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The Greatest Speeches Ever Made

Speeches That Changed History

ISBN: 9789670610207

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Page Count: 190

Publication Date: January 2014

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Can words change the world?
Or are they just so much hot air?
Sometimes, when the forces of history hang in the balance, it is words that tip the scales. Words can defy dictators: ‘we shall fight them on the beaches.’ They can start revolutions: ‘Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité.’ Some create new nations: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident.’ Others set out new ideologies: ‘the meek shall inherit the earth.’

The Greatest Speeches Ever Made recounts the extraordinary moments when the future’s whole course may hinge on the words of one woman or man. From the absurd to the inspirational, from the divine to the diabolical, these are the speeches that have changed history, and left their mark on the world today.