Confessions of a White House Ghostwriter
Five Presidents and Other Political Adventures
By (author) James C. Humes
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Confessions of a White House Ghostwriter by James C. Humes
Book DescriptionWhite House speechwriter James C. Humes put words into the mouths of five presidents - Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Bush. In the process, he got to know these prominent leaders as few ordinary staffers could, while observing the inner workings of the White House. Now, in this frank and witty memoir, Humes reveals how vital political decisions and great political speeches were made. And he underlines the importance of character in a politician - something no speechwriter can hide. Humes shares what he learned in his 25-year career as a presidential speechwriter. Page after page crackles with such fascinating disclosures as Nixon's suspicions about the identity of "Deep Throat," the real reason behind Ford's pardon of Nixon, why Reagan was his own best speechwriter, and why Bush lost. Humes reveals the secrets of the speechwriting trade, and spins marvelous anecdotes including sending Eisenhower to the Ladies' Room, writing the plaque that was planted on the moon by Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, dancing with the Queen of England, and discussing nuclear disarmament over dinner with Churchill and Eisenhower.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780895264336
(254mm x 185mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Regnery Publishing Inc
Publisher: Regnery Publishing Inc
Publish Date: 8-May-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author James C. Humes
Wit & Wisdom of Ronald Reagan, Hardback (November 2007)
Humes brings together the best observations and opinions of the Great Communicator. Spanning one-liners, anecdotes, zingers, and little-known stories, this collection also includes commentary about Reagan from friends and foes as well as an analysis of his best speeches.
Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln, Paperback (October 2002)
Presents tips for effective public speaking and presentations with techniques used by such historical figures as Winston Churchill, Napoleon, and Benjamin Franklin.
Nixon's Ten Commandments of Leadership and Negotiation, Paperback (October 1998)» View all books by James C. Humes
Interweaving vignettes that capture Nixon's skills as a strategist and negotiator of foreign policy, a former White House speech writer illuminates the essential rules that brought Nixon success and shows how they can be applied by leaders in every field.
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