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Confessions of a presidential speechwriter, Craig R. Smith

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Confessions of a presidential speechwriter
Title
Confessions of a presidential speechwriter
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Craig R. Smith
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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 Gerald 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 founder and president 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. Book jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Confessions of a presidential speechwriter, Craig R. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 31
  • Chapter 4
  • First Job Syndrome
  • 61
  • Chapter 5
  • Working at Mr. Jefferson's University
  • 85
  • Chapter 6
  • Writing for President Ford
  • 101
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 7
  • Writing for President George H. W. Bush
  • 123
  • Chapter 8
  • Working for the United States Senate
  • 143
  • Chapter 9
  • Running a Senate Campaign
  • 165
  • Chapter 10
  • Meeting Richard Nixon and Robert Kennedy
  • National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee
  • 187
  • Chapter 11
  • Living Large with Lee Iacocca
  • 205
  • Chapter 12
  • President of a National Foundation
  • 225
  • Chapter 13
  • Protecting Broadcasters' First Amendment Rights
  • 1
  • 245
  • Chapter 14
  • Rise and Fall of George Bush
  • 265
  • Chapter 15
  • Fall of Bob Packwood
  • 283
  • Chapter 16
  • There's More Politics in Education Than Education in Politics
  • 305
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 17
  • Last Lessons out of the Whirl of Events
  • 329
  • Geography Lessons
  • 9
  • Chapter 3
  • From Student Body President to CBS News
Control code
8ocm54848052
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781611861136
Isbn Type
(pbk : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013022654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Confessions of a presidential speechwriter, Craig R. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 31
  • Chapter 4
  • First Job Syndrome
  • 61
  • Chapter 5
  • Working at Mr. Jefferson's University
  • 85
  • Chapter 6
  • Writing for President Ford
  • 101
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 7
  • Writing for President George H. W. Bush
  • 123
  • Chapter 8
  • Working for the United States Senate
  • 143
  • Chapter 9
  • Running a Senate Campaign
  • 165
  • Chapter 10
  • Meeting Richard Nixon and Robert Kennedy
  • National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee
  • 187
  • Chapter 11
  • Living Large with Lee Iacocca
  • 205
  • Chapter 12
  • President of a National Foundation
  • 225
  • Chapter 13
  • Protecting Broadcasters' First Amendment Rights
  • 1
  • 245
  • Chapter 14
  • Rise and Fall of George Bush
  • 265
  • Chapter 15
  • Fall of Bob Packwood
  • 283
  • Chapter 16
  • There's More Politics in Education Than Education in Politics
  • 305
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 17
  • Last Lessons out of the Whirl of Events
  • 329
  • Geography Lessons
  • 9
  • Chapter 3
  • From Student Body President to CBS News
Control code
8ocm54848052
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781611861136
Isbn Type
(pbk : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013022654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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