Fellow Citizens: The Penguin Book of U.S. Presidential Addresses (Penguin Classics)

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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2008-8-1 Pages: 476 Publisher: Penguin The complete American presidential inaugural addressesfeaturing historical background by a National Book Awardwinner A testament to the power of oratory. this stirring and oftensurprising collection includes all fifty-five United Statespresidential inaugural addresses. as well as a general introductionand commentary that provides historical context for each speech.Marking pivotal moments in American history. readers willlearn: How George Washington came to ad-lib So help me. God at theend of his first inaugural address Why Thomas Jefferson's first inaugural address is consideredone of the finest ever delivered The historical background behind Franklin D. Roosevelt's Theonly thing we have to fear is fear itself and John F. Kennedy's Ask not what your country can do for you. ask what youcan do for you...

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The complete American presidential inaugural addresses featuring historical background by a National Book Award winner
A 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 American 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.?

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Robert V. Remini, whose three-volume biography, Andrew Jackson, won the National Book Award and was reissued in 1998 as a Main Selection of the History Book Club, is also the author of biographies of Henry Clay and Daniel Webster. He is professor emeritus of history and research professor emeritus of humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and lives in Wilmette, Illinois.
Robert V. Remini, whose three-volume biography, Andrew Jackson, won the National Book Award and was reissued in 1998 as a Main Selection of the History Book Club, is also the author of biographies of Henry Clay and Daniel Webster. He is professor emeritus of history and research professor emeritus of humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and lives in Wilmette, Illinois.
Robert V. Remini, whose three-volume biography, Andrew Jackson, won the National Book Award and was reissued in 1998 as a Main Selection of the History Book Club, is also the author of biographies of Henry Clay and Daniel Webster. He is professor emeritus of history and research professor emeritus of humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and lives in Wilmette, Illinois.

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