Lend Me your Ears

Lend Me your Ears

Great Speeches in History

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WW Norton
An instant classic when it was first published a decade ago and now enriched by seventeen new speeches, Lend Me Your Ears contains more than two hundred outstanding moments of oratory. It is selected, arranged, and introduced by William Safire, who honed his skills as a presidential speechwriter. He is considered by many to be America's most influential political columnist and most elegant explicator of our language. Covering speeches from Demosthenes to George W. Bush, this latest edition includes the words of Cromwell to the "Rump Parliament," Orson Welles eulogizing Darryl F. Zanuck, General George Patton exhorting his troops before D-Day, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaking on Bush v. Gore. A new section incorporates speeches that were never delivered: what Kennedy was scheduled to say in Dallas; what Safire wrote for Nixon if the first moon landing met with disaster; and what Clinton originally planned to say after his grand jury testimony but swapped for a much fiercer speech.

Baker & Taylor
A compendium of more than 200 classic and modern speeches, compiled by a presidential speechwriter and the Pulitzer Prize-winning essayist for The New York Time's "On Language," includes Orson Welles eulogizing Darryl F. Zanuck, George Patton's exhorting his D-Day troops, and the never-delivered speech Kennedy was scheduled to give in Dallas. 30,000 first printing.

Norton Pub
The definitive compendium of classic and modern oratory expanded—with a new preface on what makes a speech "great."

Blackwell North Amer
An instant classic when it was first published a decade ago and now enriched by seventeen new speeches, Lend Me Your Ears contains more than two hundred outstanding moments of oratory. It is selected, arranged, and introduced by William Safire, who honed his skills as a presidential speechwriter. He is considered by many to be America's most influential political columnist and most elegant explicator of our language. Covering speeches from Demosthenes to George W. Bush, this latest edition includes the words of Cromwell to the "Rump Parliament," Orson Welles eulogizing Darryl F. Zanuck, General George Patton exhorting his troops before D-Day, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaking on Bush v. Gore. A new section incorporates speeches that were never delivered: what Kennedy was scheduled to say in Dallas; what Safire wrote for Nixon if the first moon landing met with disaster; and what Clinton originally planned to say after his grand jury testimony but swapped for a much fiercer speech.

Baker
& Taylor

A compendium of more than two hundred classic and modern speeches includes Orson Welles eulogizing Darryl F. Zanuck, George Patton exhorting his D-Day troops, King Edward VIII abdicating his throne, and the never-delivered speech John F. Kennedy was scheduled to give in Dallas.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, [2004]
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780393059311
0393059316
Branch Call Number: REF 808.85 Lend 2004
Characteristics: 1,157 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Safire, William 1929-2009

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