The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches

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Brian MacArthur
Penguin Books, 2012 - 503 Seiten
From Moses to Nelson Mandella, speeches have helped both change the way we see the world and the way the world is shaped. A great orator, however, has to have the right words and the right message to inspire his or her followers. The Penguin Book of Historic Speechesgathers together the world's greatest speeches, bringing together the words of over one hundred men and women. These brilliant and passionate declarations by Disraeli, Lincoln, Gladstone, Churchill, Washington, Socrates, Pankhurst, Lenin, Gandhi and many others provide a vivid glimpse of history in the making while retaining their power to move and inspire today. 'Impeccable. MacArthur prefaces each address with a short but scholarly historical explanation that sets the scene perfectly. An attractive volume with a splendidly pithy introducton.' Andrew Roberts, Sunday Times'MacArthur wisely concentrates on certain political conflicts - gathering together the oratory of the American Civil War or the campaign for female suffrage. His book works well not just as an anthology but as a history of those episodes.' Independent on Sunday

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This vast collection of speeches I like to refer to as "Penguin America's American Book of American Speeches... America". The editor suffers from what can only be described as socio-centricism. Most ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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A stirring example of how to bring history to life on the page. Bravo. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2012)

Brian MacArthur has had a distinguished career in journalism. He was founder editor of the Today newspaper and of The Times Higher Education Supplement, editor of the Western Morning News and deputy editor of the Sunday Times. He has edited The Penguin Book of Modern Speeches, the companion volume to this book, and is the author of For King and Country and Surviving the Sword.

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