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Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

A collection of fifteen essays written between and gives clear voice to Audre Lorde s literary and philosophical personae These essays explore and illuminate the roots of Lorde s intellectual development and her deep seated and longstanding concerns about ways of increasing empowerment among minority women writers and the absolute necessity to explicate the concept of difference difference according to sex race and economic status The title Sister Outsider finds its source in her poetry collection The Black Unicorn These poems and the essays in Sister Outsider stress Lorde s oft stated theme of continuity particularly of the geographical and intellectual link between Dahomey Africa and her emerging self

The Secret Speech (Leo Demidov, #2)

Former state security officer Leo Demidov is struggling to change as the Soviet Union changes around him The two young girls he adopted have yet to forgive him for his part in the death of their parents and they are not alone now that the truth is out Leo and his family are in grave danger from someone consumed by the dark legacy of Leo s past br br Tom Rob Smith the author whose debut Child has been called brilliant Chicago Tribune remarkable Newsweek and sensational Entertainment Weekly returns with an intense suspenseful new novel a story where the sins of the past threaten to destroy the present where families must overcome unimaginable obstacles to save their loved ones and where hope for a better tomorrow is found in the most unlikely of circumstances br br The Secret Speech br br Soviet Union Stalin is dead and a violent regime is beginning to fracture leaving behind a society where the police are the criminals and the criminals are innocent A secret speech composed by Stalin s successor Khrushchev is distributed to the entire nation Its message Stalin was a tyrant Its promise The Soviet Union will change br br Facing his own personal turmoil former state security officer Leo Demidov is also struggling to change The two young girls he and his wife Raisa adopted have yet to forgive him for his part in the death of their parents They are not alone Now that the truth is out Leo Raisa and their family are in grave danger from someone consumed by the dark legacy of Leo s past career Someone transformed beyond recognition into the perfect model of vengeance br br From the streets of Moscow in the throes of political upheaval to the Siberian gulags and to the center of the Hungarian uprising in Budapest The Secret Speech is a breathtaking epic novel that confirms Tom Rob Smith as one of the most exciting new authors writing today

A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

p Here in the only major one volume collection of his writings speeches interviews and autobiographical reflections is Martin Luther King Jr on non violence social policy integration black nationalism the ethics of love and hope and more p

The Kingdom of Speech

The maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrong br br Tom Wolfe whose legend began in journalism takes us on an eye opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate i The Kingdom of Speech i is a captivating paradigm shifting argument that speech not evolution is responsible for humanity s complex societies and achievements br br From Alfred Russel Wallace the Englishman who beat Darwin to the theory of natural selection but later renounced it and through the controversial work of modern day anthropologist Daniel Everett who defies the current wisdom that language is hard wired in humans Wolfe examines the solemn long faced laugh out loud zig zags of Darwinism old and Neo and finds it irrelevant here in the i Kingdom of Speech i

Selected Political Speeches

Amid the corruption and power struggles of the collapse of the Roman Republic Cicero BC produced some of the most stirring and eloquent speeches in history A statesman and lawyer he was one of the only outsiders to penetrate the aristocratic circles that controlled the Roman state and became renowned for his speaking to the Assembly Senate and courtrooms Whether fighting corruption quashing the Catiline conspiracy defending the poet Archias or railing against Mark Antony in the Philippics the magnificent arguments in defence of liberty which led to his banishment and death Cicero s speeches are oratory masterpieces vividly evocative of the cut and thrust of Roman political life

Malcolm X Speaks: Selected Speeches and Statements

These are the major speeches made by Malcolm X during the last tumultuous eight months of his life In this short period of time his vision for abolishing racial inequality in the United States underwent a vast transformation Breaking from the Black Muslims he moved away from the black militarism prevalent in his earlier years only to be shot down by an assassin s bullet

