The Penguin Book of Modern Speeches

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Brian MacArthur
Penguin Books, 2012 - History - 582 pages
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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 Barack Obama on Selma and the meaning of America, speeches have profoundly influenced the way we see ourselves and society.

Gathered here are some of the most extraordinary and memorable speeches of the last century. Some are well known, others less so, but all helped form the world we now inhabit.

'Time and again, MacArthur satisfies the reader's expectations. They are all here: Lloyd George's fit country for heroes, Woodrow Wilson's world made safe for democracy, Enoch Powell's River Tiber foaming with much blood' The Times Literary Supplement

'It would be hard to do better than MacArthur's selection, which is a tribute to the breadth of his knowledge' The Times

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About the author (2012)

Brian MacArthur was founding editor of Today and The Times Higher Education Supplement, editor of the Western Morning News, deputy editor of the Sunday Times and executive editor of The Times. Brian is the author of Surviving the Sword: Prisoners of the Japanese 1942-1945, and editor of The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches. He lives in Norfolk and London and has two daughters.

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