History Bestsellers – Speeches and Letters that Changed the World
Two of our bestselling history books in paperback, both by the renowned history writer Simon Sebag Montefiore:
- Voices of History: Speeches that Changed the World by Simon Sebag Montefiore
- Written in History: Letters that Changed the World by Simon Sebag Montefiore
This book bundle comes beautifully wrapped at no additional charge. Unless you specify otherwise on purchase, the books will be wrapped as one package in Christmas-themed paper.
Voices of History: Speeches that Changed the World by Simon Sebag Montefiore
A new, updated edition including new speeches from Queen Elizabeth II and John Boyega in the year 2020. This collection of extraordinary speeches ranges from ancient times to the twenty-first century. Some are heroic and inspiring; some diabolical and atrocious; some are exquisite and poignant; others cruel and chilling.
Among others we hear from Martin Luther King, Michelle Obama, Donald Trump, Lincoln, Emmeline Pankhurst, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Alexander the Great, Greta Thunberg, Elizabeth I, Cromwell, Churchill, JFK, Boudicca, Muhammad Ali and Malala. Voices of History shows how these unique speeches enlighten our past, enrich our present and inspire – and hold warnings for – our future.
Written in History: Letters that Changed the World by Simon Sebag Montefiore
A celebration of the great letters of world history, creative culture and personal life. Acclaimed historian Simon Sebag Montefiore selects over one hundred letters from ancient times to the twenty-first century: some are noble and inspiring, some despicable and unsettling; some are exquisite works of literature, others brutal, coarse and frankly outrageous; many are erotic, others heartbreaking. The writers vary from Elizabeth I, Rameses the Great and Leonard Cohen to Emmeline Pankhurst, Mandela, Stalin, Michelangelo, and unknown people in extraordinary circumstances – from love letters to calls for liberation, declarations of war to reflections on death.
In the colourful, accessible style of a master storyteller, Montefiore shows why these letters are essential reading: how they enlighten our past, enrich the way we live now – and illuminate tomorrow.
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