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The Resource 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

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

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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
Words that ring through time
Title remainder
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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[edited by] Terry Golway ; foreword by Lewis Lapham
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  • From Moses and Pericles to Obama : fifty-one of the most important speeches in history and how they changed our world
  • Fifty-one of the most important speeches in history and how they changed our world
  • 51 of the most important speeches in history and how they changed our world
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Language
eng
Summary
A collection of fifty speeches that changed the world, including selections from Jesus, Mohammed, Cromwell, Washington, Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Hitler, each illuminated by an essay that explains the oration's historical context, impact, and consequences
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
808.85
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6121
LC item number
.W654 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1955-
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  • Golway, Terry
  • Lapham, Lewis H
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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
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [414]-416)
Contents
  • Urban II declares a crusade (Clermont, 1095)
  • Martin Luther refuses to recant (Diet of Worms, 1521)
  • Thomas More confronts his accuser (London, July 7, 1535)
  • Elizabeth I faces the Armada : "I myself will be your general" (Tilbury, 1588)
  • John Winthrop's "City upon a hill" (June, 1630)
  • Oliver Cromwell dismisses Parliament, "In the name of God, go!" (London, April 20, 1653)
  • Patrick Henry makes the case for liberty, or death (Virginia, March 25, 1775)
  • Washington addresses dissidents in the army (Newburgh, March 15, 1783)
  • Charles Fox assails the East India Company (London, December 1, 1783)
  • Robespierre justifies terror (Paris, Feb. 5, 1794)
  • Foreword
  • Georges Danton : We must dare, dare again, always dare (Paris, September 2, 1792)
  • Thomas Jefferson and the world's best hope (Washington, DC, March 4, 1801)
  • Red Jacket defends Native American religions (Central New York, 1805)
  • Napoleon bids farewell to the Old Guard (April 20, 1814)
  • Simon Bolivar rallies South America (Angostura, September 15, 1819)
  • Cause of Old Ireland: Daniel O'Connell's last monster meeting (October 1, 1843)
  • Karl Marx on free trade (Brussels, January 9, 1848)
  • Frederick Douglass's Fourth of July speech (Rochester, New York, 1852)
  • Abraham Lincoln's address at Cooper Institute (New York, February 27, 1860)
  • Garibaldi addresses his troops: "To arms, then, all of you!" (Naples, September, 1860)
  • Lewis Lapham
  • Susan B Anthony: A woman's right to suffrage: "Aren't women persons?" (Monroe County, 1873)
  • William Jennings Bryan and the cross of gold (Chicago, July 9, 1896)
  • King Albert of Belgium defies the Kaiser's army (Brussels, August 4, 1914)
  • Padraig Pearse: Ireland unfree will never be at peace (Dublin, August 1, 1915)
  • Helen Keller, Strike against war (New York, January 5, 1916)
  • Woodrow Wilson's fourteen points (Washington, January 8, 1918)
  • Gandhi gives voice to non-violence and non-cooperation (Abmadabad, India, March 18, 1922)
  • Sun Yat-sen pleads for Pan-Asian resistance to Western imperialism (Kobe, Japan, November 28, 1924)
  • Haile Selassie pleads for his country (Geneva, June 30, 1936)
  • Franklin Roosevelt sees the ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished (Washington, January 20, 1937) --
  • Introduction
  • Moses bids Israel farewell
  • Funeral oration by Pericles (Athens, 430 BCE)
  • Cicero's first oration against Catiline (Rome, 63 BCE)
  • Jesus and the blessed (Galilee, circa 30 AD)
  • Muhammad: Turn thy face (Arabian peninsula, circa 620 AD)
  • John Kennedy in Berlin: "Ich bein ein Berliner!" (Berlin, June 26, 1963)
  • Barbara Jordan addresses the House Judiciary Committee: "Today I am an inquisitor" (Washington, July 24, 1974)
  • Anwar Sadat addresses the Israeli Knesset: "A bold drive towards new horizons" (Jerusalem, November 20, 1977)
  • Elie Weisel pleads with Ronald Reagan: "Your place is not there, Mr. President" (Washington, April 19, 1985)
  • Ronald Reagan on the Challenger disaster: "The surly bonds of Earth" (Washington, January 28, 1986)
  • Margaret Thatcher's sermon on the mound: "We must work and use our talents to create wealth" (Edinburgh, May 21, 1988)
  • Nelson Mandela's inaugural address as President of South Africa: "Glory and hope to newborn liberty" (Pretoria, May 10, 1994)
  • Barack Obama confronts race and religion: "A more perfect union" (March 18, 2008)
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Adolf Hitler denounces umbrella-carrying types (Weimar, November 6, 1938)
  • Lou Gehrig, the "Luckiest man on the face of the Earth" (Yankee Stadium, the Bronx, July 4, 1939)
