Trade Ed. BBC Audiobooks 2006
DD ISBN $15.49
During the darkest moments of WWII, Britons drew strength from gathering around their radios to hear their prime minister. Churchill later referred to his morale-boosting speeches as "the lion's roar." All of his famous phrases are here in this recording—from "This was their finest hour" to "We will fight on the beaches . . . " They’re edited and introduced by Sir Winston's grandson, who also delivers many of them in his strong, clear voice. The real treat, however, is the archival recordings of the statesman himself. One can't help but be stirred by the resolve in his voice when he announces after the evacuation at Dunkirk: "We will defend our island, whatever the cost may be." D.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2008]
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