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

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

Label
Presidential speechwriting : from the New Deal to the Reagan revolution and beyond
Title
Presidential speechwriting
Title remainder
from the New Deal to the Reagan revolution and beyond
Statement of responsibility
edited by Kurt Ritter and Martin J. Medhurst
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The reliance of individual presidents on their speechwriters has varied with the rhetorical skill of the officeholder himself, his managerial style, and his personal attitude toward public speaking. The individual chapters here (two by former White House speech-writers) give fascinating insight into the process and development of presidential speechwriting from Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration to Ronald Reagan's. Some contributors, such as Charles Griffin writing on Eisenhower and Moya Ball on Johnson, offer case studies of specific speeches to gain insight into those presidents. Other chapters focus on institutional arrangements and personal relationships, rhetorical themes characterizing an administration, or the relationship between words and policies to shed light on presidential speechwriting." "Medhurst's introduction of ten "myths" in the scholarship on presidential speeches and his summary of the enduring issues in the practice of speechwriting pull together the work of individual contributors. At the same time, his introduction and conclusion transcend particular presidents by providing generalizations on the role of speechwriting in the modern White House."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
808.5/1/088351
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E176.1
LC item number
.P896 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ritter, Kurt W
  • Medhurst, Martin J
Series statement
Presidential rhetoric series
Series volume
no. 7
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Rhetoric
  • Political oratory
  • Speechwriting
  • Speechwriters
  • English language
  • United States
Label
Presidential speechwriting : from the New Deal to the Reagan revolution and beyond, edited by Kurt Ritter and Martin J. Medhurst
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
50519025
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 231 pages
Isbn
9781585442256
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002012919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Presidential speechwriting : from the New Deal to the Reagan revolution and beyond, edited by Kurt Ritter and Martin J. Medhurst
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and 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
50519025
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 231 pages
Isbn
9781585442256
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002012919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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