The Greatest Speeches of All Time is a collection of the most important and well-known speeches of modern times by US presidents, politicians, and other historical icons. These dramatic speeches changed the course of history and inspired millions worldwide. Included are speeches by Franklin D. Roosevelt; Winston Churchill; Harry Truman; John F. Kennedy; Martin Luther King, Jr.; George Patton; Jimmy Carter; Ronald Reagan; Malcolm X; Douglas MacArthur; and others.
A great speech can stir the soul and inspire a nation. This compact and affordable anthology gathers complete speeches and selected excerpts from memorable addresses by Martin Luther King, Mohandas Gandhi, Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, Malcolm X, Ronald Reagan, Elie Wiesel, the Dalai Lama, César Chávez, and many others. Includes three selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
"Not as packaged"
This collection features 14 of the most important and well-known speeches by some of the world's most influential religious leaders.
"I have a dream today." On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King spoke these words as he addressed a crowd of more than 200,000 civil rights protesters gathered at The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Two months earlier, President John Kennedy had sent a civil rights bill to Congress, but it was struck down. Although Kennedy was concerned about the possibility of widespread violence during this protest, he realized he was powerless to stop it and embraced the movement instead.
"Fills My Heart"
This compilation of famous speeches given during the conflict in Vietnam features historical icons from both sides of America's involvement, from Lyndon B. Johnson to Jane Fonda, Richard Nixon to Norman Mailer, John Kerry to Martin Luther King, Jr. Included are speeches given at protests, rallies, political events, and congressional hearings and within the Oval Office. An era that was marred by violence and unrest is encapsulated by the voices expressing support as well as those demonstrating militant protest.