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Published: 01 September 2020

400 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198803980

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Winston Churchill

A Life in the News

Richard Toye

  • Traces Churchill's life in the news from cradle to grave, showing how tensions between tradition and novelty played into his constantly evolving media image
  • Drawing on a massive amount of media coverage of Churchill, much of it previously forgotten, and explores ordinary people's reactions to news coverage of Churchill
  • A tale of tight deadlines, off-the-record briefings and smoke-filled newsrooms, of wartime summits that were turned into stage-managed global media events
  • A story of rapidly changing technology, in which the telegraph, the telephone, radio, newsreel and (to a lesser extent) television all played their parts
  • Dealing with themes of censorship and propaganda, the book is of compelling relevance in the era of 'fake news'