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My fellow Americans : presidential addresses that shaped history, James C. Humes ; foreword by Sam Nunn

Label
My fellow Americans : presidential addresses that shaped history
Title
My fellow Americans
Title remainder
presidential addresses that shaped history
Statement of responsibility
James C. Humes ; foreword by Sam Nunn
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The presidency, in Theodore Roosevelt's famous words, is a "Bully Pulpit." No one has studied the presidency from this vantage point. This book, in a sense, is a study of American political history seen through the prism of selected presidential addresses. It reveals how presidents use major addresses to create a theme for their administrations, to introduce history-making legislation or programs, or to rally successfully a majority of the nation behind their policies. No other book has examined the major presidential addresses--their construction and their impact--as history. No other book examines, in such detail, the background of the speechwriters who drafted the addresses. James C. Humes, a former White House speechwriter, has a unique understanding of the process of presidential speech drafting. A single speech can be a defining point in American history, such as the Kennedy inaugural ("Ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country"), or a rallying cry, such as Franklin Roosevelt's inaugural ("The only thing we have to fear is fear itself"). It can become an American creed as did the Gettysburg Address or a prophecy like the Reagan address to the House of Parliament in 1982. Washington's Farewell Address would prescribe our conduct in foreign policy for a century, as did the Monroe Doctrine in 1823. Sometimes the message is a declaration for war, such as Wilson's speech in 1917, or a "war" against an economic elite like Jackson's Bank veto in 1832 or Cleveland's Tariff message in 1887. This book is of great interest not only to historians and political scientists but also to students of the presidency and government
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Humes, James C
Index
index present
LC call number
J81
LC item number
.C92 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • USA
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Politische Rede
  • Geschichte
  • United States
Label
My fellow Americans : presidential addresses that shaped history, James C. Humes ; foreword by Sam Nunn
Link
https://archive.org/details/myfellowamerican00hume
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-280) 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
Contents
The farewell address : Washington's declaration of independence in foreign policy -- Jefferson's first inaugural : the revolutionary as reconciler -- The Monroe Doctrine : the whispered warning -- The Jackson bank veto : the war against the eastern establishment -- Polk's inaugural : action as eloquence -- The Gettysburg Address : the great American poem -- The Cleveland tariff message : the battle against big business -- The big stick : Monroe Doctrine à la Theodore Roosevelt -- Wilson's declaration of war : a latter-day Paul on Mars Hill -- The sesquicentennial address : the sermon at the shrine -- Franklin Roosevelt's first inaugural : the rhetoric of recovery -- Harry Truman's acceptance address : the Turnip Day talk -- Eisenhower's farewell address : an old soldier's warning -- The Kennedy inaugural : a young warrior's call to arms -- President Nixon's toast to Chairman Mao : the Beijing breakthrough -- The Reagan address at the Palace of Westminster : a prophecy for a free world
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780275935078
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91027248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24247643
  • (OCoLC)ocm24247643
Label
My fellow Americans : presidential addresses that shaped history, James C. Humes ; foreword by Sam Nunn
Link
https://archive.org/details/myfellowamerican00hume
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-280) 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
Contents
The farewell address : Washington's declaration of independence in foreign policy -- Jefferson's first inaugural : the revolutionary as reconciler -- The Monroe Doctrine : the whispered warning -- The Jackson bank veto : the war against the eastern establishment -- Polk's inaugural : action as eloquence -- The Gettysburg Address : the great American poem -- The Cleveland tariff message : the battle against big business -- The big stick : Monroe Doctrine à la Theodore Roosevelt -- Wilson's declaration of war : a latter-day Paul on Mars Hill -- The sesquicentennial address : the sermon at the shrine -- Franklin Roosevelt's first inaugural : the rhetoric of recovery -- Harry Truman's acceptance address : the Turnip Day talk -- Eisenhower's farewell address : an old soldier's warning -- The Kennedy inaugural : a young warrior's call to arms -- President Nixon's toast to Chairman Mao : the Beijing breakthrough -- The Reagan address at the Palace of Westminster : a prophecy for a free world
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780275935078
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91027248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24247643
  • (OCoLC)ocm24247643

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