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100 Speeches that roused the world

by Colin Salter

100 Speeches that roused the world Synopsis

100 Speeches that Roused the World tells the stories behind the most inspiring, rousing and memorable speeches, from ancient Greece to the present day. A concise introduction and analysis of each speech is accompanied by key illustrations and photographs. 100 Speeches presents the power of the spoken word at its finest, from stirring calls to arms to impassioned pleas for peace. Speeches include: Sojourner Truth, Ain't I a woman (1851), Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (1863), Emmeline Pankhurst Freedom or Death (1913), Winston Churchill, Blood, Sweat and Tears (1940), John F. Kennedy, We choose to go to the moon (1961), Martin Luther King, I Have a Dream (1963), Nelson Mandela on his release from prison (1990), Barack Obama, Yes, We Can! (2008) and Malala Yousafzai, The right of education for every child (2013). Others include Cicero, Elizabeth I, George Washington, Mahatma Gandhi, Vladimir Lenin, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Enoch Powell, Eva Peron, Mao Zedong, Malcolm X, Margaret Thatcher, Richard M. Nixon, Maya Angelou, Steve Jobs and Oprah Winfrey. This is a classic collection of inspirational, momentous and thought-provoking speeches that have stirred nations, challenged accepted beliefs and changed the course of history.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849944922
Publication date: 2nd April 2019
Author: Colin Salter
Publisher: Batsford Ltd an imprint of Pavilion Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: Speeches, General & world history, History of ideas,

About Colin Salter

Colin Salter is a history and science writer, the author of 100 Books That Roused the World, Everything You Need to Know about Inventions, and Jaguar: the Models that Define the Marque. He recently completed the third volume of Science Is Beautiful, his series on life through the microscope.

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