Lend Me Your Ears Great Speeches in History

ISBN-10: 0393040054

ISBN-13: 9780393040050

Edition: 2nd 1997 (Revised)

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List price: $39.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1056
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 3.388
Language: English

David John Moore Cornwell was born in Poole, Dorsetshire, England in 1931. He attended Bern University in Switzerland from 1948-49 and later completed a B.A. at Lincoln College, Oxford. He taught at Eton from 1956-58 and was a member of the British Foreign Service from 1959 to 1964. He writes espionage thrillers under the pseudonym John le Carr�. The pseudonym was necessary when he began writing, in the early 1960s because, at that time, he held a diplomatic position with the British Foreign Office and was not allowed to publish under his own name. When his third book, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, became a worldwide bestseller in 1964, he left the foreign service to write full time. His other works include Call for the Dead; A Murder of Quality; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honourable Schoolboy; and Smiley's People. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America in 1986 and the Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association in 1988. Several of his books have been adapted for television and motion pictures including The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, The Russia House, and The Constant Gardener.William Safire was born on Dec. 17, 1929. He attended Syracuse University, but dropped out after two years. He began his career as a reporter for The New York Herald Tribune. He had also been a radio and television producer and a U.S. Army correspondent. From 1955 to 1960, Safire was vice president of a public relations firm in New York City, and then became president of his own firm. He was responsible for bringing Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev together in 1959. In 1968, he joined the campaign of Richard Nixon as a senior White House speechwriter for Nixon. Safire joined The New York Times in 1973 as a political columnist. He also writes a Sunday column, On Language, which has appeared in The New York Times Magazine since 1979. This column on grammar, usage, and etymology has led to the publication of 10 books and made him the most widely read writer on the English language. William Safire was the winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. He is a trustee for Syracuse University. Since 1995 he has served as a member of the Pulitzer Board. He is the author of Freedom (1987), a novel of Lincoln and the Civil War. His other novels include Full Disclosure (1977), Sleeper Spy (1995) and Scandalmonger (2000). His other titles include a dictionary, a history, anthologies and commentaries.

An Introductory Address
Memorials and Patriotic Speeches
Pericles Extols the Glory That Is Greece at the Funeral of Its Fallen Sons
Roman Empress Theodora Refuses to Flee
Founding Father Gouverneur Morris Defines National Greatness
Daniel Webster Speaks at the Dedication of the Bunker Hill Monument
Lecturer Frances Wright Speaks on Independence Day
Lincoln Rededicates the Union at Gettysburg
Mark Twain Celebrates the Fourth of July
President Calvin Coolidge Affirms His Faith in Massachusetts
Interior Secretary Harold Ickes Lashes Isolationists and Defeatists
Judge Learned Hand Evokes the Spirit of Liberty
Underground Fighter Menachem Begin Pledges His Group's Allegiance to the Newborn State of Israel
Democratic Candidate Adlai Stevenson Defines the Nature of Patriotism
General Douglas MacArthur Reminds West Point Cadets of Duty, Honor, Country
War and Revolution Speeches
Catiline the Conspirator Turns and Fights
Queen Elizabeth Inveighs against the Spanish Armada
Patrick Henry Ignites the American Revolution
An Indian Chief Pledges Help
General Washington Talks His Officers Out of Insurrection
Richard Price, an English Cleric, Hails the Revolutions
Revolutionist Georges-Jacques Danton Demands Death for the Squeamish
Napoleon Exhorts His Troops against France's Enemies
