Prefaced by brief historical and biographical introductions, the examples in this book show how words can be used to inspire, to comfort, to move, or to enthuse even the most seemingly hard-bitten of listeners. From rallying cries such as Garibaldi's 'To arms, then, all of you!' and Chou En-lai's 'We must hold aloft the great red banner' to sombre statements such as Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's 'This time the struggle is for our freedom', each extract gives us an insight into the hardships of war and the fight for courage. Spanning over two millennia and with speeches from across the globe, We Shall Fight on the Beaches is a book to inspire and inflame the reader.
About the Author
Jacob F. Field is an historian and writer. He grew up in South London, completed his undergraduate degree in History at the University of Oxford, and then moved to Newcastle University for his PhD. He completed his doctoral thesis on the Great Fire of London in 2008, and has worked as a research associate at the University of Cambridge since then. Jacob has contributed to books including 1001 Historical Sites and 1001 Battles That Changed The Course Of History and published articles in journals including Economic History Review, London Journal and Urban History. His first book for Michael O'Mara Books was One Bloody Thing After Another (2012).
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 3rd March 2014
Dimensions (cm): 20.6 x 13.7 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.36