  • Winston Churchill, first speech as Prime Minister: "Blood, toil, tears and sweat" (London, May 13, 1940)
  • Franklin Roosevelt's D-Day prayer: "They fight to end conquest" (Washington, June 6, 1944)
  • Emperor Hirohito addresses his subjects: "We have resolved to pave the way to a grand peace" (Tokyo, August 15, 1945)
  • Ho Chi Minh declares independence for Vietnam (Ba Dinh Square, September 2, 1945)
  • Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain speech (Fulton, Missouri, March 5, 1946)
  • Nikita Khrushchev's secret speech (Moscow, February 5, 1956)
Control code
ocn276819732
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
416 p.
Isbn
9780715638903
Lccn
2010275754
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1162891
  • (OCoLC)276819732
Label
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
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [414]-416)
Contents
  • Urban II declares a crusade (Clermont, 1095)
  • Martin Luther refuses to recant (Diet of Worms, 1521)
  • Thomas More confronts his accuser (London, July 7, 1535)
  • Elizabeth I faces the Armada : "I myself will be your general" (Tilbury, 1588)
  • John Winthrop's "City upon a hill" (June, 1630)
  • Oliver Cromwell dismisses Parliament, "In the name of God, go!" (London, April 20, 1653)
  • Patrick Henry makes the case for liberty, or death (Virginia, March 25, 1775)
  • Washington addresses dissidents in the army (Newburgh, March 15, 1783)
  • Charles Fox assails the East India Company (London, December 1, 1783)
  • Robespierre justifies terror (Paris, Feb. 5, 1794)
  • Foreword
  • Georges Danton : We must dare, dare again, always dare (Paris, September 2, 1792)
  • Thomas Jefferson and the world's best hope (Washington, DC, March 4, 1801)
  • Red Jacket defends Native American religions (Central New York, 1805)
  • Napoleon bids farewell to the Old Guard (April 20, 1814)
  • Simon Bolivar rallies South America (Angostura, September 15, 1819)
  • Cause of Old Ireland: Daniel O'Connell's last monster meeting (October 1, 1843)
  • Karl Marx on free trade (Brussels, January 9, 1848)
  • Frederick Douglass's Fourth of July speech (Rochester, New York, 1852)
  • Abraham Lincoln's address at Cooper Institute (New York, February 27, 1860)
  • Garibaldi addresses his troops: "To arms, then, all of you!" (Naples, September, 1860)
  • Lewis Lapham
  • Susan B Anthony: A woman's right to suffrage: "Aren't women persons?" (Monroe County, 1873)
  • William Jennings Bryan and the cross of gold (Chicago, July 9, 1896)
  • King Albert of Belgium defies the Kaiser's army (Brussels, August 4, 1914)
  • Padraig Pearse: Ireland unfree will never be at peace (Dublin, August 1, 1915)
  • Helen Keller, Strike against war (New York, January 5, 1916)
  • Woodrow Wilson's fourteen points (Washington, January 8, 1918)
  • Gandhi gives voice to non-violence and non-cooperation (Abmadabad, India, March 18, 1922)
  • Sun Yat-sen pleads for Pan-Asian resistance to Western imperialism (Kobe, Japan, November 28, 1924)
  • Haile Selassie pleads for his country (Geneva, June 30, 1936)
  • Franklin Roosevelt sees the ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished (Washington, January 20, 1937) --
  • Introduction
  • Moses bids Israel farewell
  • Funeral oration by Pericles (Athens, 430 BCE)
  • Cicero's first oration against Catiline (Rome, 63 BCE)
  • Jesus and the blessed (Galilee, circa 30 AD)
  • Muhammad: Turn thy face (Arabian peninsula, circa 620 AD)
  • John Kennedy in Berlin: "Ich bein ein Berliner!" (Berlin, June 26, 1963)
  • Barbara Jordan addresses the House Judiciary Committee: "Today I am an inquisitor" (Washington, July 24, 1974)
  • Anwar Sadat addresses the Israeli Knesset: "A bold drive towards new horizons" (Jerusalem, November 20, 1977)
  • Elie Weisel pleads with Ronald Reagan: "Your place is not there, Mr. President" (Washington, April 19, 1985)
  • Ronald Reagan on the Challenger disaster: "The surly bonds of Earth" (Washington, January 28, 1986)
  • Margaret Thatcher's sermon on the mound: "We must work and use our talents to create wealth" (Edinburgh, May 21, 1988)
  • Nelson Mandela's inaugural address as President of South Africa: "Glory and hope to newborn liberty" (Pretoria, May 10, 1994)
  • Barack Obama confronts race and religion: "A more perfect union" (March 18, 2008)
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Adolf Hitler denounces umbrella-carrying types (Weimar, November 6, 1938)
  • Lou Gehrig, the "Luckiest man on the face of the Earth" (Yankee Stadium, the Bronx, July 4, 1939)
  • Winston Churchill, first speech as Prime Minister: "Blood, toil, tears and sweat" (London, May 13, 1940)
  • Franklin Roosevelt's D-Day prayer: "They fight to end conquest" (Washington, June 6, 1944)
  • Emperor Hirohito addresses his subjects: "We have resolved to pave the way to a grand peace" (Tokyo, August 15, 1945)
  • Ho Chi Minh declares independence for Vietnam (Ba Dinh Square, September 2, 1945)
  • Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain speech (Fulton, Missouri, March 5, 1946)
  • Nikita Khrushchev's secret speech (Moscow, February 5, 1956)
Control code
ocn276819732
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
416 p.
Isbn
9780715638903
Lccn
2010275754
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1162891
  • (OCoLC)276819732

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