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  • Rhetoricby Richard Toye

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Rhetoric is often seen as a synonym for shallow, deceptive language, and therefore as something negative. But if we view rhetoric in more neutral terms, as the 'art of persuasion', it is clear that we are all forced to engage with it at some level, if only because we are constantly exposed to the rhetoric of others. In this Very Short Introduction,... more...

  • The Labour Party and the Planned Economy, 1931-1951by Richard Toye

    Boydell & Brewer 2003; US$ 90.00

    An exploration of Labour's 1931 pledge to create a planned socialist economy and the reasons for its failure to do so. more...

  • Churchill's Empireby Richard Toye

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 17.99

    Richard Toye was born in Cambridge, U.K. in 1973. He studied at the universities of Birmingham and Cambridge, and is now an associate professor at the University of Exeter. He has written extensively on British and international history. In 2007 he was named Young Academic Author of the Year by Times Higher Education magazine for his book Lloyd... more...

  • Churchill's Empireby Richard Toye

    Pan Macmillan UK 2010; US$ 16.35

    A critically acclaimed new account of Churchill's lifelong involvement with the British Empire I have not become the King's First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire. These notorious words, spoken by Churchill in 1942, encapsulate his image as an imperial die-hard, implacably opposed to colonial freedom ? a... more...

  • Churchill's Empireby Richard Toye

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 12.64

    A critically acclaimed new account of Churchill's lifelong involvement with the British Empire more...

  • Lloyd George and Churchillby Richard Toye

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 12.64

    A riveting new biographical study of the political and personal friendship - and rivalry - between Lloyd George and Churchill more...

  • Lloyd George and Churchillby Richard Toye

    Pan Macmillan UK 2007; US$ 16.35

    The two most significant British political figures of the 20th-century, Churchill and Lloyd George were political rivals but personal friends. Between them their ministerial careers spanned 70 years and two world wars. Although they could not have been more different temperamentally, and often disagreed violently about politics, theirs was "the longest... more...

  • The Roar of the Lionby Richard Toye

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    My aunt, listening to the Prime Minister's speech, remarked of ", "' -diary of teacher M.A. Pratt, 11 Nov. 1942.The popular story of Churchill's war-time rhetoric is a simple one: the British people were energized and inspired by his speeches, which were almost universally admired and played an important role in the ultimate victory... more...

  • The Aftermath of Suffrageby Julie Gottlieb; Richard Toye

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 30.00

    This collection explores the aftermath of the Representation of the People Act, which gave some British women the vote. Experts examine the paths taken by both former-suffragists as well as their anti-suffragist adversaries, the practices of suffrage commemoration, and the changing priorities and formations of British feminism in this... more...

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