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Great speeches of the 20th century

Language: English
German
Format: Book on CD 1991
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Closed Stacks (Ask at Desk) CD 808.8 Grea
Location  Andrew Bayne Memorial Library
 
Collection  Closed Stacks (Ask at Desk)
 
Call Number  CD 808.8 Grea
 
 
Penn Hills Library Audio Visual CD 808.85 GRE
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Audio Visual
 
Call Number  CD 808.85 GRE
 
 
Summary
A thrilling look into history, this collection has some of the most famous speeches of the last century, such as Harry S. Truman's speech on the first atomic bomb attack on Japan, and Neil Armstrong's moon landing.
Contents
v. 1. The political arena: The farmer and the Republican Party / William Howard Taft (Oct. 1908?)
Address to the American Indians / Woodrow Wilson (1913)
Address to the Boys' Progressive League / Theodore Roosevelt (July 3, 1913)
Inaugural address (Mar. 4, 1933) ; Inaugural address (Jan. 20, 1937) / Franklin D. Roosevelt
Election eve campaign speech / Thomas E. Dewey (Nov. 4, 1944)
Inaugural address / Harry S Truman (Jan. 20, 1949)
"Checkers" speech / Richard M. Nixon (Sept. 23, 1952)
Presidential campaign address / Adlai Stevenson (Sept. 1952?)
Republican Convention address / Dwight D. Eisenhower (Aug. 23, 1956)
Presidential debate / John F. Kennedy & Richard M. Nixon (Oct. 21, 1960)
Presidential campaign address / Barry Goldwater (Mar. 31, 1964)
Address to the nation / Lyndon B. Johnson (Mar. 31, 1968)
Presidential campaign address / Robert F. Kennedy (Apr. 5, 1968)
Inaugural address / Richard M. Nixon (Jan. 20, 1969)
Resignation address / Spiro Agnew (Oct. 15, 1973)
Resignation address / Richard M. Nixon (Aug. 8, 1974)
Democratic Convention acceptance speech / Jimmy Carter (July 15, 1976)
Inaugural address / Ronald Reagan (Jan. 20, 1981)
Keynote address for the Democratic Convention / Mario Cuomo (July 16, 1984)
Address to the Democratic Convention / Jesse Jackson (July 17, 1984). v. 2. The changing world: First recorded promotional message on the Edison Phonograph / Len Spencer (1906)
The German peril / James Gerard Watson (i.e. James Watson Gerard) (Nov. 25, 1917)
Address from France / J.J. Pershing (Apr. 1918?)
On Lindbergh's return to the United States / Calvin Coolidge & Charles Lindbergh (June 11, 1927)
Abdication address / King Edward VIII (Dec. 11, 1936)
On his return from the Munich Conference / Neville Chamberlain (Sept. 3, 1938)
On the occasion of Germany's occupation of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia / Adolf Hitler (Oct. 1938?)
Declaration of war with Germany / Neville Chamberlain (Sept. 1, 1939)
First radio address as prime minister / Winston Churchill (May, 19, 1940)
Declaration of war against Japan / Franklin D. Roosevelt (Dec. 8, 1941)
The first atomic bomb attack on Japan / Harry S Truman (Aug. 6, 1945)
Address to Congress / Douglas MacArthur (Apr. 20, 1951)
On the fall of Dien Bien Phu / John Foster Dulles (May 7, 1954)
Announcement of the launching of Sputnik / Radio Moscow (Oct. 5, 1957)
The Cuban Missile Crisis / John F. Kennedy (Oct. 22, 1962)
Confrontation over presence of Russian missiles in Cuba / Adlai Stevenson (Oct. 25, 1962)
On signing of the Civil Rights Bill / Lyndon B. Johnson (July 2, 1964)
Eulogy for Robert F. Kennedy / Edward Kennedy (June 8, 1968)
The end of the Vietnam War / Richard M. Nixon (Jan. 23, 1973)
On commencement of the bombing of Iraq / George Bush (Jan. 16, 1991). v. 3. The dreams, the inspirations, the accomplishments: The ideal republic / William Jennings Bryan (1923?)
On the future of women in flying (1931) / Amelia Earhart (Feb. 1931)
Farewell to baseball / Lou Gehrig (July 4, 1939)
Address to the nation on the R.A.F. / Winston Churchill (June 18, 1940)
Greetings to the children of England / Princess Elizabeth & Princess Margaret (Oct. 13, 1940)
Farewell to baseball / Babe Ruth (Apr. 27, 1947)
Address to Congress / Casey Stengel (July 10, 1958)
Farewell address / Dwight D. Eisenhower (Jan. 17, 1961)
Inaugural address / John F. Kennedy (Jan. 20, 1961)
The first American in Earth orbit / John Glenn (Mar. 1, 1962)
Address to civil rights marchers in Washington, D.C. / Martin Luther King (Aug. 28, 1963)
Christmas greeting from space / Frank Borman (Dec. 24, 1968)
The moon landing / Neil Armstrong (July 20, 1969)
Address to Congress / Hank Aaron (June 18, 1974)
Address to the nation on the Berlin Wall / Ronald Reagan (June 12, 1987). v. 4. Best of times, worst of times: Address on U.S. neutrality / Charles Lindbergh (Sept. 1, 1941)
Address to the Chicago Irish Fellowship Club / Joseph McCarthy (Mar. 17, 1954)
The kitchen debate / Richard M. Nixon & Nikita Khrushchev (July 24, 1959)
Farewell to fans (the payola scandal) / Alan Freed (Nov. 12, 1959)
Concession speech / Richard M. Nixon (Nov. 7, 1962)
On black power / Malcolm X (Mar. 8, 1964)
Address to the Yippie Convention / Jerry Rubin (Aug. 28, 1968)
Press conference on the riots at the Democratic Convention / Richard Daley (Aug. 29, 1968)
Address on Vietnam War protests / Spiro Agnew (May 22, 1970)
Address to the women of America / Gloria Steinem (July 10, 1971)
On releasing the Watergate tapes / Richard M. Nixon (Nov. 17, 1973)
Testimony at the Iran-Contra hearings / Oliver North (July 8, 1987).

