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William Safire
W. W. Norton & Company; Updated and Expanded edition (October 17, 2004)
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Like Safire says "any speech by a living politician is hard to categorize as "great" until the speaker is elevated to icon hood". These speeches that vibrate with energy from the significance they have played.

Like Safire says "any speech by a living politician is hard to categorize as "great" until the speaker is elevated to icon hood". I read A LOT, never have history, politics become so immediate and alive than through this book.

Lend Me Your Ears book. One final note: some criticize the author for speeches omitted in this volume, but a line has to be drawn, or a book on this subject could span thousands of pages. Keep in mind, this book contains great speeches in Safire's opinion; it's not an end-all-be-all list of great historic speeches.

The definitive compendium of classic and modern oratory expanded?with a new preface on what makes a speech "great.

Safire, William, 1929-2009. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Speeches, addresses, etc. Publisher. Rev. and expanded ed. External-identifier. urn:oclc:record:1035894975.

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Bill Safire's collection of galvanizing speeches ancient and modern is wonderfully done, the taste in the selection eclectic, discriminating, piquant, and enchantingly introduced. Makes for wonderful reading. William F. Buckley, Jr. About the Author. Like Safire says "any speech by a living politician is hard to categorize as "great" until the speaker is elevated to icon hood". One person found this helpful.

Safire describes himself as a libertarian conservative

Safire describes himself as a libertarian conservative. A "Washington Post" story on the ending of his op-ed column quotes him on the subject::I'm willing to zap conservatives when they do things that are not libertarian.

William Safire's invaluable and immensely entertaining Lend Me Your Ears established itself instantly as a classic treasury of the greatest speeches in human history.

Lend Me Your Ears: The Great Speech is the Rare Speech. This book cannot help but inspire readers and speech writers alike. com User, July 3, 2002. William Safire in his LEND ME YOUR EARS does not purport how to tell the novice speaker how to step up to the podium and knock 'em dead with a fluid barrage of words. Instead, his goal is more modest, to figure out why some speeches have reverberated through the acoustic corridors of history while others have fizzled out with nary an echo to record their passing. I've not seen a better collection of speeches that cover the gamut of human emotion and social and political experience.

Speeches in Lend Me Your Ears span a broad stretch of history, from Ge. Author, journalist, and presidential speechwriter William Safire (1929–2009) is believed by many to be America’s most influential political writer and columnist.

Speeches in Lend Me Your Ears span a broad stretch of history, from Gen. George Patton inspiring Allied troops on the eve of D-Day to Pericles’s impassioned eulogy for fallen Greek soldiers during the Peloponnesian War; and from Jesus of Nazareth’s greatest sermons to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s fiery speech in response to the Bush vs. Gore decision that changed the landscape of American politics in our time.

The definitive compendium of classic and modern oratory expanded―with a new preface on what makes a speech "great."

An instant classic when it was first published a decade ago and now enriched by seventeen new speeches, Lend Me Your Ears contains more than two hundred outstanding moments of oratory. It is selected, arranged, and introduced by William Safire, who honed his skills as a presidential speechwriter. He is considered by many to be America's most influential political columnist and most elegant explicator of our language. Covering speeches from Demosthenes to George W. Bush, this latest edition includes the words of Cromwell to the "Rump Parliament," Orson Welles eulogizing Darryl F. Zanuck, General George Patton exhorting his troops before D-Day, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaking on Bush v. Gore. A new section incorporates speeches that were never delivered: what Kennedy was scheduled to say in Dallas; what Safire wrote for Nixon if the first moon landing met with disaster; and what Clinton originally planned to say after his grand jury testimony but swapped for a much fiercer speech.
  • This book came referred to me from an excerpt from "Life's little instruction book" ...a series of little books with one paragraph "Words of wisdom" written by a dad, for his son, who was going off to college. (Which I also recommend). The dad, recommends to his son to read this I bought is a STELLAR compendium of the most compelling speeches in history. Simply fascinating. I have never heard of William Sapphire before, but I feel like he could have been a favorite college professor I never had! His own writing, I feel, is brilliant...and forces me t up my my vocabulary. I especially dig the fact that I can set the book down, to continue reading other novels I have queued up, and jump right back in to read more and more great speeches without missing a beat! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

  • As a compilation it is probably up there with the classics; it certainly isn't limited by genre, time, space, or ideology. And it has most of the classics, just to make the rhetoric professor comfortable in using it as a sourcebook.

    The real gems are safire's comments; they are the most pleasurable parts of the work. His writing is so clear, yet sufficiently nuanced that one can't pin him down as playing favorites even when one knows that he would find the speaker or the speech (or both) completely reprehensible.

    See, in particular, his comments to Rabbi Stephen Wise's speech at a Lincoln Memorial ceremony. It is the type of material than one can truly savor and enjoy.

  • This is an extraordinary book. Safire is one of America's leading political commentators.

  • Great book with some of the greatest speeches in American history.

  • This book (or reference guide) contains speeches from many famous presidents and foreign leaders that have changed the world. Although rather lengthy, it has little introductions before the speeches to set the stage that drastically increased my comprehension of the speeches. I would recommend this book to students and adults who want to learn rhetorical styles from the best that can be applied anywhere from business to everyday life.

  • Great book

  • Saffire is a great writer and that leads him to make many good choices. But like everyone, my thought are some were mediocre and many great were left out Many great sermons, inspirational talks, challenging talks that changed the course of countries but to each his own. None the less, I love reading one 2-4 page speech and then going on to other activities and letting the speech just read, sink in. worth the price and worth reading and thinking about.

  • Lend Me Your Ears is a collection of more than two hundred of the world's greatest speeches. The speeches are arranged by broad themes (for example, "Political Speeches" and "Tributes and Eulogies").

    Every speech is preceded by a short introduction, including an analysis on what makes that speech great.

    In my opinion, this book and Copeland's The World's Great Speeches: Fourth Enlarged (1999) Edition are the two best currently-available anthologies in English of the world's great speeches.

    Having said that, I wish Lend Me Your Ears had included more speeches from Nobel laureates and from great scientists, writers and artists.

    I would also like to have seen more speeches from people from outside the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe. In this globalizing world, we should be reading and hearing more speeches from representatives of Asia, Africa and Latin America.