State of the Union

State of the Union

Presidential Rhetoric From Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush

Book - 2007
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Through an expansive collection of primary source materials and original, informative introduction and headnotes, State of the Union: Presidential Rhetoric from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush explores ways in which modern U.S. presidents have appealed directly to the public and how the public has responded.

State of the Union: Presidential Rhetoric from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush is a comprehensive reference containing all the state of the union addresses as well as each inaugural address delivered from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush. This unique single-volume resource presents over 100 full-text addresses. Headnotes accompanying each address provide valuable context for each address by outlining the events leading up to the address and exploring the ensuing public reaction.

An introductory essay to the volume provides readers with an in-depth look at the history of state of the union addresses and examines how presidents have crafted their speeches to meet changing styles and circumstances. State of the Union also includes a bibliography of sources related to presidential rhetoric, a chronological listing of all addresses included in the volume, a timeline showing major events as highlighted in the addresses, and a comprehensive index.

A valuable research tool for students and scholars of U.S. history, government, politics, and public policy, State of the Union: Presidential Rhetoric from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush will be a frequently-used resource in almost any academic or public library.

Baker & Taylor
Presents one hundred State of the Union addresses in their entirety, covering 1913 to 2006, with introductory notes on the historical and political context of each speech and the reaction to it.

Book News
Kalb, Peters, and Woolley present a resource text containing 100 State of the Union messages in their entirety, delivered to Congress from 1913 to 2006. An introductory essay by Peters and Woolley presents a general history of the annual messages, noting their evolution over time as a distinctly American political and cultural phenomenon. Introductory notes by Kalb precede each of the 100 documents, providing historical context and a sense of how the presidents have tailored their messages to engage the public and appeal to Congress. Also included are opposition responses to the speeches, and a chronological listing of all annual messages prior to 1913. Kalb is a freelance writer and editor specializing in politics; in 1999, Peters and Woolley (U. of Calif.-Santa Barbara) founded the American Presidency Project, an online resource of some 69,000 documents related to the study of the Presidency. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c2007
ISBN: 9780872894334
Characteristics: xii, 1185 p. : ill. ; 27 cm

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