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'I Have a Dream': Inspiring Words and Thoughts from History's Greatest Leaders

Terry Breverton

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Prose: non-fiction, Anthologies (non-poetry), Dictionaries of quotations

'I Have a Dream' is an anthology of history's most inspiring words and thoughts from history's greatest leaders from all ages and nations. Each of the 370 quotations is accompanied by an extended annotation that tells the story of the speaker or explains the circumstances that gave rise to the quotation.
Includes: 'Heroes have the whole earth for their tomb' - Pericles (431 BCE); 'I am confident in the justice of my cause' - Socrates (399 BCE); 'I stand here and can say no more. God help me. Amen' - Martin Luther (1520); 'I have the heart of a king, and a king of England, too' - Queen Elizabeth I (1588); 'Give me liberty or give me death!' - Patrick Henry (1775); 'We hold these truths to be self-evident' - Gen John Nixon (1776); 'This nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom' - Abraham Lincoln (1863); 'Non-violence is the first article of my faith' - Mohandas Gandhi (1922); 'Blood, tears, toil and sweat' - Winston Churchill (1940); 'No easy walk to freedom' - Nelson Mandela (1953); 'Ask not what your country can do for you' - John F. Kennedy (1961); 'I have a dream' - Martin Luther King (1963); 'Yes we can!' - Barack Obama (2008).

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