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21 Speeches That Shaped Our World : The People and Ideas That Changed the Way We Think: Abbott, Chris: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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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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Language : English
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Book Description
Source: ENG
Place of Publication: Great Britain

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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