The Penguin book of twentieth-century speeches

by Brian MacArthur (Editor)

Paperback, 1992

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Available

Publication

London, England ; New York : Viking, 1992.

Description

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. This title collects some of the most extraordinary speeches of the modern era.

User reviews

LibraryThing member jontseng
Gritty, heart-rending and occasionally uplifting. A reminder of why the last century has been called the Age of Extremes.
LibraryThing member encephalical
Disappointingly low number of speeches from outside the Anglosphere or Europe. Quite a few that seem to concern internecine squabbles in UK political parties.

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