Words That Ring Through Time, From Moses and Pericles to Obama : Fifty-one of the Most Important Speeches in History and How They Changed Our World

Words That Ring Through Time, From Moses and Pericles to Obama : Fifty-one of the Most Important Speeches in History and How They Changed Our World

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Penguin Putnam
The fifty most important speeches of all time: their context, history, and meaning for our world

The speeches remembered by history are rarely remembered in context; but it was almost always the context, not the speech itself, that made each address so significant. Terry Golway has selected fifty speeches that changed the world through the sheer power of their oratory. From Moses to Mandela and others from across time and around the world, Golway's selections are each illuminated with an insightful essay setting the speech squarely in its historical contexts and detailing its impact and consequences. In doing so, Golway allows us to fully understand their importance and effect.

Including speeches from Jesus, Mohammed, Cicero, Pericles, Cromwell, Washington, Pope Urban II, John Winthrop, Kennedy, Emperor Hirohito, Barbara Jordan, Ho Chi Minh, Khrushchev, Robespierre, Patrick Henry, Queen Elizabeth I, Reagan, Mandela, FDR, Hitler, Churchill, Barack Obama and many more, this book is an historic achievement. Much more than a reference, it is a series of windows into our past presented by a gifted storyteller.

Baker & Taylor
A collection of fifty speeches that changed the world, including selections from Jesus, Mohammed, Cromwell, Washington, Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Hitler, each illuminated by an essay that explains the oration’s historical context, impact, and consequences.

Baker
& Taylor

Examines fifty one speeches throughout history, from Biblical times to the current day and discusses each speech's significance both in its own time and throughout history.

Publisher: New York : Overlook Press, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781590202319
1590202317
Branch Call Number: 808.85 GOLWA
Characteristics: 416 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Lapham, Lewis H.

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