A treasury of the world's great speeches, each speech prefaced with its dramatic and biographical setting and placed in its full historical perspective.

New York, Simon and Schuster [1954] .

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Subjects Speeches, addresses, etc.
Description 856 pages 24 cm
Copyright Date [1954]
Summary Contains the full text of important speeches from ancient times through the Second World War. Moses, Cicero, and Julius Caesar are among the representatives of Hebrews, Greeks and Romans. Early Christianity is illustrated through the words of Jesus of Nazareth (the Sermon on the Mount) and Pope Urban II, calling for the first crusade. The period of Renaissance and Reformation features the words of Savonarola, Luther, Queen Elizabeth, and John Donne. Select American, English, and Irish speeches of the 18th century include those by Alexander Hamilton, John Wesley, William Pitt, Edmund Burke, Patrick Henry, Lord Chatham. Several important speeches concerning the Warren Hastings trial are included. Speeches on the topic of the federal constitution include words by Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, and Alexander Hamilton. William Wilberforce and William Pitt speak out against the African slave trade. Twenty speeches consider various perspectives on the French Revolution. Included is Robespierres̕ final speech as he faces the guillotine. Nineteenth century American speeches include those by Daniel Webster, John C. Calhoun, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Wendell Phillips, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Henry Clay. Thirteen speeches provide perspectives on the American civil war, from orators including Abraham Lincoln, John Brown and Frederick Douglass. The first and second world wars and the peace process are the subjects of many speeches.
Contents Disraeli defends the principles of the conservative party -- Gladston supports the right of freethinkers to enter the House of Commons -- Dostoyevsky interrupts the writing of "The Brothers Karamazov" to celebrate the cenetary of Pushkin's birth -- Friedrch Engels says a few words at the burial of Karl Marx -- Charles Stewart Parnell demands home rule for Ireland -- Bismarck pleads for a bigger arms budget -- Emile Zola, on trial for libel, denounces the conspiracy against Dreyfus -- J. Proctor Knott of Kentucky captivates the House of Representatives -- Robert G. Ingersoll nominates James G. Blaine for President of the United States -- Ingersoll speaks at his brother's grave -- Henry George lectures on Moses, prgress and poverty -- Henry W. Grady of Georgia leaps into national fame with an address on the new south -- Booker T. Washington proposes a modest role for the negro -- William Jennings Bryan stampedes the Democratic National Convention -- Bourke Cockran, an eminent Democrat, replies to Bryan -- "Beveridge the brillliant" takes up the white man's burden -- Theodore Roosevelt advocates the strenuous life -- Kaiser Wilhelm II is outraged and adamant -- Sun Yat-sen takes up the yellow man's burdent -- Jean Jaures and Georges Clemenceau debate teh question of capital and labor -- David Lloyd George call for a steep increase in taxes -- Woodrow Wilson, at fifty-four, gives his first political address -- Lloyd George calls for voluteers -- Cardinal Mercier preaches a sermon in German-occupied Brussels -- President Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany -- Lenin speaks to a street crowd in Petrograd -- Lenin makes a world-shaking announcement -- Trotsky rallies one of his armies during the Civil War -- Eugene V. Debs makes a statement to the court -- President Wilson goes to the people in behalf of the League of Nations -- Gandhi propounds his faith before an English judge -- Mussolini renders his first account to the chamber of disputes -- Clarence Darrow pleads for justice for the negro -- Sacco and Vanzetti proclaim their innocence -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt gives his first inaugural address -- Roosevelt gives his first fireside chat -- Hitler takes full responsibility for the blood purge -- Mussolini applies the torch of civilization to Ethiopia -- Edward VIII gives all for love -- Prime Minister Chamberlain returns in triumph from Munich -- Lloyd George gives some advice to Prime Minister Chamberlain -- Prime Minister Churchill presents his program -- Churchill reports the miracle of Dunkirk -- Churchill anticipates the Battle of Britain -- General Charles de Gaulle calls free France into existence -- Stalin, ten days after the Nazi invastion, instructs his people -- Roosevelt asks for a declaration of war against Japan -- Henry A. Wallace estimates the price of free world victory -- General Eisenhower conquers London -- Ex-prime Minister Churchill perceives an iron curtain -- David E. Lilienthal offers a definition of Democracy -- Nehru speaks to mourning millions a few hours after the murder of Gandhi -- A.P. Herbert advocates a festival for Britain -- William Faulkner, accepting the Nobel Prize, exhorts the young writers of the world -- General Douglas MacArthur defends his conduct of the war in Korea -- Governor Adlai Stevenson agrees to run for President -- Khrushchev reveals some of the crimes of Stalin -- President John Fitzgerald Kennedy delivers his inaugural address -- Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., speaks to a unique audience -- President Kennedy addresses the general assembly of the United Nations for the second and last time -- President Lyndon Baines Johnson makes his first address to the nation.
