Details for 101 Speeches of the World
"101 Speeches of the World is a unique collection that traces the evolution of the art of oratory. It spans across time to re-introduce readers to the masters of eloquence such as the eminent Greeks, Pericles and Demosthenes, who foregrounded the tradition of oratory. Considered amongst the finest of arts for centuries, and practiced only by a select few—kings, scholars and people of nobility— over time, and with changing systems of governance, the art of oratory became more democratised.
In modern times, public speaking has been utilised by people of various cultures, histories, ideologies, and social standing to voice their concerns, stir people to action, spread the message of hope and shape history. This book includes some of the finest speakers of all time such as Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Swami Vivekananda, Emmeline Pankhurst, Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr. and Barack Obama amongst others. A collector’s edition. "