U.S. Presidents as Orators: A Bio-critical Sourcebook

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Halford Ross Ryan
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1995 - 390 strani


This first systematic critique on the rhetoric of 21 presidents shows how political constraints shaped rhetoric and how oratory shaped politics. An introduction places American public address in the context of classical rhetorical practices and theory and sets the stage for the bio-critical essays about presidents ranging from Washington to Clinton. Experts analyze the style and use of language, important speeches and their impact, and their ethical ramifications. Each essay on a president also keys major speeches to authoritative texts and offers a chronology and bibliography of primary and secondary sources. For students, teachers, and professionals in American public address, political communication, and the presidency.

 

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John Adams
16
Thomas Jefferson
26
James Madison
41
John Quincy Adams
50
Andrew Jackson
61
Abraham Lincoln
67
Theodore Roosevelt
83
Woodrow Wilson
101
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
200
Lyndon Baines Johnson
218
Richard Milhous Nixon
239
Gerald R Ford
264
Jimmy Carter
289
Ronald Reagan
306
George Herbert Walker Bush
334
Bill Clinton
349

Herbert Clark Hoover
124
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
136
Harry S Truman
158
Dwight D Eisenhower
180
Index
366
About the Editor and Contributors
375
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Stran 1 - ... the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.

O avtorju (1995)

HALFORD RYAN, Professor of English and Public Speaking at Washington and Lee University, is well known for his many books and articles dealing with presidential rhetoric and the history and criticism of American public address. His recent works published by Greenwood Press include The Inaugural Addresses of Twentieth-Century American Presidents (1993), American Orators of the Twentieth Century: Critical Studies and Sources (1987), American Orators Before 1900: Critical Studies and Sources (1987) coedited with Bernard Duffy, Harry S. Truman: Presidential Rhetoric (1992), Franklin D. Roosevelt's Rhetorical Presidency (1988), and Oratorical Encounters: Selected Studies and Sources on Twentieth Century Political Accusations and Apologies (1988). He also serves as Adviser for Greenwood's Great American Orators Series.

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