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Speeches That Changed the World DVD Edition

Speeches That Changed the World DVD Edition

Author: Quercus Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2016

With over a million copies already sold, this is the newly updated edition of the definitive collection of great speeches ancient and modern. From calls to arms to demands for peace, and from cries of freedom to words of inspiration, this stirring anthology captures the voices of prophets and politicians, rebels and tyrants, soldiers and statesman, placing them in historical context. This revised edition includes speeches that have shaped the modern world: from Aung San Suu Kyi on freedom to Al Gore on the environment and from Malala Yousafzai on the education of women to Pope Francis on peace. A biography of each speechmaker reveals how they came to stand at the crossroads of history, and each speech is accompanied by an introduction explaining its historical context and how it influenced the momentous events of the day - as well as those that followed. Moving and thought-provoking, this new edition will continue to inspire and enlighten readers, offering them a fascinating perspective on historical milestones through the power of the spoken word. Contents include: Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai, Barack Obama, Pope Francis, Martin Luther King, Elizabeth I, Oliver Cromwell, George Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte, Abraham Lincoln, Emmeline Pankhurst, Mahatma Gandhi, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charles de Gaulle, General George S. Patton, Mao Zedong, Malcolm X, Vaclav Havel, Mikhail Gorbachev, Indira Gandhi and Winston Churchill to name a few.

Speeches That Changed the World

Speeches That Changed the World

Author: Quercus Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2016

With over a million copies already sold, this is the newly updated edition of the definitive collection of great speeches ancient and modern. From calls to arms to demands for peace, and from cries of freedom to words of inspiration, this stirring anthology captures the voices of prophets and politicians, rebels and tyrants, soldiers and statesman, placing them in historical context. This revised edition includes speeches that have shaped the modern world: from Aung San Suu Kyi on freedom to Al Gore on the environment and from Malala Yousafzai on the education of women to Pope Francis on peace. A biography of each speechmaker reveals how they came to stand at the crossroads of history, and each speech is accompanied by an introduction explaining its historical context and how it influenced the momentous events of the day - as well as those that followed. Moving and thought-provoking, this new edition will continue to inspire and enlighten readers, offering them a fascinating perspective on historical milestones through the power of the spoken word. Contents include: Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai, Barack Obama, Pope Francis, Martin Luther King, Elizabeth I, Oliver Cromwell, George Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte, Abraham Lincoln, Emmeline Pankhurst, Mahatma Gandhi, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charles de Gaulle, General George S. Patton, Mao Zedong, Malcolm X, Vaclav Havel, Mikhail Gorbachev, Indira Gandhi and Winston Churchill to name a few.

50 Speeches That Made the Modern World Famous Speeches from Women's Rights to Human Rights

50 Speeches That Made the Modern World Famous Speeches from Women's Rights to Human Rights

Author: Chambers Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Throughout history, great speeches have produced great change. From inciting violence and asserting control to restoring peace and securing freedom, nothing has the raw emotional power of a speech delivered at the right moment, in the right place, with the right content, and the right delivery. 50 Speeches That Made The Modern World is a celebration of the most influential and thought-provoking speeches that have shaped the world we live in. With comprehensive, chronological coverage of speeches from the 20th and 21st centuries, taken from all corners of the globe, it covers Emmeline Pankhurst's patiently reasoned condemnation of men's failure to improve ordinary women's lives in 1908 through speeches by Vladimir Lenin, Mahatma Gandhi, David Ben-Gurion, Albert Einstein, Fidel Castro, Nikita Khrushchev, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Nelson Mandela, Benazir Bhutto, Osama Bin Laden and Aung San Suu Kyi, right up to the most compelling oratory surrounding the 2016 US Presidential elections. Through the rallying propaganda speeches during World War II to the cautious rhetoric of the Cold War period, through challenging the status quo on issues of race, gender and politics to public addresses to the masses on the issues of AIDS and terrorism, through apologies, complaints, warmongering, scaremongering and passionate pleas, this book delivers the most important speeches of the modern era and why they still remain so significant. Each speech has an introduction explaining its setting, importance and impact as well as marginal notes filling in any background information.

The World's 100 Greatest Speeches

The World's 100 Greatest Speeches

Author: Terry O'Brien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2016

In the Name of Luminosity and Transparency

In the Name of Luminosity and Transparency

Author: Odysseus Elytis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2016

Speeches that Changed the World

Speeches that Changed the World

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2016

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.

