Speeches of War and Peace

By Larry Buttrose
(New Holland Publishing Australia Pty Ltd, Hardcover, 9781741108361, 303pp.)

Publication Date: February 2010

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Speeches of War and Peace is a collection of 59 of the greatest speeches of modern times: speeches that not only shaped and changed the world but also moved us to wage war and sue for peace. Many of these speeches are iconic sign posts in the passage of time with the recurring themes of war and peace, Abraham Lincoln's ?Gettysburg Address?, Harry Truman's ?It is an Atomic Bomb?, Ho Chi Minh's ?We Have Wrested Our Independence?, V?clav Havel's ?People, Your Government Has Returned to You ? Barack Obama's ?Our Spirit Is Stronger and Cannot Be Broken?. Others are relatively unknown, Emmeline Pankhurst's ?Our Civil War?, William Faulkner's ?I Decline to Accept the End of Man?, and Lu?sa Dias Diogo?s, ?Where Women Have No Rights There Are No Human Rights?.

About the Author
The author of more than a dozen books, Larry Buttrose was born in Adelaide, South Australia, and began writing in his teens. He graduated from the University of Adelaide?where he is currently doing his PhD?became a journalist with the ABC, and later a freelance. A poet, novelist, travel writer and essayist. He is also a playwright and screenwriter. He has published several non-fiction titles with New Holland, including Dead Famous: Deaths of the Famous and Famous Deaths (2007) and Tales of the Popes: from Eden to El Dorado'(2008).
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