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21 Speeches That Shaped Our World : The People and Ideas That Changed the Way We Think
21 Speeches That Shaped Our World : The People and Ideas That Changed the Way We Think
Publisher : Random House Uk Ltd
Published Date : 2013/04
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781846042720

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Source: ENG
Place of Publication: Great Britain
Table of Contents
        List of Illustrations                      vi
Introduction: Shaping the World                    vii
Just Words, Deval Patrick (2006)                   ix
Author's Note                                      xiii
  Part I All the World is Human                    1   (74)
    Freedom or Death                               6   (21)
          Emmeline Pankhurst
    I Have a Dream                                 27  (11)
          Martin Luther King
    Rivers of Blood                                38  (13)
          Enoch Powell
    A Second Chance                                51  (6)
          Napoleon Beazley
    Apology to the Stolen Generations              57  (18)
          Kevin Rudd
  Part II You're Either With Us or Against Us      75  (86)
    A World Split Apart                            79  (21)
          Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    Ash Heap of History                            100 (17)
          Ronald Reagan
    Our War on Terror                              117 (14)
          George Bush
    Your Security is in Your Own Hands             131 (13)
          Osama bin Laden
    The Case for Climate Security                  144 (17)
          Margaret Beckett
  Part III Might is Right                          161 (68)
    We Shall Fight on the Beaches                  165 (16)
          Winston Churchill
    This Dark and Bitter Moment                    181 (8)
          Salvador Allende
    The Falklands Factor                           189 (12)
          Margaret Thatcher
    Doctrine of the International Community        201 (20)
          Tony Blair
    The Mark of Cain                               221 (8)
          Tim Collins
  Part IV Give Peace a Chance                      229 (64)
    Let No One Commit a Wrong in Anger             234 (9)
          Mohandas Gandhi
    The Military-Industrial Complex                243 (12)
          Dwight D. Eisenhower
    With a Heavy Heart                             255 (9)
          Robin Cook
    This is Anthony                                264 (8)
          Marie Fatayi-Williams
    A New Beginning                                272 (21)
          Barack Obama
Afterword: Looking to the Future                   293 (3)
Acknowledgements                                   296 (2)
References                                         298 (18)
Index                                              316

In this fascinating book, Chris Abbott, a leading political analyst, takes a close look at 21 key speeches which have shaped the world today. He examines the power of the arguments embedded in these speeches to inspire people to achieve great things, or do great harm. Abbott draws upon his political expertise to explain how our current understanding of the world is rooted in pivotal moments of history. These moments are captured in the words of a range of influential speakers including: Emmeline Pankhurst, Martin Luther King, Jr, Enoch Powell, Napoleon Beazley, Kevin Rudd, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Osama bin Laden, Margaret Beckett, Winston Churchill, Salvador Allende, Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, Tim Collins, Mohandas Gandhi, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Robin Cook and Barack Obama. The speeches in this book are arranged thematically, linked by concepts such as 'might is right', 'with us or against us' and 'give peace a chance'. Each transcript is accompanied by an insightful commentary that analyses how the words relate to our modern society.Fresh and relevant, this is a book that will make you stop in your tracks and think about what is really happening in the world today.
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