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White House Ghosts

Author : Robert Schlesinger
ISBN : 9781416565352
Genre : History
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In White House Ghosts, veteran Washington reporter Robert Schlesinger opens a fresh and revealing window on the modern presidency from FDR to George W. Bush. This is the first book to examine a crucial and often hidden role played by the men and women who help presidents find the words they hope will define their places in history. Drawing on scores of interviews with White House scribes and on extensive archival research, Schlesinger weaves intimate, amusing, compelling stories that provide surprising insights into the personalities, quirks, egos, ambitions, and humor of these presidents as well as how well or not they understood the bully pulpit. White House Ghosts traces the evolution of the presidential speechwriter's job from Raymond Moley under FDR through such luminaries as Ted Sorensen and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., under JFK, Jack Valenti and Richard Goodwin under LBJ, William Safire and Pat Buchanan under Nixon, Hendrik Hertzberg and James Fallows under Carter, and Peggy Noonan under Reagan, to the "Troika" of Michael Gerson, John McConnell, and Matthew Scully under George W. Bush. White House Ghosts tells the fascinating inside stories behind some of the most iconic presidential phrases: the first inaugural of FDR ("the only thing we have to fear is fear itself ") and JFK ("ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country"), Richard Nixon's "I am not a crook" and Ronald Reagan's "tear down this wall" speeches, Bill Clinton's ending "the era of big government" State of the Union, and George W. Bush's post-9/11 declaration that "whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done" -- and dozens of other noteworthy speeches. The book also addresses crucial questions surrounding the complex relationship between speechwriter and speechgiver, such as who actually crafted the most memorable phrases, who deserves credit for them, and who has claimed it. Schlesinger tells the story of the modern American presidency through this unique prism -- how our chief executives developed their very different rhetorical styles and how well they grasped the rewards of reaching out to the country. White House Ghosts is dramatic, funny, gripping, surprising, serious -- and always entertaining.

White Ghost

Author : Gary Kellmann
ISBN : 9780979952296
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Ghosts Of The White House

Author : Tammy Gagne
ISBN : 9781543556070
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Did you know that the White House is haunted? Read this book to discover the many ghosts that people say live in the White House!

Summary White House Ghosts

Author : BusinessNews Publishing
ISBN : 9782511002933
Genre : Political Science
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The must-read summary of Robert Schlesinger's book: “White House Ghosts: Presidents and Their Speechwriters”. This complete summary of "White House Ghosts" by Robert Schlesinger, a prominent journalist and blogger, presents his argument that much can be learned about modern presidency by analyzing who was in charge of writing presidential speeches. He examines some of the most iconic speeches from the best-known presidents and reveals how these hidden men and women have helped to shape and define history. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the important role of presidential speech writers • Expand your knowledge of American history and politics To learn more, read "White House Ghosts" and discover the complex relationship between presidents and their speech writers and how they work together to create the most memorable rhetoric possible.

Joe White And The Seven Ghosts

Author : Saundra Crum Akers
ISBN : 9781484942710
Genre : Fiction
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Serial killer Joe White made the mistake of his life when he killed and buried psychic Dixie Jackson with other victims at an isolated and ruined old house. Temporarily Dixie is unable to function as she learns the new rules and how to function in her new situation, but she refuses to sink into apathy or give up. She wants justice and is marshalling the energies of the other women to achieve it. Somehow they have to stop the killer from killing again. Joe White and the Seven Ghosts is the thrilling and suspenseful story of a deranged killer and his victims' supernatural revenge emanating from beyond the grave.

Ghost Of The White Nights

Author : L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
ISBN : 9781429913850
Genre : Fiction
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L. E. Modesitt, Jr., author of Of Tangible Ghosts and The Ghost of the Revelator, sets the Ghost Books series in a fascinating alternative world in which ghosts are real, the United States never came into existence, and Russia is still ruled by the Romanovs. Professor Johan Eschbach's lovely wife Llysette du Boise, a refugee from the burning remains of France and a world-famous vocalist, has been invited to provide a command performance for the Russian Imperial household. Johan accompanies her, allowing him to work on the oil concession in Russian Alaska that Columbia so desperately needs and do some spying on the side. Johan's espionage is carried out against the backdrop of the famous white nights of St. Petersburg, the nearly Arctic midsummer when the sun barely dips below the horizon and the sky seems to dissolve in ivory light. But even the oil shortage will fade to insignificance when Johan discovers what new weapons technology the Russians are developing, a threat even more fearsome than the atomic bombs of Austro-Hungary. The Ghost Books #1 Of Tangible Ghosts #2 The Ghost of the Revelator #3 Ghost of the White Nights #1-2 Ghosts of Columbia A shocking novel of what could happen if the fanatical defense of the environment crossed the line into deadly terror. When environmental consultant Jack McDarvid's boss is killed in a shootout near the Capitol, McDarvid becomes enmeshed in a diabolical plot behind the scenes of the environmental movement. Other Series by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. The Saga of Recluce The Imager Portfolio The Corean Chronicles The Spellsong Cycle The Ghost Books The Ecolitan Matter The Forever Hero Timegod's World Other Books The Green Progression Hammer of Darkness The Parafaith War Adiamante Gravity Dreams The Octagonal Raven Archform: Beauty The Ethos Effect Flash The Eternity Artifact The Elysium Commission Viewpoints Critical Haze Empress of Eternity The One-Eyed Man Solar Express At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Bahadure Kaila And The White Ghosts

Author : Eva Kipp
ISBN : UOM:39015034393705
Genre : Fiction
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Tales, retold.

The White Lady Ghost

Author : Tam Cassidy
ISBN : 9781477771280
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This graphic version of the tale of the White Lady Ghost features some of the historical details that may have inspired the classic story. Additional ghost story summaries are provided in the back matter.

Who S Haunting The White House

Author : Jeff Belanger
ISBN : 1402738226
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explores the world inside the White House, where presidents, first ladies, and staff have seen darting shadows and ghostly apparitions that have been attributed to be such former inhabitants as Andrew Jackson, Abigail Adams, and Abraham Lincoln.

Tales Told In The Shadows Of The White Mountains

Author : Charles J. Jordan
ISBN : 1584651083
Genre : Fiction
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A spine-tingling collection of real and surreal tales of northern New Hampshire.

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