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Penguin Book of Twentieth Century Speeches

Penguin Book of Twentieth Century Speeches

  • Author: Brian MacArthur
  • Publisher: Turtleback
  • ISBN: 9780606188418
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: N.A
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Gathers speeches by modern leaders and writers, including Theodore Roosevelt, Mahatma Gandhi, Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, Fidel Castro, John F. Kennedy, Nelson Mandela, and Salman Rushdie.

The Penguin Book of Modern Speeches

The Penguin Book of Modern Speeches

  • Author: Brian MacArthur
  • Publisher: Viking
  • ISBN: 9780241982303
  • Category: Speeches, addresses, etc
  • Page: 628
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The twentieth century was a century of idealism and revolution and as never before speeches were crucial in stirring the hearts and minds of millions around the world. Whether it was Churchill rousing the British to take up arms or the dream of Martin Luther King, Fidel Castro inspiring the Cuban revolution or Salman Rushdie denouncing his fatwa, speeches have made headlines and shaped the way we see ourselves and the larger society. Gathered here are some of the most extraordinary and memorable speeches of the modern era. Some are well known, others less so, but all, in their way, whether large or small, had a hand in shaping the world that we inhabit now. This new edition has been updated to include the most significant speeches up to 2017.

The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches

The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches

  • Author: Brian MacArthur
  • Publisher: Viking
  • ISBN: 9780241982396
  • Category:
  • Page: 503
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From Moses to Nelson Mandela, speeches have helped both change the way we see the world and the way the world is shaped. A great orator, however, has to have the right words and the right message to inspire his or her followers. The Penguin Book of Historic Speechesgathers together the world's greatest speeches, bringing together the words of over one hundred men and women. These brilliant and passionate declarations by Disraeli, Lincoln, Gladstone, Churchill, Washington, Socrates, Pankhurst, Lenin, Gandhi and many others provide a vivid glimpse of history in the making while retaining their power to move and inspire today.

Lincoln Speeches

Lincoln Speeches

  • Author: Abraham Lincoln
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN: 0143121987
  • Category: History
  • Page: 171
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Collects some of the sixteenth president's best speeches, including the renowned Gettysburg Address.

At the Same Time

At the Same Time

Essays and Speeches

  • Author: Susan Sontag
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0374100721
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 235
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Sontag's incisive intelligence, expressive brilliance, and deep curiosity about art, politics, and the writer's responsibility to bear witness have secured her place as one of the most important thinkers and writers of the twentieth century. This collecti

Conversations of Socrates

Conversations of Socrates

  • Author: Xenophon
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141915447
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 384
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After the execution of Socrates in 399 BC, a number of his followers wrote dialogues featuring him as the protagonist and, in so doing, transformed the great philosopher into a legendary figure. Xenophon's portrait is the only one other than Plato's to survive, and while it offers a very personal interpretation of Socratic thought, it also reveals much about the man and his philosophical views. In 'Socrates' Defence' Xenophon defends his mentor against charges of arrogance made at his trial, while the 'Memoirs of Socrates' also starts with an impassioned plea for the rehabilitation of a wronged reputation. Along with 'The Estate-Manager', a practical economic treatise, and 'The Dinner-Party', a sparkling exploration of love, Xenophon's dialogues offer fascinating insights into the Socratic world and into the intellectual atmosphere and daily life of ancient Greece.

Thinking the Twentieth Century

Thinking the Twentieth Century

  • Author: Tony Judt
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 110155987X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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"Ideas crackle" in this triumphant final book of Tony Judt, taking readers on "a wild ride through the ideological currents and shoals of 20th century thought.” (Los Angeles Times) The final book of the brilliant historian and indomitable public critic Tony Judt, Thinking the Twentieth Century maps the issues and concerns of a turbulent age on to a life of intellectual conflict and engagement. The twentieth century comes to life as an age of ideas--a time when, for good and for ill, the thoughts of the few reigned over the lives of the many. Judt presents the triumphs and the failures of prominent intellectuals, adeptly explaining both their ideas and the risks of their political commitments. Spanning an era with unprecedented clarity and insight, Thinking the Twentieth Century is a tour-de-force, a classic engagement of modern thought by one of the century’s most incisive thinkers. The exceptional nature of this work is evident in its very structure--a series of intimate conversations between Judt and his friend and fellow historian Timothy Snyder, grounded in the texts of the time and focused by the intensity of their vision. Judt's astounding eloquence and range are here on display as never before. Traversing the complexities of modern life with ease, he and Snyder revive both thoughts and thinkers, guiding us through the debates that made our world. As forgotten ideas are revisited and fashionable trends scrutinized, the shape of a century emerges. Judt and Snyder draw us deep into their analysis, making us feel that we too are part of the conversation. We become aware of the obligations of the present to the past, and the force of historical perspective and moral considerations in the critique and reform of society, then and now. In restoring and indeed exemplifying the best of intellectual life in the twentieth century, Thinking the Twentieth Century opens pathways to a moral life for the twenty-first. This is a book about the past, but it is also an argument for the kind of future we should strive for: Thinking the Twentieth Century is about the life of the mind--and the mindful life.

