Best Literary Speeches Books
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1. Some Remarks: Essays and Other Writing
Author: by Neal Stephenson
August 7, 2012
#1 New York Times bestselling author Neal Stephenson is, quite simply, one of the best and most respected writers alive. He’s taken sf to places it’s never been (Snow Crash, Anathem). He’s reinvented the historical novel (The Baroque Cycle), the international thriller (Reamde), and both at the same time (Cryptonomicon).
Now he treats his legion of fans to Some Remarks, an enthralling collection of essaysStephenson’s first nonfiction work since his long essay on technology, In the BeginningWas the Command Line, more than a decade agoas well as new and previously published short writings both fiction and non.
Some Remarks is a magnificent showcase of a brilliantly inventive mind and talent, as he discourses on everything from Sir Isaac Newton to Star Wars.
2. The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For
Author: by David McCullough
Simon & Schuster
April 18, 2017
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Do you want to learn how to better yourself to become successful? Do you want to become socially powerful? If so, then keep readingSome of the darkest sources have given us some of the most compelling evidence and information on being able to control other people.
From looking at narcissists to looking at the dark personality types, there is plenty of information to be gained through watching how they interact with others. On the other hand, there is much to be gained from learning how to maintain one’s mindset as well.
You can learn all about emotional intelligence, how to self-regulate, and how you can better yourself. All of these subjects have one common themePsychology. This book series delves into several of the most compelling psychological topics out there. You will be provided with six books that can teach you about analyzing people, understanding the mind and vulnerabilities, recovering from abuse, becoming emotionally intelligent, and more.
4. The End of White World Supremacy: Four Speeches
Author: by Malcolm X
The classic collection of major speeches, now bundled with an audio download of Malcolm X delivering two of them. Malcolm X remains a touchstone figure for black America and in American culture at large. He gave African Americans not only their consciousness but their history, dignity, and a new pride.
No single individual can claim more important responsibility for a social and historical leap forward such as the one sparked in America in the sixties. When, in 1965, Malcolm X was gunned down on the stage of a Harlem theater, America lost one of its most dynamic political thinkers.
Yet, as Michael Eric Dyson has observed, he remains relevant because he spoke presciently to the issues that matter today: black identity, the politics of black rage, the expression of black dissent, the politics of black power, and the importance of consolidating varieties of expressions within black communitiesdifferent ideologies and politicsand bringing them together under a banner of functional solidarity.
5. The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations (Vintage International)
Author: by Toni Morrison
Here is Toni Morrison in her own words: a rich gathering of her most important essays and speeches, spanning four decades. Profoundly insightful…. Speaks to today’s social and political moment as directly as this morning’s headlines. NPRThese pages give us her searing prayer for the dead of 9/11, her Nobel lecture on the power of language, her searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr., her heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin.
She looks deeply into the fault lines of culture and freedom: the foreigner, female empowerment, the press, money, black matter(s), human rights, the artist in society, the Afro-American presence in American literature. And she turns her incisive critical eye to her own work (The Bluest Eye, Sula, Tar Baby, Jazz, Beloved, Paradise) and that of others.
An essential collection from an essential writer, The Source of Self-Regard shines with the literary elegance, intellectual prowess, spiritual depth, and moral compass that have made Toni Morrison our most cherished and enduring voice.
6. A Documentary History of the United States (Revised and Updated)
Author: by Richard D. Heffner
Signet Classics (TR)
Here, in a single volume, are the documents, speeches, and letters that have forged American history, now updated with new content such as Trump’s inaugural address. Accompanied by interpretations of their significance by noted historian Richard D. Heffner and journalist Alexander Heffner, this book includes important documents such as: The complete text of the Declaration of Independence The complete Constitution of the United States The Monroe Doctrine The Emancipation Proclamation Woodrow Wilson’s War Message to Congress Franklin D.
Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” Speech John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech Ronald Reagan’s Inaugural Addresses Documents relating to September 11, 2001 and the Iraq WarThis edition has been expanded and updated to include a chapter on the Presidency of Donald Trump.
7. Carpe Every Diem: The Best Graduation Advice from More Than 100 Commencement Speeches : A Graduation Book
Author: by Robie Rogge
A thoughtfully curated, cleverly designed keepsake that distills the wisdom of all those powerful graduation speakersfrom Barack Obama and Gloria Steinem to Kermit the Froginto the best advice for grads of all ages. Carpe Every Diem is a thought-provoking collection of quotes from famous graduation speakers meant to motivate and inspire the next generation of leaders.
Paired by theme, many of the quotes complement one another. George Saunders, for example, riffs on the failures of kindness of his youth, encouraging grads to be kinder. Jimmy Buffett offers a simpler nugget of kind-spiration: Be Santa Claus when you can.
Other quotes, however, are paired with conflicting advice, giving graduates the opportunity to choose what to believe in. Some may respond to Neil Gaiman’s make good art speech, while others may prefer John Waters’s call to arms to horrify and outrage others with their art.
