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Deeds Done in Words: Presidential Rhetoric and the Genres of Governance

Campbell, Karlyn K.& Jamieson, Kathleen H.

Published by University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, 1990
ISBN 10: 0226092410 / ISBN 13: 9780226092416
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Title: Deeds Done in Words: Presidential Rhetoric ...

Publisher: University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

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Edition: First Edition, First Printing.


275 clean, unmarked pages.the first comprehensive, comparative study of pesidential speeches; it demonstrates that rhetoric is a fundamental constituent of the presidency; it analyzes inaugural, State of the Union, and farewell addresses, war declarations, veto messages, impeachment rhetoric, and pardons from Washington to Reagan Size: 8 vo. Bookseller Inventory # 008347

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Synopsis: " Deeds Done in Words is an impressive piece of work. It is the first attempt to identify and assess the principal genres of rhetoric, and to interpret the panoply of those genres in terms of the needs of, and the needs for, ritual in American politics."?Jeffrey Tulis, author of The Rhetorical Presidency

" Deeds Done in Words is a thoughtful survey of how a democracy uses language to transact its business. Based on an enlivened understanding of genre theory and on numerous pieces of original criticism, Campbell and Jamieson vividly show how central public discourse has become the lifeblood of the American polity."?Roderick Hart, author of The Sound of Leadership

"The rhetoric that issues from the White House is becoming an ever more salient part of what the presidency means and does. This acute inquiry provides a great many insights into the forms, meanings, and functions of presidential discourse. It is an enlightening contribution to our understanding of American politics."?Murray Edelman, author of Constructing the Political Spectacle

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