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Publisher's Summary

The full list of authors includes: Susan B. Anthony, Joan of Arc, Winston Churchill, Jefferson Davis, Amelia Earhart, David Ben Gurion, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, John F. Kennedy, Nikolai Lenin, Martin Luther, Richard Nixon, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Robespierre, and George Washington.
More than 40 speeches - considered among the greatest of all time - comprise this marvelous collection. All the works you'll hear are unabridged, and the most contemporary are live recordings. Other historical speeches are read by professional actors David Birney, Juliet Mills, Loretta Swit, and Stephanie Beacham. Included are speeches by Susan B. Anthony, Joan of Arc, Winston Churchill, Jefferson Davis, Amelia Earhart, David Ben Gurion, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, John F. Kennedy, Nikolai Lenin, Martin Luther, Richard Nixon, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Robespierre, George Washington, and others.
(P) and ©1998 NewStar Media Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 09-09-03

Choices and Reality

Assembling such a collection is always difficult because there are so many choices available. I can understand the emphasis on history/politics because that's where most of the material is available.

BTW, Chief Seattle's speech was ghost-written in 1971, nearly a century after he died.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Ziloni on 06-25-03

Not the greatest, maybe the most historical

Should have been titled "The most historical speeches". Many of them had great historical significance, but were not very moving as speeches.

Also many are narrated. Some of the narrators use good delivery - however others read like they are narrating a non fiction book. Much of a speech is the delivery, and the delivery is COMPLETELY lost on many if not most of the narrated ones.

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