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The Resource Confessions of a presidential speechwriter, Craig R. Smith

Confessions of a presidential speechwriter, Craig R. Smith

Label
Confessions of a presidential speechwriter
Title
Confessions of a presidential speechwriter
Statement of responsibility
Craig R. Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An avid high school debater and enthusiastic student body president, Craig Smith seemed destined for a life in public service from an early age. As a sought-after speechwriter, Smith had a front-row seat at some of the most important events of the twentieth century, meeting with Robert Kennedy and Richard Nixon, advising Governor Ronald Reagan, writing for President Ford, serving as a campaign manager for a major U.S. senator's reelection campaign, and writing speeches for a contender for the Republican nomination for president. Life in the volatile world of politics wasn't always easy, however, and as a closeted gay man, Smith struggled to reconcile his private and professional lives. In this revealing memoir, Smith sheds light on what it takes to make it as a speechwriter in a field where the only constant is change. While bouncing in and out of the academic world, Smith transitions from consultantships with George H.W. Bush and the Republican caucus of the U.S. Senate to a position with Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca. When Smith returns to Washington, D.C., as president and founder of the Freedom of Expression Foundation, he becomes a leading player on First Amendment issues in the nation's capital. Returning at long last to academia, Smith finds happiness coming out of the closet and reaping the benefits of a dedicated and highly successful career. -- Publisher's description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Craig R
Dewey number
  • 973.92092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
JA85.2.U6
LC item number
S654 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Craig R
  • Communication in politics
  • Speechwriting
  • Rhetoric
  • Political oratory
  • Freedom of speech
  • Freedom of the press
  • Speechwriters
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Confessions of a presidential speechwriter, Craig R. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223108749764
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-374) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Meeting Richard Nixon and Robert Kennedy -- Geography lessons -- From student body president to CBS news -- First job syndrome -- Working at Mr. Jefferson's university -- Writing for President Ford -- Writing for George H.W. Bush -- Working for the United States Senate -- Running a Senate campaign -- The National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee -- Living large with Lee Iacocca -- President of a National Foundation -- Protecting broadcasters' first amendment rights -- The rise and fall of George Bush -- The fall of Bob Packwood -- There's more politics in education than education in politics -- Last lessons out of the whirl of events
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 381 pages
Isbn
9781611861136
Lccn
2013022654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
854848052
Label
Confessions of a presidential speechwriter, Craig R. Smith
Publication
Bar code
31223108749764
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-374) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Meeting Richard Nixon and Robert Kennedy -- Geography lessons -- From student body president to CBS news -- First job syndrome -- Working at Mr. Jefferson's university -- Writing for President Ford -- Writing for George H.W. Bush -- Working for the United States Senate -- Running a Senate campaign -- The National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee -- Living large with Lee Iacocca -- President of a National Foundation -- Protecting broadcasters' first amendment rights -- The rise and fall of George Bush -- The fall of Bob Packwood -- There's more politics in education than education in politics -- Last lessons out of the whirl of events
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 381 pages
Isbn
9781611861136
Lccn
2013022654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
854848052

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