The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches

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Brian MacArthur
Penguin Adult, 26.09.1996 - 503 Seiten
Brian MacArthur's Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Speeches was described as 'a compelling read' (Observer) and 'a means of re-creating a turbulent century' (Sunday Times). In this superb companion volume, he brings together the words of over a hundred men and women - from Moses to Mandela - who changed the world through the sheer power of their oratory. Gladstone and Disraeli, or Pitt and Fox before them, forged the politics of their age through ferocious verbal combat in the House of Commons. Abraham Lincoln transformed forever the way Americans interpret the Civil War and their national destiny. Like Cicero or Cromwell, Churchill, Kennedy and Martin Luther King inspired generations with their hopes and dreams; others have given equally eloquent expression to the rights of man, the wrongs of women and the cause of the Irish freedom. The world's most effective speakers, argues MacArthur, have always known how 'to move hearts or inspire great deeds, to uplift spirits or cast down enemies'. His definitive collection demonstrates that claim with many thrilling examples.

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Nutzerbericht  - funfunyay - LibraryThing

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 (1996)

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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