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By Ira Chernus
paper / 978-1-58544-220-1 / $14.95
cloth / 978-1-58544-219-5 / $29.95 s
In his “Atoms for Peace” speech of 1953, President Dwight David Eisenhower captured the tensions—and the ironies—of the atomic age. While nuclear devastation threatened all nations, Eisenhower believed ... More
By Davis W. Houck
paper / 978-1-58544-198-3 / $19.95
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." These are some of the most famous, the most quoted, and the best remembered words in American political ... More
cloth / 978-1-58544-597-4 / $32.95 x
paper / 978-1-58544-607-0 / $16.95
“I want to talk for a few minutes with the people of the United States.”

Thus began not only the first of Franklin Roosevelt’s celebrated radio addresses, collectively called

Karlyn Kohrs Campbell
unjacketed cloth / 978-1-62349-034-8 / $35.00 x
paper / 978-1-62349-035-5 / $19.95 s
In his televised and widely watched speech to the nation on November 3, 1969, Pres. Richard M. Nixon introduced a phrase—“silent majority”—and a policy—Vietnamization of the war effort—that ... More
By Stephen Howard Browne
cloth / 978-1-58544-251-5 / $29.95 s
paper / 978-1-58544-252-2 / $14.95 s
Widely celebrated in its own time, Thomas Jefferson’s first inaugural address commands the regard of Americans from across the political spectrum. Delivered as the young nation found itself ... More
By Garth E. Pauley
cloth / 978-1-58544-574-5 / $29.95 x
paper / 978-1-58544-581-3 / $16.95
Though Lyndon Johnson developed a reputation as a rough-hewn, arm-twisting deal-maker with a drawl, at a crucial moment in history he delivered an address to Congress that moved ... More
By Denise M. Bostdorff
cloth / 978-1-60344-032-5 / $34.95 x
In this work, Denise M. Bostdorff considers President Truman’s address to a joint session of Congress on March 12, 1947. She focuses on the public and private ... More
By Richard J. Jensen
paper / 978-1-58544-625-4 / $18.95
cloth / 978-1-58544-623-0 / $35.00 x
Ronald Reagan’s inability to sway the American public and press with his speeches at the former site of the infamous Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and, later, at the U.S. ... More
Robert C. Rowland and John M. Jones
cloth / 978-1-60344-215-2 / $40.00 x
paper / 978-1-60344-216-9 / $19.95
President Ronald Reagan’s famous address to the Houses of Parliament is now considered—in its spirit if not in its actual words—to be the initial enunciation of his “Evil ... More
By Mary E. Stuckey
cloth / 978-1-58544-504-2 / $29.95 s
paper / 978-1-58544-512-7 / $16.95
Millions of Americans, including hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren, watched in horror as the Challenger shuttle capsule exploded on live television on January 28, 1986. Coupled with that ... More