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Title Lend me your ears : great speeches in history / selected and introduced by William Safire ; cover jacket design by David Ter-Avanesyan
Published [Scranton, Pennsylvania] : RosettaBooks, 2014
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Contents ""Title Page""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""An Introductory Address""; ""I. Memorials and Patriotic Speeches""; ""Pericles Extols the Glory That Is Greece at the Funeral of Its Fallen Sons""; ""Roman Empress Theodora Refuses to Flee""; ""Founding Father Gouverneur Morris Defines National Greatness""; ""Daniel Webster Speaks at the Dedication of the Bunker Hill Monument""; ""Lecturer Frances Wright Speaks on Independence Day""; ""Lincoln Rededicates the Union at Gettysburg""; ""Mark Twain Celebrates the Fourth of July""
""President Calvin Coolidge Affirms His Faith in Massachusetts""""Interior Secretary Harold Ickes Lashes Isolationists and Defeatists""; ""Judge Learned Hand Evokes the Spirit of Liberty""; ""Underground Fighter Menachem Begin Pledges His Group�s Allegiance to the Newborn State of Israel""; ""Democratic Candidate Adlai Stevenson Defines the Nature of Patriotism""; ""General Douglas MacArthur Reminds West Point Cadets of Duty, Honor, Country""; ""II. War and Revolution Speeches""; ""Catiline the Conspirator Turns and Fights""; ""Pope Urban II Launches the First Crusade""
""President Woodrow Wilson Presents an Ideal to the War Congress""""Lenin Defends Proletarian Dictatorship""; ""Mussolini Justifies His Invasion of Ethiopia""; ""Hitler Declares Germany�s Intentions""; ""Winston Churchill Braces Britons to Their Task""; ""Churchill Rallies the British People after the “Miracle of Deliverance� at Dunkirk""; ""Stalin Commands the Soviet Peoples to Scorch the Earth Being Taken by Hitler�s Troops""; ""President Franklin D. Roosevelt Asks Congress to Declare War on Japan""; ""General Montgomery Takes Command and Draws the Line at El Alamein""
""Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Acts to Defend the Falkland Islands""""Israel�s Yitzhak Rabin Shakes Hands with His Lifelong Enemy""; ""III. Tributes and Eulogies""; ""Mark Antony Urges Mourners to Vengeance over the Body of Julius Caesar""; ""Edmund Burke Laments the Death of Marie Antoinette""; ""Henry Lee Remembers George Washington""; ""Daniel Webster Puts a Speech in the Mouth of John Adams""; ""Senator George Graham Vest Offers a Tribute to the Dog""; ""Ralph Waldo Emerson Commemorates the Centennial of Robert Burns""
""Queen Elizabeth Inveighs against the Spanish Armada""""Patrick Henry Ignites the American Revolution""; ""An Indian Chief Pledges Help""; ""General Washington Talks His Officers Out of Insurrection""; ""Richard Price, an English Cleric, Hails the Revolutions""; ""Revolutionist Georges-Jacques Danton Demands Death for the Squeamish""; ""Napoleon Exhorts His Troops against France�s Enemies""; ""Garibaldi Prepares Italy�s Guerrillas for Battle""; ""Jefferson Davis Takes His Leave of the U.S. Senate""; ""Chief Joseph Surrenders""
Summary The third edition of an internationally best-selling collection of classic and modern oratory, Lend Me Your Ears 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
Notes Print version record
Subject Speeches, addresses, etc.
Famous Persons.
Genre/Form Address.
Form Electronic book
Author Safire, William, 1929-2009, author of introduction, etc
ISBN 0795336594 (electronic bk.)
0795336616 (electronic bk.)
9780795336591 (electronic bk.)
9780795336614 (electronic bk.)