Speeches That Shaped the Modern World

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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 ...
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781741103090
  • Publisher: New Holland Australia
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Series: No Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 11.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Since 1986 Alan Whiticker has pursued the dual roles of teacher and freelance writer, emerging as an accomplished writer of sporting history, biography and true crime. He has written and co-written 14 books He lives in Penrith NSW. Alan completed his Masters degree in Education and lectured at the University. . Alan lives in with his wife, Karen, and children, Timothy and Melanie.
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Table of Contents


Introduction: the power of persuasion     10
The Old World, 1901-1919     13
The Duke of Cornwall and York, 'The Opening of the Australian Parliament', 1901     14
Mary Church Terrell, 'Being Coloured in the Nation's Capital', 1906     18
Emmeline Pankhurst, 'Freedom or Death', 1913     22
Patrick Pearse, 'Ireland Unfree Will Never Be At Peace', 1915     27
Woodrow Wilson, 'War Message', 1917     30
Vladimir Ilych Lenin, 'Constructing the Socialist Order', 1919     38
Between the Wars, 1920-1939     41
Margaret Sanger, 'The Children's Era', 1925     42
Franklin D Roosevelt, 'The Only Thing We Have To Fear is Fear Itself', 1933     48
Josef V Stalin, 'Election Speech', 1937     55
Adolf Hitler, 'The Jewish Question', 1939     61
Neville Chamberlain, 'A Hint of War', 1939     69
War, Peace and Freedom, 1940-1949     75
Winston Churchill, 'Our Finest Hour', 1940     76
Charles Lindbergh, 'Neutrality and War', 1941     83
Cardinal Clement von Galen, 'Against Aktion T4', 1941     90
Mohandas K Gandhi, 'Quit India', 1942     96
General George S Patton, 'D-Day Address', 1944     102
Golda Meir, 'The Struggle for a Jewish State', 1948     106
The Cold War, 1950-1959     113
Joseph R McCarthy, 'Wheeling Speech', 1950     114
Margaret Chase Smith, 'Declaration of Conscience, 1950     122
Douglas MacArthur, 'Old Soldiers Never Die', 1951     129
Bertrand Russell, 'Russell-Einstein Manifesto', 1955     136
Nikita Khrushchev, 'The Cult of the Individual', 1956     142
Revolution, 1960-1969     151
Harold MacMillan, 'The Wind of Change', 1960     152
John F Kennedy, 'The Cuban Missile Crisis', 1962     158
Martin Luther King, 'I Have a Dream', 1963     167
Robert F Kennedy, 'Announcement of Martin Luther King's Death', 1968     174
Edward 'Teddy' Kennedy, 'Eulogy for Robert F Kennedy', 1968     178
Absolute Power, 1970-1979     183
John Kerry, 'Against the War in Vietnam', 1971     184
Richard M Nixon, 'Farewell to the White House', 1974     191
Gough Whitlam, 'Well May We Say, God Save the Queen', 1975     198
Anwar el-Sadat, 'Peace With Justice', 1977     202
Jimmy Carter, 'A Crisis of Confidence', 1979     210
The Big Chill, 1980-1989     217
Indira Gandhi, 'True Liberation of Women', 1980     218
Margaret Thatcher, 'The Falklands War', 1982      222
Jesse Jackson, 'Keep Hope Alive', 1988     226
Ryan White, 'I Have AIDS', 1988     231
The Dawn of Enlightenment, 1990-1999     237
Mikhail Gorbachev, 'Dissolving the Soviet Union', 1991     238
Nelson Mandela, 'Release from Prison', 1994     243
Earl Spencer, 'Eulogy for Diana, Princess of Wales', 1997     250
Tony Blair, 'Address to the Irish Parliament', 1998     255
Elie Wiesel, 'The Perils of Indifference', 1999     265
The New Millennium, 2000-     273
George W Bush, 'A Great People Has Been Moved', 2001     274
Arundhati Roy, 'Peace and the New Corporate Liberation Theology', 2004     278
Sources     287
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