The People Speak: Democracy Is Not A Spectator Sport by Anthony ArnoveThe People Speak: Democracy Is Not A Spectator Sport by Anthony Arnove

The People Speak: Democracy Is Not A Spectator Sport

byAnthony Arnove, Colin Firth

Paperback | August 11, 2013

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A powerful, inspiring and refreshing take on British historyThe idea was simple - take the most impassioned speeches about the fight for what is right and bring them to life for a new generation' COLIN FIRTH The People Speak tells the story of Britain through the voices of the visionaries, dissenters, rebels and everyday folk who took on the Establishment and stood up for what they believed in. Here are their stories, letters, speeches and songs, from John Ball to Daniel Defoe; from Thomas Paine to Oscar Wilde; from the peasants' revolts to the suffragists to the anti-war demonstrators of today. Spanning almost 1,000 years and over 150 individual voices, these are some of the most powerful words in our history.Compiled by Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth, influential writer Anthony Arnove and acclaimed historian David Horspool, The People Speak reminds us that history is not something gathering dust on a library shelf - and that democracy has never been a spectator sport.
Colin Firth is a Bafta- and Academy Award-winning actor. His films include The English Patient, Fever Pitch, Bridget Jones's Diary, Girl with a Pearl Earring, A Single Man and The King's Speech . Alongside Anthony Arnove, he was instrumental in bringing a televised stage performance of The People Speak to the UK in 2010. Anthony A...
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Title:The People Speak: Democracy Is Not A Spectator SportFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 1.26 inPublished:August 11, 2013Publisher:Canongate BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0857864483

ISBN - 13:9780857864482

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