Garibaldi Prepares Italy's Guerrillas for Battle
Jefferson Davis Takes His Leave of the U.S. Senate
Chief Joseph Surrenders
President Woodrow Wilson Presents an Ideal to the War Congress
Lenin Defends Proletarian Dictatorship
Mussolini Justifies His Invasion of Ethiopia
Hitler Declares Germany's Intentions
Winston Churchill Braces Britons to Their Task
Stalin Commands the Soviet Peoples to Scorch the Earth Being Taken by Hitler's Troops
President Franklin D. Roosevelt Asks Congress to Declare War on Japan
Senator Eugene McCarthy Crystallizes Dissent by Denouncing the War in Vietnam
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Acts to Defend the Falkland Islands
Tributes and Eulogies
Mark Antony Urges Mourners to Vengeance over the Body of Julius Caesar
Edmund Burke Laments the Death of Marie Antoinette
Henry Lee Remembers George Washington
Daniel Webster Puts a Speech in the Mouth of John Adams
Senator George Graham Vest Offers a Tribute to the Dog
Ralph Waldo Emerson Commemorates the Centennial of Robert Burns
Frederick Douglass Cuts through the Lincoln Myth to Consider the Man
Humanist Robert Green Ingersoll Speaks at His Brother's Grave
James Blaine of Maine Eulogizes Assassinated President Garfield
Jane Addams Praises George Washington
Rabbi Stephen S. Wise Offers a Tribute to Lincoln
Will Rogers Eulogizes Woodrow Wilson
George Bernard Shaw Salutes His Friend Albert Einstein
India's Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru Delivers the Eulogy for Gandhi
John F. Kennedy, in Praise of Robert Frost, Celebrates the Arts in America
Senator Robert F. Kennedy Speaks after the Assassination of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
Electronic Journalist Eric Sevareid Remembers Rocket Scientist Wernher von Braun
President Richard M. Nixon Defines "Politician" in Eulogizing Senator Everett Dirksen
President Jimmy Carter Salutes His Good Friend Hubert H. Humphrey
Senator Daniel P. Moynihan Spoofs Abstractionist Art at a Dedication Ceremony
Secretary Jack Kemp, Saluting Winston Churchill, Applies the Munich Analogy to Kuwait
President Boris Yeltsin of Russia Eulogizes Victims of Communism's Final Power Play
Debates and Argumentation
Cicero Rails against Catiline and His Conspiracies
A Youthful William Pitt the Elder Debates the Merits of Age
William Pitt the Younger and Charles Fox Disagree on Napoleon's Offers of Peace
Senator Daniel Webster Backs the Union in His Reply to Senator Hayne
Senator John C. Calhoun Fights the Expunging of His Criticism of President Andrew Jackson
Abolitionist Charles Sumner Excoriates Two Senate Colleagues on the Issue of "Bloody Kansas"
Senator Stephen Douglas Differs with Lincoln on the "Popular Sovereignty" Decision on Slavery
John Cabell Breckinridge Disputes Colonel E. D. Baker's Charge of Treason
Henry Cabot Lodge Speaks on the League of Nations
Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia Appeals to the League of Nations to Stop Aggression
Candidates Nixon and Kennedy Meet in the First Televised Presidential Debate
Senators Dan Quayle and Lloyd Bentsen Clash on Qualifications for the Presidency
Job Pleads the Record of a Good Life against God's Inexplicable Punishment
Martin Luther Addresses the Diet of Worms
Sir Thomas More Defends Himself against Charges of Treason
Robert Emmet Demands That Posterity Be the Judge of His Irish Patriotism
Novelist Emile Zola Turns His Libel Defense into an Appeal to Free Falsely Convicted Dreyfus
Antiwar Dissident Eugene V. Debs Addresses the Court before Sentencing
Gandhi Defends His Beliefs
Defense Lawyer Clarence Darrow Answers a Supporter of Capital Punishment
Soviet Dissident Anatoly Shcharansky Defies His Judges before Sentencing
Gallows and Farewell Speeches
Socrates, Condemned to Death, Addresses His Judges
Charles I and, Later, His Regicide Speak from the Scaffold
Rebel Richard Rumbold, on the Gallows, Attacks Booted and Spurred Privilege
Revolutionist Robespierre Delivers His Final Speech
President George Washington Delivers His Farewell
John Brown Has a Few Words to Say about His Death Sentence
King Edward VIII Abdicates His Throne
Yankee Great Lou Gehrig Bids Farewell to Baseball
