My fellow Americans : presidential addresses that shaped history (Book, 1992) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
My fellow Americans : presidential addresses that shaped history Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

My fellow Americans : presidential addresses that shaped history

Author: James C Humes
Publisher: New York : Praeger, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Messages
Inaugural addresses
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James C Humes
ISBN: 0275935078 9780275935078
OCLC Number: 24247643
Description: xviii, 287 pages ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: James C. Humes ; foreword by Sam Nunn.

Abstract:

A study of American political history through the prism of selected presidential addresses. It reveals how presidents used major addresses to give a theme for their administration, to introduce  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.