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My fellow Americans : the most important speeches of America's presidents, from George Washington to George W. Bush

Author: Michael Waldman; George Stephanopoulos
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks MediaFusion, 2003.
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Includes 2 CDs (compact discs) with the voices of the presidents since Benjamin Harrison and a reading of the first presidential speech of George Washington.
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Genre/Form: Quelle
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Waldman; George Stephanopoulos
ISBN: 1402200277 9781402200274
OCLC Number: 51984810
Credits: [compiled] by Michael Waldman ; cds narrated by George Stephanopoulos ; [foreword by David Gergen].
Performer(s): Narrated by George Stephanopoulos.
Description: xiii, 337 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. + 2 sound discs (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: George Washington : "The American experiment": First inaugural address, April 30, 1789 ; "These counsels of an old and affectionate friend": Farewell address, September 19, 1796 --
Thomas Jefferson : "We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists": First inaugural address, March 4, 1801 --
Andrew Jackson : "The rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes": Veto of the Bank of the United States, July 10, 1832 ; "Disunion by armed force is treason": Proclamation on nullification, December 10, 1832 --
Abraham Lincoln : "A house divided against itself cannot stand": Address to the State Republican Convention, June 16, 1858 ; "The better angels of our nature": First inaugural address, March 4, 1861 ; "A new birth of freedom": Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863 ; "With malice toward none": Second inaugural address, March 4, 1865 --
Theodore Roosevelt : "The man with the muck-rake": Dedication of the House office building, April 15, 1906 ; "The new nationalism": Speech at Osawatomie, Kansas, August 31, 1910 --
Woodrow Wilson : "The world must be made safe for democracy": Request for declaration of war on Germany, April 2, 1917 ; "The fourteen points": Address to Congress on peace terms, January 8, 1918 --
Franklin Delano Roosevelt : "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself": First inaugural address, March 4, 1933 ; "A rendezvous with destiny": Acceptance speech for renomination, June 27, 1936 ; "The four freedoms": 1941 annual message to Congress, January 6, 1941 ; "A date which will live in infamy": Request for declaration of war against Japan, December 8, 1941 ; "Our sons, pride of our nation": D-Day prayer, June 6, 1944 --
Harry S. Truman : "The Truman Doctrine": address to Congress on Greece and Turkey, March 12, 1947 ; "Do-nothing Congress": Whistle-stop speech, September 18, 1948 --
Dwight D. Eisenhower : "Atoms for peace": Address before the UN General Assembly, December 8, 1953 ; "The military-industrial complex": Farewell address, January 17, 1961 --
John F. Kennedy : "Ask not what your country can do for you": Inaugural address, January 20, 1961 ; "Missiles in Cuba": Address to the nation on the Cuban missile crisis, October 22, 1962 ; "Let us reexamine our attitude toward the Cold War": Commencement address, American University, June 10, 1963 ; "Ich bin ein Berliner": speech at the Berlin Wall, June 26, 1963 --
Lyndon B. Johnson : "Let us continue": Address to Congress after the Kennedy assassination, November 27, 1963 ; "We shall overcome": Address to Congress on voting rights, March 15, 1965 ; "I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party": Speech on the Vietnam War, March 31, 1968 --
Richard M. Nixon : "The great silent majority": Address to the nation on Vietnam, November 3, 1969 ; "We have done some things wrong": Farewell address to White House staff, August 9, 1974 --
Gerald R. Ford : "Our long national nightmare is over": Remarks upon taking the oath of office, August 9, 1974 --
Jimmy Carter : "A crisis of confidence": Speech on energy and national goals, July 15, 1979 --
Ronald Reagan : "Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem": First inaugural address, January 20, 1981 ; "Leave Marxism-Leninism on the ash-heap of history": Address to members of British Parliament, June 8, 1982 ; "Slipped the surly bonds of earth": Address to the nation on the Challenger explosion, January 28, 1986 ; "I cannot escape responsibility": Remarks on the Iran-Contra scandal, March 4, 1987 --
George H.W. Bush : "A kinder and gentler nation": Acceptance speech, Republican Convention, August 18, 1988 --
Bill Clinton : "What would Martin Luther King say?": Remarks to the Church of God in Christ in Memphis, November 13, 1993 ; "In the face of death, let us honor life": Eulogy for the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing, April 23, 1995 ; "Let that be our gift to the twenty-first century": State of the Union address, January 27, 1998 --
George W. Bush : "Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war": Address to Congress after the attacks of September 11, September 20, 2001 ; "The day of your liberation is near": Address on Iraq, March 17, 2003.
Responsibility: [compiled] by Michael Waldman ; cds narrated by George Stephanopoulos ; [foreword by David Gergen].
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Includes 2 CDs (compact discs) with the voices of the presidents since Benjamin Harrison and a reading of the first presidential speech of George Washington.

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