Simon Sebag Montefiore selects famous speeches from Jesus to President Putin.
Five Books review
This book is a great Christmas stocking filler. The first two speeches are by Jesus and Mohammed; the last two by President Putin and Malala Yousafzai. There’s plenty in between, but most of them are from the 20th century. There are baddies here—Lenin, Stalin, Hitler—as well as goodies. Each speech comes with a short biography of the speaker and a useful introduction to the speech’s historical context.