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Confessions of a presidential speechwriter, Craig R. Smith ; cover design Erin Kirk New

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Confessions of a presidential speechwriter
Title
Confessions of a presidential speechwriter
Statement of responsibility
Craig R. Smith ; cover design Erin Kirk New
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An avid high school debater and enthusiastic student body president, Craig Smith seemed destined for a life in public service from an early age. As a sought-after speechwriter, Smith had a front-row seat at some of the most important events of the twentieth century, meeting with Robert Kennedy and Richard Nixon, advising Governor Ronald Reagan, writing for President Ford, serving as a campaign manager for a major U.S. senator's reelection campaign, and writing speeches for a contender for the Republican nomination for president. Life in the volatile world of politics wasn't always easy, however, and as a closeted gay man, Smith struggled to reconcile his private and professional lives. In this revealing memoir, Smith sheds light on what it takes to make it as a speechwriter in a field where the only constant is change. While bouncing in and out of the academic world, Smith transitions from consultantships with George H.W. Bush and the Republican caucus of the U.S. Senate to a position with Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca. When Smith returns to Washington, D.C., as president and founder of the Freedom of Expression Foundation, he becomes a leading player on First Amendment issues in the nation's capital. Returning at long last to academia, Smith finds happiness coming out of the closet and reaping the benefits of a dedicated and highly successful career
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LLB
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Smith, Craig R
Dewey number
973.92092
Index
index present
LC call number
JA85.2.U6
LC item number
.S654 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kirk New, Erin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Craig R
  • Communication in politics
  • Speechwriting
  • Rhetoric
  • Political oratory
  • Freedom of speech
  • Freedom of the press
  • Speechwriters
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
  • Smith, Craig R
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Communication in politics
  • Freedom of speech
  • Freedom of the press
  • Political oratory
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • Rhetoric
  • Speechwriters
  • Speechwriting
  • United States
Label
Confessions of a presidential speechwriter, Craig R. Smith ; cover design Erin Kirk New
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter One. Meeting Richard Nixon and Robert Kennedy; Chapter Two. Geography Lessons; Chapter Three. From Student Body President to CBS News; Chapter Four. First Job Syndrome; Chapter Five. Working at Mr. Jefferson's University; Chapter Six. Writing for President Ford; Chapter Seven. Writing for President George H.W. Bush; Chapter Eight. Working for the United States Senate; Chapter Nine. Running a Senate Campaign; Chapter Ten. The National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee; Chapter Eleven. Living Large with Lee Iacocca
  • Chapter Twelve. President of a National FoundationChapter Thirteen. Protecting Broadcasters' First Amendment Rights; Chapter Fourteen. The Rise and Fall of George Bush; Chapter Fifteen. The Fall of Bob Packwood; Chapter Sixteen. There's More Politics in Education Than Education in Politics; Chapter Seventeen. Last Lessons out of the Whirl of Events; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
871238154
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (394 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609174033
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6xt0q9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871238154
Label
Confessions of a presidential speechwriter, Craig R. Smith ; cover design Erin Kirk New
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter One. Meeting Richard Nixon and Robert Kennedy; Chapter Two. Geography Lessons; Chapter Three. From Student Body President to CBS News; Chapter Four. First Job Syndrome; Chapter Five. Working at Mr. Jefferson's University; Chapter Six. Writing for President Ford; Chapter Seven. Writing for President George H.W. Bush; Chapter Eight. Working for the United States Senate; Chapter Nine. Running a Senate Campaign; Chapter Ten. The National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee; Chapter Eleven. Living Large with Lee Iacocca
  • Chapter Twelve. President of a National FoundationChapter Thirteen. Protecting Broadcasters' First Amendment Rights; Chapter Fourteen. The Rise and Fall of George Bush; Chapter Fifteen. The Fall of Bob Packwood; Chapter Sixteen. There's More Politics in Education Than Education in Politics; Chapter Seventeen. Last Lessons out of the Whirl of Events; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
871238154
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (394 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609174033
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6xt0q9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871238154

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