20th-Century Speeches, The Penguin Book of

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Whether it was Churchill rousing the British to war, Fidel Castro inspiring the Cuban revolution, Bill Clinton defending himself against Monica Lewinsky or Tony Blair leading New Labour out of the wilderness, great speakers have always had the power to stir hearts, uphold great ideals and lead nations to new frontiers.

The dreams of Emmeline Pankhurst, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela inspired millions. This anthology, newly revised to include speeches ...

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Overview

Whether it was Churchill rousing the British to war, Fidel Castro inspiring the Cuban revolution, Bill Clinton defending himself against Monica Lewinsky or Tony Blair leading New Labour out of the wilderness, great speakers have always had the power to stir hearts, uphold great ideals and lead nations to new frontiers.

The dreams of Emmeline Pankhurst, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela inspired millions. This anthology, newly revised to include speeches from the end of this century, including Earl Spencer's stirring philippic over the coffin of his sister, Princess Diana, contains the most famous or notorious speeches in English since 1899, as well as speeches in translation from world leaders, including Lenin, Hitler and Stalin. There are also lesser-known masterpieces from such speakers as Roger Casement, J. B. Priestley and Salman Rushdie. Many helped to change the history of the twentieth century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140232349
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/1994
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.76 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian MacArthur is the Executive Editor (features) for the London Times. He is also the editor of The Penguin Book of Historical Speeches.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgements
'The doctrine of the strenuous life' (1899)1
'I believe in a British Empire and I do not believe in a Little England' (1903)4
'The men with the muck-rakes' (1906)8
'The People's Budget' (1909)10
'We are in for rough weather' (1909)15
'With the new age, we shall show a new spirit' (1910)17
'The new nationalism' (1910)20
'This last fight for human freedom' (1912)23
'Ulster is asking to be let alone' (1914)26
'The sunshine of Socialism' (1914)28
'The great pinnacle of sacrifice' (1914)31
'You have not seen the last of me' (1914)37
'There are women who never thought to envy men their manhood' (1914)38
'Ireland unfree shall never be at peace' (1915)40
'There is no salvation for India' (1916)43
Proclamation of the Irish Republic 'Ireland summons her children to the flag' (1916)46
'In Ireland alone, in this twentieth century, is loyalty held to be a crime' (1916)48
'The world must be made safe for democracy' (1917)55
'A new phase in the history of Russia begins' (1917)58
'We need an army' (1918)61
'While there is a lower class, I am in it' (1918)65
'A fit country for heroes to live in' (1918)68
'American I was born' (1919)71
'Man will see the truth' (1919)74
'A man as low and mean as I can picture' (1919)77
'The eyes of the whole Empire are on Ireland today' (1921)79
'Non-violence is the first article of my faith' (1922)82
'A message to every land where the Jewish race is scattered' (1922)87
'The sounds of England' (1924)90
'The life of the Negro race has been a life of tragedy' (1926)93
'I am never be guilty, never' (1927)97
'Rugged individualism' (1928)100
'The nation has to be mobilized' (1930)104
'We are not on trial' (1930)107
'Either we do it - or they crush us' (1931)109
'An indomitable aggressive spirit' (1932)112
'The bomber will always get through' (1932)120
'The only thing we have to fear is fear itself' (1933)124
'The supreme justiciar of the German people' (1934)129
'Italy! Italy! Entirely and universally Fascist!' (1935)132
'England again dares to be great' (1935)135
'The forces of selfishness and lust for power met their match' (1936)136
'The locust years' (1936)139
'I shall always trust the instincts of our democratic people' (1936)141
'The Jews carry Palestine in their hearts' (1936)143
'I have determined to renounce the Throne' (1936)150
'The House today is a theatre which is being watched by the whole world' (1936)152
'God Save the King' (1936)155
'I stake my life' (1937)157
'The oppression is growing' (1937)162
'My patience is now at an end' (1938)164
'Peace for our time' (1938)168
'A total and unmitigated defeat' (1938)169
'Is this an attempt to dominate the world by force?' (1939)172
'This country is at war with Germany' (1939)176
'In the name of God, go' (1940)178
'Sacrifice the seals of office' (1940)181
'I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat' (1940)185
'Be ye men of valour' (1940)186
'This was their finest hour' (1940)188
'The flame of French resistance' (1940)189
'This little steamer' (1940)192
'The arsenal of democracy' (1940)194
'The four freedoms' (1941)197
'A grave danger bangs over our country' (1941)201
'The final solution' (1942)204
'Give me your children' (1942)207
'We will stand and fight here' (1942)211
'The vision of such an Ireland' (1943)215
'That son of a bitch Patton again' (1943-4)218
'Obliteration is not a justifiable act of war' (1944)220
'Our deep moral dependence' (1945)224
The 'iron curtain' (1946)229
'Our policy is directed against hunger, poverty, desperation and chaos' (1947)232
'The noble mansion of free India' (1947)234
'The light has gone out of our lives' (1948)237
'I have in my hand. . .' (1950)239
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