The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches

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Brian MacArthur
Viking, 1995 - Essays - 503 pages
A companion volume to The Penguin Book of Twentieth Century Speeches, this collection of great oratory stretches across the history of powerful and moving, but most of all, memorable speeches, from classical times to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

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This vast collection of speeches I like to refer to as "Penguin America's American Book of American Speeches... America". The editor suffers from what can only be described as socio-centricism. Most ... Read full review

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Contents

Pericles Athens crowns her sons 431 BC
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Demosthenes I have always made common cause with the people 330 BC
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Jesus of Nazareth Blessed are the poor in spirit c 33
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Brian MacArthur was born in Essex, England on February 5, 1940. He was working for the Sunday Times during the Hitler Diaries scandal of 1983. He left the Sunday Times shortly after the scandal to became editor of the Western Morning News. After two years there, he became the founding editor of Today. He left Today in 1987 to rejoin the Sunday Times. From 2006 to 2010, he was the books editor of the Daily Telegraph. He wrote several books including Deadline Sunday, Surviving the Sword, For King and Country, and Eddy Shah: Today and the Newspaper Revolution. He edited The Penguin Book of Modern Speeches. He died of leukemia on March 24, 2019 at the age of 79.

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