Larry King, host of CNN's Larry King Live
"Words That Shook The World is the most eloquent of gifts
to a turbulent century."
Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball"
"A gift to the world"
Leigh Taylor Young, Actress
"Was captivated by the CD. I had not heard many of these
speeches and had not heard the rest of them for many years.
Listening to them had a big impact on me. For anyone interested
in history there is simply no substitute for hearing these amazing
words directly from the great figures of our age. To read about
Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill or Martin Luther King
without listening to their voices is to miss their essence.What
comes through every one of the 20 selected speeches is that,
pure and simple, language is power. This fascinating book helps
restore great speeches to their central place in our understanding
Jonathon Alter, Senior Editor, Columnist, Newsweek
"What a stellar book... congratulations. I cannot tear
myself away from it."
Bernard Spigner, "The Bernard Spigner Show"
WCTC-AM, New Brunswick, NJ
"It is my fondest wish that every American schoolchild
will read these superb enduring addresses and remember some
of the great moments in history."
Helen Thomas, Hearst Newspaper White House Reporter
"My 11 year old daughter and I read the book and listened
to the speeches together. After finishing it she came to me
and said, 'Dad, can we get another speech book?'"
Jerry Bowyer, "The Jerry Bowyer Show", WPTT-AM,
McKee Rocks, PA
Hal Fishman, Anchor, KTLA Television, Los Angeles
"The words chosen for this power-packed book are uplifting
speeches given in memorable moments by individuals who are,
or should be, role models for our kids and all of us."
Mark Victor Hansen, coauthor, "Chicken Soup for
"Words That Shook The World is a must-have . . . What makes
his book special is how the authors take the reader so deeply
inside these different times in history, inside the speaker's
life, and inside each speech to show exactly why it is so compelling.
If you love speeches, or just appreciate great words, you will
love this book."
Andrew Carroll, co-editor, "In Our Own Words"
and editor of The New York Times bestseller "War Letters:
Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars"
"In a word -- wow. We had a $3,000 goal for the hour you
joined us and instead we raised $5,000!"
Kelly Pound Hawley, Producer, "The Glenn Mitchell
Show", NPR Affiliate KERA 90.1 FM, Dallas, TX
"Men since the beginning of time have sought peace... all
in turn have failed, leaving the only path to be by way of the
crucible of war.... If we do not now devise some greater and
more equitable system, Armageddon will be at our door,"
warned General Douglas MacArthur in his legendary 1945 radio
address after the surrender of Japan. His and other great speeches
of the past century by the likes of Eleanor Roosevelt, John
F. Kennedy, Princess Diana and others are reprinted (with some
abridgment) in Words That Shook the World: 100 Years of Unforgettable
Speeches and Events. Editor Richard Greene, a speech analyst
and consultant, offers blow-by-blow analysis next to each paragraph
of the speeches, explaining what it is about the rhythm and
diction of the sentences that makes them so effective. Two accompanying
audio CDs offer original sound clips.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Alter, Senior Editor, Columnist, Newsweek
This fascinating book helps restore great speeches to their
central place in our understanding of history.
History comes alive through the voices of the great leaders
and newsmakers and in the photos of the biggest events of the
past 100 years. From Winston Churchill and John F. Kennedy to
Martin Luther King, Jr. and General Douglas MacArthur, Words
That Shook the World is a collection of history-shaping speeches
by some of the worldÕs most exceptional orators.
speech is placed in its historical and personal context within
the life and times of its author and the event. To enhance the
experience, headlines and contemporaneous press coverage will
give readers a glimpse into the popular and critical reception
the speech received. The verbatim text of each speech plus running
commentary by the author highlights key points and explains
what made each speech so successful. Two hundred photographs
complement these oratorical achievements and enhance readersÕ
visual memories, while two audio CDs containing the most compelling
sections from the 21 speeches--all but one of them (sorry Theodore
Roosevelt was not recorded in 1903!) in the speakersÕ
own voices--allow readers to appreciate their full spine-chilling
appealing to history buffs and a strong holiday gift title,
Words That Shook the World is a major addition to a proven popular
Richard Greene a lawyer by training, is one of the leading communications
coaches in the world. He has worked with CEOs and CFOs of Fortune
500 companies, senators, presidential candidates, prime ministers,
at least one princess (Diana), and other celebrities. His corporate
client list includes J. P. Morgan, CitiBank, NBC, ESPN, and
The Walt Disney Company to name a few. Richard has appeared
on CNN, NBC and ABC National News, Nightline, and Good Morning
America. As MSNBCÕs and Fox News ChannelÕs political
speech analyst, he covered the 1996 and 2000 Republican and
Democratic National conventions and analyzed the presidential
debates for USA Today. Richard has offices in Malibu, CA. Anthony
Robbins is the author of the national best-sellers Unlimited
Power and Awaken the Giant Within, as well as the personal development
audio series, Personal Power.