Special edition of Speeches of Note. Cloth-bound, 372 pages, hardcover, illustrated. Originally published by Unbound in 2018. No longer in print, this edition is a collector's item. Should you order a personalised copy, the inscription you supply shall be handwritten by the book's author, Shaun Usher, near the front of the book.
A richly illustrated and wonderfully eclectic collection of compelling speeches. The old, the new, and the unspoken. Discover speeches that altered the course of history, such as Nelson Mandela's on the day he became South Africa’s first black President, and outpourings of much-needed change, such as the impassioned, impromptu appeal for women’s rights from Sojourner Truth, an African-American woman born into slavery. Expect the gloriously unexpected, as Kermit the Frog takes to the podium, and celebrate lives well-lived, including Tilda Swinton’s tribute to "every alien’s favourite cousin," David Bowie.
And while many speeches are heard by millions, some remain unspoken, like the secret draft prepared for Queen Elizabeth II during a military exercise for World War III, and President Nixon’s chilling public announcement should Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become stranded on the Moon.
Surprising, inspiring and shocking; moving, comforting and enlightening. Seventy-five extraordinary ways to step into someone else’s shoes.
Includes speeches by....
Malala Yousafzai, Tilda Swinton, Albert Einstein, Nick Cave, Queen Elizabeth II, Kermit the Frog, Pablo Picasso, Harvey Milk, J. M. Barrie, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Meghan Markle, Sojourner Truth, Salman Rushdie, Panti Bliss, Nelson Mandela, Robert F. Kennedy, Virginia Woolf, Richard Nixon, Socrates, Mark Twain, Marie Curie, George Bernard Shaw, Susan Sontag, and many more.