This reference combines a critical analysis of Ronald Reagan's style as a public speaker with a set of selected speeches and an extensive bibliography. Kurt Ritter and David Henry cover his oratory from his days in the motion picture industry and as a political candidate to his years as Governor of California and as President of the United States. This analysis of his use of mass media as a pulpit and his command of the TV medium is intended for students, teachers, and professionals in communications and in government. The volume defines Ronald Reagan's role as a political pastor, his emphasis on heroes, and his appeals to values of freedom and promise. Selected speeches illustrate points made in the analysis. A chronology of his major speeches is given, along with an extensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources. A full index is also provided. This book will be of great interest to students of oratory, speech communication specialists, political scientists, and others needing an overview and texts of President Reagan's speeches.
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 538 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
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