U.s. Presidents As Orators: A Bio-critical Sourcebook by Halford R. Ryan

U.s. Presidents As Orators: A Bio-critical Sourcebook

EditorHalford R. Ryan

Hardcover | June 1, 1995

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$99.87 online 
Earn 499 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


This first systematic critique on the rhetoric of 21 presidents shows how political constraints shaped rhetoric and how oratory shaped politics. An introduction places American public address in the context of classical rhetorical practices and theory and sets the stage for the bio-critical essays about presidents ranging from Washington to Clinton. Experts analyze the style and use of language, important speeches and their impact, and their ethical ramifications. Each essay on a president also keys major speeches to authoritative texts and offers a chronology and bibliography of primary and secondary sources. For students, teachers, and professionals in American public address, political communication, and the presidency.

Details & Specs

Title:U.s. Presidents As Orators: A Bio-critical SourcebookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:408 pages, 9.53 × 6.37 × 1.07 inPublished:June 1, 1995Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0313290598

ISBN - 13:9780313290596

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of U.s. Presidents As Orators: A Bio-critical Sourcebook