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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 / [edited and with an introduction by] Terry Golway ; foreword by Lewis Lapham.

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
2009
Imprint:
1st ed. - New York : Overlook Press, 2009.
Format:
  • Book
  • 416 p. ; 24 cm.
Title Variation:
Fifty-one of the most important speeches in history and how they changed our world
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [414]-416).
Publisher's Summary:
From Moses to Mandela and others from across time and around the world, Terry Golway has selected speeches that have changed the world through the sheer power of their oratory. Each selection is illuminated with an insightful essay setting the speech squarely in its historical context and detailing its impact and consequences. In doing so, Golway allows us to fully understand their importance and effect. Including speeches from Pericles, Cicero, Jesus, Muhammad, Thomas More, Queen Elizabeth I, Oliver Cromwell, George Washington, Robespierre, Thomas Jefferson, Napoleon, Karl Marx, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Emperor Hirohito, Ho Chi Minh, Winston Churchill, Khrushchev, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama and many more, this book is an historic achievement. Much more than a reference volume, it is a series of windows into our past, presented by a gifted storyteller.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Contributor:
Golway, Terry, 1955-
Subjects:
ISBN:
9781590202319
1590202317
9780715638903
0715638904

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