Lend Me Your Ears: Great Speeches in History

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William Safire
Rosetta Books, 2014 M04 22 - 1148 páginas
From a Pulitzer Prize–winning author, this collection of speeches is “the most valuable kind of book, the kind that benefits mind and heart” (Peggy Noonan).
 
This third edition of the bestselling collection of classic and modern oratory offers numerous examples of the greatest speeches ever delivered—from the ancient world to the modern. Speeches in Lend Me Your Ears span a broad stretch of history, from Gen. George Patton inspiring Allied troops on the eve of D-Day to Pericles’s impassioned eulogy for fallen Greek soldiers during the Peloponnesian War; and from Jesus of Nazareth’s greatest sermons to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s fiery speech in response to the Bush vs. Gore decision that changed the landscape of American politics in our time.
 
Editor William Safire has collected a diverse range of speeches from both ancient and modern times, from people of many different backgrounds and political affiliations, and from people on both sides of history’s greatest battles and events. This book provides a wealth of valuable examples of great oratory for writers, speakers, and history aficionados.
 

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This is a magnificent collection of speeches from pivotal moments in ancient and modern history. It is one thing to hear snips of these speeches on sound clips or in history books, quite another to ... Leer comentario completo

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The third edition of this comprehensive collection of oratory through the ages is appropriately edited by former presidential speechwriter Safire--a man who knows firsthand the importance of putting ... Leer comentario completo

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Author, journalist, and presidential speechwriter William Safire (1929–2009) is believed by many to be America’s most influential political writer and columnist. The author of a well-known syndicated political column for the New York Times, he was also known as a speechwriter for President Nixon. He was a frequent guest on NBC’s “Meet the Press;” and won the Pulitzer Prize for his commentary regarding corruption charges leveled against Bert Lance, director of the Office of Management and the Budget, during the Carter administration in 1978. He was a member of the Pulitzer Board starting in 1995, and chief executive and chairman of the Dana Foundation. In 2006, President George W. Bush awarded Safire the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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