Speeches of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Orations Deserving of a Wider Audience

Ten Speed: Crown. 2018. 370p. ed. by Shaun Usher. illus. index. ISBN 9780399580062. $40; ebk. ISBN 9780399580079. REF
Following Letters of Note and More Letters of Note, Usher turns his list-making and research skills to speeches, collecting orations from Socrates, Elizabeth I, and others. Most are from the past 100 years, and a few, including President Richard Nixon's remarks in the event of a moon landing disaster, were never delivered. Texts range in length from paragraphs to several pages, each accompanied by a visual.
VERDICT Every reader is likely to find at least one speech (or speaker) with which to connect. Attractive, with ample food for thought.

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