man. D.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2008]



Trade Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1-6028-3442-2 $19.95 • Three CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America • 2008

CD ISBN 978-0-79275-508-1 $44.95 • Three CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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