Within These Walls: A Study of Communication between Presidents and Their Senior Staffs


Within These Walls goes beyond the study of presidential speeches and examines the organizational structure, systems of information flow, and communication styles in the administrations of Franklin Roosevelt through Ronald Reagan. Focusing specifically on the post-Watergate presidents, this book illustrates that a crucial dimension of presidential communication is not that which is spoken during public addresses but that which takes place between the chief executive and his senior staff. The author's research includes interviews with President Ford and several former senior aides in the Ford, Carter, and Reagan White Houses.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1991


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