Speeches that Shaped the Modern World

Speeches that Shaped the Modern World

by Alan Whiticker
     
 
Speeches that Shaped the Modern World is a collection of the potent and memorable speeches delivered since the beginning of the 20th Century. Memorable images bring the speaker's personality to us and make this book a fascinating journey through time. The collection includes recurring themes including: politics and diplomacy, war and peace, freedom and justice,

Overview

Speeches that Shaped the Modern World is a collection of the potent and memorable speeches delivered since the beginning of the 20th Century. Memorable images bring the speaker's personality to us and make this book a fascinating journey through time. The collection includes recurring themes including: politics and diplomacy, war and peace, freedom and justice, civil rights and human rights. What they all have in common is the rhetoric: the power of persuasion. The speeches reflect historic events of one of the most cataclysmic centuries as told by its heroes, villains, martyrs and monsters. Josef Stalin and Mahatma Gandhi speak side by side with Nelson Mandela, Joseph McCarthy, the Kennedy brothers and Fidel Castro.Speeches by George W Bush and Arundhati Roy bring the book right up to date with conflicting views of our modern world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781741103090
Publisher:
New Holland Australia
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
9.42(w) x 12.10(h) x 1.11(d)

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Meet the Author

Since 1986 Alan has pursued the dual roles of teacher and freelance writer. In 1997 he completed his Masters Degree in Education.

Alan is a former teacher and university lecturer and the author of 40 books including British Pop Invasion (2014), The Way We Were (2013), A History of Rugby League Clubs (2004, 2007, 2011), Wanda: The Untold Story of the Wanda Beach Murders and his first children’s book The Battle for Troy – An Adaptation of Homer’s Iliad (2004).

Alan J. Whiticker lives with his wife, Karen, and children, Timothy and Melanie.

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