This major anthology brings together a diverse selection of eloquent, powerful, witty and passionate speeches as given by politicians, monarchs, rebels and intellectuals from ancient times to the present day. Speakers from Arafat to Zola are represented; biographical information is provided for each entry, along with a short introduction to the historical context and an analysis of the speech's purpose, techniques and references.
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