Presidents and Their Pens: The Story of White House Speechwriters (Paperback)

Presidents and Their Pens: The Story of White House Speechwriters By James C. Humes, Julie Nixon Eisenhower (Introduction by) Cover Image

Presidents and Their Pens: The Story of White House Speechwriters (Paperback)

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Confidant and wordsmith to five presidents, noted historian and language professor James Humes tells how and why presidential speeches have marked milestones in our nation's history, from Washington through Obama. Presenting stories of both greatness and of tragically unfulfilled promise, this book also features an introduction by Julie Nixon Eisenhower.
James C. Humes, White House speechwriter for Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, George H.W. Bush, and Reagan, has practiced the art of public speaking as an attorney, lecturer, diplomat, and Pennsylvania State Legislator. The author of 38 books, Humes wrote the Pulitzer-nominated biography Churchill, Speaker of the Century, which won an Athenaeum of Philadelphia Literary Award. Other Humes titles include Churchill, The Prophetic Statesman;Target Churchill (with Warren Adler); Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln: 21 Powerful Secrets of History's Greatest Speakers; The Reagan Persuasion: Charm, Deliver and Inspire a Winning Message; My Fellow Americans: Presidential Addresses That Shaped History; and Confessions of a White House Ghostwriter: Five Presidents and Other Political Adventures. Currently a Fellow at the University of Colorado, Humes has shared his expertise on American government as guest lecturer at more than 30 universities in Asia and Latin America, on behalf of the U.S. State Department.
Product Details ISBN: 9780761867272
ISBN-10: 0761867279
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Publication Date: March 18th, 2016
Pages: 174
Language: English