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Description - The Penguin Book of Modern Speeches by Brian MacArthur

The twentieth century was a century of idealism and revolution and as never before speeches were crucial in stirring the hearts and minds of millions around the world.

Whether it was Churchill rousing the British to take up arms or the dream of Martin Luther King, Fidel Castro inspiring the Cuban revolution or Salman Rushdie denouncing his fatwa, speeches have made headlines and shaped the way we see ourselves and the larger society.

Gathered here are some of the most extraordinary and memorable speeches of the modern era. Some are well known, others less so, but all, in their way, whether large or small, had a hand in shaping the world that we inhabit now.

This new edition has been updated to include the most significant speeches up to 2017.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780241982303
ISBN-10: 0241982308
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 40mm)
Pages: 672
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Brian MacArthur

Brian MacArthur was founder editor of Today and The Times Higher Education Supplement, and editor of the Western Morning News. He was deputy editor of the Sunday Times and executive editor of The Times. He has written Surviving the Sword: Prisoners of the Japanese 1942-1945. He has been interested in the power of oratory since first hearing Aneurin Bevan on the hustings in 1956 and has edited The Penguin Book of Modern Speeches and The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest. Brian MacArthur lives in Norfolk and London and has two daughters.

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