Lend Me Your Ears Great Speeches In History

Author: William Safire
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  • : $70.95(AUD)
  • : 9780393059311
  • : WW Norton & Co
  • : WW Norton & Co
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  • : October 2004
  • : 244mm X 166mm X 54mm
  • : United States
  • : 63.95
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  • : William Safire
  • : Hardback
  • : 3rd New edition
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9780393059311

Description

Covering speeches from Demosthenes to George W. Bush, this third edition has a new preface on what makes a speech "great". It includes the words of Oliver Cromwell to the "Rump Parliament", Tony Blair exhorting his party to fight terrorism and Alistair Cooke sending a Christmas "Letter from America". A new section incorporates speeches that were never delivered: what Kennedy was to say in Dallas and what Safire wrote for Nixon if the first moon landing met with disaster.