Links to an mp3 (audio) file, as well as pdf and flash format transcripts of many of the most famous American speeches, including Barbara Jordan, Malcolm X, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Chase Smith, and more.
Edited by William Jennings Bryan. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1906. 281 speeches by 213 orators spanning ancient Greece (432 BCE - 324 BCE), Rome (218 BCE - 84 CE), Great Britain (710 - 1906), Ireland (1775-1902), Continental Europe (380-1906), and America (1761-1905).
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TED started in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from Technology, Entertainment, and Design. It has become a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. TEDTalks began in 2006. Influential people from many walks of life speak on stage. Includes interactive transcripts and captioning in 35 languages.
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