Presidential Documents: The Speeches, Proclamations and Policies That Have Shaped the Nation from Washington to Clinton

Presidential Documents: The Speeches, Proclamations and Policies That Have Shaped the Nation from Washington to Clinton

by Thomas J. McInerney
     
 

This is the most comprehensive single-volume edition of presidential documents available.
In this lively, authoritative and up-to-the moment collection, historians Fred L. Israel and J. F. Watts present over 200 famous and lesser-known key speeches, proclamations, letters and other decisive papers and provide a brief political and historical commentary on each

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This is the most comprehensive single-volume edition of presidential documents available.
In this lively, authoritative and up-to-the moment collection, historians Fred L. Israel and J. F. Watts present over 200 famous and lesser-known key speeches, proclamations, letters and other decisive papers and provide a brief political and historical commentary on each selection. Either printed in full or excerpted in a clear, readily accessible format, these history-making documents include the most memorable moments in the Presidency, from George Washington's first Inaugural Address to Bill Clinton's comments after the end of his impeachment proceedings.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Historians from the City College of New York select 37 documents, in full or excerpted, as of particular importance in the history of the US, and introduce each to put it into historical and political context. Among them are Washington's proclamations on the Whiskey Rebellion, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, Wilson's plan to end World War I, F. D. R.'s first Fireside Chat, Kennedy's speech at the Berlin Wall, Nixon's resignation, and Clinton's denial of his White House affair. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415920377
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Fred L. Israel's previous works include the five-volume History of Presidential Elections 1789-1988 (1988), which he co-edited with Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., and Running for President (1995). He is professor of History at City College at the City University of New York. J. F. Watts is the editor of Seven Cultural Traditions: readings in World Civilizations from Prehistory to the 15th Century. He is professor of history at City College at the City University of New York.

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