In Our Own Words: Extraordinary Speeches of the American Century

Robert G. Torricelli, Andrew Carroll
Paw Prints, 03/11/2008 - 450 páginas
This bestselling collection of American oratory is the most comprehensive anthology of its kind: a record of twentieth-century America captured in the words that inspired and infuriated, electrified and galvanized its people. Decade by decade, generation to generation, history unfolds in the famous and infamous expressions of Americans from all walks of life: poets and politicians, artists and astronauts, soldiers and sports legends, preachers and pacifists, humorists and hell-raisers.

In Our Own Words bears witness to the forces that swept our nation -- two World Wars, Prohibition, the Depression, the Cold War, the Civil Rights era, Vietnam, the Reagan era, and beyond -- and features the voices of Theodore Roosevelt * Booker T. Washington * Mark Twain * Emma Goldman * Woodrow Wilson * Marcus Garvey * Oliver Wendell Holmes * George S. Patton * Pearl Buck * Orson Welles * Jackie Robinson * Joseph McCarthy * Rachel Carson * Vince Lombardi * Barry Goldwater * John F. Kennedy * J. Edgar Hoover * Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. * Malcolm X * Richard M. Nixon * Frank Zappa * Elie Wiesel * Charlton Heston * Ryan White * Duke Ellington * Billy Graham * Barbara Jordan * Bill Clinton * Cesar Chavez * Helen Keller...and dozens of others who tell the story of their age from their podiums and soapboxes, courtrooms and convention halls.

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IN OUR OWN WORDS: Extraordinary Speeches of the American Century

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The last hundred years" worth of our most historical, powerful—and progressive—verbal addresses. The co-editors have very different qualifications. Senator Torricelli (D-N.J.) gives newsworthy ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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This is a great book for anyone. It includes all different types of speeches and speakers. Whether you are liberal, republican, or non of the above, you will enjoy reading this collection. I also ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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Senator Robert Torricelli (D-NJ), is a member of the Governmental Affairs, Judiciary, Rules, and Foreign Relations committees. He writes all of his own speeches.

Andrew Carroll is the editor of the bestselling Letters of a Nation: A Collection of Extraordinary American Letters and the founder of the Legacy Project, a national effort to seek out and preserve historically significant correspondence by Americans from all walks of life.

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