The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches
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From the publisher
From Moses to Nelson Mandela, speeches have changed the way we see the world and the way the world is shaped.
The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches gathers together the world's greatest speeches, bringing together the words of over one hundred men and women. These brilliant and passionate declarations by Socrates, Robespierre, Lincoln, Queen Elizabeth I, Churchill, Washington, Pankhurst, Gandhi and many others provide a vivid glimpse of history in the making while retaining their power to move and inspire today.
'Impeccable. MacArthur prefaces each address with a short but scholarly historical explanation that sets the scene perfectly. An attractive volume' Andrew Roberts, Sunday Times
'Works well not just as an anthology but as a history' Independent on Sunday