Representative American Speeches, 2014-2015

Representative American Speeches, 2014-2015

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2015

Selected from a diverse field of speakers and venues, this volume offers some of the most engaging American speeches of the year. Distinguished by its diversity, covering areas in politics, education, popular culture, as well as trending topics in the news, these speeches provide an interesting format to explore some of the year's most important stories.

The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke Volume IV: Party, Parliament, and the Dividing of the Whigs, 1780-1794

The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke Volume IV: Party, Parliament, and the Dividing of the Whigs, 1780-1794

Author: Prof. P. J., FBA CBE Marshall Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2015

This fourth volume in the Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke series is also the last of the three Party and Parliament volumes, which follow Edmund Burke through from the opening of a newly elected Parliament which assembled on 31 October 1780 to his retirement from the Commons in 1794. This volume addresses Burke's views on the authority of Parliament over the British provinces in India, and his concerns about the implications of the French Revolution for British politics. He also expresses his views on issues that had always greatly interested him, such as the reform of criminal law, the confinement of debtors, and the abolition of what he regarded as outmoded economic regulations. The texts for the items, which have appeared in previous editions of Burke's Works, have been reconstructed, largely by the use of manuscripts, and many of the shorter speeches appear here in print for the first time.

The Inauguration of Elizabeth Garrett Cornell's Thirteenth President

The Inauguration of Elizabeth Garrett Cornell's Thirteenth President

Author: Elizabeth Garrett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2015

On the occasion of the inauguration of Cornell's thirteenth president, Elizabeth Garrett, Cornell University Press is pleased to publish the official commemorative edition of her inauguration speech. This handsome volume also includes several other sections of interest to Cornellians, including a foreword by President Emeritus Frank H. T. Rhodes, remarks from Board of Trustees Chair Robert S. Harrison, poetry by Alice Fulton, selected texts by Ezra Cornell and A. D. White, a feature on Cornell's Sesquicentennial, brief biographies of past presidents of Cornell, and a historical account of women at Cornell by Gretchen Ritter, the Harold Tanner Dean of Arts and Sciences. President Garrett's speech will be remembered for years to come, and this book is a wonderful keepsake of a historic occasion.

Relocations Reading culture in South Africa

Relocations Reading culture in South Africa

Author: I. Coovadia Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Between 2009 and 2012, the Gordon Institute for the Performing and Creative Arts in Cape Town held the Great Texts/Big Questions public lecture series which became a celebrated part of Cape Town's cultural landscape, demonstrating current intellectual and creative thinking in South Africa. These lectures gave audiences a chance to engage with transformative texts and questions, to hear thought leaders speak on the ideas, the books, the art, and the films that matter to them and to us. Relocations: Reading Culture in South Africa brings together a selection of these lectures by world-renowned artists, writers and thinkers in the form of essays, for the benefit of a wider readership, with a contemporary design which plays with words. The authors range from novelists Andre Brink and Imraan Coovadia (one of the collection's editors), to poets Gabeba Baderoon and Rustum Kozain, to artist William Kentridge and social activist Zackie Achmat. The topics are as wide as Don Quixote, Marx and Lincoln, trout fishing, Hamlet, the 19th-century Russian writer Gogol and Nabokov's novel Lolita. Today's readers are increasingly interested in finding new ways to understand and live with great texts and the world of ideas. Books like this demonstrate that thinking about these texts does not have to be an inaccessibly academic pursuit.

Representative American Speeches, 2013-2014

Representative American Speeches, 2013-2014

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2015

Selected from a diverse field of speakers and venues, this volume offers some of the most engaging American speeches of the year. Distinguished by its diversity, covering areas in politics, education, popular culture, as well as trending topics in the news, these speeches provide an interesting format to explore some of the year's most important stories.

The Speech against Leocrates

The Speech against Leocrates

Author: Lycurgus Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2014

Originally published in 1922, this book contains the Greek text of the only surviving complete speech by the orator Lycurgus of Athens, which was delivered against Leocrates. Petrie includes a detailed introduction on the life and career of Lycurgus and an analysis of the speech, with detailed notes on the text and a critical apparatus at the back of the volume. This book will be of value to Classicists and anyone with an interest in Greek oratory and law.