Lend Me your Ears

Lend Me your Ears

Great Speeches in History

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
From the ancient words of Demosthenes to Salman Rushdie's eloquent defense of his work, this anthology represents a compilation of more than two hundred of the world's most important and influential speeches

Norton Pub
The definitive compendium of classic oratory--a book for and of the ages now made even richer and more contemporary. William Safire's invaluable and immensely entertaining Lend Me Your Ears established itself instantly as a classic treasury of the greatest speeches in human history. Selected with the instincts of a great speechwriter and language maven, arranged by theme and occasion, each deftly introduced and placed in context, the more than two hundred speeches in this compilation demonstrate the enduring power of human eloquence to inspire, to uplift, and to motivate. For this expanded edition Safire has selected more than twenty new speeches by such figures as President Bill Clinton, Senator Robert Dole, General Colin Powell, Microsoft's Bill Gates, the Dalai Lama, Edward R. Murrow, Alistair Cooke, the Buddha, and the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. They prove that even in a digital age the most forceful medium of communication is still the human voice speaking directly to the mind, heart, and soul.

Blackwell North Amer
An instant classic when first published in 1992 and now substantially revised and expanded, Lend Me Your Ears collects more than two hundred of history's outstanding instances of oratorical eloquence. They are selected, arranged, and introduced by William Safire, considered by many to be the most influential political columnist in America, himself a former speechwriter and language scholar.
The book is arranged by theme and occasion, and each speech is expertly introduced by the editor, who places the speech's occasion in historical context and analyzes the particular techniques that convey its force and effect. William Safire enlivens many of these introductions with personal anecdotes of the circumstances of the speechmaker and the speech. His introduction is a brisk, effective short course in how to make a great speech - with a cornucopia of examples to follow.

& Taylor

The political columnist and former White House speechwriter gathers more than two hundred great speeches from history, including ones by Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, and Microsoft's Bill Gates, arranged by theme and accompanied by an introduction.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c1997
Edition: Rev. and expanded ed
ISBN: 9780393040050
Branch Call Number: 808.85 LEN
Characteristics: 1055 p. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Safire, William 1929-


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