The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy

One man saved the British Royal Family in the first decades of the th century he wasn t a prime minister or an archbishop of Canterbury He was an almost unknown and self taught speech therapist named Lionel Logue whom one newspaper in the s famously dubbed The Quack who saved a King br br Logue wasn t a British aristocrat or even an Englishman he was a commoner and an Australian to boot Nevertheless it was the outgoing amiable Logue who single handedly turned the nervous tongue tied Duke of York into one of Britain s greatest kings after his brother Edward VIII abdicated in over his love of Mrs Simpson br br This is the previously untold story of the remarkable relationship between Logue and the haunted future King George VI written with Logue s grandson and drawing exclusively from his grandfather Lionel s diaries and archive It throws an extraordinary light on the intimacy of the two men and the vital role the King s wife the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother played in bringing them together to save her husband s reputation and reign br br The King s Speech How One Man Saved the British Monarchy is an astonishing insight into a private world Logue s diaries also reveal for the first time the torment the future King suffered at the hands of his father George V because of his stammer Never before has there been such a personal portrait of the British monarchy at a time of its greatest crisis seen through the eyes of an Australian commoner who was proud to serve and save his King

Speeches and Writings, 1832-1858

The library of America is dedicated to publishing America s best and most significant writing in handsome enduring volumes featuring authoritative texts Hailed as the finest looking longest lasting editions ever made The New Republic Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion Now with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from there is a perfect gift for everyone

Speeches That Changed the World

Eu cultivei o ideal de uma sociedade democratica e livre na qual as pessoas vivam juntas em harmonia e com oportunidades iguais Este e um ideal que eu espero viver para alcancar Mas se necessario for este e um ideal pelo qual estou preparado para morrer Nelson Mandela br br br Declaracoes de guerra pedidos de paz gritos de liberdade desculpas abertas manifestacoes de ideologias Lideres e discursos que revolucionaram o mundo e uma antologia de celebracao dos momentos que moldaram a historia Comecando com os profetas das grandes religioes e terminando com a eleicao vitoriosa de Barack Obama este livro da voz a lideres de varias nacoes sejam eles revolucionarios tiranos soldados politicos monarcas ou martires

At the Same Time: Essays and Speeches

A writer is someone who pays attention to the world Susan Sontag said in her acceptance speech for the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade and no one exemplified this definition more than she Sontag s incisive intelligence expressive brilliance and deep curiosity about art politics and the writer s responsibility to bear witness have secured her place as one of the most important thinkers and writers of the twentieth century i At the Same Time i gathers sixteen essays and addresses written in the last years of Sontag s life when her work was being honored on the international stage that reflect on the personally liberating nature of literature her deepest commitment and on political activism and resistance to injustice as an ethical duty She considers the works of writers from the little known Soviet novelist Leonid Tsypkin who struggled and eventually succeeded in publishing his only book days before his death to the greats such as Nadine Gordimer who enlarge our capacity for moral judgment Sontag also fearlessly addresses the dilemmas of post America from the degradation of our political rhetoric to the appalling torture of prisoners in Abu Ghraib br br i At the Same Time i which includes a foreword by her son David Rieff is a passionate compelling work from an American writer at the height of her powers who always saw literature as a passport to enter a larger life the zone of freedom

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Figure of Speech (Halle Shifters, #4)

b When two hearts speak as one no words are needed b br br Chloe Williams has waited four long years for her mate to acknowledge her Time and again he has turned her away for being too young even when she was hospitalized recovering from a beating that left lingering after effects Now that he s been turned into a Wolf his mating instincts are kicking in big time Chloe has to decide if it s worth risking her heart yet again br br Ten years older than Chloe and dealing with issues she knows nothing about veterinarian James Woods is about ready to howl in frustration He s been drawn to Chloe since she was a radiant nineteen year old college student but the age difference held him back from making a move on her Now his Wolf wants what s his and Jim is finally in a place where he can claim her br br Between meddling mothers Hunter brothers and a mystery that threatens to end Chloe s life they might find an opportunity to tell each other just how they feel Or find themselves separated by more than just misunderstood words br br Warning This book contains explicit sex graphic language and two people who finally get their damn act together

A Part of Speech

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A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches

This collection includes the text of Dr King s best known oration I Have a Dream his acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize and Beyond Vietnam a compelling argument for ending the ongoing conflict Each speech has an insightful introduction on the current relevance of Dr King s words by such renowned defenders of civil rights as Rosa Parks the Dalai Lama and Ambassador Andrew Young among others

Malcolm X: The Last Speeches

Any kind of movement for freedom of Black people based solely within the confines of America is absolutely doomed to fail Speeches and interviews from the last two years of his life

