Speeches That Changed the World

Speeches That Changed the World

Introduction by Simon Sebag Montefiore

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This gripping DVD pack provides genuine historical footage of 20 of the most significant speeches of the 20th century and is accompanied by a deluxe illustrated book containing the transcripts of these and over 30 other momentous orations from throughout history. Complete with biographies of each speaker and the stories of why the world changed as a result, this is a fascinating history of humanity told through the speeches that shaped it. Footage includes: Chamberlain: 'Peace for our time'; Hitler: Speech to the Hitler youth; Goebbels: Book burning; Molotov: The invasion of Russia; Churchill: 'Blood, tears, toil', 'Finest hour', 'The few'; Gandhi: 'I have faith in the righteousness of our cause'; FDR: 'A day that will live in infamy'; De Gaulle: Speech to World War 1 veterans; Hirohito: Surrender of Japan; MacArthur: Terms of Japanese surrender, 'Old soldiers never die, they just fade away'; JFK: 'Ask not what your country can do for you', 'Ich Bin ein Berliner'; Martin Luther King: 'I have a dream'; Nixon: Watergate first speech, 'No whitewash at the White House'; Reagan: 'Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall'; Rudd: 'To the stolen generations...I am sorry'; Obama: 'Yes we can'.

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  • Mixed media product | 224 pages
  • 188 x 266 x 26mm | 821g
  • 21 Oct 2010
  • Quercus Publishing
  • London
  • English
  • 50 black and white photos
  • 0857382470
  • 9780857382474
  • 64,403

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Simon Sebag Montefiore read history at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. He is the author of Potemkin: Prince of Princes and the award-winning Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar. He lives in London with his wife, the novelist Santa Montefiore, and their two children.

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