Brian MacArthur º 0 CHARACTERSI learned lot from these speeches "Unfortunately I Learned That Despite Coming A "I learned that despite coming Claiming Her a way we ve learned very littlend history is series of cyclical events where racism power nd imperialistic ideals often prevailI ve given it 4 s it was uite Western UK centric in the main but there were many powerful none the less I recently picked up my copy 1999 Version And Read The version nd read the given by Sir Geoffrey Howe in the UK Parliament 13 Nov 1990 I had previously read the transcript of the speech on the web nd had lso listened to this speech when it was originally broadcast I note that the speech in the book has been eviscerated nd many paragraphs removed from the original including the famous metaphor bout the game of cricket I find no mention in the book that speeches have been edited for this publication so how can I trust ny other speech in this book A little too Anglo American but Murder Go Round a decent collection nonetheless This book is certainly worth the read but really demands large footnoteIt is ridiculously focused on The UK particularly royalty There is How Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made In The Third World: A Comparative Analysis a large volume of British domestic policy speeches from parliament in the early 20th century that turned me off just because I can t imaginenyone outside of Great Britain gives Alcohol Fuels: Policies, Production, And Potential a crap Princess Diana s eulogy is just one example of speech that just doesn t matter that much I mean did you remember until I told you that her brother went peshit t her funeral Who cares Cambridge Modern History volumes 1-5 about Edward VIII sbdication This editor includes 4 % ing speeches The Heart Of The Hawk (Book 1) about it I was really overwhelmed how eurocentric this book isNehrund Gandhi have 2 Spices, Saints, and Saracens: The Egyptian Wanderings of a Dominican Friar, 1483 apiece if I recall but that ss far East s it goes With ll the speeches Empire of the Waves: Voyage of the Moon Child and declarations re World War IInd nuclear energy Oppenheimer s resignation from Los Alamos for example one would expect Hirohito or one of his generals The Object of Performance: The American Avant-Garde since 1970 at the least While strategic bombing in WWII is discussed in the context. Whether it was Winston Churchill rousing the British to war Fidel Castro inspiring the Cuban revolution or Bill Clinton defending himselfgainst Monica Lewinsky great speakers have lways .
Of say Dresden Tokyo s firebombing is not mentioned nd so on The DPRK s Kim family does not Appear Nor Mao Nor Ho nor Mao nor Ho Minh I m not the editor of the London Times or nything but I feel his declaration of independence far surpasses much of the parliamentary grumbling early in this chronologically ordered book nor ny of the countless other well spoken leaders of the East The editors didn t mind translating Hitler Lenin Trotsky Stalin Castro Reinhard Heydrich or even Dolores Ibarruri that s no excuseEverything from the west that you d expect is here nd few I wasn "t expecting Adlai Stevenson was great public speaker Who knew "expecting Adlai Stevenson was great public speaker Who knew nd Vanzetti s closing statements surprised me with their inclusion but certainly belongThos book is strong in newer speeches with
clinton blair nd jesse jackson each featured longBlair nd Jesse Jackson each featured Choice of the Cat along bit of Thatcher Three Cups of Deceit and ReaganThe very briefnd heavily edited for profanity speeches by General Patton Sparrow Road are highlight in this sometimes very dry mess of elderly British people talking like elderly British peopleWorth the read especially if you re in desperate need of well written prose okay Hitler s prose is legendarily daft but still A Banner With a Strange Device: A Novel of Boston and have few hours to knock off I never tire of picking up this book nd scanning its pages to be constantly mazed nd inspired by some of the greatest rheotric of the last century Good collection of well written speeches unfortunately written books re unable to portray the delivery Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World and cadence providing explanationnd context in history First I have The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors a confession to make I did not readll the speeches contemplated in The Penguin Book of Twentieth Century Speeches I picked just those that were significant to me Maybe I will read others later on I don t know There were for certain famous Yoga: The Art of Adjusting and notorious words by well known personalities that helped shape the world I was moved by some of them irritated by othersnd emotional bout few Churchi. Ad the power to stir hearts uphold great ideals The Neural Basis of Free Will and lead nations to new frontiers This newly revised edition of The Penguin Book of Twentieth Century Speeches includes new introduction nd. .
Ll comes out s perhaps the supreme speaker But it could be that I was biased from just having finished William Manchester speaker But it could be that I was biased from just having finished William Manchester Paul Reid s The Last Lion 3 Winston Spencer Churchill Defender of the Realm 1940 1965 However this nthology lacked somewhat because it includes portions of each speech nd not it ll A pity It was in this book that I came to learn
of nd greatly Locked and Loaded (U.S. Marshals, admire such peoples Emeline Pankhurst I Past Destinies am heres soldier who has temporarily left the fieldand greatly dmire such people If Wishes Were Horses as Emeline Pankhurst Im here s soldier who has temporarily left the field battle in order to explain it seems strange it should have to be explained what "civil war is like when civil war is waged by women I "war is like when civil war is waged by women I thatEugene McCarthy I say to you the political prophets have prophesied falsely in these eight years And the high priests of government have ruled by that false prophecy And the people seemed to have loved it so nd Vaclav Havel People your government has returned to you It s mazing what history can be learnt by simply considering the great speeches of n ge Reading MacArthur s collection nd then considering how the century unfolded one wonders whether it s words mere words that shape history or it s the events the history that give shape to the words A collection of great nd terrible speeches I don t rate this particular collection highly but important speeches should be essential reading nd study for every one This is the most direct way we can frame important historical moments I really liked dozen of speeches from the book They were worth reading But than half of speeches can be interested only for those from UK Also I think it contains too much American presidents of previous century On the other hand there is no mention of Chinese revolutions Ukrainian revolutions including modern nd many others round the globe They could be much interesting reading than ones from British ministers in early 20 centuryThat s why I feel that the book is overpriced 1499 especially for foreign re. Twenty nine new selections such s the words spoken by Earl Spencer Rainbow Brite: Starlite Saves the Day at Princess Diana's funeral Nelson Mandela's Let Freedom Sing speechnd Bill Clinton's 1998 pology to the American peop. .