The World's Great Speeches

Fourth Enlarged (1999) Edition

Author: Lewis Copeland,Lawrence W. Lamm,Stephen J. McKenna

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486132838

Category: History

Page: 944

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Nearly 300 speeches provide public speakers with a wealth of quotes and inspiration, from Pericles' funeral oration and William Jennings Bryan's "Cross of Gold" speech to Malcolm X's powerful words on the Black Revolution. Includes 7 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Lend Me Your Ears

Great Speeches in History

Author: William Safire

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 0795336594

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1148

View: 9082

From a Pulitzer Prize–winning author, this collection of speeches is “the most valuable kind of book, the kind that benefits mind and heart” (Peggy Noonan). This third edition of the bestselling collection of classic and modern oratory 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.

21 Speeches That Shaped Our World

The people and ideas that changed the way we think

Author: Chris Abbott

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407063235

Category: History

Page: 336

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In this fascinating book, Chris Abbott, a leading political analyst, takes a close look at 21 key speeches which have shaped the world today. He examines the power of the arguments embedded in these speeches to inspire people to achieve great things, or do great harm. Abbott draws upon his political expertise to explain how our current understanding of the world is rooted in pivotal moments of history. These moments are captured in the words of a range of influential speakers including: Emmeline Pankhurst, Martin Luther King, Jr, Enoch Powell, Napoleon Beazley, Kevin Rudd, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Osama bin Laden, Margaret Beckett, Winston Churchill, Salvador Allende, Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, Tim Collins, Mohandas Gandhi, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Robin Cook and Barack Obama. The speeches in this book are arranged thematically, linked by concepts such as 'might is right', 'with us or against us' and 'give peace a chance'. Each transcript is accompanied by an insightful commentary that analyses how the words relate to our modern society. Fresh and relevant, this is a book that will make you stop in your tracks and think about what is really happening in the world today.

Great Speeches For Better Speaking

Listen and Learn from History's Most Memorable Speeches

Author: Michael Eidenmuller

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071817212

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 2684

Master the art of persuasion with lessons from the best speakers of our time. Throughout history, they have moved us. They have enlightened and inspired us. They are our nation's most influential speakers, gifted with the talent to change minds and hearts. What is the almost magical power they possess--and how can you harness it for yourself? The answers are here in this illuminating guide to unforgettable oratory. Complete with a ninety-minute CD featuring six great speeches in their entirety, this tool kit for speakers takes you through an in-depth analysis of these historically significant speeches and the secrets of their eloquent effectiveness. With close examination of each speech, you'll get lessons on how to: Address a difficult situation with help from the Great Communicator, Ronald Reagan Bring divergent interests together with effective arguments like Edward Kennedy Capture and hold your audience's attention by mastering General Douglas MacArthur's structual techniques Style a formal speech with the elegance of John F. Kennedy Maximize your delivery by studying the power of Barbara Jordan's voice Use Mary Fisher's special rhetorical tactics to sway even the toughest audience

Great Speeches by American Women

Author: James Daley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486115631

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

View: 3918

Here are 21 legendary speeches from the country's most inspirational female voices, including Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Eleanor Roosevelt, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and many others.

Speeches That Changed the World

Author: N.A

Publisher: Bounty Books

ISBN: 9780753730119

Category: Speeches, addresses, etc

Page: 192

View: 2176

For many thousands of years, people have used oratory to influence others, but what exactly makes a speech great? Is it the choice of words, the feelings they express, the passion with which the speaker delivers them, the circumstances or the lasting effect that the speech has on what other people think or do, or even on the course of history? Open up this book to find out... The speeches in Speeches that Changed the World are divided into the following chapters: Ancient history, Love, Religion, Science, Patriotism, Philosophy, Humanity and liberty, Sport, Politics and War. Many of them have inspired people to act, some have changed the way people think or look at the world. Others have changed the course of events across the globe - sometimes for the better, at other times with devastating results. All have chronicled our history.

Worlds Greatest Speeches

Author: Vijaya Kumar

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 9781845576080

Category:

Page: 200

View: 3745

This anthology gives an insight into the minds of great leaders and personalities and documents the way they changed the course of history with their inspirational and motivational speeches. These speeches have not only influenced the people of their times but also today's generation. The speeches are of particular significance in the present world of violence, turmoil and injustice. It is hoped that this selection of the world's greatest speeches will prompt the reader to pause awhile and ponder on their timeless relevance and significance.

The World Factbook

Author: Central Intelligence Agency

Publisher: Masterlab

ISBN: 8379912136

Category: Reference

Page: 3100

View: 9819

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach

The Lost Art of the Great Speech

How to Write It, how to Deliver it

Author: Richard Dowis

Publisher: Amacom Books

ISBN: 9780814470541

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 2124

Offers tips and techniques for writing and delivering a speech, in a text that includes memorable speeches from such notable speakers as Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Reverend Jesse Jackson.

The World Without Us

Author: Alan Weisman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312347291

Category: Science

Page: 324

View: 8859

A study of what would happen to Earth if the human presence was removed examines our legacy for the planet, from the objects that would vanish without human intervention to those that would become long-lasting remnants of humankind.

