Author(s): William Safire
Covering speeches from Demosthenes to George W. Bush, this third edition has a new preface on what makes a speech "great". It includes the words of Oliver Cromwell to the "Rump Parliament", Tony Blair exhorting his party to fight terrorism and Alistair Cooke sending a Christmas "Letter from America". A new section incorporates speeches that were never delivered: what Kennedy was to say in Dallas and what Safire wrote for Nixon if the first moon landing met with disaster.
WILLIAM SAFIRE won the Pulitzer Prize as a political columnist for The New York Times. He is considered by many to be America's most influential political columnist.