Additional Information
Subjects Speeches, addresses, etc., American.
Speeches, addresses, etc. -- 20th century.
Political oratory.
United States -- History -- 20th century.
Live sound recordings.
Audiobooks.
Publisher Santa Monica, CA :Rhino Word Beat,1991
Edition Abridged.
Other Titles Political arena.
Changing world.
Dreams, the inspirations, the accomplishments.
Best of times, worst of times.
Great speeches of the twentieth century.
Contributors Skene, Gordon.
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930.
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971.
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.
Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965.
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.
Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998.
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968.
Agnew, Spiro T., 1918-1996.
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Reagan, Ronald.
Cuomo, Mario M., 1932-2015.
Jackson, Jesse, 1941-
Spencer, Len, 1867-1914.
Gerard, James W. (James Watson), 1867-1951.
Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948.
Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933.
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974.
Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972.
Chamberlain, Neville, 1869-1940.
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945.
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964.
Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959.
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009.
Bush, George, 1924-2018.
Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925.
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937.
Gehrig, Lou, 1903-1941.
Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926-
Margaret, Princess, Countess of Snowdon, 1930-2002.
Ruth, Babe, 1895-1948.
Stengel, Casey.
Glenn, John, 1921-2016
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.
Borman, Frank, 1928-
Armstrong, Neil, 1930-2012.
Aaron, Hank, 1934-
McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957.
Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, 1894-1971.
Freed, Alan.
X, Malcolm, 1925-1965.
Rubin, Jerry.
Daley, Richard J., 1902-1976.
Steinem, Gloria.
North, Oliver.
Vsesoi͡uznoe radio.
Rhino Word Beat (Firm)
Other Contributors Produced and compiled by Gordon Skene.
Audience "Designed to be used in research in schools, colleges, and universities, or simply as reference for those who have even a casual interest in historically important oration"--Booklet.
Language English
German
In English and German.
Notes Abridged.
Originally recorded between 1906 and Jan. 16, 1991.
"Each speech has been edited to include the most memorable and noteworthy segment"--Booklet.
Compact disc.
Booklet (45 p. : ill. ; 29 x 14 cm.) inserted in container.
Description 4 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0930589041
9780930589042
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