Robert Schlesinger on presidential speechwriters

    According to journalist ROBERT SCHLESINGER, during his presidency, Herbert Hoover made an average of eight public appearances per month. When he was president Bill Clinton made roughly 28 such appearances. That’s a lot of speeches. In his new book White House Ghosts: Presidents and their Speechwriters, writer ROBERT SCHLESINGER explores the role and work of presidential speechwriters and their relationships with the presidents for whom they wrote.
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