Fellow Citizens: The Penguin Book Of U.s. Presidential Inaugural Addresses (Penguin Classics)
The complete American presidential inaugural addresses featuring historical background by a National Book Award winnerA testament to the power of oratory, this stirring and often surprising collection includes all fifty-five United States presidential inaugural addresses, as well as a general introduction and commentary that provides historical context for each speech. Marking pivotal moments in A...
Series: Penguin Classics
Paperback: 476 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books (August 26, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 1.1 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 5412304
Format: PDF ePub djvu book
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“Excellent compilation of the inaugural speeches with helpful, insightful introductions to each. A fascinating journey through American's history and the visions and challenges of its presidents. Don't know why another reviewer (couldn't find writte...”
erican history, readers will learn:? How George Washington came to ad-lib ?So help me, God? at the end of his first inaugural address? Why Thomas Jefferson?s first inaugural address is considered one of the finest ever delivered? The historical background behind Franklin D. Roosevelt?s ?The only thing we have to fear is fear itself? and John F.Kennedy?s ?Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.?