Speeches and Writings, 1859-1865

Abraham Lincoln was the greatest writer of the Civil War as well as its greatest political leader His clear beautiful and at times uncompromisingly severe language forever shaped the nation s br understanding of its most terrible conflict This volume along with its companion i Abraham Lincoln Speeches and Writings i comprises the most comprehensive selection ever published Over speeches messages proclamations letters and other writings including the Inaugural and Gettysburg addresses and the moving condolence letter to Mrs Bixby record the words and deeds with which Lincoln defended preserved and redefined the Union

I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World

On August Martin Luther King Jr stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial looking out over thousands of troubled Americans who had gathered in the name of civil rights and uttered his now famous words I have a dream It was a speech that changed the course of history This fortieth anniversary edition honors Martin Luther King Jr s courageous dream and his immeasurable contribution by presenting his most memorable words in a concise and convenient edition As Coretta Scott King says in her foreword This collection includes many of what I consider to be my husband s most important writings and orations In addition to the famed keynote address of the march on Washington the renowned civil rights leader s most influential words included here are the Letter from a Birmingham Jail the essay Pilgrimage to Nonviolence and his last sermon I See the Promised Land preached the day before he was assassinated

Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey

div A controversial figure in the history of race relations around the world Marcus Garvey amazed his enemies as much as he dazzled his admirers This anthology contains some of the African American rights advocate s most noted writings and speeches including Declaration of the Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World and Africa for the Africans br div

Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative

With the same intellectual courage with which she addressed issues of gender in two earlier best selling Routledge books i Gender Trouble i and i Bodies That Matter i philosopher Judith Butler turns her attention to speech and conduct in contemporary political life looking at several efforts to target speech as conduct that has become subject to political debate and regulation Reviewing hate speech regulations anti pornography arguments and recent controversies about gay self declaration in the military Judith Butler asks whether and how language acts in each of these cultural sites i Excitable Speech i examines the issue of the threatening action of words The book suggests that although language is a kind of performance which has the power to produce political effects and injuries it is best understood as a scene of injury rather than its cause Rather Butler warns us against a sovereign view of language in which the words we speak are construed as unequivocal forms of conduct She shows that the repetition of injurious language can be the occasion of its redefinition Butler illuminates the efficacy of injurious language covering speech act therapy in both philosophical and literary traditions Supreme Court cases hate speech and pornography critics and recent bans on gay speech in the military

Fearless Speech

I would like to distinguish between the history of ideas and the history of thought The history of ideas involves the analysis of a notion from its birth through its development and in the setting of other ideas which constitute its context The history of thought is the analysis of the way an unproblematic field of experience becomes a problem raises discussions and debate incites new reactions and induces crisis in the previously silent behaviors practices and institutions It is the history of the way people become anxious for example about madness about crime about themselves or about truth br br Comprised of six lectures delivered in English by Michel Foucault while teaching at Berkeley in the Fall of i Fearless Speech i was edited by Joseph Pearson and published in Reviewed by the author it is the last book Foucault wrote before his death in and can be read as his last testament Here he positions the philosopher as the only person able to confront power with the truth a stance that boldly sums up Foucault s project as a philosopher br br Still unpublished in France i Fearless Speech i concludes the genealogy of truth that Foucault pursued throughout his life starting with his investigations in i Madness and Civilization i into the question of power and its technology The expression fearless speech is a rough translation of the Greek i parrhesia i which designates those who take a risk to tell the truth the citizen who has the moral qualities required to speak the truth even if it differs from what the majority of people believe and faces danger for speaking it br br i Parrhesia i is a verbal activity in which a speaker expresses his personal relationship to truth through frankness instead of persuasion truth instead of flattery and moral duty instead of self interest and moral apathy br br Michel Foucault is widely considered to be one of the most influe

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave; and Selected Essays and Speeches

