The Idea Was Simple Take The Most Impassioned Speeches About The Fight For What Is Right And Bring Them To Life For A New Generation The Reason Why It S So Powerful Is Because It S About Everything That Matters To Us Love And Life, Sex And Death, Justice And Freedom We Ve Found Some Amazing Speeches From The Most Unlikely Places, British Voices That Have Been Ignored For Centuries Because History Is A Tale Often Told By The Winners 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 One Thousand Years And Over Individual Voices, These Are Some Of The Most Powerful Words In Our HistoryCompiled By The Academy Award Winning Actor Colin Firth, The Influential Writer Anthony Arnove And The 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 I ll be the first to admit this I purchased this book because it had my favorite actor, Colin Firth s, name on the front of the book as a contributor Once I started reading the book I was taken in by the way British history was introduced to us As you read through the introduction itself it states that the contents are snip its of historical events, just not all from well known people or well known subjects As an example, you have protests by disabled people chaining themselves to buses other forms of transportation in order to have the ability to ride transportation with a disability These snippets continue through the book, I really enjoyed it There are so many pieces in this book that I love, but I will end this review by something included in the introduction democracy is not a spectator sport, and history is not something on a library shelf, but something in which each of us has a potentially critical role. A fascinating book full of voices raised against injustice Some of it was hard to read because of the antiquity of the language but all of it had passion.
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- 544 pages
- The People Speak
- Colin Firth
- 05 October 2017 Colin Firth