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This book is a compilation of the greatest speech that was ever told. With exceptions such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a few dialogues, and some answers to simple interview questions, most of the text is speeches made by the most important people of our time. The book is divided into many sections which make it easy to navigate through and read on specific topics. Being interested in law I thought that this book would show me exactly the art of dialectics. I didn’t know that sp ...more
Mar 01, 2013 Nana Fredua-Agyeman rated it 3 of 5 stars
Speeches that Changed the World (Bounty Books, 2006; 192) edited by Emma Beare is a collection of speeches, interviews, dialogue and one-liners that are supposed to have marked an epoch in time. Sometimes these epochs are not long-lasting and the speeches not-world changing; sometimes the reverberations of the outcomes of the speeches can still be felt today, like John F. Kennedy's speech that empowered NASA and sparked the space race, which promised that America will put a man on the moon befor ...more
Aug 09, 2007 Inggita rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: collectors of speeches, writers
serious, somber, statesmanlike.. wait a minute, there are also exchanges, even one-liners from famous & not-so-famous people in extraordinary situations like "Houston we've had a problem" and "give me the ****ing money" (Bob Geldof) on top of the usual suspects like MLK's I have a dream and JFK and the Gettysburg and Galileo. It's curiously organized under themes such as "Ancient history", "love", "war" and "sport"... So we have the Dalai Lama, Lady Di ("there are three of us in this marriag ...more