The Portable Hannah Arendt

The Portable Hannah Arendt

  • Author: Hannah Arendt,Peter R. Baehr
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780142437568
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 575
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Presents an anthology of the works of Hannah Arendt, providing selections from her major works, including "The Origins of Totalitarianism" and "The Human Condition" along with sections of her shorter writings and letters.

The Great Speeches of Modern India

The Great Speeches of Modern India

  • Author: Rudranghsu Mukherjee
  • Publisher: Random House India
  • ISBN: 8184002343
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 518
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The Great Speeches of Modern India tells the story of modern India through its speeches. Here are all the classics from Tilak, Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Ambedkar, L.K. Advani, Manmohan Singh, Indira Gandhi, and here are also some rare speeches—Satyajit Ray on cinema, Vikram Seth on his school days and Godse’s defence of his assassination of Gandhi. Stimulating, informative, and full of rare gems, The Great Speeches of Modern India is a must on every bookshelf.

The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century

The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century

The History of the World, 1901 to the Present

  • Author: J M Roberts
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141928492
  • Category: History
  • Page: 928
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This dazzling overview of a turbulent century explores both dramatic events and underlying trends. Despite a terrible two-stage 'European civil war' and the traumatic rise and fall of communism, wealth has increased dramatically alongside a four-fold leap in population, women's lives have been transformed, America has assumed undisputed political and cultural leadership. The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century is powerful, international and definitive.

Ask Not

Ask Not

The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the Speech That Changed America

  • Author: Thurston Clarke
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101478055
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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2013 is the 50th Anniversary of JFK’s assassination. A narrative of Kennedy's quest to create a speech that would distill American dreams and empower a new generation, Ask Not is a beautifully detailed account of the inauguration and the weeks preceding it. During a time when America was divided, and its citizens torn by fears of war, John F. Kennedy took office and sought to do more than just reassure the American people. His speech marked the start of a brief, optimistic era. Thurston Clarke's portrait of JFK is balanced, revealing the president at his most dazzlingly charismatic and cunningly pragmatic. Thurston Clarke's latest book, JFK's Last Hundred Days, is currently available in hardcover.

Thinking Without a Banister

Thinking Without a Banister

Essays in Understanding, 1953-1975

  • Author: Hannah Arendt
  • Publisher: Schocken
  • ISBN: 1101870303
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 608
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Hannah Arendt was born in Germany in 1906 and lived in America from 1941 until her death in 1975. Thus her life spanned the tumultuous years of the twentieth century, as did her thought. She did not consider herself a philosopher, though she studied and maintained close relationships with two great philosophers—Karl Jaspers and Martin Heidegger—throughout their lives. She was a thinker, in search not of metaphysical truth but of the meaning of appearances and events. She was a questioner rather than an answerer, and she wrote what she thought, principally to encourage others to think for themselves. Fearless of the consequences of thinking, Arendt found courage woven in each and every strand of human freedom. In 1951 she published The Origins of Totalitarianism, in 1958 The Human Condition, in 1961 Between Past and Future, in 1963 On Revolution and Eichmann in Jerusalem, in 1968 Men in Dark Times, in 1970 On Violence, in 1972 Crises of the Republic, and in 1978, posthumously, The Life of the Mind. Starting at the turn of the twenty-first century, Schocken Books has published a series of collections of Arendt’s unpublished and uncollected writings, of which Thinking Without a Banister is the fifth volume. The title refers to Arendt’s description of her experience of thinking, an activity she indulged without any of the traditional religious, moral, political, or philosophic pillars of support. The book’s contents are varied: the essays, lectures, reviews, interviews, speeches, and editorials, taken together, manifest the relentless activity of her mind as well as her character, acquainting the reader with the person Arendt was, and who has hardly yet been appreciated or understood. (Edited and with an introduction by Jerome Kohn)

Lend Me Your Ears

Lend Me Your Ears

Great Speeches in History

  • Author: William Safire
  • Publisher: Rosetta Books
  • ISBN: 0795336594
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 1148
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From a Pulitzer Prize–winning author, this collection of speeches is “the most valuable kind of book, the kind that benefits mind and heart” (Peggy Noonan). This third edition of the bestselling collection of classic and modern oratory offers numerous examples of the greatest speeches ever delivered—from the ancient world to the modern. Speeches in this edition span a broad stretch of history, from General George Patton inspiring Allied troops on the eve of D-Day to Pericles’ impassioned eulogy for fallen Greek soldiers during the Peloponnesian War; and from Jesus of Nazareth’s greatest sermons to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s fiery speech in response to the Bush vs. Gore decision that changed the landscape of American politics in our time. Editor William Safire has collected a diverse range of speeches from both ancient and modern times, from people of many different backgrounds and political affiliations, and from people on both sides of history’s greatest battles and events. This book provides a wealth of valuable examples of great oratory for writers, speakers, and history aficionados.

