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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

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.

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.

Relocations

Relocations

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.

Khitabah

Khitabah

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

De Imperio

De Imperio

Author: Cicero Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/12/2013

De Imperio Cn. Pompeii (in support of Pompey), or Pro Lege Manilia, (in favour of the Manilian law) was Cicero's first speech on public affairs. Delivered in 66 BC when Cicero was praetor, he argued in support of a proposal from Manilius, the tribune at that time, to extend Pompey's command in the East and so take over the command in the war against Mithridates. The speech charts the moment when Cicero was transformed from lawyer to politician, but also effected a decision which led to Rome's success in the third Mithridatic War and her assertion of supremacy in the East. This edition contains sections 27-45, where Cicero discusses how to choose a general, passionately advocating for a leader with the skills and expertise of Pompey. The introductory essay provides an overview of the historical and political context, and provides detail on the rhetorical and literary devices employed by Cicero in this speech. Detailed commentary notes accompanying the Latin text gloss difficult words and phrases, explain references to Cicero's contemporary politics, and highlight instances of oratorical usage. This is the prescribed edition of the prose set text for OCR's AS GCE Classics Latin qualification, for examination from 2015 to 2017 inclusive.

Great Scottish Speeches

Great Scottish Speeches

Author: David Torrance Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2013

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

History's Greatest Speeches

History's Greatest Speeches

Author: James Daley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/11/2013

Great Speeches of Our Time

Great Speeches of Our Time

Author: Hywel Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2013

'Let each know that for each the body, the mind and the soul have been freed to fulfil themselves.' These powerful words, spoken by Nelson Mandela in his inaugural address as the new president of South Africa, are taken from just one of the forty important and thought-provoking speeches in this collection. Ranging from 1945 to the present day, they provide an important insight into the modern world. Inspirational speeches by Winston Churchill, Mikhail Gorbachev, Martin Luther King, Barack Obama and many others are supplemented with biographies of each speaker, as well an exploration of their words' significance and an historical account of the consequences of their oratory. This is a history of the recent and contemporary world told through the speeches that shaped it.

Great Speeches by Frederick Douglass

Great Speeches by Frederick Douglass

Author: Douglass Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2013