Moses proclaims The Ten Commandments -- Isaiah cries out for social justice -- Pericles, in the deathless funeral oration sums up the glory that was Athens -- Demosthenes denounces the imperialistic ambitions of Philip the Macedon -- The conspiracy of Catiline -- Cicero pours on the vitriol -- Julius Ceasar objects to illegal execution of the captured conspirators -- Cato demands the immediate execution of the conspirators -- Catiline rallies his small, desperate army on the eve of battle -- Jesus of Nazareth delivers The sermon on the Mount -- Chrysostom preaches on the fall of Eutropius, minister of state -- Pope Urban II calls for the first crusade -- Bernard of Clairvaux shows that the name of Jesus is a salutary medicine -- Savonarola exhorts the people of Florence to repent -- Luther defends himself at the diet of worms -- Queen Elizabeth rallies her army during the Armada Peril -- John Donne, Dean of St. Paul's delivers his own funeral -- Thomas Harrison, regicide, speaks from the scaffold -- Andrew Hamilton, the day star of the American Revolution, defends the freedom of the press -- John Wesley denounces the doctrine of predestination -- James Otis argues against illegal search and seizure -- William Pitt objects to taxation without representation -- John Wilkes denies the right of the house of commons to reject duly elected members -- Edmund Burke makes a last desperate plea for conciliation with the American colonies -- Patrick Henry prepares Virginia for war against the mother country -- Lord Chatham, formerly William Pitt, would stop the war with the colonies -- Henry Grattan demands an independent parliament for Ireland -- Burke attempts to vindicate himself before his estranged constituents -- Charles James Fox introduces his bill to abolish the tyranny of the East India Company -- Burke supports Fox's bill and lauds its author -- Burke cites the charges against Warren Hastings -- Richard Brinsley Sheridan brings the Hastings trial to a climax -- Thomas Erskine points out the inevitable consequences of empire -- Benjamin Franklin, as the Constitutional Convention closes, has the last wise word to say -- Patrick Henry fears the strength of the proposed Constitution -- Alexander Hamilton wins over the foes of the Constitution in New York -- William Wilberforce, in The House of Commons, pictures the slave trade in all its honor -- William Pitt the younger indicts the slave trade and foresees a liberated Africa -- Mirabeau wars the nobility and clergy of Provence of the impending storm -- Mirabeau defends a desperate financial measure -- Doctor Richard Price, in London, hails the French Revolution -- Mirabeau argues for the King's right to make war and peace -- Vergniaud reveals the desperate position of revolutionary France -- Danton thunders for unity -- Thomas Erskine defends Tom Paine for writing "The rights of man" -- Danton reinvigorates his countrymen -- Vergniaud admits to Rebespierre's charges of moderation -- Robespierre recommends virtue and terror -- Robespierre faces the guilloting -- General Bonaparte addresses his triumphant army of Italy -- Pitt advises against accepting Bonaparte's overtures for peace -- Charles James Fox replies to Pitt -- Henry Grattan flays a turncoat -- Robert Emmet defends the Irish cause before being sentenced to death -- Lazare Carnot opposes a crown for Bonaparte -- Pitt replies to a toast -- Byron strikes an early blow for the rights of Labor -- Napolion bids farewell to the old guard -- Daniel Webster celebrates the American heritage -- John Randolph of Roanoke lays the ground for disunion -- Webster proclaims the doctrine of a strong central government -- John C. Calhoun, disciple of Randolph and antagonist of Webster, Champions states' rights -- Frances Wright, beautiful and fearless, delivers a fourth-of-July oration -- Seth Luther addresses the workingmen of New England -- Ralph Waldo Emerson points out the duties of the American Scholar -- Wendell Phillips, a young Boston Brahmin, leaps into the Abolitionist crusade -- Thomas Corwin, in the most fearless speech ever delivered in Congress, denounces the Mexican War -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton keynotes the first woman's rights convention -- The compormise of 1850; Henry Clay makes his last effort to preserve the Union, The dying Calhoun hears his bitter swan song read by a fellow Senator, Webster, in "The most-heralded speech ever made in America" supports Clay's compromise -- Theodore Parker mourns over a fallen idol -- Daniel Webster -- George Canning sees the world at peace in the shadow of The British Navy -- Daniel O'Connell carries on the fight for Catholic emancipation -- Macaulay makes his first speech for the reform bill -- Lord Brougham, with his ususal vehemence, also supports the Reform Bill -- Macaulay renews his case for emancipation of the Jews -- O'Connell enthralls an Irish multitude -- Richard Cobden argues for free trade and against the corn laws -- Alexis De Tocqueville feels "A gale of revolution in the air" -- Mazzini mourns for martyrs of Italian liberty -- Kossuth, a militant exile, calles for aid to downtrodden Hungary -- Louis pasteur depicts the spirit of science -- Karl Marx, and exile in England, give an after-dinner speech -- Frederick Douglass, an ex-slave, discusses slavery -- Sam Houston, Senator from Texas, closes an ominous debate on the repeal of the Missouri Compromise -- Abraham Lincoln, an Illinois lawyer, returns to political life and delivers his first great speech -- Lincoln argues that a house divided against itself cannot stand -- Lincoln closes his campaign against Douglas -- John Brown explains a martyr's course -- Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate -- President-elect Lincoln bids farewell to his friends at Springfield, Illinois -- Lincoln delivers his first inaugural address -- John Bright educates English public opinion in the cause of the North -- Edward Everett delivers the oration at the dedication of the National cemetery at Gettysburg -- President Lincoln makes a "Few appropriate remarks" on the same occation -- Abraham Lincoln delivers his second inaugural address -- Bismarck recommends the values of blood and iron -- Ferdinand Lassalle attaks the German press -- Thomas Henry Huxley examines Darwin's "Origin of species" -- John Ruskin bemoans the degradation of modern life -- Leon Gambetta begins the reconstruction of France after the German conquest.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)964432
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WorldCat Identities Peterson, Houston, 1897-
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