The third edition of an internationally best-selling collection of classic and modern oratory, Lend Me Your Ears offers numerous examples of the greatest speeches ever delivered�from the ancient world to the modern. Speeches in this edition span a broad stretch of history, from General George Patton inspiring Allied troops on the eve of D-Day to Pericles� impassioned eulogy for fallen Greek soldiers during the Peloponnesian War; and from Jesus of Nazareth�s greatest sermons to Ruth Bader Ginsburg�s fiery speech in response to the Bush vs. Gore decision that changed the landscape of American politics in our time.
Editor William Safire has collected a diverse range of speeches from both ancient and modern times, from people of many different backgrounds and political affiliations, and from people on both sides of history�s greatest battles and events. This book provides a wealth of valuable examples of great oratory for writers, speakers, and history aficionados.
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