Table of contents for White House ghosts : presidents and their speechwriters / Robert Schlesinger.


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Contents

Introduction: The Coming of the "Literary Clerk"

ONE
"Grace, Take a Law"

TWO
"Missouri English"

THREE
"Sometimes You Sure Get Tired of All This Clackety-Clack"

FOUR
The Age of Sorensen

FIVE
"Now That's What I Call a News Lead"

SIX
"Concern for Image Must Rank with Concern for Substance"

SEVEN
"Go Back and Give Me One Speech, Not Two Speeches"

EIGHT
"Don't Give Any Explanation. Just Say I Cancelled the Damn Speech"

NINE
The Musketeers

TEN
"I'm Not Going to Dance on the Berlin Wall"

ELEVEN
"No, No, No, This Is a Speech -- I Just Want to Talk to People" 402

TWELVE
"The Troika"

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

Illustration Credits


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Presidents -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Political oratory -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Speechwriting -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Speechwriters -- United States -- Interviews.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-