Lend Me Your Ears - Great Speeches in History

Author(s): William Safire

On Writing

Covering speeches from Demosthenes to George W. Bush, this third edition has a new preface on what makes a speech "great". It includes the words of Oliver Cromwell to the "Rump Parliament", Tony Blair exhorting his party to fight terrorism and Alistair Cooke sending a Christmas "Letter from America". A new section incorporates speeches that were never delivered: what Kennedy was to say in Dallas and what Safire wrote for Nixon if the first moon landing met with disaster.


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WILLIAM SAFIRE won the Pulitzer Prize as a political columnist for The New York Times. He is considered by many to be America's most influential political columnist.

General Fields

  • : 9780393059311
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
  • : 1.55
  • : October 2004
  • : 244mm X 166mm X 54mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : William Safire
  • : Hardback
  • : 3rd New edition
  • : English
  • : 808.85
  • : 1200