Lend Me Your Ears: Great Speeches in Historyby William Safire
The definitive compendium of classic oratorya book for and of the ages now madeeven richer and more contemporary. William Safire's invaluable and immensely entertaining Lend Me Your Ears established itself instantly as a classic treasury of the greatest speeches in human history. Selected with the instincts of a great speechwriter and language maven, arranged by theme and occasion, each deftly introduced and placed in context, the more than two hundred speeches in this compilation demonstrate the enduring power of human eloquence to inspire, to uplift, and to motivate. For this expanded edition Safire has selected more than twenty new speeches by such figures as President Bill Clinton, Senator Robert Dole, General Colin Powell, Microsoft's Bill Gates, the Dalai Lama, Edward R. Murrow, Alistair Cooke, the Buddha, and the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. They prove that even in a digital age the most forceful medium of communication is still the human voice speaking directly to the mind, heart, and soul.
- Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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- Revised Edition
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- 6.44(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.96(d)
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William Safire, a Pulitzer Prize winner, is the most widely read writer on words. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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