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This is a SoundCraft Audiobooks production featuring digitally enhanced performances of some of history's greatest speeches - all presented as they might have originally been heard. The immersive audio experience presented here - complete with sound effects, music and atmospherics - allows the listener to feel as if they were in attendance when these speeches were first delivered. The orations are performed by a select group of amazing actors who uniquely capture the essence, power and complexity of these magnificent addresses, universally acknowledged as some of the greatest speeches in world history. Volume II features such disparate historical characters as Alexander the Great, the Prophet Muhammad, Abraham Lincoln and Susan B. Anthony, among others. This collection is part one of a series. Search for 'History's Greatest Speeches' to discover more from SoundCraft and Fort Raphael Publishing.Show more
The Anti-Federalist Papers is the collective name given to works written by the Founding Fathers who were opposed to or concerned with the merits of the United States Constitution of 1787. Starting on 25 September 1787 (8 days after the final draft of the US Constitution) and running through the early 1790s, these anti-Federalists published a series of essays arguing against a stronger and more energetic union as embodied in the new Constitution. Although less influential than their counterparts, The Federalist Papers, these works nonetheless played an important role in shaping the early American political landscape and in the passage of the US Bill of Rights.Show more
'Give me liberty, or give me death!' is a quotation attributed to Patrick Henry, from his speech to the Second Virginia Convention on 23 March, 1775, at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia. Henry spoke without notes, and no transcript of his exact words have survived. The only known version of his speech was reconstructed in the early 1800s by William Wirt, a biographer who corresponded with various attendees of the convention.Show more
On 20 March 1775, The Second Virginia Convention convened at St. John's Church in Richmond. They assembled to consider weighty matters concerning the tyranny and oppression of the Crown. Many favored continued conciliatory measures. A thirty-nine year old delegate from Hanover County named Pätrick Henry took a seat in the third pew. Here sat a man with a burden. He knew he faced 'an irresolute body; that he would be opposed by the powerful, wealthy, Tory element among the members. He realized that the Loyalists were insidiously entrenched and the outcome was uncertain. Pätrick Henry's risk was tremendous – one that could easily bring him to the block.' But Mr. Henry feared not man that can destroy only the body – he feared God who can destroy both body and soul. 'Liberty' burned in his heart and flowed through his veins. 'Death' was to be preferred before cowering in fear before the British leviathan. Mr. Henry was the archetype Southerner whose motto 'Liberty or death, ' exhibited a bravery and patriotism seldom seen today. Here is his famous speech delivered 23 March 1775.Show more
These infamous words closed the impassioned speech Patrick Henry delivered at the Second Virginia Convention in 1775. With this speech, he persuaded the convention to mobilize troops to defend Virginia against the British. No official transcription of Henry's address exists; biographer William Wirt compiled the most definitive version in his biography of Henry, based on the recollections of other early Americans like Thomas Jefferson. While the exact words of this historical speech may be debated forever, the sentiment behind this record rings true to Revolutionary American spirit.Show more
The most famous speech of a brilliant American orator. Although historically targeted at the British, his impassioned words resonate against todays headlines. A classic worth owning! This speech was delivered at the Second Virginia Convention, which was being held at Richmond, Virginia. Other convention members had just given speeches urging caution and patience until the British crown replied to the Continental Congress' latest petition for reconciliation. Patrick Henry wanted to raise a militia, and put Virginia in a posture of defense (the ""Battle of Lexington and Concord"" was still a month away). This speech was his rebuttal. The ""President"" he was addressing was the Convention's president, Peyton Randolph, of Williamsburg, Virginia. CONTENTS: Give Me Liberty, or Give Me DeathShow more
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