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American presidents : farewell messages to the nation, 1796-2001

Author: Gleaves Whitney
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The volume is prefaced by a detailed introduction discussing the importance of the valedictory address and the power of presidential rhetoric, and each speech is preceded by a brief contextualizing statement. In the last official words of each president, readers will find cautions, hopes, and suggestions relevant for today's world and future generations. American Presidents is an invaluable reference, especially  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Messages
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gleaves Whitney
ISBN: 0739103938 9780739103937
OCLC Number: 49386251
Description: x, 477 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. George Washington (1789-1797) --
Farewell Address: Eighth Annual Message --
Ch. 2. John Adams (1797-1801) --
Fourth Annual Message --
Ch. 3. Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809) --
Eighth Annual Message --
Ch. 4. James Madison (1809-1817) --
Eighth Annual Message --
Ch. 5. James Monroe (1817-1825) --
Eighth Annual Message --
Ch. 6. John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) --
Fourth Annual Message --
Ch. 7. Andrew Jackson (1829-1837) --
Farewell Address (Political Testament): Eighth Annual Message --
Ch. 8. Martin Van Buren (1837-1841) --
Fourth Annual Message --
Ch. 9. John Tyler (1841-1845) --
Fourth Annual Message --
Ch. 10. James K. Polk (1845-1849) --
Fourth Annual Message --
Ch. 11. Millard Fillmore (1850-1853) --
Third Annual Message.
Responsibility: edited by Gleaves Whitney.

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This one-of-a-kind volume collects the Presidents' farewell speeches, from Washington to Clinton. The Presidents shine as experienced statesmen, visionaries, moralists, storytellers; their speeches  Read more...

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