Speeches That Changed The World (2nd Hand Hardback)
Subtitled : The Stories And Transcripts Of The Moments That Made History.
Introduction : Simon Sebag Montefiore.
Speeches that Changed the World presents around 50 momentous and thought-provoking speeches from throughout history.
Complete with a brief biography of each speaker, and telling the story of why each oration was significant and what happened as a result, this is a gripping history of the world told through its greatest and most impassioned speeches.
Includes historic speeches from :
Elizabeth I, Charles I, Oliver Cromwell, George Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte, Abraham Lincoln, Emmeline Pankhurst, Mahatma Gandhi, Vladimir Lenin, Neville Chamberlain, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charles de Gaulle, General George S. Patton, J Robert Oppenheimer, Mao Zedong, Malcolm X, Richard M. Nixon, Pope John Paul II, Vaclav Havel, Elie Wiesel, Mikhail Gorbachev . . . and many other great historical figures.
- Format : Larger 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - History & Futurology
- Published : 2005 (Smith Davis)
- ISBN : 9781905204021
- SKU : B000548
- PPC : SP620gm
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"This book contains 48 speeches, or excerpts from speeches. It starts with Moses (with the ten commandments, which is not actually a speech) and ends with George W. Bush. Each of the 48 sections contains a picture of the speaker (or representation for those for whom no likeness is known), a brief biography of the speaker and the context of the speech.
The choice of the speeches appears to be their historical importance, not their quality. As such, many are interesting, but far from memorable. Some are, however, powerful, very moving and worth the price of the book.
I place the examples of the speeches given by FDR, Churchill, JFK, Martin Luther King and Elie Wiesel to be is this latter category. In this regard, the "I Have a Dream" speech given by Martin Luther King stands far above all the others, even when the others include the likes of Churchill and John F. Kennedy . . ." - Thriftbooks USA.
Simon Jonathan Sebag Montefiore is a British historian, television presenter and author of popular history books and novels.