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.
Jan 18, 2005 — When President Bush delivers his inaugural address Thursday, he will contribute to a relatively rare genre: the second inaugural. We look back at memorable speeches the second time around for Presidents Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt and Nixon.