General Douglas MacArthur Moves Congress with "Old Soldiers Never Die"
President Dwight D. Eisenhower Takes His Leave with a Surprising Theme
President Lyndon B. Johnson Halts the Bombing in Vietnam and Drops His Own Political Bomb
Speaker of the House James Wright Resigns as "Propitiation" for Ill Will
Jesus of Nazareth Delivers the Sermon on the Mount
Saint Francis Preaches to the Birds
John Wyclif Gives the Sixth Sunday Gospel after Easter
Religious Scourge Savonarola Demands Repentance from the Citizens of Florence
John Calvin Preaches on Suffering Persecution
Calvinist Jonathan Edwards Promises Hellfire and Damnation to the Sinful
Methodist John Wesley Asserts "Free Grace" to Deny the Implacability of Fate
Clergyman John Witherspoon Couples Religion with Politics
Chief Red Jacket Rejects a Change of Religion
Bishop James Madison Speaks on Divine Providence toward America
Lincoln, in His Second Inaugural, Seeks to Heal the Spiritual Wounds of War
Preacher Henry Ward Beecher Speaks of Visions
Evangelist Billy Sunday Preaches a Revival Sermon
Bishop Fulton John Sheen Makes a Wartime Plea
Theologian Karl Barth Preaches Deliverance by Faith
Rabbi Louis Finkelstein Delivers a Sermon in the White House
President Ronald Reagan Inveighs against the Sinfulness of Communism
Billy Graham Preaches about Salvation through Jesus
Inspirational Speeches
Chemist Louis Pasteur Praises the Rise of Scientific Education
Theodore Roosevelt Blasts Ignoble Ease and Advocates the Strenuous Life
Mark Twain Reveals Stage Fright
Branch Rickey Discovers the Quality That Makes a Ballplayer Great
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Acknowledges a Ninetieth-Birthday Tribute
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Sets Forth His Family's Creed
Nobel Laureate William Faulkner Charges Writers with the Duty to Help Humanity Prevail
President John F. Kennedy Assures West Germany of America's Steadfastness
Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., Ennobles the Civil Rights Movement at the Lincoln Memorial
Senator Everett Dirksen Extols the Marigold
Lectures and Instructive Speeches
Philosopher-Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson Defines the Duties of the American Scholar
Edgar Allan Poe Presents His Theory of Beauty and Poetry
Mark Twain Stuns the Littery World by Spoofing Emerson, Longfellow, and Holmes to Their Faces
William Lyon Phelps Praises the Owning of Books
Broadcaster John Hilton Talks about Talking
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright Calls Up the Image of "the Floo Floo Bird"
Secretary of State Dean Acheson Explains Tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union
Senator Henry Jackson Analyzes International Terrorism
Speeches of Social Responsibility
British Statesman William Pitt the Younger Urges Abolition of the Slave Trade
Lord Byron Puts Poetic Passion into His Defense of Labor's Rights
Social Reformer Maria Stewart Advocates Education for Black Women
Suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton Pleads for Women's Rights
Evangelist Sojourner Truth Speaks for Women's Rights
Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison Admits of No Compromise with the Evil of Slavery
Chief Seattle Cautions Americans to Deal Justly with His People
Susan B. Anthony Argues for Women's Rights
Governor Huey Long of Louisiana Proposes to End the Depression by Redistributing Wealth
Labor's John L. Lewis Defends His Union's Right to Strike
FDR Reminds the Daughters of the American Revolution about Their Lineage
Walter Lippmann Scores His Generational Cohort for Having Taken "the Easy Way"
Elder Statesman Bernard Baruch Offers America's First Plan to Control Nuclear Weapons
Senator Robert Taft Opposes War Crimes Trials as Ex post facto Law
Governor Kissin' Jim Folsom of Alabama Startles the South with a Concern for the Negro
Senator Margaret Chase Smith Issues a "Declaration of Conscience" against Senator Joseph McCarthy
Malcolm X Exhorts Afro-Americans to Confront White Oppression
Holocaust Witness Elie Wiesel Asks President Reagan to Reconsider a Visit to a German Cemetery
