Mr Brodrick's Army

Mr Brodrick's Army

by Winston S. Churchill

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Overview

This eBook reproduces one of Churchill’s early political pamphlets—a collection of speeches opposing peacetime military expansion in 1903.
 
 In 1903, Winston Churchill was a newly elected Member of Parliament, already making a name for himself with his brash yet brilliant oration and passionate political convictions. During this time, John Brodrick, the Secretary of State for War, proposed an expansion of Britain's peacetime military—a plan which Churchill strongly opposed. Churchill attacked Brodrick's plan in six fiery speeches that galvanized the opposition and left Brodrick politically isolated. 
 
When it was first printed, Mr. Brodrick's Army made all six speeches available to the public. Now, with fewer than twenty first editions currently in existence, it is the rarest of Churchill's published works. This eBook edition makes this historically significant document available to readers everywhere.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780795329944
Publisher: RosettaBooks
Publication date: 12/20/2013
Series: Winston S. Churchill Early Speeches
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 237
Sales rank: 649,377
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Sir Winston S. Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 "for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values." Over a 64-year span, Churchill published over 40 books, many multi-volume definitive accounts of historical events to which he was a witness and participant. All are beautifully written and as accessible and relevant today as when first published. During his fifty-year political career, Churchill served twice as Prime Minister in addition to other prominent positions--including President of the Board of Trade, First Lord of the Admiralty, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Home Secretary. In the 1930s, Churchill was one of the first to recognize the danger of the rising Nazi power in Germany and to campaign for rearmament in Britain. His leadership and inspired broadcasts and speeches during World War II helped strengthen British resistance to Adolf Hitler--and played an important part in the Allies' eventual triumph. One of the most inspiring wartime leaders of modern history, Churchill was also an orator, a historian, a journalist, and an artist. All of these aspects of Churchill are fully represented in this collection of his works.

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