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Great Speeches in History | [Socrates, Martin Luther]

Great Speeches in History

Fighting for justice, for freedom of speech, and sometimes even for their own lives, some of history's most significant figures demonstrate the finest resources of language in the service of the most dramatic issues of their day.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Kids studying history will enjoy Great Speeches in History, an audiobook that brings the past alive through spirited reenactments of Western history's greatest orators. Performances from gifted actors like Norman Rodway, Samuel West, Elizabeth Bell, and Peter Markiner add drama and emotional intensity to speeches that move through history, from Socrates and William the Conqueror through to Patrick Henry and suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst. More than simply speeches, this collection teaches listeners about the social and political issues affecting people from Ancient Greece into the early 20th century.

Publisher's Summary

From Socrates to Charles I, Danton to Lincoln - here are some of history's most significant figures with their most important speeches. Fighting for justice, for freedom of speech, and sometimes even for their own lives, these orators demonstrate the finest resources of language in the service of the most dramatic issues of their day.

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© and (P)1996 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.

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    Terry Tulsa, OK, United States 05-20-04
    Terry Tulsa, OK, United States 05-20-04 Member Since 2003
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    "my first audible title"

    this title gives the listener a wide range of great speeches given by key people throughout history. The entire selection is worth getting just for the lesser known speeches of Susan Anthony and Jefferson Davis...but I also found the ones by George Washington to be enlightening.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Chester V. Campbell NJ USA 09-24-03
    Chester V. Campbell NJ USA 09-24-03
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    "Reader is excellent speaker"

    Entertaining, the speaker has good inflection in reading the speech.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Xueshu Sycamore, IL, USA 12-06-03
    Xueshu Sycamore, IL, USA 12-06-03
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    "Historical Rather than Great"

    To me, only three of the speeches of the selection are truly great, the rest are merely historical.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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