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History's Greatest Speeches (Dover Thrift Editions)
by James Daley
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Ideal for classroom use, this anthology also provides a valuable tool for preparing or performing public speeches. Twenty of the world's most influential and stirring public lectures include Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!" oration.
Additional speeches include Pericles' fifth-century BC funeral oration, George Washington's 1784 resignation speech, Martin Luther's 1520 address to the Diet of Worms, and Jonathan Edwards' 1741 sermon, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God." Other orations include Sojourner Truth's 1851 "Ain't I a Woman?" address, Frederick Douglass's 1852 "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" speech, Elie Wiesel's 1999 lecture on the perils of indifference, plus speeches by Eleanor Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and other luminaries. Includes 3 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "I Have a Dream," "Gettysburg Address," and "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"
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"While designed for classroom use, this collection will also be an invaluable tool for anyone preparing or performing a public speech. Approximately 20 of the world's most influential and stirring public orations include the Gettysburg Address, Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream," and Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death." "--"A concise thrift of 128 pages including the greatest, most influential and important 15-20 speeches in history, aimed for the school market. Will include the Gettysburg Address, Martin Luther King Jr.'s I Have a Dream speech from the 1963 March on Washington, Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech from the era of the American Revolution, and a dozen or more selected to make this a brief overview and introduction to the world's greatest speeches"--
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