Speeches that Changed the World: The Stories and Transcripts of the Moments that Made History

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This book contains over 50 momentous and thought-provoking speeches from a wide range of historical eras and nations. Speeches That Changed The World includes biographies of each speaker, the history of why each speech was significant and what happened as a result. Iconic black and white photography dramatically illustrates these key figures and moments in history. This is a fascinating dip-in history title that will both inspire readers and give them a greater understanding of the events of the time.
 

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
8
Section 3
28
Section 4
41
Section 5
82
Section 6
90
Section 7
95
Section 8
169
Section 9
195
Section 10
205
Section 11
222
Section 12
224
Section 13
232
Section 14
233
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About the author (2006)

Simon Jonathan Sebag Montefiore was born on June 27, 1965 in London. He is a British historian, award winning author of history books and novels and television presenter. He was educated at Ludgrove School and Harrow School. He read history at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge where he received his Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD). He won an Exhibition to Caius College. He went on to work as a banker, a foreign affairs journalist, and a war correspondent. Montefiore's first book Catherine the Great & Potemkin. Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar won History Book of the Year at the 2004 British Book Awards. Young Stalin won the LA Times Book Prize for Best Biography, the Costa Book Award, the Bruno Kreisky Award for Political Literature, and Le Grand Prix de la Biographie Politique. Jerusalem: The Biography was a global bestseller and won The Book of the Year Prize from the Jewish Book Council. His latest history is The Romanovs: 1613-1918. He is also the author of the acclaimed novels Sashenka and One Night in Winter. One Night in Winter won the Political Novel of the Year Prize.

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