My Fellow Citizens: The Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States 1789-2009 by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Fred L. Israel |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
My Fellow Citizens: The Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States 1789-2009

My Fellow Citizens: The Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States 1789-2009

by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Fred L. Israel
     
 

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School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—An update to the 2007 edition, this collection of all 56 inaugural addresses contains each speech prefaced by a brief introductory essay that provides contextual information on the preceding election, contemporary political climate, and speech themes. The introductions also provide readers with information such as crowd responses, weather conditions, and interesting trivia such as which was the longest (William H. Harrison—8,466 words) and the shortest (Washington's second address—135 words). Whether one is looking for Jefferson's "We are all Republicans, We are all Federalists" or Kennedy's "Ask not what your country can do for you," this book allows one to experience the shifting contours of the American political climate. Because inaugural addresses are easily available online, one questions the necessity of purchasing such a volume. However, the high quality of the introductions and the convenience of having a print copy on hand make it a welcome addition for most libraries.—Brian Odom, Pelham Public Library, AL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816082537
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Pages:
442
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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