Voices of History: Speeches that Changed the World
From declarations of war to demands for peace, and from cries of freedom to shouts of righteous anger, this is a stirring anthology celebrating more than seventy speeches that have shaped history.
A new, updated edition including new speeches from Queen Elizabeth II and John Boyega in the year 2020.
This collection of extraordinary speeches ranges from ancient times to the twenty-first century. Some are heroic and inspiring; some diabolical and atrocious; some are exquisite and poignant; others cruel and chilling. Among others we hear from Martin Luther King, Michelle Obama, Donald Trump, Lincoln, Emmeline Pankhurst, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Alexander the Great, Greta Thunberg, Elizabeth I, Cromwell, Churchill, JFK, Boudicca, Muhammad Ali and Malala. Voices of History shows how these unique speeches enlighten our past, enrich our present and inspire – and hold warnings for – our future.