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The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches By Edited by Brian MacArthur

The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches
by Edited by Brian MacArthur

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Brings together the words of many men and women 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 verbal combat in the House of Commons. Abraham Lincoln transformed the way Americans interpret the Civil War and their national destiny.
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The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches by Edited by Brian MacArthur

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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About Edited by Brian MacArthur


Brian MacArthur was founder editor of Today and The Times Higher Education Supplement, and editor of the Western Morning News. He was deputy editor of the Sunday Times and executive editor of The Times. He has written Surviving the Sword: Prisoners of the Japanese 1942-1945. He has been interested in the power of oratory since first hearing Aneurin Bevan on the hustings in 1956 and has edited The Penguin Book of Modern Speeches and The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest. Brian MacArthur lives in Norfolk and London and has two daughters. Brian MacArthur was founder editor of Today and The Times Higher Education Supplement, and editor of the Western Morning News. He was deputy editor of the Sunday Times and executive editor of The Times. He has written Surviving the Sword: Prisoners of the Japanese 1942-1945. He has been interested in the power of oratory since first hearing Aneurin Bevan on the hustings in 1956 and has edited The Penguin Book of Modern Speeches and The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest. Brian MacArthur lives in Norfolk and London and has two daughters.

Table of Contents


Acient times; of commoners and kings; the birth of the United States; clashes among the gladiators; the rights of man; towards civil war; the age of improvement; the age of Lincoln; the cry of Ireland; women's liberation; a century of war and revolution.

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GOR001156194
The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches by Edited by Brian MacArthur
Edited by Brian MacArthur
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1996-06-27
528
0140176195
9780140176193
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