The Penguin Book of Historic Speechesby Various
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In this companion volume to his highly acclaimed Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Speeches, Brian MacArthur brings together the words of over a hundred men and women -- from Moses to Mandela -- who helped to change the world through the sheer power of their oratory.
In 1969 Betty Friedan proclaimed in an impassioned speech on women's rights, 'Today, we moved history foward.' Gladstone and Disraeli, and Pitt and Fox before them, forged the politics of their age through ferocious verbal combat in the House of Commons. Abraham Lincoln transformed for ever the way American interpret the Civil War and their national destiny. A legacy of turmoil in Ireland; the revolutionary rhetoric of eighteenth-century France; and this century's catalogue of conflict are all represented in this definitive and incisive collection.
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- 5.40(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.38(d)
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- 18 Years
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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