The Worlds Famous Orations (432 BC - 1906 AD) 10 Volumes
William Jennings Bryan, Editor-in-Chief
Francis W. Halsey, Associate Editor
As long as there are human rights to be defended; as long as there are great interests to be guarded; as long as the welfare of nations is a matter for discussion, so long will public speaking have its place.William Jennings Bryan
Two millennia of Western Civilization come into focus through these 281 masterpieces by 213 rhetoricians. Selected under the supervision of the greatest orator of his time, these brief persuasive addresses form both a window into historys turning points as well as a timeless collection for any reference shelf.
In reading great orations one not only learns something of the mental methods and style of the orator, but also obtains an epitome of the history of the times. As each important speech is virtually a product of the entire life of the speaker, so the speeches delivered at great crises in national history have been products of the conditions that called them forth. Nowhere is so much information crowded into the same number of words
as in a memorable speech.
Speakers in this collection include.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Victor Marie Hugo
Otto von Bismarck
Ralph Waldo Emerson
And Many More....
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