In his introduction to this book, Richard Toye makes the startling but, as far as I know, accurate claim that this is the first book to offer a comprehensive analysis of Churchill’s wartime speeches. For a series of orations that now occupy many pages of any dictionary of quotations, The Roar of the Lion fills a surprising gap. Unfortunately, it does not fill it adequately.
Toying with Churchill
The Roar of the Lion: The Untold Story of Churchill’s World War II Speeches
by Richard Toye
Oxford University Press, $47.95 hb, 320 pp, 9780199642526
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