My Fellow Americans

My Fellow Americans

The Most Important Speeches of America's Presidents, From George Washington to George W. Bush

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
Presents the texts of more than forty speeches from American presidents, along with an audio disc of recordings of the speeches.

Sourcebooks Inc.
"All students of American History, indeed, all civic-minded Americans, will find a place on their bookshelves for My Fellow Americans." - Senator John McCain

My Fellow Americans presents, in text and on two audio CDs, more than 40 of the greatest speeches from American presidents that defined our nation's most dramatic moments.
The history of the United States lives in the words of its presidents-words that heal, inspire and sometimes divide a nation and the world. My Fellow Americans brings to life two centuries of American history, as you read and hear the presidential speeches that defined our nation's most dramatic moments.

My Fellow Americans presents, in text and on two audio CDs, more than 40 of the greatest speeches from American presidents. Former White House chief speechwriter Michael Waldman introduces them, telling their dramatic stories and explaining their impact. In original essays, Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton describe the talks that influenced them the most. Included are captivating photographs, illustrations and handwritten manuscripts, including:

-Never-before-seen handwritten speech notes used by President Clinton
-The speech, announcing an attack on Cuba, that President Kennedy did not have to give during the Cuban missile crisis
-An actual photo of Lincoln at Gettysburg

And much more...

The accompanying audio CDs let you hear these great speeches as they happened-some recordings are more than 100 years old-and reenact speeches from before the dawn of recorded audio. We hear the voices of every president since Benjamin Harrison. Experience some of our greatest moments, such as "The Only Thing We Have to Fear, Is Fear Itself," "Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You" and "Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall." Hear Lyndon Johnson adopt "We Shall Overcome" for all Americans; John F. Kennedy proclaim "Ich Bin Ein Berliner" at the Berlin Wall; and a fascinating account by a man who saw and heard President Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg Address.

My Fellow Americans presents a fascinating journey through American history that can be shared with your family and friends, whether you're reliving the event, or hearing it together for the first time.


Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, c2003
ISBN: 9781402200274
1402200277
Branch Call Number: 352.238 MYF
Characteristics: xiii, 337 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. + 2 audio CD (4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Waldman, Michael 1960-

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