In Our Own Words: Extraordinary Speeches of the American Century


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This bestselling collection of American oratory is the most comprehensive anthology of its kind: a record of twentieth-century America captured in the words that inspired and infuriated, electrified and galvanized its people. Decade by decade, generation to generation, history unfolds in the famous and infamous expressions of Americans from all walks of life: poets and politicians, artists and astronauts, soldiers and sports legends, preachers and pacifists, humorists and hell-raisers.
"In Our Own Words" bears witness to the forces that swept our nation -- two World Wars, Prohibition, the Depression, the Cold War, the Civil Rights era, Vietnam, the Reagan era, and beyond -- and features the voices of Theodore Roosevelt * Booker T. Washington * Mark Twain * Emma Goldman * Woodrow Wilson * Marcus Garvey * Oliver Wendell Holmes * George S. Patton * Pearl Buck * Orson Welles * Jackie Robinson * Joseph McCarthy * Rachel Carson * Vince Lombardi * Barry Goldwater * John F. Kennedy * J. Edgar Hoover * Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. * Malcolm X * Richard M. Nixon * Frank Zappa * Elie Wiesel * Charlton Heston * Ryan White * Duke Ellington * Billy Graham * Barbara Jordan * Bill Clinton * Cesar Chavez * Helen Keller...and dozens of others who tell the story of their age from their podiums and soapboxes, courtrooms and convention halls.

Title: In Our Own Words: Extraordinary Speeches of the American Century

Author Name: Andrew Carroll (Author), Robert Torricelli (Author), Doris Kearns Goodwin (Author)

Categories: Other,

Publisher: U.S.A., Washington Square Press: 2000

ISBN Number: 0743410521

ISBN Number 13: 9780743410526

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 053372

Description: Good condition. In Our Own Words: Extraordinary Speeches of the American Century By Andrew Carroll (Author), Robert Torricelli (Author), Doris Kearns Goodwin (Author) Product Details Paperback: 480 pages Publisher: Washington Square Press (October 1, 2000) Language: English ISBN-10: 0743410521 ISBN-13: 9780743410526 Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches

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