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Great Speeches of the Twentieth Century

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Great Speeches of the Twentieth Century

Editor  Bob Blaisdell
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A great speech can stir the soul -- and move a nation. This compact and affordable anthology gathers complete speeches and selected excerpts from some of the twentieth century's most memorable addresses. Writers and speakers in search of memorable quotations will appreciate this collection, as will any reader seeking historical wisdom and inspiration.
Featured speakers include Winston Churchill, rousing the British to defend their lives and homes against the Nazis; Mohandas Gandhi, advocating non-violent resistance to deplorable living conditions; and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, calming the nation's fears during the Great Depression. Additional orations include those of Barack Obama, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Ronald Reagan, Elie Wiesel, the Dalai Lama, C sar Ch vez, and many others. Includes three selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat: Address to Parliament on May 13th, 1940, I Have a Dream, and Remarks to the Senate in Support of a Declaration of Conscience.

Bob Blaisdell is professor of English at the City University of New York's Kingsborough Community College and the editor of twenty-two Dover literature and poetry collections.

ISBN: 9780486474670

ISBN-10: 9780486474670

Publisher: Dover Publications

Publication Date: 02/17/2011 - 12:00am

On Sale: 02/17/2011 - 12:00am

Pages: 256

Language: English

Categories

Modern - 20th Century - General

World - General