Speeches in World History

Author: Suzanne McIntire

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

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Category: Literary Collections

Page: 673

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Features a compilation of the world's greatest speeches, from all major civilizations and throughout history.

The World's Great Speeches

Author: Lewis Copeland

Publisher: Courier Corporation

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Category: History

Page: 920

View: 517

Provides almost three hundred speeches delivered from ancient to modern times.

The World's 100 Greatest Speeches

Author: Terry O'Brien

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Category: Fiction

Page: 490

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Motivational, passionate and persuasive, this is a compilation of the world's 100 greatest speeches by some of the most significant people in history who have played an important role in shaping the world as we know it now. These speeches?by kings and queens, presidents and prime ministers, freedom fighters and political leaders, dictators and writers?have made a mark in world history. These speeches not only give us an insight into the past, but also inspire us with their demands for equality, cries of freedom, a call to arms, rooting for the cause of the individual or the nation. Learn from the inspirational words of King Charles, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Adolf Hitler, Mohandas K. Gandhi, George Washington, Rabindranath Tagore, Anne Besant, Theodore Roosevelt and Subhas Chandra Bose, among many others.

Lend Me Your Ears

Great Speeches in History

Author: William Safire

Publisher: Rosetta Books

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Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1148

View: 634

From a Pulitzer Prize–winning author, this collection of speeches is “the most valuable kind of book, the kind that benefits mind and heart” (Peggy Noonan). This third edition of the bestselling collection of classic and modern oratory offers numerous examples of the greatest speeches ever delivered—from the ancient world to the modern. Speeches in Lend Me Your Ears span a broad stretch of history, from Gen. George Patton inspiring Allied troops on the eve of D-Day to Pericles’s impassioned eulogy for fallen Greek soldiers during the Peloponnesian War; and from Jesus of Nazareth’s greatest sermons to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s fiery speech in response to the Bush vs. Gore decision that changed the landscape of American politics in our time. Editor William Safire has collected a diverse range of speeches from both ancient and modern times, from people of many different backgrounds and political affiliations, and from people on both sides of history’s greatest battles and events. This book provides a wealth of valuable examples of great oratory for writers, speakers, and history aficionados.

Speeches that Changed the World

History in the Making

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Category: Essays

Page: 445

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Packed with historical figures, this text is as readable summary of 3000 years. From Moses's delivery of the Ten Commandments to Nelson Mandela's Let Freedom Reign, the world has been transformed by memorable speeches.

Speeches that Changed the World

Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore

Publisher: Quercus

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Category: History

Page: 224

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Comprehensively updated with many new speeches including Earl Spencer's lament to "The extraordinary and irreplaceable Diana", Nikita Khrushchev's secret speech of 1956 signalling the beginning of the end of Stalinist Russia, Patrick Pearse's rousing funeral oration that fanned the flames of the Easter Rising, Kevin Rudd's historic apology to Australia's mistreated Aborigines and Barack Obama's momentous US election night victory speech. Alongside these are the finest war cries of Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King's prophetic "I have a dream" and "I've seen the promised land" speeches, the inspiring words of JFK and impassioned pleas from Nelson Mandela-the first at his trial in 1964 and the second on his election as president of South Africa in 1994. In addition are historic speeches from Elizabeth I, Charles I, Oliver Cromwell, George Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte, Abraham Lincoln, Emmeline Pankhurst, Mahatma Gandhi, Vladimir Lenin, Neville Chamberlain, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charles de Gaulle, General George S. Patton, J Robert Oppenheimer, Mao Zedong, Malcolm X, Richard M. Nixon, Pope John Paul II, Vaclav Havel, Elie Wiesel, Mikhail Gorbachev and many other great historical figures. Speeches that Changed the World presents over 50 momentous and thought-provoking speeches from throughout history. Complete with a potted biography of each speaker, and telling the story of why each oration was significant and what happened as a result, this is a gripping history of the world told through its greatest and most impassioned speeches.

The Art of Great Speeches

And Why We Remember Them

Author: Dennis Glover

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Political Science

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What makes a great speech 'great'? The Art of Great Speeches uses insights from classical thinkers to reveal how great orators such as Barack Obama, Martin Luther King, the Kennedys, Al Gore and Hitler have persuaded their audiences so convincingly. Featuring excerpts of 70 of the world's greatest speeches in history and drama, this fascinating book breaks down the key elements of classical and modern oratory to reveal the rhetorical techniques that make them so memorable. It shows how master speechwriters connect with their audiences, seize a moment, project character, use facts convincingly and destroy their opponents' arguments as they try to force the hand of history or create memorable drama. Part history, part defence of oratory, part call for political inspiration, part professional handbook, The Art of Great Speeches does what no other book does - it explains why these speeches are great.

Great Speeches of Our Time

Speeches that Shaped the Modern World

Author: Hywel Williams

Publisher: Hachette UK

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Category: Reference

Page: 240

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'Let each know that for each the body, the mind and the soul have been freed to fulfil themselves.' These powerful words, spoken by Nelson Mandela in his inaugural address as the new president of South Africa, are taken from just one of the forty important and thought-provoking speeches in this collection. Ranging from 1945 to the present day, they provide an important insight into the modern world. Inspirational speeches by Winston Churchill, Mikhail Gorbachev, Martin Luther King, Barack Obama and many others are supplemented with biographies of each speaker, as well an exploration of their words' significance and an historical account of the consequences of their oratory. This is a history of the recent and contemporary world told through the speeches that shaped it.

The World's Great Speeches

Author: Lewis Copeland

Publisher: Courier Corporation

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Category: History

Page: 920

View: 514

Provides almost three hundred speeches delivered from ancient to modern times.