Speechwright : an insider's take on political rhetoric / William F. Gavin.

For almost thirty years, William F. Gavin wrote speeches at the highest levels of government. Speechwright is his insider's view of politics, a shrewd critique of presidential and congressional rhetoric, and a personal look at the political leaders for whom he wrote speeches. While serving Pres...

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Main Author: Gavin, William F., (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, [2011]
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Summary:For almost thirty years, William F. Gavin wrote speeches at the highest levels of government. Speechwright is his insider's view of politics, a shrewd critique of presidential and congressional rhetoric, and a personal look at the political leaders for whom he wrote speeches. While serving President Richard Nixon and candidate Ronald Reagan, Gavin advocated for "working rhetoric"--Well-crafted, clear, hard-hitting arguments that did not off er visions of the unattainable, but instead limited political discourse to achievable ends reached through practical means. Filled with hard-earned wisdom about politics and its discontents, Speechwright describes Gavin's successes, his failures, and his call for political rhetoric built on strong argument rather than the mere search for eloquence.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xxii, 149 pages)
ISBN:9781609172350
1609172353
9781628961157
1628961155