This resource provides a splendid way to study the institution of the presidency and the management styles of the individual presidents through their own words.
Speeches of the American Presidents
has two primary goals: first, to demonstrate the development of speech-making as a political instrument for American presidents; and second, to give readers the sense of a president's character as he addresses issues of vital importance to the nation.
In-depth essays introduce each chapter and speech to reflect upon the president's speech-making abilities and techniques while placing each speech in its historical context. A detailed subject index makes it easy to carry out research and find information about specific speeches and presidents.
Chapters are arranged chronologically by president, and then each speech is arranged chronologically within the chapter.