NL Longform: Legends & Speeches

People, speeches, interviews and articles from legendary humans and about legendary events that have shaped the world we live in today.

Famous Article: The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb
A discussion regarding the events leading up to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki written by Stimson, Secretary of War (1911-13'), Secretary of State (1929-33'), Secretary of War (1940-45'), who ultimately made the recommendation to proceed with the bombing. 
 
17 Minutes - by Henry L. Stimson for Harper's Magazine


Bill Gates: The Rolling Stone Interview
"I start with architecture, and Mark starts with products, and Steve Jobs started with aesthetics."
  25 Minutes - by Mark O'Connell for The Guardian 


  by Alex Haley
 65 mins
The Longest Interview Martin Luther King Jr. Ever Gave to the Press
Conducted shortly after he won the Nobel Peace Prize.


Famous Speech: FDR's Fireside Chat
Given 8 days after his inauguration, FDR started his speech with, "I want to talk for a few minutes with the people of the United States about banking." He goes on to explain why he closed the nation's banks to save the economic system from an all-out crisis.
 
9 Minutes - by Franklin Delano Roosevelt for the United States


   by Winston Churchill
 21 mins
Famous Speech: Their Finest Hour
Painstakingly edited by Churchill until minutes before he delivered what is now known as one of the famous speeches ever written, the new Prime Minister looked to rally his countrymen as the German forces toppled France and threatened the future of the world order.