Sunday, November 5, 2000

Classic Speeches

Classic Speeches
-Richard Crosscup

Good oratory is skill that requires some inborn talent as well as practice. For centuries, great speeches have mesmerized people and motivated people to perform astonishing deeds of valour.
This book presents an excellent collecytion of some of the best speeches ever given. In all, there are 64 speeches and includes such illustrious orators as Demosthenes, Cicero, Socrates, Jesus, Gandhi, Simon Bolivar, Oliver Cromwell, Prince Bismarck, Napoloan Bonaparte, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Lenin, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, John F Kennedy, Jawaharlal Nehru, etc.
The speeches cover a huge time-span, ranging from 350 BC to 1950 AD. Every speech is introduced with a concise biography of the orator and background information about the particular speech.

Full, unabridged text of all speeches, exhaustive details about the various resources and high quality of print make this a book a delight to read.

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