The King's speech /Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Sterling, 2010Description: xiv, 242 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781402786761 :; 140278676X.Title notes: $14.95 prolam 2-2011 (db)Subject(s): Logue, Lionel, 1880-1953 | Logue, Lionel, 1880-1953 -- Friends and associates | George VI, King of Great Britain, 1895-1952 | George VI, King of Great Britain, 1895-1952 -- Friends and associates | Elizabeth, Queen, consort of George VI, King of Great Britain, 1900-2002 | Speech therapists -- Australia -- Biography | Speech disorders -- Patients -- Biography | Speech therapy -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Great Britain -- Kings and rulers | Great Britain -- History -- George VI, 1936-1952 | Logue, Lionel | George VI, King of Great Britain, 1895-1952 | Great Britain -- Kings and rulers | Great Britain -- History -- 20th centurySummary: Presents the life of the Australian speech therapist who helped the English king, George VI, overcome a lifelong speech disorder and become an eloquent leader of his people during the difficult days of World War II.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
It's the eve of World War II, and King Edward VIII has abdicated the throne of England to marry the woman he loves. Never has the nation needed a leader more. But the new monarch, George VI--father of today's Queen Elizabeth II--is painfully shy and cursed with a terrible stammer. How can he inspire confidence in his countrymen when he cannot even speak to them? Help arrives in speech therapist Logue, who not only is a commoner, but Australian to boot. Will he be able to give King George his voice? The King's Speech tells an inspiring tale of triumph over adversity and the unlikely friendship between a reluctant king and the charismatic subject who saved the throne.
$14.95 prolam 2-2011 (db)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-232) and index.
Presents the life of the Australian speech therapist who helped the English king, George VI, overcome a lifelong speech disorder and become an eloquent leader of his people during the difficult days of World War II.
Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- Acknowledgments (p. vii)
- Introduction (p. ix)
- 1 God Save the King (p. 1)
- 2 The 'common colonial' (p. 13)
- 3 Passage to England (p. 33)
- 4 Growing Pains (p. 45)
- 5 Diagnosis (p. 65)
- 6 Court Dress with Feathers (p. 79)
- 7 The Calm Before the Storm (p. 91)
- 8 Edward VIII's 327 Days (p. 105)
- 9 In the Shadow of the Coronation (p. 121)
- 10 After the Coronation (p. 129)
- 11 The Path to War (p. 145)
- 12 'Kill the Austrian House Painter' (p. 157)
- 13 Dunkirk and the Dark Days (p. 171)
- 14 The Tide Turns (p. 187)
- 15 Victory (p. 203)
- 16 The Last Words (p. 219)
- Notes (p. 230)
- Index (p. 233)