Public oratory has framed the conservative movement from the American Revolution to the present day, inspiring t only the dominant political theory of our age but also its language and culture. This treasury collects the unabridged texts of 60 eloquent and dramatic speeches delivered by 44 conservative American heroes between 1774 and 2008. Abounding with historical and philosophical references, detailed analysis, and emotional appeals, these classic addresses offer a timeless meditation on the value of liberty and the proud legacy of America. Included are speeches by John Hancock, Patrick Henry, Benjamin Franklin, John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge, Calvin Coolidge, Robert Taft, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Whittaker Chambers, Douglas MacArthur, Clare Boothe Luce, Barry Goldwater, Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, Milton Friedman, Ronald Reagan, Russell Kirk, William F. Buckley Jr., George W. Bush, and Mitt Romney. Champions of Liberty preserves the most significant conservative American speeches in an enduring volume, featuring authoritative texts.
Robert Golla is the successful editor of a number of literary and history related publications, including The Greatest Speeches of World War II, Conversations with Michael Crichton, and Conservative Wit.