Which of these affirmations will you choose? Each quote is accompanied by a short bio of the speaker and stamped with the year and institution where the commencement speech was delivered. With advice from the likes of Abby Wambach, Angela Davis, David Foster Wallace, Oprah Winfrey, Spike Lee, Kanye West, and more, readers will be swept away by the wit and wisdom contained in this bookperfect for graduates, creative thinkers, or anyone seeking inspiration.
8. Farnsworth's Classical English Style
Author: by Ward Farnsworth
An original and absorbing guide to English style.Get it if you can. Wall Street JournalSay it with styleon paper or in person. This book explains why the best writing sounds that way, with hundreds of examples from Lincoln, Churchill, Douglass, and other masters of the language.
As Farnsworth says, Explaining a precept may take just a few words, but only examples can make it familiar to the ear. So we will consider examples from writers and orators who all have lessons to teach. Farnsworth shows how small choices about words, sentences, and paragraphs put force into writing and speech that have stood the test of time.
What was the secret? Knowledge of choices in the selection of words, the arrangement of sentences, the creation of a cadence. Now that knowledge can be yours through hundreds of examples of the very best use of rhetorical devices, classical cadence patterns, hyperbole and much more.
This is must for anyone who wants to speak or write with clear, persuasive, enjoyable, unforgettable style. A storehouse of effective writing, showing the techniques you may freely adapt to make music of your own.The Baltimore Sun
9. 50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die vol: 2 (Kathartika™ Classics)
Author: by Lewis Carroll
KTHTK (July 12, 2021)
July 12, 2021
This 2nd volume contains the following 50 works, arranged alphabetically by authors’ last names:Jerome, Jerome K.: Three Men in a BoatJoyce, James: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManJoyce, James: UlyssesKingsley, Charles: The Water-BabiesKipling, Rudyard: KimLa Fayette, Madame de: The Princess of ClvesLaclos, Pierre Choderlos de: Dangerous LiaisonsLawrence, D.H.: Sons and LoversLawrence, D.H.: The RainbowLe Fanu, Sheridan: In a Glass DarklyLewis, Matthew Gregory: The MonkLewis, Sinclair: Main StreetLondon, Jack: The Call of the WildLovecraft, H.P.: At the Mountains of MadnessMann, Thomas: Royal HighnessMaugham, William Somerset: Of Human BondageMaupassant, Guy de: Bel-AmiMelville, Herman: Moby-DickPoe, Edgar Allan: The Fall of the House of UsherProust, Marcel: Swann’s WayRadcliffe, Ann: The Mysteries of UdolphoRichardson, Samuel: ClarissaSand, George: The Devil’s PoolScott, Walter: IvanhoeShelley, Mary: FrankensteinSienkiewicz, Henryk: Quo VadisSinclair, May: Life and Death of Harriett FreanSinclair, Upton: The JungleStendhal: The Red and the BlackStendhal: The Chartreuse of ParmaSterne, Laurence: Tristram ShandyStevenson, Robert Louis: Treasure IslandStoker, Bram: DraculaStowe, Harriet Beecher: Uncle Tom’s CabinSwift, Jonathan: Gulliver’s TravelsTagore, Rabindranath: The Home and the WorldThackeray, William Makepeace: Vanity FairTolstoy, Leo: War and PeaceTolstoy, Leo: Anna KareninaTrollope, Anthony: The Way We Live NowTurgenev, Ivan: Fathers and SonsTwain, Mark: The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnVerne, Jules: Journey to the Center of the EarthWallace, Lew: Ben-HurWells, H.G.: The Time MachineWest, Rebecca: The Return of the SoldierWharton, Edith: The Age of InnocenceWilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian GrayXueqin, Cao: The Dream of the Red ChamberZola, mile: Germinal
10. Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World
Author: by Neil Gaiman
A stunning and timely creative call-to-arms combining four extraordinary written pieces by Neil Gaiman illustrated with the striking four-color artwork of Chris Riddell. The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before. Neil GaimanDrawn from Gaiman’s trove of published speeches, poems, and creative manifestos, Art Matters is an embodiment of this remarkable multi-media artist’s visionan exploration of how reading, imagining, and creating can transform the world and our lives.
Art Matters bring together four of Gaiman’s most beloved writings on creativity and artistry: Credo, his remarkably concise and relevant manifesto on free expression, first delivered in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo shootingsMake Good Art, his famous 2012 commencement address delivered at the Philadelphia University of the ArtsMaking a Chair, a poem about the joys of creating something, even when words won’t comeOn Libraries, an impassioned argument for libraries that illuminates their importance to our future and celebrates how they foster readers and daydreamersFeaturing original illustrations by Gaiman’s longtime illustrator, Chris Riddell, Art Matters is a stirring testament to the freedom of ideas that inspires us to make art in the face of adversity, and dares us to choose to be bold.
11. Farnsworth's Classical English Metaphor
Author: by Ward Farnsworth
David R. Godine, Publisher
Make your writing and speech shine like the sun! Here’s the most entertaining and instructive book about both enlivening and clarifying communication with the art of comparison. Ward Farnsworth is a witty commentatorIt’s a book to dip in and savor.The Boston Globe.
