U.S. Presidents as Orators: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook

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About the Editor and Contributors
JAMES R. ANDREWS is Professor of Speech Communication at Indiana University. He has received the Winans-Wichelns Award and twice won the American Forensic Association's award for outstanding research. He authored or co-authored seven books, including The Practice of Rhetorical Criticism, American Voices, and Contemporary American Voices.
HAL W. BOCHIN is Professor of Speech Communication at California State University, Fresno. He co-authored Hiram Johnson: A Bio-Bibliography ( Greenwood, 1988) and authored Richard Nixon: Rhetorical Strategist ( Greenwood, 1990). He contributed essays to American Orators Before 1900 ( Greenwood, 1987) and The Inaugural Addresses of Twentieth-Century American Presidents ( Praeger, 1993).
CARL R. BURGCHARDT is Associate Professor of Speech Communication at Colorado State University at Fort Collins. He wrote Robert M. La Follette, Sr.: The Voice of Conscience ( Greenwood, 1992), and contributed essays to Oratorical Encounters ( Greenwood, 1988) and American Orators of the Twentieth Century ( Greenwood, 1987).
DANIEL ROSS CHANDLER is a post-doctoral research scholar at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. He wrote The Rev. Dr. Preston Bradley, The Rhetorical Tradition, and The History of Rhetoric, and contributed essays to American Orators Before 1900 ( Greenwood, 1987), American Orators of the Twentieth Century ( Greenwood, 1987), and The Inaugural Addresses of Twentieth-Century American Presidents ( Praeger, 1993).
JEAN M. DEWITT is Associate Professor of Speech Communication at the University of Houston, Downtown. She has published in the Quarterly Journalof Speech, Communication Education, Journal of Communication, Extasis

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Table of contents

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • An Introduction to Presidential Oratory ix
  • BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOURCES xvii
  • George Washington (1732-1799) 3
  • Conclusion 15
  • RHETORICAL SOURCES 16
  • John Adams (1735-1826) 18
  • RHETORICAL SOURCES 26
  • Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) 28
  • RHETORICAL SOURCES 40
  • James Madison (1751-1836) 43
  • RHETORICAL SOURCES 52
  • John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) 54
  • RHETORICAL SOURCES 63
  • Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) 65
  • RHETORICAL SOURCES 75
  • Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 77
  • RHETORICAL SOURCES 89
  • Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) 93
  • RHETORICAL SOURCES 107
  • Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) 111
  • RHETORICAL SOURCES 132
  • Herbert Clark Hoover (1874-1964) 134
  • RHETORICAL SOURCES 144
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) 146
  • RHETORICAL SOURCES 164
  • Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) 168
  • RHETORICAL SOURCES 187
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) 190
  • RHETORICAL SOURCES 204
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963) 210
  • RHETORICAL SOURCES 225
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973) 228
  • RHETORICAL SOURCES 245
  • Richard Milhous Nixon (1913-1994) 249
  • RHETORICAL SOURCES 269
  • Gerald R. Ford (1913- ) 274
  • RHETORICAL SOURCES 296
  • Jimmy Carter (1924- ) 299
  • RHETORICAL SOURCES 311
  • Ronald Reagan (1911- ) 316
  • RHETORICAL SOURCES 337
  • George Herbert Walker Bush (1924- ) 344
  • RHETORICAL SOURCES 358
  • Bill Clinton (1946- ) 361
  • RHETORICAL RESOURCES 374
  • Index 377
  • About the Editor and Contributors 387
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