The Resource Voices of history : speeches that changed the world, Simon Sebag Montefiore

Voices of history : speeches that changed the world, Simon Sebag Montefiore

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Voices of history : speeches that changed the world
Title
Voices of history
Title remainder
speeches that changed the world
Statement of responsibility
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Title variation
Speeches that changed the world
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
This book celebrates the great speeches of world history and cultural life. In this exuberant collection, acclaimed historian Simon Sebag Montefiore takes us on a journey from ancient times to the twenty-first century: some speeches are heroic and inspiring; some diabolical and atrocious; some are exquisite and poignant; others cruel and chilling. The speakers themselves vary from empresses and conquerors to rock stars, novelists and sportsmen, dreamers and killers, from Churchill and Elizabeth I to Stalin and Genghis Khan, and from Michelle Obama and Cleopatra to Bob Dylan, Nehru and Muhammad Ali. All human drama is here: from the carnage of battlefields to the theatre of courtrooms, from table-talk to audiences of millions, from desperate last stands to orations of triumph, from noble calls for liberation to genocidal rants, from foolish delusions and strange confessions to defiant resistance and heartbreaking farewells, This book spans centuries, continents and cultures. In the accessible and gripping style of a master storyteller, Montefiore shows why these seventy speeches are essential reading, and how they enlighten our past, enrich our present and inspire - and hold warnings for - our future
Cataloging source
DAD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sebag Montefiore, Simon
Dewey number
808.85935
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Speeches, addresses, etc
  • World history
  • Speeches, addresses, etc
  • World history
Label
Voices of history : speeches that changed the world, Simon Sebag Montefiore
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Resistance -- Dreamers -- Freedom -- Rise and fall -- Decency -- Battlefields -- Defiance -- Terror -- Trials -- Follies -- Power -- Peacemakers -- Revolution -- Warmongers -- Genocide -- Good vs evil -- Prophets -- Warnings -- Goodbyes
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First vintage books edition.
Extent
xxxi, 293 pages
Isbn
9781984898180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 2008258
  • (OCoLC)1253437718
  • 2008258
  • (OCoLC)on1253437718
  • 2008258
Label
Voices of history : speeches that changed the world, Simon Sebag Montefiore
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Resistance -- Dreamers -- Freedom -- Rise and fall -- Decency -- Battlefields -- Defiance -- Terror -- Trials -- Follies -- Power -- Peacemakers -- Revolution -- Warmongers -- Genocide -- Good vs evil -- Prophets -- Warnings -- Goodbyes
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First vintage books edition.
Extent
xxxi, 293 pages
Isbn
9781984898180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 2008258
  • (OCoLC)1253437718
  • 2008258
  • (OCoLC)on1253437718
  • 2008258

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