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Speeches that changed the world: the words and stories of the moments that made history

Publisher: Quercus Publishing, 2008.Language: EnglishDescription: 224 p. : Photos ; 27 cm. includes CD-ROM / DVDISBN: 9781847246059 ; 9781847246066Type of document: BookNote: Doriot: for 2014-2015 courses • Tanoto: for 2014-2015 coursesBibliography/Index: Includes indexContents Note: CD inside front cover (Doriot Library)
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Doriot: for 2014-2015 courses

Tanoto: for 2014-2015 courses

Includes index

CD inside front cover (Doriot Library)


Speeches that Changed the World The Words and Stories of the Moments that Made History Contents Introduction Moses 'Thou shalt have no other gods before me.' The Ten Commandments, Exodus 20, 1-17 Jesus of Nazareth 'Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.' 3 6 9 17 20 23 26 30 33 39 45 48 51 54 58 62 67 71 75 78 82 85 90 94 95 96 100 105 107 The Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5-7 Mohammed 'Turn your face towards the Sacred Mosque.' Koran 2, 144-145, 147-50 St Francis of Assisi 'My little sisters, the birds, much bounden are ye unto God.' Sermon to the birds, c. 1220 Queen Elizabeth I 'I have the heart and stomach of a king.' Speech to the English troops at Tilbury, 1588 King Charles I 'I go from a corruptible to an incorruptible crown.' Speech on the scaffold, 30 January 1649 Oliver Cromwell 'In the name of God, go!' Dismisses the Rump Parliament, 20 April 1653 George Washington 'A passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils.' Farewell address, 17 September 1796 Thomas Jefferson 'We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists.' Inaugural address, 4 March 1801 Napoleon Bonaparte 'Soldiers of my Old Guard: I bid you farewell.' Farewell to the Old Guard, 20 April 1814 Abraham Lincoln 'Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation...' The Gettysburg Address, 19 November 1863 Emmeline Pankhurst 'I am here as a soldier who has temporarily left the field of battle.' Speech on women's suffrage, 13 November 1913 Marie Curie 'The scientific history of radium is beautiful.' On the discovery of radium, 14 May 1921 Mohandas Gandhi 'There is no salvation for India.' 4 February 1916 Vladimir Ilyich Lenin 'Power to the Soviets.' September 1917 Woodrow Wilson 'The world must be made safe for democracy.' Speech to Congress, 2 April 1917 Clarence Darrow 'I believe in the law of love.' Closing speech in defence of Henry Sweet, April 1926 Neville Chamberlain 'Peace for our time.' London, 30 September 1938 Adolf Hitler 'My patience is now at an end.' Speech at the Sportpalast, Berlin, 26 September 1938 'I am from now on just first soldier of the German Reich.' Speech at the Reichstag, Berlin, 1 September 1939 Joseph Stalin 'It is essential that the war continue for as long as possible.' Speech to the Politburo, 19 August 1939 Winston Churchill 'I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.' House of COMMONS, London, 13 May 1940 'This was their finest hour.' House of Commons, London, 18 June 1940 'Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.' House of Commons, London, 20 August 1940 Vyacheslav Molotov 'Perfidy unparalleled in the history of civilized nations.' On the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, 22 June 1941 Franklin D. Roosevelt 'The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.' Inaugural address, 4 March 1933 'A date which will live in infamy.' Speech to Congress, 8 December 1941 Charles de Gaulle 'The flame of French resistance must not and shall not die.' Appeal of 18 June 1940 General George S. Patton, Jr 'I am personally going to shoot that paper-hanging sonofabitch Hitler.' Speech on the eve of D-Day, 5 June 1944 Emperor Hirohito 'The enemy has begun to deploy a new and most cruel bomb.' 110 114 The surrender of Japan, August 1945 Jawaharlal Nehru 'At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.' Speech on the granting of independence, 4 August 1947 J. Robert Oppenheimer 'The reason that we did this job is because it was an organic necessity.' 118 122 126 130 134 136 140 146 148 154 156 160 164 170 174 180 184 188 192 196 202 206 210 214 220 224 Los Alamos, Mexico, 2 November 1945 General Douglas MacArthur 'I have just left your fighting sons in Korea. ... They are splendid in every way.' Farewell speech to Congress, 19 April 1951 Nelson Mandela 'I am the First Accused.' 20 April 1964 'Free at last.' 2 May 1994 Eamon de Valera 'These were all good men.' The fiftieth anniversary of the Easter Rising, 10 April 1966 John F. Kennedy 'Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.' Inaugural address, 20 January 1961 'Ich bin ein Berliner.' At the Berlin Wall, 26 June 1963 Martin Luther King Jr 'I have a dream.' Lincoln Memorial, Washington, 28 August 1963 'I've seen the promised land.' Memphis, Tennessee, 3 April 1968 Malcolm X 'You can't hate the roots of a tree, and not hate the tree.' 14 February 1965 Shirley Chisholm 'I have been far oftener discriminated against because I am a woman than because I am black.' Speech to Congress, 21 May 1969 Pierre Trudeau 'Who are the kidnap victims?' National broadcast, 16 October 1970 Golda Meir 'Stop the killing.' Address to the Knesset, 26 May 1970 Richard M. Nixon 'There can be no whitewash at the White House.' Address to the nation, 30 April 1973 Indira Gandhi 'Women's education is almost more important than the education of boys and men.' 23 November 1974 Chaim Herzog 'Hate, ignorance and evil.' Address to UN General Assembly, 10 November 1975 Mother Teresa 'Love begins at home.' Speech on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, 11 December 1979 Pope John Paul II 'Our Polish freedom costs so much.' Speech at Jasna Góra monastery, Poland, 18 June 1983 Ronald Reagan 'Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall!' Speech at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, 12 June 1987 Mikha il Gorba chev 'Fr eedom of choice i s a univer sa l pr inc i ple to w hich ther e shou ld be no exceptions.' Address to UN General Assembly, 7 December 1988 F. W. de Klerk 'The time for negotiation has arrived.' Speech at the opening of Parliament, 2 February 1990 Vaclav Havel 'We live in a contaminated moral environment.' Broadcast to the people of Czechoslovakia, 1 January 1990 Elie Wiese! 'The perils of indifference.' Seventh White House Millennium Evening, 12 April 1999' George W. Bush 'A great people has been moved to defend a great nation.' Address to the nation, 11 September 2001 Index

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