William Jennings Bryan: Orator of Small-Town America

Synopsis

"Probably best remembered today for his The Cross of Gold' acceptance speech delivered at the 1896 Democratic national convention, and his exchange with Clarence Darrow in the 1925 Scopes Trial, Bryan's speaking brilliance went far beyond these orations, flavoring his own two presidential campaigns, his tenure as Secretary of State, and the second campaign of Woodrow Wilson. This work examines the oratory skills of Bryan, tracing and analyzing his development as a speaker, and providing the texts of important addresses that spanned much of his career." Reference & Research Book News