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Witty and full of details, each chapter of this book is a joy.
Well, I think Abe and anyone with even the slightest interest in US politics won't just like this book, they should be very impressed with it.
Schlesinger describes the men and women who acted as speech writers to every President from FDR in 1932 to George W. Bush in 2001.
I found WHITE HOUSE GHOSTS to be a worthy book. We needed a book on presidential speech writers and this is that book.
What I felt were weaknesses: The title is silly. Read more
As an Australian - my US history knowledge is limited - however my passion for the West Wing and interest in Speechwriting made this worth a go. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Chloe Sasson
I am rarely compelled to write a book review (especially a book I haven't quite finished yet), but I had to take a break from the Clinton chapter to give a little praise. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Brittany Storoz
This is a great book for those of us who believe in the importance of words. However, one is left with the impression that there was so much more. Read morePublished on July 30, 2011 by C. Corrada
I can't tell you how many times I heard that the president writes their own speeches, now you'll know what the real speechwriters say.Published on January 9, 2011 by M. Fontanella
Book arrived in excellent condition...content follows a course I am taking at the university. Excellent andfast delivery.Published on March 3, 2010 by Grandma Judy
This book has interesting insights on the presidential speechwriting process -- who knew Truman's speeches for the 1948 whistlestop train tour were FLOWN out from Washington? Read morePublished on February 6, 2010 by P. D. Hart
In addition to the insiteful writing on White House ghosts, I was struck by the opportunity to understand more about the Presidents being served.Published on April 10, 2009 by J. B. Peterson
Schlesinger describes the men and women who acted as speech writers to every President from FDR in 1932 to George W. Bush in 2001. Each administration is given a chapter. Read morePublished on March 2, 2009 by Ian D. Griffin