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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.|
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|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.|
|Bibliographic Record Preface Introduction Index to Authors|
| NEW YORK: FUNK AND WAGNALLS, 1906 |
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2003
- Greece, 432 B.C.–324 B.C.
- Rome, 218 B.C.–84 A.D.
- Great Britain, 710–1777
- Ireland, 1775–1902
- Continental Europe, 380–1906
- America, 1761–1837