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Description - Great Speeches of the 20th Century by Bob Blaisdell

This stirring anthology features addresses by Winston Churchill, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, the Dalai Lama, Cesar Chavez, and many others. Includes 3 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative. A great speech can stir the soul and move a nation. This compact and affordable anthology gathers complete speeches and selected excerpts from some of the twentieth century's most memorable addresses. Writers and speakers in search of memorable quotations will appreciate this collection, as will any reader seeking historical wisdom and inspiration. Featured speakers include Winston Churchill, rousing the British to defend their lives and homes against the Nazis; Mohandas Gandhi, advocating non-violent resistance to deplorable living conditions; and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, calming the nation's fears during the Great Depression. Additional orations include those of Barack Obama, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Ronald Reagan, Elie Wiesel, the Dalai Lama, Cesar Chavez, and many others. Includes three selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat: Address to Parliament on May 13th, 1940," "I Have a Dream," and "Remarks to the Senate in Support of a Declaration of Conscience."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780486474670
ISBN-10: 0486474674
Format: Paperback / softback
(209mm x 136mm x 16mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 26-Apr-2011
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bob Blaisdell

Bob Blaisdell is the editor of several successful Dover anthologies, including Elizabethan Poetry, Famous Documents and Speeches of the Civil War, and The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln.

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