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The 100

Book Description

What are the greatest speeches of all time? Who are the greatest communicators and orators and what made them so successful? And, significantly, what lessons can you learn from the world's greatest influencers and communicators? This book individually profiles 100 powerful speakers and analyses the success factors behind their greatest ever speeches. Bill Clinton, Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, Benazir Bhutto, Rudy Giuliani, Jack Welch, Lee Kuan Yew, JF Kennedy, Steve Jobs, Barack Obama – these are some of the great communicators featured in this fascinating book. Even in today's high-tech world, words are as powerful as they have always been, and the way they are used and the results that they achieve remain vital for progress and success at all levels. This book provides unique insights into becoming a skilled orator for today's age.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Salvador Allende
    2. Susan B. Anthony
    3. Corazon Aquino
    4. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
    5. Aung San Suu Kyi
    6. Henry Ward Beecher
    7. Aneurin Bevan
    8. Benazir Bhutto
    9. Lee Bollinger
    10. Napoleon Bonaparte
    11. Neville Bonner
    12. Adrien Brody
    13. William Jennings Bryan
    14. George H. W. Bush
    15. John Chambers
    16. César Estrada Chávez
    17. Winston Churchill
    18. Marcus Tullius Cicero
    19. Bill Clinton
    20. George Clooney
    21. Sebastian Coe
    22. Colonel Tim Collins
    23. Emperor Constantine
    24. Bill Cosby
    25. Walter Cronkite
    26. Severn Cullis-Suzuki
    27. Clarence Darrow
    28. Demosthenes
    29. Deng Xiaoping
    30. Charles Dickens
    31. Benjamin Disraeli
    32. Frederick Douglass
    33. Elizabeth I
    34. Ralph Waldo Emerson
    35. Benjamin Franklin
    36. Galileo Galilei
    37. Indira Gandhi
    38. Mohandas K. Gandhi
    39. Bill Gates
    40. Charles de Gaulle
    41. Rudy Giuliani
    42. Patrick Henry
    43. Adolf Hitler
    44. Ho Chi Minh
    45. General Sir Mike Jackson
    46. Thomas Jefferson
    47. Muhammad Ali Jinnah
    48. Steve Jobs
    49. Barbara Jordan
    50. John F. Kennedy
    51. Robert F. Kennedy
    52. Muhtar Kent
    53. Nikita Khrushchev
    54. Martin Luther King Jr
    55. Junichiro Koizumi
    56. James Lavenson
    57. Lee Kuan Yew
    58. Abraham Lincoln
    59. David Lloyd George
    60. Huey P. Long
    61. General Douglas MacArthur
    62. Malcolm X
    63. Nelson Mandela
    64. George Martin
    65. John McCain
    66. Robert Menzies
    67. Jawaharlal Nehru
    68. Barack Obama
    69. Conan O’Brien
    70. Robert Oppenheimer
    71. Emmeline Pankhurst
    72. Randy Pausch
    73. Lester Pearson
    74. Pericles
    75. William Lyon Phelps
    76. Colin Powell
    77. Yitzhak Rabin
    78. Rania of Jordan
    79. Ronald Reagan
    80. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    81. Theodore Roosevelt
    82. Oskar Schindler
    83. Gerhard Schröder
    84. Lee Scott
    85. Ricardo Semler
    86. Margaret Chase Smith
    87. Socrates
    88. Ted Sorensen
    89. Charles, Earl Spencer
    90. Sun Yat-sen
    91. Margaret Thatcher
    92. Leon Trotsky
    93. George Washington
    94. Daniel Webster
    95. Jack Welch
    96. Elie Wiesel
    97. Woodrow Wilson
    98. Oprah Winfrey
    99. Virginia Woolf
    100. Muhammad Yunus
    101. William Wilberforce
    102. Sukarno
    103. Václav Havel
    104. Harold Macmillan
    105. Fidel Castro
    106. Ann Richards
    107. Daniel Hannan
    108. Neil Kinnock
    109. Mary Robinson
    110. William Pitt the Elder
  2. Greatness Omitted
  3. Sources of Further Information and Acknowledgements
  4. The Authors