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on 8 September 2009
In Our Time: The Speeches That Shaped the Modern Worldhas great speeches to study, each with historical context.

I did enjoy a lot this one, and it is a great value for its price too. Beautiful book and great text and lots to study and to think about too.

I was at the other end of the Iron Curtain when some of the speeches were delivered, so it was a new discovery for me, as well a good history lesson, not only for "how to make a lasting speech that has impact on our lives!"
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on 27 April 2010
This book records 40 speeches the author considers were important between the years 1945-2008 but the book is quite unbalanced as nearly half are American.
Each speaker is given 5 pages -one for a full page picture,a page for a short history and background, the remaining 3 pages being long extracts of the speech.
Speakers quoted include Churchill, Kennedy,Mandela and Margaret Thatcher.
The book should have started in 1940 when great wartime speeches were made most memorable was Churchills "We will fight them on the beaches............we will never surrender"-the greatest speech of all time.
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on 22 May 2009
have started to read it lol and it is very interesting to read.. need a bit peace and quite when reading this
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