Great Speeches: Words That Shaped the World (Paperback)

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This classic hardback collection brings together over 40 of the most powerful and stirring speeches delivered in history, from rousing battle speeches to impassioned political addresses.

Since the time of the ancient Greeks, oratory has been a great force in shaping historical events. This anthology collects such moments of the past 400 years in the words of their participants, from speeches given in times of war and sorrow, such as Winston Churchill's 'This Was Their Finest Hour', to those delivered in moments of hope, such as Barack Obama's election victory address. Other speeches include:

- Susan B. Anthony - 'On a Woman's Right to Vote'
- John F. Kennedy - 'Ich bin ein Berliner'
- Martin Luther King, Jr. - 'I've Been to the Mountain Top'
- Nelson Mandela - 'Inaugural Address'
- Malala Yousafzai - 'They thought that the bullets would silence us'
- Greta Thunberg - 'You have stolen my dreams and my childhood'

This inspiring compendium is a wonderful resource for anyone interested in how words can shape history.

About the Author

Edward Humphreys studied history at Concordia University. He is a contributor to a number of Canadian periodicals and is the author and editor of five previous works of non-fiction. Humphreys lives with his family in Ontario, Canada, not far from the site of the Battle of Lundy's Lane.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781398831049
ISBN-10: 1398831042
Publisher: Sirius Entertainment
Publication Date: September 5th, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English