Speeches, addresses, etc., American
Jan 17, 2011 — Clarence Jones helped draft Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech and was a close personal adviser and lawyer to the civil rights leader. But he almost turned down the chance to work with King. He explains what changed his mind in his memoir, Behind the Dream.
Dec 5, 2008 — Pundits and public alike are comparing President-elect Barack Obama with the sixteenth U.S. president. Fred Kaplan's new book takes a look at President Lincoln as a scribe, from his personal letters to poems to epic speeches. Does he see Obama in Lincoln's words?
Oct 30, 2006 — A new, two-volume anthology of U.S. speeches offers ample evidence that political speaking has framed and rallied every great event from the Revolution to the present. Editor Ted Widmer talks about the famous and not-so-famous orators in American Speeches.
Apr 24, 2006 — John F. Kennedy was the first president of the television age, but he's remembered more for his inspiring words. Robert Dallek and Terry Golway have collected Kennedy's most famous speeches in a CD that accompanies their new book Let Every Nation Know.
Oct 20, 2004 — Day to Day book critic David Kipen reviews a new collection of writings by President Theodore Roosevelt, entitled simply Letters and Speeches. He's surprised at how many of the former U.S. president's letters and speeches are still relevant today.