A celebration of the old, new and unspoken
Seventy-five extraordinary ways to step into someone else's shoes.
From the author of the international bestseller, Letters of Note, comes a richly illustrated and wonderfully eclectic collection of the world's greatest speeches - the old, new and unspoken.
Discover speeches that altered the course of history, like Nelson Mandela's on the day he became South Africa's first black President, and outpourings of much-needed change, such as the impassioned, impromptu appeal for women's rights from Sojourner Truth, an African-American woman born into slavery.
Expect the gloriously unexpected, as Kermit the Frog takes to the podium, and celebrate lives well-lived, including Tilda Swinton's tribute to `every alien's favourite cousin', David Bowie.
While some speeches are heard by millions, some remain unspoken: the secret draft prepared for Queen Elizabeth II during a military exercise for World War III, and President Nixon's chilling public announcement should Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become stranded on the Moon.
Surprising, inspiring and shocking; moving, comforting and enlightening.
Featuring: Malala Yousafzai - Tilda Swinton - Albert Einstein - Nick Cave - Queen Elizabeth II - Kermit the Frog - Pablo Picasso - Harvey Milk - J. M. Barrie - General Dwight D. Eisenhower - Meghan Markle - Sojourner Truth - Salman Rushdie - Panti Bliss - Nelson Mandela - Robert F. Kennedy - Virginia Woolf - Richard Nixon - Socrates - Nelson Mandela - Mark Twain - Marie Curie - George Bernard Shaw - Susan Sontag and many, many more.