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As long as there are human rights to be defended; as long as there are great interests to be guarded; as long as the welfare of nations is a matter for discussion, so long will public speaking have its place.
Introduction
William Jennings
Bryan
The World’s Famous Orations
 
William Jennings Bryan, Editor-in-Chief
Francis W. Halsey, Associate Editor
 
Two millennia of Western Civilization come into focus through these 281 masterpieces by 213 rhetoricians. Selected under the supervision of the greatest orator of his time, these brief persuasive addresses form both a window into history’s turning points as well as a timeless collection for any reference shelf.
 
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CONTENTS
Bibliographic Record    Preface    Introduction    Index to Authors
 
NEW YORK: FUNK AND WAGNALLS, 1906
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2003
 
 
  1. Greece, 432 B.C.–324 B.C.
  2. Rome, 218 B.C.–84 A.D.
  3. Great Britain, 710–1777
  4.     1780–1861
  5.     1865–1906
  6. Ireland, 1775–1902
  7. Continental Europe, 380–1906
  8. America, 1761–1837
  9.     1818–1865
  10.     1861–1905


 
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