Astronomer Carl Sagan Contemplates the Potential Self-destruction of the Earth
Playwright-Dissident Vaclav Havel Assumes the Presidency of Czechoslovakia
Media Speeches
Playwright-Journalist-Diplomat Clare Boothe Luce Criticizes the American Press
FCC's Newton Minow Excoriates Broadcasters for Failing to Serve the Public Interest
Historian Daniel J. Boorstin Examines the Coverage of Dissent
Vice-President Spiro Agnew Castigates the Media
Arthur Ochs Sulzberger of the New York Times Discusses Business and the Press
A. M. Rosenthal of the New York Times Defines Freedom of the Press
Television Journalist Ted Koppel Reports on the Newsworthiness of the Ten Commandments
Novelist Norman Mailer Slams Censorship and Literary Cowardice
Radio and Television Journalist Daniel Schorr, at Seventy-five, Makes a Few "Confessions"
Author Salman Rushdie Cries Out from a Life "Trapped inside a Metaphor"
Political Speeches
Demosthenes Attacks His Accuser
John Winthrop Defines the Mission of Government Officials
Edmund Burke Makes a Case for Conciliation with America
Benjamin Franklin Addresses the Federal Convention
Thomas Jefferson Appeals for Unity at His Inauguration
Lord Macaulay Presses the Need for Strong Leadership to Gain Popular Support
William Cobbett Heaps Scorn on Opponents of His Bill to Reduce Child Labor
Senator Henry Clay Calls for the Great Compromise to Avert Civil War
Karl Marx Calls for the Dictatorship of the Proletariat
Lincoln, in His First Inaugural, Asserts the Necessity of Majority Rule
Representative J. Proctor Knott Uses Satire to Sink a Land Grant Bill
British Conservative Benjamin Disraeli Speaks Up for Tory Principles
Kalakaua, Last King of Hawaii, Assumes the Throne
Prime Minister Gladstone Argues for Toleration and the Rights of Freethinkers in the House of Commons
Democratic Candidate William Jennings Bryan Delivers His "Cross of Gold" Speech
Claude Bowers Conjures the Ghosts of Democrats Past to Keynote a Convention
President Franklin D. Roosevelt's First Inaugural Instills Confidence in a Depression-Racked Nation
Winston Churchill Warns the West of the Soviet "Iron Curtain"
Judge Noah Sweat of Mississippi Shows How to Straddle a Fence with Satiric Flair
Hubert H. Humphrey Divides the Democratic Party on the Urgent Issue of Civil Rights
President Harry Truman Whistle-stops the Nation, Blasting the "Do-Nothing" Congress
Adlai Stevenson Makes the Model of a Concession Speech
Premier Nikita Khrushchev, in a "Secret Speech," Tears Down Stalin's Reputation
President John F. Kennedy, in His Inaugural, Takes Up the Torch for a New Generation
President Charles de Gaulle Offers Self-determination to the Algerian People
Barry Goldwater Ignites the Conservative Movement
President Richard M. Nixon Rallies "the Silent Majority" to Support the War in Vietnam
Representative Barbara Jordan Makes the Constitutional Case for the Impeachment of Nixon
President Gerald Ford Takes Office after Nixon's Resignation
Egypt's President Anwar el-Sadat Travels to Jerusalem to Address Israel's Knesset
Senator Edward M. Kennedy Exhorts Fellow Democrats to Hold Fast to Liberalism
President Ronald Reagan Foresees the Crisis of Communism
Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick Blasts the "San Francisco Democrats"
Labour's Neil Kinnock Excoriates Mrs. Thatcher's Toryism
Henry Kissinger Warns against the Reemergence of Isolationism
George Bush Accepts the Republican Nomination
President Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union Acknowledges His Fault
Commencement Speeches
President Woodrow Wilson Calls the Midshipmen to Their Duty
Editor William Allen White Calls the Prewar Generation to Its Duty
Economist Arthur Burns Shares Three Discoveries with Young Israelis
Humorist Art Buchwald Speaks to Law Graduates
Language Maven William Safire Denounces the Telephone as the Subverter of Good English
Financier Felix G. Rohatyn Examines a Fragile Economy
Governor Mario Cuomo Speaks over the Heads of the Graduates to the Parents
Labor's Lane Kirkland Rejects the Labels "Liberal" and "Conservative"
Professor Jacob Neusner Defines the Social Contract between Teacher and Student
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