An updated and expanded collection of speeches given around the world from ancient to modern times and for a variety of occasions, this book will be a life-long reference for anyone who will be preaching, teaching, or performing any public speaking. “No one faced with the need to go before an audience of any size to argue – persuade, uplift, introduce, memorialize, or amuse – should be without Lend Me Your Ears.”
Here is also an excellent primary-source reference for history, allowing students to dip into some of the world’s most impressive minds as they faced their greatest challenges. All the speeches are selected and introduced by William Safire, former presidential speechwriter and conservative political columnist. Mr. Safire’s enjoyable introductions put the speeches in historical context, helping the reader to fully appreciate their power.