The author of Farnsworth’s Classical English Style and Farnsworth’s Classical English Rhetoric now provides a wide-ranging, practical, tour of metaphors, arranged by theme. Chapters include Sources & Uses of Comparisons, The Use of Nature to Describe Abstractions, Extreme People & States, Circumstances, Personification, and The Construction of Similes.
Using hundreds of examples, Farnsworth demonstrates all the different stylistic ways that points can be unforgettably made. There are quotations from novelists, poets, playwrights, philosophers, and oratorsalong with commentary on how and why they work to bring power to words both in person and and on paper.
Farnsworth shows how the best writers have put figurative comparisons to distinctive usefor the sake of caricature, to make an abstract idea visible, to make a complicated idea simple. Writers and speakers, this book will make you a star.
12. Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric
Author: by Ward Farnsworth
David R. Godine, Publisher
I must refrain from shouting what a brilliant work this is (prteritio). Farnsworth has written the book as he ought to have written it and as only he could have written it (symploce). Buy it and read it buy it and read it (epimone).Bryan A.
Garner, Garner’s Modern English UsageEveryone speaks and writes in patterns. Farnsworth is your guide to patterns known as rhetorical figures that can make your words more emphatic, memorable, and effective. This book details the timeless principles of rhetoric from Ancient Greece to the present day, drawing on examples in the English language of consummate masters of prose, such as Lincoln, Churchill, Dickens, Melville, and Burke.
Most rhetorical figures amount to departures from simple and literal statement, such as repeating words, putting words into an unexpected order, leaving out words that might have been expected, asking questions and then answering them. All apply to the composition of a simple sentence or paragraphrepetition and variety, suspense and relief, concealment and surprise, the creation of expectations and then the satisfaction or frustration of them.
13. The Speeches & Writings of Abraham Lincoln: A Library of America Boxed Set
Author: by Abraham Lincoln
Library of America
The definitive Library of America edition of Lincoln’s essential writings, now in a deluxe two-volume boxed set. Abraham Lincoln, America’s heroic Civil War president, was also the greatest writer ever to occupy the White House. His addresses at Gettysburg and at his inaugurals, his presidential messages and public lectures, are an essential record of the war and have forever shaped the nation’s memories of it.
This deluxe two-volume boxed set gathers Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1832-1858 and Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1859-1865, first published in 1990, which together have been hailed as “the best selection of Lincoln’s writings available today, perhaps the best ever” (Christian Science Monitor).
Edited by the late historian Don E. Fehrenbacher, these two books include all Lincoln’s significant works from the entirety of his public life, including both sides of the complete Lincoln-Douglas debates, dozens of speeches, hundreds of personal and political letters, communications to the generals in the field, presidential messages and proclamations, poems, and private reflections on democracy, slavery, and the meaning of the Civil War’s immense suffering.
14. Great Speeches by Native Americans (Dover Thrift Editions)
Author: by Bob Blaisdell
March 1, 2012
Remarkable for their eloquence, depth of feeling, and oratorical mastery, these 82 compelling speeches encompass five centuries of Indian encounters with nonindigenous people. Beginning with a 1540 refusal by a Timucua chief to parley with Hernando de Soto (“With such a people I want no peace”), the collection extends to the 20th-century address of activist Russell Means to the United Nations affiliates and members of the Human Rights Commission (“We are people who love in the belly of the monster”).
Other memorable orations include Powhatan’s “Why should you destroy us, who have provided you with food?” (1609); Red Jacket’s “We like our religion, and do not want another” (1811); Osceola’s “I love my home, and will not go from it” (1834); Red Cloud’s “The Great Spirit made us both” (1870); Chief Joseph’s “I will fight no more forever” (1877); Sitting Bull’s “The life my people want is a life of freedom” (1882); and many more.
Other notable speakers represented here include Tecumseh, Seattle, Geronimo, and Crazy Horse, as well as many lesser-known leaders. Graced by forceful metaphors and vivid imagery expressing emotions that range from the utmost indignation to the deepest sorrow, these addresses are deeply moving documents that offer a window into the hearts and minds of Native Americans as they struggled against the overwhelming tide of European and American encroachment.
15. Democracy, Race, and Justice: The Speeches and Writings of Sadie T. M. Alexander
Author: by Sadie T. M. Alexander
The first book to bring together the key writings and speeches of civil rights activist Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexanderthe first Black American economist In 1921, Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander became the first Black American to gain a Ph.D. Degree in economics.
Unable to find employment as an economist because of discrimination, Alexander became a lawyer so that she could press for equal rights for African Americans. Although her historical significance has been relatively ignored, Alexander was a pioneering civil rights activist who used both the law and economic analysis to challenge racial inequities and deprivations.
This volumea recovery of Sadie Alexander’s economic thoughtprovides a comprehensive account of her thought-provoking speeches and writings on the relationship between democracy, race, and justice. Nina Banks’s introductions bring fresh insight into the events and ideologies that underpinned Alexander’s outlook and activism.
A brilliant intellectual, Alexander called for bold, redistributive policies that would ensure racial justice for Black Americans while also providing a foundation to safeguard democracy.
16. Learn Spanish For Adult Beginners: Speak Spanish In 30 Days And Learn Everyday Phrases
Author: by Explore ToWin
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