Following his wonderful collection of letters last year Written in History, acclaimed historian Simon Sebag Montefiore will be here to lead us on a journey from ancient times to the twenty-first century in his new book of speeches, with speakers varying from empresses and conquerors to rock stars, novelists and sportsmen, dreamers and killers.
All human drama is here from desperate last stands and fond farewells to orations of triumph, foolish delusions, strange confessions and defiant resistance. Simon Sebag Montefiore shows brilliantly why these speeches are essential reading and how they enlighten our past, enrich our present and inspire – and hold warnings for – our future.
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