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The Words That Shook the World

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Words that Shook the World celebrates over 40 of the most extraordinary speeches of the last 100 years. Illustrated with dramatic black-and-white photographs, the book sets each of the speeches and speakers within a historical context that includes timelines and contemporary press commentary. In addition, readers are brought inside every paragraph of 20 of these magical sp ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Prentice Hall Press (first published December 15th 2001)
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Claire S
Here's a list:
1903: Theodore Roosevelt 'You can not improve on it, leave it as it is'
1933: FDR 'the only thing we have to fear is fear itself'
1939: Gehrig 'luckiest man on the face of the earth'
1940: Churchill 'blood, toil, tears and sweat'
1945: MacArthur 'the entire world is quietly at peace'
1945: Einstein 'war is won, but peace is not'
1948: Eleanor Roosevelt 'international magna carta of all men everywhere'
1963: JFK 'ich bin ein berliner'
1963: MLK, Jr 'I have a dream'
1964: Goldwater 'extremis
Sep 25, 2015 Simon rated it it was ok
I skimmed through the book several times, reading here and there. I read a few things that interested me and I was overall bored about the book. I thought it would have some really good quotations that I could use for some projects. That was the main reason I took the book out.

I found it cool that Theodore Roosevelt was almost assassinated and that his written speech and an eyeglasses case saved his life by stopping the bullets from piercing his lung.
Jun 27, 2013 Laurie rated it liked it
Some beautiful and moving speeches. The only disappointment is the audio recordings only feature snippets of most of them.
Jul 31, 2010 Wolcott rated it did not like it
Fuck any book about speeches that includes one by George W. Bush.
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Always a pick up book to re-read!
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Richard Greene is an attorney, political and communication strategist, author of the Prentice Hall coffee table book, "Words That Shook The World and Host of "Hollywood CLOUT!" on Air America Radio. He is also the founder of a corporation that runs high school competitions to find and cultivate the next generation of great speakers and leaders in America.

Called "The Master of Charisma" by the Sun
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