Presidential speechwriting : from the New Deal to the Reagan revolution and beyond / edited by Kurt Ritter and Martin J. Medhurst

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Subjects: Presidents--United States--History--20th century
Presidents--United States--Biography
Rhetoric--Political aspects--United States--History--20th century
Political oratory--United States--History--20th century
Speechwriting--United States--History--20th century
Speechwriters--United States--Biography
English language--United States--Rhetoric
United States--Politics and government--1945-1989
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: College Station : Texas A&M University Press, c2003
Series: Presidential rhetoric series no. 7
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: x, 231 p. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Introduction: Presidential Speechwriting: Ten Myths That Plague Modern Scholarship / Martin J. Medhurst 3
Ch. 1. Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Rhetorical Politics and Political Rhetorics / Halford Ryan 21
Ch. 2. Harry S. Truman: From Whistle-Stops to the Halls of Congress / Diana B. Carlin 40
Ch. 3. Dwight D. Eisenhower: The 1954 State of the Union Address as a Case Study in Presidential Speechwriting / Charles J. G. Griffin 68
Ch. 4. John F. Kennedy: Presidential Speechwriting as Rhetorical Collaboration / Theodore O. Windt, Jr. 92
Ch. 5. Lyndon B. Johnson: From Private Deliberations to Public Declaration - The Making of LBJ's Renunciation Speech / Moya Ann Ball 108
Ch. 6. Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford: Lessons on Speechwriting / Craig R. Smith 137
Ch. 7. Jimmy Carter: The Language of Politics and the Practice of Integrity / John H. Patton 165
Ch. 8. Ronald Reagan's Bully Pulpit: Creating a Rhetoric of Values / William K. Muir, Jr. 194
Afterword: Enduring Issues in Presidential Speechwriting / Martin J. Medhurst 217
Contributors 221
Index 223
Additional Authors: Ritter, Kurt W
Medhurst, Martin J
Notes: LCCN: 2002012919
ISBN: 1585442259 (cloth : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Presidential speechwriting : ten myths that plague modern scholarship / Martin J. Medhurst -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt : rhetorical politics and political rhetorics / Halford Ryan -- Harry S. Truman : from whistle-stops to the halls of Congress / Diana B. Carlin -- Dwight D. Eisenhower : the 1954 state of the union address as a case study in presidential speechwriting / Charles J.G. Griffin -- John F. Kennedy : presidential speechwriting as rhetorical collaboration / Theodore O. Windt, Jr. -- Lyndon B. Johnson : from private deliberations to public declaration : the making of LBJ's renunciation speech / Moya Ann Ball -- Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford : lessons on speechwriting / Craig R. Smith -- Jimmy Carter : the language of politics and the practice of integrity / John H. Patton -- Ronald Reagan's bully pulpit : creating a rhetoric of values / William K. Muir, Jr. -- Enduring issues in presidential speechwriting / Martin J. Medhurst
OCLC Number: 50519025
ISBN/ISSN: 1585442259