Words that ring through time: from Moses and Pericles to Obama : fifty-one of the most important speeches in history and how they changed our world

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The fifty most important speeches of all time: their context, history, and meaning for our world The speeches remembered by history are rarely remembered in context; but it was almost always the context, not the speech itself, that made each address so significant. Terry Golway has selected fifty speeches that changed the world through the sheer power of their oratory. From Moses to Mandela and others from across time and around the world, Golway's selections are each illuminated with an insightful essay setting the speech squarely in its historical contexts and detailing its impact and consequences. In doing so, Golway allows us to fully understand their importance and effect. Including speeches from Jesus, Mohammed, Cicero, Pericles, Cromwell, Washington, Pope Urban II, John Winthrop, Kennedy, Emperor Hirohito, Barbara Jordan, Ho Chi Minh, Khrushchev, Robespierre, Patrick Henry, Queen Elizabeth I, Reagan, Mandela, FDR, Hitler, Churchill, Barack Obama and many more, this book is an historic achievement. Much more than a reference, it is a series of windows into our past presented by a gifted storyteller.
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table_of_contents Abraham Lincoln's address at Cooper Institute (New York, February 27, 1860) --, Adolf Hitler denounces umbrella-carrying types (Weimar, November 6, 1938) --, Anwar Sadat addresses the Israeli Knesset : "A bold drive towards new horizons" (Jerusalem, November 20, 1977) --, Barack Obama confronts race and religion : "A more perfect union" (March 18, 2008)., Barbara Jordan addresses the House Judiciary Committee : "Today I am an inquisitor" (Washington, July 24, 1974) --, Charles Fox assails the East India Company (London, December 1, 1783) --, Cicero's first oration against Catiline (Rome, 63 BCE) --, Elie Weisel pleads with Ronald Reagan : "Your place is not there, Mr. President" (Washington, April 19, 1985) --, Elizabeth I faces the Armada : "I myself will be your general" (Tilbury, 1588) --, Emperor Hirohito addresses his subjects : "We have resolved to pave the way to a grand peace" (Tokyo, August 15, 1945) --, Franklin Roosevelt sees the ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished (Washington, January 20, 1937) --, Franklin Roosevelt's D-Day prayer : "They fight to end conquest" (Washington, June 6, 1944) --, Frederick Douglass's Fourth of July speech (Rochester, New York, 1852) --, Funeral oration by Pericles (Athens, 430 BCE) --, Gandhi gives voice to non-violence and non-cooperation (Abmadabad, India, March 18, 1922) --, Garibaldi addresses his troops : "To arms, then, all of you!" (Naples, September, 1860) --, Georges Danton : We must dare, dare again, always dare (Paris, September 2, 1792) --, Haile Selassie pleads for his country (Geneva, June 30, 1936) --, Helen Keller, Strike against war (New York, January 5, 1916) --, Ho Chi Minh declares independence for Vietnam (Ba Dinh Square, September 2, 1945) --, Jesus and the blessed (Galilee, circa 30 AD) --, John Kennedy in Berlin : "Ich bein ein Berliner!" (Berlin, June 26, 1963) --, John Winthrop's "City upon a hill" (June, 1630) --, Karl Marx on free trade (Brussels, January 9, 1848) --, King Albert of Belgium defies the Kaiser's army (Brussels, August 4, 1914) --, Lou Gehrig, the "Luckiest man on the face of the Earth." (Yankee Stadium, the Bronx, July 4, 1939) --, Margaret Thatcher's sermon on the mound : "We must work and use our talents to create wealth" (Edinburgh, May 21, 1988) --, Martin Luther refuses to recant (Diet of Worms, 1521) --, Moses bids Israel farewell --, Muhammad : Turn thy face (Arabian peninsula, circa 620 AD) --, Napoleon bids farewell to the Old Guard (April 20, 1814) --, Nelson Mandela's inaugural address as President of South Africa : "Glory and hope to newborn liberty" (Pretoria, May 10, 1994) --, Nikita Khrushchev's secret speech (Moscow, February 5, 1956) --, Oliver Cromwell dismisses Parliament, "In the name of God, go!" (London, April 20, 1653) --, Padraig Pearse : Ireland unfree will never be at peace (Dublin, August 1, 1915) --, Patrick Henry makes the case for liberty, or death (Virginia, March 25, 1775) --, Red Jacket defends Native American religions (Central New York, 1805) --, Robespierre justifies terror (Paris, Feb. 5, 1794) --, Ronald Reagan on the Challenger disaster : "The surly bonds of Earth" (Washington, January 28, 1986) --, Simón Bolivar rallies South America (Angostura, September 15, 1819) --The cause of Old Ireland : Daniel O'Connell's last monster meeting (October 1, 1843) --, Sun Yat-sen pleads for Pan-Asian resistance to Western imperialism (Kobe, Japan, November 28, 1924) --, Susan B. Anthony : A woman's right to suffrage : "Aren't women persons?" (Monroe County, 1873) --, Thomas Jefferson and the world's best hope (Washington, DC, March 4, 1801) --, Thomas More confronts his accuser (London, July 7, 1535) --, Urban II declares a crusade (Clermont, 1095) --, Washington addresses dissidents in the army (Newburgh, March 15, 1783) --, William Jennings Bryan and the cross of gold (Chicago, July 9, 1896) --, Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain speech (Fulton, Missouri, March 5, 1946) --, Winston Churchill, first speech as Prime Minister : "Blood, toil, tears and sweat" (London, May 13, 1940) --, Woodrow Wilson's fourteen points (Washington, January 8, 1918) --
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title Words that ring through time : from Moses and Pericles to Obama : fifty-one of the most important speeches in history and how they changed our world
title_alt Fifty-one of the most important speeches in history and how they changed our world., From Moses and Pericles to Obama : fifty-one of the most important speeches in history and how they changed our world.
title_display Words that ring through time : from Moses and Pericles to Obama : fifty-one of the most important speeches in history and how they changed our world
title_full Words that ring through time : from Moses and Pericles to Obama : fifty-one of the most important speeches in history and how they changed our world / [edited by] Terry Golway ; foreword by Lewis Lapham
title_short Words that ring through time :
title_sort words that ring through time from moses and pericles to obama fifty-one of the most important speeches in history and how they changed our world
title_sub from Moses and Pericles to Obama : fifty-one of the most important speeches in history and how they changed our world