Book Discussion on Union of Words

Mr. Fields talked about his recent book, Union of Words: A History of Presidential Eloquence, published by The Free Press. He… read more

Mr. Fields talked about his recent book, Union of Words: A History of Presidential Eloquence, published by The Free Press. He talked about how American presidents use acceptance speeches, inaugurals and State of the Union speeches to define their administration’s agenda. He described various ways U.S. presidents have spoken about the U.S. commitment to “a more perfect union” enshrined in the preamble to the Constitution. He also compared and contrasted the different rhetorical patterns of various presidents. close

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Book Discussion on Union of Words

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70728-1
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 14, 1996
Last Aired:
Jan 23, 2007

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  • Apr 14, 1996 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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