Great Speeches of the Twentieth Century (Paperback)

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ITEM#: 12022106

Bob Blaisdell is professor of English at the City University of New York's Kingsborough Community College and the editor of twenty-two Dover literature and poetry collections.
A great speech can stir the soul — and move a nation. This compact and affordable anthology gathers complete speeches and selected excerpts from some of the twentieth century's most memorable addresses. Writers and speakers in search of memorable quotations will appreciate this collection, as will any reader seeking historical wisdom and inspiration.
Featured speakers include Winston Churchill, rousing the British to defend their lives and homes against the Nazis; Mohandas Gandhi, advocating non-violent resistance to deplorable living conditions; and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, calming the nation's fears during the Great Depression. Additional orations include those of Barack Obama, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Ronald Reagan, Elie Wiesel, the Dalai Lama, Cesar Chavez, and many others. Includes 3 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

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ISBN 9780486474670
Format Paperback
Pages 233
Publisher Date 2011-02-17 00:00:00.0
Publisher Dover Pubns
Copyright Year 2011
Height 8.25 in
Wdth 5.25 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.45 lb
Language English
Series Name Dover Thrift Editions
Audience General/trade
Country of Origin United States
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