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  • Published: 13 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241982396
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $40.00

The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches



The world's most famous speeches, together in one volume

From Moses to Nelson Mandela, speeches have helped both change the way we see the world and the way the world is shaped. A great orator, however, has to have the right words and the right message to inspire his or her followers.

The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches gathers together the world's greatest speeches, bringing together the words of over one hundred men and women. These brilliant and passionate declarations by Disraeli, Lincoln, Gladstone, Churchill, Washington, Socrates, Pankhurst, Lenin, Gandhi and many others provide a vivid glimpse of history in the making while retaining their power to move and inspire today.

  • Published: 13 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241982396
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $40.00

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Praise for The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches

Impeccable. MacArthur prefaces each address with a short but scholarly historical explanation that sets the scene perfectly. An attractive volume with a splendidly pithy introducton

Andrew Roberts, Sunday Times

MacArthur wisely [concentrates] on certain political conflicts - gathering together the oratory of the American Civil War or the campaign for female suffrage. His book works well not just as an anthology but as a history of those episodes

Independent on Sunday

A collection to stir the blood and lift the heart

Daily Mail

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