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Lend me your ears : great speeches in history

Author: William Safire
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
A compendium of more than two hundred classic and modern speeches includes Orson Welles eulogizing Darryl F. Zanuck, George Patton exhorting his D-Day troops, King Edward VIII abdicating his throne, and the never-delivered speech John F. Kennedy was scheduled to give in Dallas.

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Genre/Form: Speeches, addresses, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Safire
ISBN: 0393059316 9780393059311
OCLC Number: 55633632
Notes: "Updated and expanded."
Includes index.
Description: 1157 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Memorials and patriotic speeches --
War and revolution speeches --
Tributes and eulogies --
Debates and argumentation --
Trials --
Gallows and farewell speeches --
Sermons --
Inspirational speeches --
Lectures and instructive speeches --
Speeches of social responsibility --
Media speeches --
Political speeches --
Commencement speeches --
Undelivered speeches.
Responsibility: selected and introduced by William Safire.
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The definitive compendium of classic and modern oratory expanded-with a new preface on what makes a speech "great."  Read more...


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"Bill Safire's collection of galvanizing speeches ancient and modern is wonderfully done, the taste in the selection eclectic, discriminating, piquant, and enchantingly introduced. Makes for Read more...

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