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Late Churchill
Language from Crisis to Death

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ISBN 9781032536217
July 21, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

This book focuses on a close analysis of selected speeches of Winston Churchill in the House of Commons and some of the responses from fellow MPs from the middle of 1940 to the death of Churchill in 1965, speeches in war and peace, and concentrates on foreign affairs. The book will appeal to those interested in Churchill, freedom, tyranny, diplomacy, war and conflict, democracy, politics, the Second World War, the Cold War, Britain, Canada, the United States, the British Empire and Commonwealth, Europe, France, Asia, Germany, Japan, totalitarianism, Parliament, legislative assemblies, rhetoric, language, style, speech-writing, oral and written communication, literature, history and other areas. The debate between autocracy (tyranny, totalitarianism) and democracy is that in those times and ours, with many parallels, some chilling. Churchill was key to our world history and is a key to understanding what is at stake in the world now

Table of Contents


Preface and Acknowledgements

  1. Prelude
  2. Speeches, the Second Half of 1940
  3. Speeches, 1941
  4. Speeches 1942
  5. Speeches 1942-1943
  6. Speeches 1944-1945
  7. Speeches 1945-1946
  8. Speeches and Words: 1946-1965
  9. The Tributes at Churchill’s Retirement
  10. The Tributes on the Death of Churchill
  11. Coda


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Jonathan Locke Hart received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in English and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Cambridge. Dr. Hart is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Member of Academia Europea, and is Chair Professor, the School of Translation Studies, Shandong University. He is also Fellow, Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Victoria College, University of Toronto; Associate, Harvard University Herbaria; and Life Member, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge. He is also Senior Fellow, Abigail Adams Institute and Adjunct Professor, Amity School of Languages, Amity University Rajasthan. In recent years, he was Core Faculty, Comparative Literature, Western University and Chair Professor of the School of Foreign Languages and Director of the Centre for Creative Writing, Literary Culture and Translation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He has written over twenty books and edited others and contributed book chapters. A winner of many international awards, including two Fulbrights to Harvard, and having served on national and international committees, including Fulbright and Killam, he has written over 100 articles and essays and has held visiting appointments at Harvard, Cambridge, Princeton, the Sorbonne-Nouvelle (Paris III), Leiden, UC Irvine, Peking University and elsewhere and has given classes, talks, readings and lectures internationally.