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book without typos from the publisher Not indexed Not illustrated edition Excerpt was not yet certain as to what the matter was In a few moments in rode Mr Hamilton with a speed betokening great excitement He came to the door and inquired if Master William was in He was told he was in the barn Mr Hamilton without dismounting rode up to the barn with extraordinary speed In a few moments he and Mr Freeland returned to the house By this time the three constables rode up and in great haste dismounted tied their horses and met Mr William and Mr Hamilton returning from the barn and after talking awhile they all walked up to the kitchen door There was no one in the kitchen but myself and John Henry and Sandy were up at the barn Mr Freeland put his head in at the door and called me by my mame saying there were some gentlemen at the door who wished to see me I stepped to the door and inquired what they wanted They at once seized me and without giving me any satisfaction tied me lashing my hands closely together I insisted upon knowing what the matter was They at length said that they had learned I had been in a scrape and that I was to be examined before my master and if their information proved false I should not be hurt William Freeland came to the door with her hands full of biscuits and divided them between Henry and John She then delivered herself of a speech to the following effect addressing herself to me she said You devil You yeUmv devil it was you that put it into the heads of Henry and John to run away But for you you long legged mulatto devil Henry nor John would never have thought of such a thing I made no reply and was immediately hurried off towards St Michael s Just a moment previous to the scuffle with Henry Mr Hamilton suggested the propriety of making a

Never Give In!: The Best of Winston Churchill's Speeches

Winston Churchill was the most eloquent and expressive statesman of his time It was as an orator that Churchill became most completely alive and it was through his oratory that his words made their greatest and most enduring impact While the definitive collection of Churchill s speeches fills eight volumes here for the first time his grandson Winston S Churchill has put together a personal selection of his favorite speeches in a single indispensable volume He has chosen from his grandfather s entire output and thoughtfully introduces each selection The book covers the whole of Churchill s life from the very first speech he made to those of his last days It includes some of Churchill s best known speeches as well as some that have never before been published in popular form Today Sir Winston Churchill is revered as an indomitable figure and his wisdom is called upon again and again Reading these speeches from the perspective of a new century we can once again see Sir Winston Churchill s genius and be moved and inspired by his words

Language: An Introduction to the Study of Speech

This little book aims to give a certain perspective on the subject of language rather than to assemble facts about it It has little to say of the ultimate psychological basis of speech and gives only enough of the actual descriptive or historical facts of particular languages to illustrate principles Its main purpose is to show what I conceive language to be what is its variability in place and time and what are its relations to other fundamental human interests the problem of thought the nature of the historical process race culture art Contents Language Define The Elements of Speech The Sounds of Language Form in Language Grammatical Processes Form in Language Grammatical Concepts Types of Linguistic Structure Language as a Historical Product Drift Language as a Historical Product Phonetic Law How Languages Influence Each Other Language Race and Culture and Language and Literature

Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles, and Speeches, 1998-2003

em Between Parentheses em collects most of the newspaper columns and articles Bolano wrote during the last five years of his life as well as the texts of some of his speeches and talks and a few scattered prologues Taken together as the editor Ignacio Echevarr a remarks in his introduction they provide a personal cartography of the writer the closest thing among all his writings to a kind of fragmented autobiography Bolano s career as a nonfiction writer began in the year he became famous overnight for em The Savage Detectives em he was suddenly in demand for articles and speeches and he took to this new vocation like a duck to water Cantankerous irreverent and insufferably opinionated Bolano also could be tender about his family and favorite places as well as a fierce advocate for his heroes Borges Cort zar Parra and his favorite contemporaries whose books he read assiduously and promoted generously A demanding critic he declares that in his ideal literary kitchen there lives a warrior he argues for courage and especially for bravery in the face of failure em Between Parenthese em s fully lives up to his own demands I ask for creativity from literary criticism creativity at all levels

Free Speech: A Very Short Introduction

Voltaire s comment I disapprove of what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it is frequently quoted by defenders of free speech Yet it is rare to find someone prepared to defend all freedom of speech especially if the views expressed are obnoxious or obviously false So where do we draw the line How important is our right to freedom of speech In this accessible and up to date Very Short Introduction Nigel Warburton covers a wide range of controversial free speech issues from Holocaust denial and pornography to the status of modern copyright law The book offers a concise guide to many of the vexing issues concerning our right to speak freely including Should a civilized society set limits on freedom of speech How can we balance free speech with the sensitivities of religious and minority groups How have digital technology and the Internet changed the debate

