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The Resource Churchill & Orwell : the fight for freedom, Thomas E. Ricks, (sound recording)

Churchill & Orwell : the fight for freedom, Thomas E. Ricks, (sound recording)

Label
Churchill & Orwell : the fight for freedom
Title
Churchill & Orwell
Title remainder
the fight for freedom
Statement of responsibility
Thomas E. Ricks
Title variation
Churchill and Orwell
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close to death in the mid-1930's -- Orwell shot in the neck in a trench line in the Spanish Civil War, and Churchill struck by a car in New York City. If they'd died then, history would scarcely remember them. At the time, Churchill was a politician on the outs, his loyalty to his class and party suspect. Orwell was a mildly successful novelist, to put it generously. No one would have predicted that, by the end of the 20th century, they would be considered two of the most important people in British history for having the vision and courage to campaign tirelessly, in words and in deeds, against the totalitarian threat from both the left and the right. It's not easy to recall now how lonely a position both men once occupied. By the late 1930's, democracy was discredited in many circles and authoritarian rulers were everywhere in the ascent. There were some who decried the scourge of communism, but saw in Hitler and Mussolini "men we could do business with," if not in fact saviors. And there were others who saw the Nazi and fascist threat as malign, but tended to view communism as the path to salvation. Churchill and Orwell, on the other hand, had the foresight to see clearly that the issue was human freedom -- that whatever its coloration, a government that denied its people basic freedoms was a totalitarian menace and had to be resisted. In the 1940's, both worked to triumph over freedom's enemies. Though Churchill played the larger role in the defeat of Hitler and the Axis, Orwell's reckoning with the menace of authoritarian rule in Animal Farm and 1984 would define the stakes of the Cold War for its 50-year course, and continues to give inspiration to fighters for freedom to this day. Taken together, their lives are a testament to the power of moral conviction, and to the courage it can take to stay true to it, through thick and thin
Cataloging source
TEFMT
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Ricks, Thomas E
Dewey number
  • 941.084092/2
  • [B]
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
DA566.9.C5
LC item number
R542 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
  • biography
  • history
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by James Lurie
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lurie, James
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Orwell, George
  • Orwell, George
  • Prime ministers
  • Authors, English
  • Great Britain
  • Fascism
  • Communism
  • World politics
  • Totalitarianism in literature
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Cold war
  • Spain
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Churchill & Orwell : the fight for freedom, Thomas E. Ricks, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Enter the Americans : 1941-1942
  • Grim visions of the postwar world : 1943
  • Animal farm : 1943-1945
  • Churchill [and Britain] in decline and triumph : 1944-1945
  • Churchill's revenge : the war memoirs
  • Orwell in triumph and decline : 1945-1950
  • Churchill's premature afterlife : 1950-1965
  • Orwell's extraordinary ascension : 1950-2016
  • Afterword: The path of Churchill and Orwell
  • The two Winstons
  • Churchill the adventurer
  • Orwell the policeman
  • Churchill : down and out in the 1930s
  • Orwell becomes "Orwell" : Spain 1937
  • Churchill becomes "Churchill" : Spring 1940
  • Fighting the Germans, reaching out to the Americans : 1940-1941
  • Churchill, Orwell, and the class war in Britain : 1941
Control code
ocn983799194
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
8 audio discs (10 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781524776640
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781524776640
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
PRHA 6578
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)983799194
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Churchill & Orwell : the fight for freedom, Thomas E. Ricks, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Title from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Enter the Americans : 1941-1942
  • Grim visions of the postwar world : 1943
  • Animal farm : 1943-1945
  • Churchill [and Britain] in decline and triumph : 1944-1945
  • Churchill's revenge : the war memoirs
  • Orwell in triumph and decline : 1945-1950
  • Churchill's premature afterlife : 1950-1965
  • Orwell's extraordinary ascension : 1950-2016
  • Afterword: The path of Churchill and Orwell
  • The two Winstons
  • Churchill the adventurer
  • Orwell the policeman
  • Churchill : down and out in the 1930s
  • Orwell becomes "Orwell" : Spain 1937
  • Churchill becomes "Churchill" : Spring 1940
  • Fighting the Germans, reaching out to the Americans : 1940-1941
  • Churchill, Orwell, and the class war in Britain : 1941
Control code
ocn983799194
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
8 audio discs (10 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781524776640
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781524776640
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
PRHA 6578
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)983799194
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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