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Great Orators, Great Speeches, and Resources for Making Great Speeches


This LibGuide is all about great speeches, orators, and what makes them.

Winston Churchill

UWL Books & Media

Speeches and Speechmaking

There are many resources help you access great speeches and to help you write and deliver your own great speeches.

If you are searching the library catalog or Search@UW, you may find it helpful to search using these subjects:

  • Elocution
  • Oratory
  • Persuasion (Rhetoric)
  • Political Oratory
  • Speeches, Addresses, etc.
  • Speechwriting

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