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Areopagitica and Other Prose Works

Areopagitica and Other Prose Works

Author: John Milton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2016

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

50 Speeches That Made the Modern World

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.

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

The poetry of Odysseus Elytis owes as much to the ancients and Byzantium, as to the surrealists of the 1930s and the architecture of the Cyclades, bringing romantic modernism and structural experimentation to Greece. Collected here are the two speeches Elytis gave on his acceptance of the 1979 Nobel Prize for Literature, which are still strikingly relevant today. He addresses a hypertrophic and atrophic Europe in moral chaos, with as many coexisting values as languages-and to this he offers the common language that is found in poetry, in art, and in their base materials of sense, aesthetic, intuition. Ultimately, his is a powerful ode to beauty amid utilitarianism, and the need for poetry as the art of approaching that which surpasses us and puts us at the threshold of the deepest truth .

Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric

Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric

Author: Ward Farnsworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2016

I must refrain from shouting what a brilliant work this is (praeteritio). Farnsworth has written the book as he ought to have written it - and as only he could have written it (symploce). Buy it and read it - buy it and read it (epimone). -Bryan A. Garner, Garner's Modern English Usage Everyone speaks and writes in patterns. Farnsworth is your guide to patterns known as rhetorical figures that can make your words more emphatic, memorable, and effective. This book details the timeless principles of rhetoric from Ancient Greece to the present day, drawing on examples in the English language of consummate masters of prose, such as Lincoln, Churchill, Dickens, Melville, and Burke. Most rhetorical figures amount to departures from simple and literal statement, such as repeating words, putting words into an unexpected order, leaving out words that might have been expected, asking questions and then answering them. All apply to the composition of a simple sentence or paragraph-repetition and variety, suspense and relief, concealment and surprise, the creation of expectations and then the satisfaction or frustration of them. Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric is for anyone who wants to be a better speaker or writer.

Representative American Speeches, 2014-2015

Representative American Speeches, 2014-2015

Author: HW 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 Inauguration of Elizabeth Garrett

The Inauguration of Elizabeth Garrett

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.

The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke

The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke

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.

Representative American Speeches, 2013-2014

Representative American Speeches, 2013-2014

Author: HW 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.

Khitabah

Khitabah

Author: Abdulhakim Yuce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2013

History's Greatest Speeches

History's Greatest Speeches

Author: James Daley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/12/2013