Never Give In!

Never Give In!

Winston Churchill's Speeches

  • Author: Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1472527518
  • Category: History
  • Page: 624
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A great statesmen, a masterful historian whose writings won him the Nobel Prize for literature and a war-time leader with few peers, Sir Winston Churchill is remembered perhaps most clearly today for the sheer power of his oratory: the speeches that rallied a nation in its darkest hour and steeled that nation for victory against the might of the Fascist powers. Never Give In! celebrates this oratory by gathering together Churchill's most powerful speeches from throughout his public career. Carefully selected by his grandson, this collection includes all his best known speeches - from his great war-time broadcasts to the "Iron Curtain" speech that heralded the start of the Cold War - and many lesser known but inspirational pieces. In a single volume Never Give In! provides a powerful testimony to one of the great public figures of the 20th century.

21 Speeches That Shaped Our World

21 Speeches That Shaped Our World

The people and ideas that changed the way we think

  • Author: Chris Abbott
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1407063235
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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In this fascinating book, Chris Abbott, a leading political analyst, takes a close look at 21 key speeches which have shaped the world today. He examines the power of the arguments embedded in these speeches to inspire people to achieve great things, or do great harm. Abbott draws upon his political expertise to explain how our current understanding of the world is rooted in pivotal moments of history. These moments are captured in the words of a range of influential speakers including: Emmeline Pankhurst, Martin Luther King, Jr, Enoch Powell, Napoleon Beazley, Kevin Rudd, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Osama bin Laden, Margaret Beckett, Winston Churchill, Salvador Allende, Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, Tim Collins, Mohandas Gandhi, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Robin Cook and Barack Obama. The speeches in this book are arranged thematically, linked by concepts such as 'might is right', 'with us or against us' and 'give peace a chance'. Each transcript is accompanied by an insightful commentary that analyses how the words relate to our modern society. Fresh and relevant, this is a book that will make you stop in your tracks and think about what is really happening in the world today.

For King And Country

For King And Country

Voices from the First World War

  • Author: Brian MacArthur
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0349140499
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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Far more than an anthology, FOR KING AND COUNTRY is Brian MacArthur's attempt to write a history of the First World War by drawing on the writings of those who were present at the events they describe. Those writings will be drawn from a broad range of sources: from, most obviously, the officers and men who served on the western front at the Somme and elsewhere, accounts of fear and tedium, horror and occasional joy; also from those were left behind on the home front to wait for news of their loved ones. As well as letters, diary entries and memoir extracts, the book will also include the songs sung in the trenches by the men at the front; there are poems too, the less well known alongside the familiar. The material reproduced will be linked by Brian MacArthur's commentary and notes to create a seamless and movingly immediate narrative of the First World War.

All Labor Has Dignity

All Labor Has Dignity

  • Author: Martin Luther King (Jr.),Michael K. Honey
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • ISBN: 0807086002
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 224
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Presents a collection of speeches by the civil rights leader on the need for economic equality and justice, detailing his support of unions, labor reform, and call for an end to discrimination against African American workers.

Perfume: A Century of Scents

Perfume: A Century of Scents

  • Author: Lizzie Ostrom
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books
  • ISBN: 1681772892
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 384
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Signature scents and now-lost masterpieces; the visionaries who conceived them; the wild and wonderful campaigns that launched them; the women and men who wore them—every perfume has a tale to tell. Join Lizzie Ostrom on an olfactory adventure as she explores the trends and crazes that have shaped the way we’ve spritzed. One hundred perfumes and scents in all their fragrant glory reveal a fascinating social history of the past century. From the belle epoque through the swinging sixties, to the naughty nineties and beyond, Ostrom brings intelligence and wit to this most ravishing of subjects. There was the patriotic impact of English Lavender during World War I and perfumes that captured the Egyptomania of the 1920's. Estee Lauder created "Youth Dew" and with it, distilled the essence of 1950's suburbia. Patchouli Oil—the "anti-perfume" of the 1960s—was sure to keep money out of the hands of corporations and "the man." And who could forget the fervor created by the grunge androgyny of CK One? Scent is truly the passport to memory, making Perfume both a lush treat and an insightful examination of the twentieth century through the most mysterious of the five sense.

A History of Histories

A History of Histories

  • Author: John Burrow
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307268527
  • Category: History
  • Page: 512
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Treating the practice of history not as an isolated pursuit but as an aspect of human society and an essential part of the culture of the West, John Burrow magnificently brings to life and explains the distinctive qualities found in the work of historians from the ancient Egyptians and Greeks to the present. With a light step and graceful narrative, he gathers together over 2,500 years of the moments and decisions that have helped create Western identity. This unique approach is an incredible lens with which to view the past. Standing alone in its ambition, scale and fascination, Burrow's history of history is certain to stand the test of time.