Speeches of War and Peace (Hardcover)

By Larry Buttrose

New Holland Publishing Australia Pty Ltd, 9781741108361, 303pp.

Publication Date: February 10, 2010



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

Larry Buttrose is a novelist, essayist, poet, playwright and screenwriter as well as the author of more than 12 books.