My Fellow Americans: The Most Important Speeches of America's Presidents, from George Washington to George W. Bush

My Fellow Americans: The Most Important Speeches of America's Presidents, from George Washington to George W. Bush

by Michael Waldman

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Presidential Tour GuidesThe history of the United States comes alive in the words of its presidents. There comes a dramatic time in the life of a person, party, organization or nation that cries for the uplift and release of a speech. Someone is called upon to articulate the pride, hope or grief of it all. The speaker becomes the center of attention and the world stops to listen. That responsibility is often shouldered by our President. Great Presidents not only act as the country¿s head of state, but also the voice of its people. They help define who we are and what we experience. In my opinion, their speeches constitute one of the best expressions of the nation¿s mood.This book presents 40 of the nation¿s greatest Presidential speeches. Former Clinton Speechwriter Michael Waldman, introduces them, anchors them in history and explains their impact. Acknowledging that speeches are written for the ear, not the eye, this book contains two CD that allow you to hear many of these actual speeches. Some of the recordings are more than 100 years old. The voice of every President since Benjamin Harrison is included.This book takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the nation¿s history guided by the words of our Presidents.