SPEECHES THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
For many thousands of years, people have used oratory to influence others, but what exactly makes a good speech? Is it the choice of words, the feelings they express or the lasting effect that the speech has had on the course of history? Covering broad topics and themes such as ancient history, love, religion, science, and philosophy these speeches have all inspired people to act. Some have changed the way people think others have changed the course of events across the globe – sometimes for the better, at other times with devastating results. Over 100 of the most influential speeches ever made, featuring: Nelson Mandela, Winston Churchill, Napoleon Bonaparte, Jesus Christ, Galileo Galilei, Jawaharlal Nehru, Abraham Lincoln, Karl Marx Demosthenes, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Elizabeth I, Gautama Buddha, Julius Caesar, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore