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My fellow Americans : presidential addresses that shaped history

Author: James C Humes
Publisher: New York : Praeger, 1992.
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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...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Messages
Inaugural addresses
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Humes, James C.
My fellow Americans.
New York : Praeger, 1992
(DLC) 91027248
(OCoLC)24247643
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James C Humes
ISBN: 9780313065743 0313065748
OCLC Number: 648760576
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 287 pages)
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.
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