Random House presents the audiobook edition of Speeches of Note by Shaun Usher.
Speeches of Note: the wildly entertaining new book from the author of the hugely popular international best seller Letters of Note.
Speeches of Note is a celebration of oratory old, new and unspoken. It is an obsessively curated, richly illustrated and sumptuously produced collection of speeches from throughout the ages.
Some are surprising, inspiring, hilarious; others are moving, comforting, enlightening. Some of these speeches changed the course of history; others are all but unknown, even undelivered to this day, such as the chilling public announcement to be made by President Nixon should Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become stranded on the moon. All are extraordinary.
Taking to the stage are Tilda Swinton, Albert Einstein, Virginia Woolf, Pablo Picasso, Malala Yousafzai, Susan Sontag, J. M. Barrie, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Panti Bliss, Harvey Milk, Nelson Mandela, Kermit the Frog and Nick Cave, alongside many, many others.