History's Greatest Speeches

Author: James Daley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486316505

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 128

View: 9956

This anthology presents 20 of the world's most influential public orations, including stirring addresses by Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Patrick Henry, and many other famous leaders. Includes three selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Cosmos

Author: Carl Sagan

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345539435

Category: Science

Page: 396

View: 1012

Presents an illustrated guide to the universe and to Earth's relationship to it, moving from theories of creation to humankind's discovery of the cosmos, to general relativity, to space missions, and beyond.

Fahrenheit 451

A Novel

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451673310

Category: Fiction

Page: 159

View: 9736

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.

Great Speeches of the 20th Century

Author: Bob Blaisdell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486315568

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

View: 8135

This stirring anthology features addresses by Winston Churchill, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, the Dalai Lama, César Chávez, and many others. Includes three selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

The Penguin Book of Modern Speeches

Author: Brian MacArthur

Publisher: Viking

ISBN: 9780241982303

Category: Speeches, addresses, etc

Page: 628

View: 8746

The twentieth century was a century of idealism and revolution and as never before speeches were crucial in stirring the hearts and minds of millions around the world. Whether it was Churchill rousing the British to take up arms or the dream of Martin Luther King, Fidel Castro inspiring the Cuban revolution or Salman Rushdie denouncing his fatwa, speeches have made headlines and shaped the way we see ourselves and the larger society. Gathered here are some of the most extraordinary and memorable speeches of the modern era. Some are well known, others less so, but all, in their way, whether large or small, had a hand in shaping the world that we inhabit now. This new edition has been updated to include the most significant speeches up to 2017.

Great Speeches by Native Americans

Author: Bob Blaisdell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048611127X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

View: 6137

Remarkable for their eloquence, depth of feeling, and oratorical mastery, these 82 compelling speeches encompass five centuries of Indian encounters with nonindigenous people. Beginning with a 1540 refusal by a Timucua chief to parley with Hernando de Soto ("With such a people I want no peace"), the collection extends to the 20th-century address of activist Russell Means to the United Nations affiliates and members of the Human Rights Commission ("We are people who love in the belly of the monster"). Other memorable orations include Powhatan's "Why should you destroy us, who have provided you with food?" (1609); Red Jacket's "We like our religion, and do not want another" (1811); Osceola's "I love my home, and will not go from it" (1834); Red Cloud's "The Great Spirit made us both" (1870); Chief Joseph's "I will fight no more forever" (1877); Sitting Bull's "The life my people want is a life of freedom" (1882); and many more. Other notable speakers represented here include Tecumseh, Seattle, Geronimo, and Crazy Horse, as well as many lesser-known leaders. Graced by forceful metaphors and vivid imagery expressing emotions that range from the utmost indignation to the deepest sorrow, these addresses are deeply moving documents that offer a window into the hearts and minds of Native Americans as they struggled against the overwhelming tide of European and American encroachment. This inexpensive edition, with informative notes about each speech and orator, will prove indispensable to anyone interested in Native American history and culture.

Chambers Book of Great Speeches

Author: Chambers,Chambers Editors

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781471801747

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1024

View: 6638

The Chambers Book of Great Speeches is the most comprehensive guide available to the inspired and inspiring speeches that have shaped the world we live in. There are over 250 speakers covered, from Bella Abzug to Emile Zola. Each speaker is introduced with a brief biography setting them in context. Each speech also has an introduction explaining its setting, and is accompanied by marginal notes which fill in any background information. The speeches themselves are international in scope and stretch throughout world history, from ancient times through to twenty-first century orators such as Barack Obama, Steve Jobs and Lord Coe.

Around the World in Eighty Days

Author: Jules Verne,George Makepeace Towle

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105107094

Category: Voyages around the world

Page: 416

View: 3914

"Phileas Fogg bets his fortune he can travel across the globe in eighty days. But the day he leaves on his journey, the Bank of London is robbed, and Fogg is identified by the nefarious Detective Fix as the chief suspect. Fogg races against time and geography to save a princess and prove his innocence." -- cover p. [iv].

Atlas Shrugged

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101137193

Category: Fiction

Page: 1088

View: 6978

Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller. Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy...why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction...why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph...why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill. Atlas Shrugged, a modern classic and Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism—her groundbreaking philosophy—offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century’s leading artists.

The Power of Words A Compendium of Great Speeches from World Leaders

Author: LornaMarie

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1387911805

Category: Education

Page: 698

View: 6260

This book is a treasure in the hands of anyone required to use oratory skill in their role. It is known in most countries of the world that lawyers are good orators, perhaps due to the nature of their profession, Barristers are known to address the court. Some of our world leaders past and present are great orators; it is, however, important to note that while not all of them were lawyers, they have delivered remarkable and memorable speeches to their respective nations. One of the qualities of a good leader is the ability to address the nation with good oratory skills. This book therefore explores the power and effect that words have on all of us.