American Heritage Book of Great American Speeches for Young People by Suzanne McIntire


American Heritage Book of Great American Speeches for Young People by Suzanne McIntire

An inspiring collection of over 100 of the greatest speeches in American historyWhat better way to introduce kids to the power of the spoken word than with this fantastic collection of some of the greatest speeches in American history? From Lincoln's unforgettable Gettysburg Address and Martin Luther King's valiant I Have a Dream speech to lesser known orations such as George Vest's Eulogy on a Dog and Lou Gehrig's speech describing himself as the luckiest man on the face of the earth, this vibrant book introduces kids to Americans who spoke out and made a difference in their world and ours. They'll meet such brilliant orators as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, an advocate for women's rights who delivered her masterpiece The Solitude of Self in 1892, and 10-year-old Samantha Smith of Maine, who was invited to Russia after writing a heartfelt letter to Soviet Premier Yuri Andropov, along with Sojourner Truth; Red Cloud, Lakota Sioux Chief; Mother Jones; Mark Twain; and many others. A terrific way to help kids develop oratorical skills-and learn about U.S. history.American Heritage magazine, the country's premier U.S. history publication, has long been known for its acclaimed children's reference books, including The American Heritage Children's Dictionary and The American Heritage Student Dictionary. Suzanne McIntire (Arlington, VA) is a freelance writer who has been collecting great speeches for many years.


...encourages readers to speak out for what they believe in. Its concluding chapter on how (and why) to make an effective speech will give the reader a boost of confidence and a skill which will prove useful long after school days are over. (BookPage, October 2001) A useful compendium of more than 100 speeches that span nearly 400 years of American history... The speeches inform readers and provide examples of how the spoken word has affected Americans throughout our past. (School Library Journal, December 2001)

About the Author

American Heritage is well known for its magazine on American history, as well as many highly acclaimed books, including the American Heritage History of the United States and the American Heritage Illustrated History of the Presidents. SUZANNE McINTIRE has been collecting great speeches for many years. She is a freelance writer and the mother of two.

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304 pages


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Publication date

15th August 2001



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