Saturday, January 29, 2011

Six books about speeches that changed U.S. politics

James Ledbetter is the author of Unwarranted Influence: Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Military-Industrial Complex.

For The Week magazine, he named six books about speeches that changed American politics.

One title on the list:
Lincoln at Gettysburg by Garry Wills

The granddaddy among contemporary books about prominent American speeches. Wills’ brilliant reading of Lincoln’s brief, eloquent Gettysburg Address reveals Lincoln’s heavy reliance on classical rhetoric.
Read about another book on Ledbetter's list.

--Marshal Zeringue