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.
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 historys turning points as well as a timeless collection for any reference shelf.