The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches

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Brian MacArthur
Penguin Adult, 1996 M09 26 - 503 páginas

Brian MacArthur brings together the words of over a hundred men and women from Moses to Mandela who changed the world through the sheer power of their oratory.

Gladstone and Disraeli, and Pitt and Fox before them, forged the politics of their age through ferocious verbal combat in the House of Commons. Abraham Lincoln transformed forever the way Americans interpret the Civil War and their national destiny. Churchill, Kennedy and Martin Luther King inspired generations with their hopes and dreams. The world's most effective speakers, argues MacArthur, have always known how 'to move hearts or inspire great deeds, to uplift spirits or cast down enemies'. His definitive collection demonstrates that claim with many rousing examples.

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Crítica de los usuarios  - funfunyay - LibraryThing

This vast collection of speeches I like to refer to as "Penguin America's American Book of American Speeches... America". The editor suffers from what can only be described as socio-centricism. Most ... Leer comentario completo

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A stirring example of how to bring history to life on the page. Bravo. Leer comentario completo

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Brian MacArthur is the Executive Editor (features) for the London Times. He is also the editor of The Penguin Book of Historical Speeches.

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