State Of the Union: Presidential Rhetoric From Woodrow Wilson To George W Bushby CQ Press (Editor), John T. Woolley (Editor), Gerhard Peters (Editor)
State of the Union: Presidential Rhetoric from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush is a comprehensive reference containing every State of the Union address delivered to Congress from 1913 to 2006.Taken as a whole or read separately, these annual speeches offer a fascinating glimpse into the rise of rhetorical leadership, providing insight into how they are tailored to appeal directly to Congress and to the listening and viewing public.
An introductory essay traces the evolution of the State of the Union address throughout U.S. history and explores how these messages reflect the leadership styles of presidents and the circumstances in which they were delivered. Original, informative introductions provide invaluable context, sketching events in the lead-up to each address and examining the ensuing public and political response. State of the Union also includes several key inaugural addresses from the modern era, information on guests invited to hear the addresses, opposition responses to the State of the Union speeches, a chronological listing of all annual messages prior to 1913, and a comprehensive index.
- Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
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