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Confessions of a White House ghostwriter : five presidents and other political adventures, James C. Humes

Label
Confessions of a White House ghostwriter : five presidents and other political adventures
Title
Confessions of a White House ghostwriter
Title remainder
five presidents and other political adventures
Statement of responsibility
James C. Humes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • White House speechwriter James C. Humes put words into the mouths of five presidents - Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Bush. In the process, he got to know these prominent leaders as few ordinary staffers could, while observing the inner workings of the White House. Now, in this frank and witty memoir, Humes reveals how vital political decisions and great political speeches were made. And he underlines the importance of character in a politician - something no
  • Speechwriter can hide. Humes shares what he learned in his 25-year career as a presidential speechwriter. Page after page crackles with such fascinating disclosures as Nixon's suspicions about the identity of "Deep Throat", the real reason behind Ford's pardon of Nixon, why Reagan was his own best speechwriter, and why Bush lost. Humes reveals the secrets of the speechwriting trade, and spins marvelous anecdotes including sending Eisenhower to the Ladies' Room, writing
  • The plaque that was planted on the moon by Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, dancing with the Queen of England, and discussing nuclear disarmament over dinner with Churchill and Eisenhower
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
IWhN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Humes, James C
Dewey number
973.92/092/2
Index
index present
LC call number
E176.1
LC item number
.H86 1997
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Rhetoric
  • Speechwriting
  • Speechwriters
  • Speechwriters
  • United States
Label
Confessions of a White House ghostwriter : five presidents and other political adventures, James C. Humes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36926534
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 219 pages
Isbn
9780895264336
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
97167776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Confessions of a White House ghostwriter : five presidents and other political adventures, James C. Humes
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36926534
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 219 pages
Isbn
9780895264336
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
97167776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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