Fellow Citizens by Robert V. Remini
The Penguin Book of U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses (Penguin Classics)

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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.?


 

About Robert V. Remini

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Robert V. Remini is Professor Emeritus of History and the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Called the foremost Jacksonian scholar of our time by The New York Times, he is the recipient of a National Book Award. His most recent book is Andrew Jackson and His Indian Wars. Series editor, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., is the preeminent historian of our time. For more than half a century, he has been a cornerstone figure in the intellectual life of the nation and a fixture on the political scene. He served as a special assistant to John F. Kennedy; won two Pulitzer Prizes for The Age of Jackson and A Thousand Days; and in 1998 received the National Humanities Medal. he published the first volume of his autobiography, A Life in the Twentieth Century, in 2000.
 
Published August 26, 2008 by Penguin Books. 476 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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