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Outspoken 50 Speeches by Incredible Women

Outspoken 50 Speeches by Incredible Women

Author: Deborah Coughlin Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2019

History didn't listen to women, but that never stopped them from speaking out ... A lot of history is made up of speeches. Speeches about big ideas, celebratory speeches, rousing speeches to inspire soldiers to fight to the death, comic speeches to help us see the funny side to life. From Jesus to Winston Churchill to Martin Luther King Jr. and even Donald Trump, we've been raised with the words of important men ringing in our ears ... But where are all the women? Unless you're the type of person who loves researching suffrage speeches, you are unlikely to know many soundbites from women throughout history. Outspoken: 50 Speeches by Incredible Women is going to change that. From Joan of Arc and Virginia Wolf, to Michelle Obama and Ariana Grande, this is a celebration of outstanding and outspoken women everywhere.

Great Scottish Speeches New Edition

Great Scottish Speeches New Edition

Author: David Torrance Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

What makes a speech great? In this second volume of Great Scottish Speeches, more than 60 speeches made by Scots or by others in Scotland have been drawn together, not necessarily for their heart-stopping eloquence (although many have that), but as a testament to their enduring historical significance. These speeches each provide a snapshot of the social, cultural or political context in which they were made, a celebration of the power of great oratory across the ages. As you fight for fairness, you will always find in me a friend, a partner and a brother. Gordon Brown O sister, rule your realm in peace; I give up every claim to these domains. Mary Queen of Scots Such in my opinion is the true gospel concerning wealth, obedience to which is destined someday to solve the problems of the rich and the poor. Andrew Carnegie Vote, Jock. Vote, Sweaty Sock. Talk properly. Alan Bissett

Voices of History Speeches that Changed the World

Voices of History Speeches that Changed the World

Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2019

VOICES OF HISTORY celebrates the great speeches of world history and cultural life. In this exuberant collection, acclaimed historian Simon Sebag Montefiore takes us on a journey from ancient times to the twenty-first century: some speeches are heroic and inspiring; some diabolical and atrocious; some are exquisite and poignant; others cruel and chilling. The speakers themselves vary from empresses and conquerors to rock stars, novelists and sportsmen, dreamers and killers, from Churchill and Elizabeth I to Stalin and Genghis Khan, and from Michelle Obama and Cleopatra to Bob Dylan, Nehru and Muhammad Ali. All human drama is here: from the carnage of battlefields to the theatre of courtrooms, from table-talk to audiences of millions, from desperate last stands to orations of triumph, from noble calls for liberation to genocidal rants, from foolish delusions and strange confessions to defiant resistance and heartbreaking farewells, VOICES OF HISTORY spans centuries, continents and cultures. In the accessible and gripping style of a master storyteller, Montefiore shows why these seventy speeches are essential reading, and how they enlighten our past, enrich our present and inspire - and hold warnings for - our future.

Speeches and Articles 2013 - 2017 His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

Speeches and Articles 2013 - 2017 His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

Author: David Cadman Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2019

In 2014, Volumes One and Two of the speeches and articles of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales were archived and published by the University of Wales Press. This third volume of the speeches and articles of The Prince of Wales includes a thematic expansion to the section on `Climate Change and Sustainability', accommodating a number of texts that address the interconnected relationship between economic, social and environmental sustainability. As The Prince of Wales marks his seventieth birthday, we note a significant achievement. Over the years, in broader terms, his words and actions have received little publicity, but matters on which The Prince has voiced concern have subsequently risen on the agenda for a great many other thoughtful and well-informed observers. It is hoped that among the merits of this archive is its record of The Prince's contribution, which will allow a fair and balanced assessment of his singularly remarkable contribution.

Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Demosthenes: Selected Political Speeches

Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Demosthenes: Selected Political Speeches

Author: Judson (Allegheny College, Pennsylvania) Herrman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2019

Demosthenes, as an emerging political leader in fourth-century Athens, delivered a series of fiery speeches to the citizens in the democratic Assembly, attacking the Macedonian king Philip II as an aggressive imperialist bent on destroying the city's independence. This volume presents the Greek text of five of these speeches with full introduction and detailed commentary. They show how the foremost politician of the day argued his case before the people who made policy decisions in the Assembly, and how he eventually persuaded them to support his doomed militaristic position in preference to the more pragmatic stance of accommodation advocated by his political opponents. These speeches are unique sources for the ideology and political history of this crucial period, and the best specimens of persuasive rhetoric in action from democratic Athens. This edition takes account of recent studies of fourth-century Athens and showcases Demosthenes as a master of Greek prose style.

Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Demosthenes: Selected Political Speeches

Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Demosthenes: Selected Political Speeches

Author: Judson (Allegheny College, Pennsylvania) Herrman Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/07/2019

Demosthenes, as an emerging political leader in fourth-century Athens, delivered a series of fiery speeches to the citizens in the democratic Assembly, attacking the Macedonian king Philip II as an aggressive imperialist bent on destroying the city's independence. This volume presents the Greek text of five of these speeches with full introduction and detailed commentary. They show how the foremost politician of the day argued his case before the people who made policy decisions in the Assembly, and how he eventually persuaded them to support his doomed militaristic position in preference to the more pragmatic stance of accommodation advocated by his political opponents. These speeches are unique sources for the ideology and political history of this crucial period, and the best specimens of persuasive rhetoric in action from democratic Athens. This edition takes account of recent studies of fourth-century Athens and showcases Demosthenes as a master of Greek prose style.

Addresses Delivered In Kansas

Addresses Delivered In Kansas

Author: John Alexander Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2019

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. Advice for the Rest of Your Life - Classic Graduation Speeches

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. Advice for the Rest of Your Life - Classic Graduation Speeches

Author: Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/05/2019

Give it your all. Dare to be all you can be. Graduation day is a pivotal moment. After a lifetime of learning, and at least three years of studying hard in a chosen subject, we are thrown headfirst into the unknown world of adulthood. That day - and the months afterwards - are ripe with possibility. They can feel by turns thrilling and rudderless, dreamy and terrifying. It's the perfect time to reflect on the past and look at what's to come. In this collection of carefully curated speeches, hear from leading voices such as Barack Obama, Gloria Steinem and Tim Minchin, and discover their profound advice for the graduating classes of Harvard, Stanford and many more top-class universities, who have gone on to shape the world we live in. Whether you're looking for the perfect graduation gift, a memento of this significant life moment, or are simply seeking guiding inspiration, the lessons in Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish will last a lifetime.

Emerson on Sound Money

Emerson on Sound Money

Author: Willis George Emerson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2019

The Source of Self-Regard Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations

The Source of Self-Regard Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations

Author: Toni Morrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/2019

Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection--a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades. The Source of Self-Regard is brimming with all the elegance of mind and style, the literary prowess and moral compass that are Toni Morrison's inimitable hallmark. It is divided into three parts: the first is introduced by a powerful prayer for the dead of 9/11; the second by a searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr., and the last by a heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin. In the writings and speeches included here, Morrison takes on contested social issues: the foreigner, female empowerment, the press, money, black matter(s), and human rights. She looks at enduring matters of culture: the role of the artist in society, the literary imagination, the Afro-American presence in American literature, and in her Nobel lecture, the power of language itself. And here too is piercing commentary on her own work (including The Bluest Eye, Sula, Tar Baby, Jazz, Beloved, and Paradise) and that of others, among them, painter and collagist Romare Bearden, author Toni Cade Bambara, and theater director Peter Sellars. In all, The Source of Self-Regard is a luminous and essential addition to Toni Morrison's oeuvre.