Speeches That Changed Our Times: From 1945 to the Present

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Category: Humanities

Book Format: Hardback

Publisher: Edizioni White Star

ISBN: 9788854420403

RRP: $65.00


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This collection of 38 speeches makes it possible for the reader to grasp a deeper understanding of the period, to appreciate the prophetic words, and to emulate the example of those who spoke them. The greatest speeches, from post-World War II, to the present have marked eras and interpreted feelings, in a continuously evolving world, when faced with the eternal problems, like life and freedom, and also new challenges. Moving speeches with a great emotional impact, filled with ideas and values, sentences that have changed the course of history: Martin Luther King’s ‘dream’, Churchill’s ‘iron curtain’, Pope John XXIII’s ‘caress’, Obama’s ‘new beginning’. Not only states people, but scientists, literary figures, entrepreneurs, courageous girls like Malala who asks that the new generations may be guaranteed the right to education. A volume of 40 speeches, contextualised, explained and then given, in their fundamental passages, to enable the reader to immerse in those years. AUTHOR: Carlo Batà is an author, editor and translator who collaborates with important magazines and newspapers. For White Star, he was the co-author, with Gianni Morelli, of the volume 1968. A Revolutionary Year in Photographs (2017). SELLING POINTS: . Updated edition that includes Ursula von der Leyen’s State of the Union Address to the European Union regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine. . Features a range of speeches from 1945 to the present. . Speeches that instilled hope, spoke of the present while looking to the future, encouraged others to strive for a better world, and aroused the strength to persevere. 70 colour, 30 b/w illustrations

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