Wedding Speech

Longlist International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award br Top ten on Kuala Lumpur s Kinokuniya Asian Fiction Bestseller List for about months from book launch br br How far would you go in the name of love br A Maim a tree You nick some sweet nothings onto the bark of a poor pine tree to impress your girlfriend br B Punch one of Kuala Lumpur s famous forensic experts because let s face it you have had it That bitch is always getting between you and your girlfriend Even at your wedding She also happens to know how many times you poop daily br C Bake your child Yes bake your own flesh and blood in the hope of catching your girlfriend s attention True love requires sacrifice right br D All of the above and many more heinous crimes br br Pick up a copy of Wedding Speech to find the answer

Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural

As the day for Lincoln s second inauguration drew near Americans wondered what their sixteenth president would say about the Civil War Would Lincoln guide the nation toward Reconstruction What about the slaves They had been emancipated but what about the matter of suffrage When Lincoln finally stood before his fellow countrymen on March and had only words to share the American public was stunned The President had not offered the North a victory speech nor did he excoriate the South for the sin of slavery Instead he called the whole country guilty of the sin and pleaded for reconciliation and unity In this compelling account noted historian Ronald C White Jr shows how Lincoln s speech was initially greeted with confusion and hostility by many in the Union commended by the legions of African Americans in attendance abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass among them and ultimately appropriated by his assassin John Wilkes Booth forty one days later br br Filled with all the facts and factors surrounding the Second Inaugural Lincoln s Greatest Speech is both an important historical document and a thoughtful analysis of Lincoln s moral and rhetorical genius

Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities

Hi In your hands right now you hold the culmination of thousands of years of human intelligence ingenuity and brilliance Now put your goddamn phone down and pay attention to my book br br What is in my book you ask I m really glad you asked by the way because now I get to tell you br br Time travel Gay marriage Sportsballing Futuristic goggles that DO NOTHING br br Tiny brags from my publisher stuff like This is an uproarious uncensored take on empathy personal responsibility and what it means to be human br br Excessive brags about myself An extraordinarily clever punishingly funny sharp tongued blogosphere star NFL player husband and father one time violin prodigy voracious lifetime reader obsessive gamer and fearless champion of personal freedom br br Oh and also an essay on the Pope s Twitter account Honestly if that doesn t draw you in there s no hope left for humanity I also give my own funeral eulogy in case you were hoping I d go away and die now br br So please join me in the glorious art of windmill tilting by reading this collection of rousing uncensored personal essays letters and stories I have no idea why that s in quotes br br Join the herd of i Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies i br br You know you want to

We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama

A collection of Barack Obama s greatest speeches selected and introduced by columnist E J Dionne and MSNBC host Joy Ann Reid br br We Are the Change We Seek is a collection of Barack Obama s greatest addresses beginning with his speech opposing the Iraq War and closing with his final speech before the United Nations in September As president Obama s words had the power to move the country and often the world as few presidents before him Whether acting as Commander in Chief or Consoler in Chief Obama adopted a unique rhetorical style that could simultaneously speak to the national mood and change the course of public events Obama s eloquence both written and spoken propelled him to national prominence and ultimately made it possible for the son of a Kenyan man and a white woman from Kansas to become the first black president of the United States br br These speeches span Obama s career from his time in state government through to the end of his tenure as president and the issues most important to our time war inequality race relations gun violence and human rights The book opens with an essay placing Obama s oratorical contributions within the flow of American history by E J Dionne Jr columnist and author of Why The Right Went Wrong and Joy Reid the host of AM Joy on MSNBC and author of Fracture See more at a target blank href http www bloomsbury com uk we are the change we seek sthash RdiCFRi dpuf rel nofollow http www bloomsbury com uk we are t a

The Speech of Angels

How far can a special ability take you from your roots without damaging or destroying you br br Jyothi is growing up on the streets of Bombay when she is rescued by an affluent Western couple their contribution to the starving of India But she soon finds adapting to the orderly middle class English way of life to school and to rules and regulations hard She feels a misfit br br But then by chance it is discovered that she has a rare musical talent Words might never be easy but music flows from her The delicate girl with her extraordinary looks and her unique talent takes the world by storm And the rootless Indian waif Jyothi becomes the international superstar Jade br br But she and her family discover the burdens of fame too and Jyothi becomes torn between the urge to re find her original roots and wanting to become that western girl with that lifestyle those men those values And running through her mind is the vision of a high light room looking out over green hills a man s clear candid gaze with the memory of a music of enchantment