Speeches that Defined the World is a collection of the most potent and memorable speeches throughout history. These speeches highlight recurring themes such as politics and power, war and peace, civil rights and human rights. What they all have in common is the power to inspire – emotionally, politically and socially.
Many of history’s greatest orators and pivotal moments are featured. These speeches shaped and changed the world. Different eras and many nations are represented, with several speeches from famous women – speeches of clarity and hope. Many historic names are featured – JFK, Martin Luther King, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher, Aung Sun Suu Kyi and Hilary Clinton – but there are also lesser known orators who are remembered for making their mark on history too.
The passing of time allows many speeches to take on a deeper meaning and poignancy. Others have become an iconic part of history. The greatest speeches in history are featured in Speeches that Influenced the World.
Alan J. Whiticker is an author and publisher, born in 1958. With more than 50 books to his credit, he is an accomplished writer of sport, history, biography, pop culture and true crime.
His books include: The Satin Man (2013), The Way We Were (2013), British Pop Invasion (2014), Retro New York (2015) and Speeches that Defined the World (2016). Classic Albums features those albums that had a big impact on him as a teenager in the late 1960s and early 1970s.