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|This bestselling collection of American oratory is the most comprehensive anthology of its kind: a record of twentieth-century America captured in the words that inspired and infuriated, electrified and galvanized its people. Decade by decade, generation to generation, history unfolds in the famous and infamous expressions of Americans from all walks of life: poets and politicians, artists and astronauts, soldiers and sports legends, preachers and pacifists, humorists and hell-raisers. In Our Own Words bears witness to the forces that swept our nation -- two World Wars, Prohibition, the Depression, the Cold War, the Civil Rights era, Vietnam, the Reagan era, and beyond -- and features the voices of Theodore Roosevelt * Booker T. Washington * Mark Twain * Emma Goldman * Woodrow Wilson * Marcus Garvey * Oliver Wendell Holmes * George S. Patton * Pearl Buck * Orson Welles * Jackie Robinson * Joseph McCarthy * Rachel Carson * Vince Lombardi * Barry Goldwater * John F. Kennedy * J. Edgar Hoover * Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. * Malcolm X * Richard M. Nixon * Frank Zappa * Elie Wiesel * Charlton Heston * Ryan White * Duke Ellington * Billy Graham * Barbara Jordan * Bill Clinton * Cesar Chavez * Helen Keller ...and dozens of others who tell the story of their age from their podiums and soapboxes, courtrooms and convention halls.|
|Publisher||Washington Square Press|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||1670579|
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|Table of Content||Contents Foreword by Doris Kearns GoodwinAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1900-1909Don P. Halsey Extols the Virtues of Great OratorySenator Albert J. Beveridge Defends America's Right to Subjugate "Savage" Peoples and Foreign GovernmentsSenator George F. Hoar Denounces American "Imperialism"Jane Addams Offers an Impassioned Tribute to George Washington on the Anniversary of His BirthdayTammany Hall Politician George Washington Plunkitt justifies "Honest Graft"President Theodore Roosevelt Condemns the "Muckrakers" Who Smear and Slander Honest MenThe Reverend Dr. Donald Sage Mackay Addresses the Question "Does God Care?" After an Earthquake Destroys San FranciscoW. E. B. Du Bois Issues a Call to Arms to His Fellow African Americans in the "Battle for Humanity"Booker T. Washington Warns Against Confrontational Actions That May Do More Harm than GoodMark Twain Speaks to Misses Tewksbury's School for Girls on Smoking, Drinking, and LyingIda B. Wells-Barnett Calls Attention to the Epidemic of Lynchings and "Mob Murder" in AmericaChief Plenty Coup Confers with His Tribal Council on Achieving Peace Between the Great Tribes of the United StatesThe Reverend Reverdy Ransom on "White Supremacy" and an Upcoming Boxing Match Between Jack Johnson and Jim Jeffries1910-1919Anarchist Emma Goldman Derides Patriotism as a "Menace to Liberty"Union Activist Rose Schneiderman on the Deaths of 146 Workers in the Triangle Shirtwaist FireMrs. D. H. Bishop Offers a Harrowing Eyewitness Account of the Titanic's Last HoursHenry Ford Describes the Bonus He Has Provided His Workers and Its Intended Effects on Their Private LivesPresident Woodrow Wilson Requests a Declaration of War Against GermanyCarrie Chapman Catt Urges the U. S. Congress to Make One "Last, Hard Fight" for SuffragePresident Woodrow Wilson Enumerates the "Fourteen Points" That Will Ensure World Peace and "Justice to All Peoples and Nationalities"Ambassador James W. Gerard Encourages German Americans to Be Loyal to the United States -- or ElseSocialist Leader Eugene V. Debs Defends Himself in Court Against Charges of "Disloyalty" and "Sedition"The Reverend Dr. Anna Howard Shaw Beseeches Americans to Accept President Wilson's Proposal for a "League of Nations"Senator Henry Cabot Lodge Rejects the League and Its "Mongrel Banner"New York Governor Alfred E. Smith Assails the "Contemptible" Publishing Tycoon William Randolph Hearst1920-1929Evangelical Preacher Billy Sunday Excoriates Alcohol as "God's Worst Enemy"Will Rogers Skewers Both the "Wets" and the "Drys" in the Prohibition DebateAttorney Edward Prindeville Demands Imprisonment for Eight Chicago White Sox Players Who Intentionally Lost the 1919 World SeriesHelen Keller Emphatically Endorses Communism and the Russian RevolutionMargaret Sanger Promotes Birth Control as an "Ethical Necessity for Humanity"President Warren G. Harding Marvels at the "Majesty" of Yellowstone National ParkBlack Leader Marcus Garvey Finds Common Ground with the Ku Klux KlanMaud Ballington Booth Expresses Her Belief That No Prisoner Is "Beyond Hope"Defense Attorney Clarence Darrow Implores the Court to Spare the Lives of Two Young MurderersWilliam Jennings Bryan Scoffs at Darwin's Theory of EvolutionDefense Attorney Dudley Field Malone Argues That Both "Theology and Science" Should Be Taught in Public SchoolsNicola Sacco, Before His Execution, Restates His InnocenceAl "Scarface" Capone Bids Farewell to Chicago and Laments Being Unappreciated for Showing Citizens a "Good Time"Republican Presidential Candidate Herbert Hoover Predicts the "Abolition of Poverty" in the United States1930-1939Oscar Ameringer Describes Intolerable Suffering Throughout the United States as a Result of the Great Depressionjustice Oliver Wendell Holmes, on His Ninetieth Birthday, Offers Profound|
|Foreword by||Doris Kearns Goodwin|
|Author||Andrew Carroll, Senator Robert Torricelli|
|Number of Pages||480 Pages|
|Reviews||Stephen AmbroseSenator Torricelli's selection of great american speeches...makes me...glad that we live in America., Charlie Rose Just Amazing....It Really ISA History of Our Time., Robert Shrum presidential speechwriter In Our Own Wordsis history at its best, because it is neither filtered nor synthesized but is presented in the words of the speakers themselves, Library Journal Uniquely textured....There is no comparable one-volume collection of twentieth-century commentary that evokes such a diversity of viewpoints., NY Post a Fine Snapshot....All of the Great Moral and Social Debates Can Be Found Here.|
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