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.
There are 43 entries from the 20th century and an appendix including 2 from the 21st century.
Featured speakers include (among others):
- Winston Churchill, rousing the British to defend their lives and homes against the Nazis
- Mohandas Gandhi, advocating non-violent resistance to deplorable living conditions
- FDR, calming the nation's fears during the Great Depression
- Barack Obama
- Nelson Mandela
- Ronald Regan
- Elie Wiesel
- Emma Goldman
- The Dalai Lama
- César Chávez
- Harvey Milk
- Ralph Nader
- Mother Teresa
- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.