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Home Browse Books Book details, Dwight D. Eisenhower: Strategic Communicator. The idea for a series of books on great American orators grew out of the recognition that there is a paucity of book-length studies on individual orators and their speeches. Dwight D. By Martin J. Medhurst. Apart from a few notable exceptions, the study of American public address has been pursued in scores of articles published in professional journals. As helpful as these studies have been, none has or can provide a complete analysis of a speaker's rhetoric.
Dwight D. Eisenhower book. Eisenhower: Strategic Communicator (Great American Orators). 0313261407 (ISBN13: 9780313261404). Medhurst demonstrates how Eisenhower chose his audiences and times deliberately.
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Contact Martin Medhurst, P. Dr. Martin J. Medhurst, Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and . for media, speaking opportunities and more at expertfile. Medhurst, Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science at Baylor, is an expert on presidential rhetoric and political communication.
Marshall recognized his great organizational and administrative abilities. Medhurst, Martin J. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993. In 1942, Eisenhower was appointed Commanding General, European Theater of Operations (ETOUSA) and was based in London. Eisenhower visited American soldiers on the front lines and revived the stalled peace talks. Eight months after his return, in July 1953, with the UN's acceptance of India's proposal for a ceasefire, the Korean armistice was signed, formalizing the status of the two Koreas. In a Perilous Hour": The Public Address of John F. Kennedy. Great American Orators 22. Great American Orators 19. Medhurst, Martin . ed. Eisenhower's War of Words: Rhetoric and Leadership. East Lansing: Michigan State, UP, 1994. Westport: Greenwood Publishing, 1994. -. "John F. Kennedy's Civil Rights Discourse: The Evolution from 'Principled Bystander' to Public Advocate.
Martin J. Medhurst is Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and Professor of Political . Medhurst is Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and Professor of Political Science at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Landmark Essays on American Public Address (1993), Dwight D. Eisenhower: Strategic Communicator (1993), Eisenhower’s War of Words: Rhetoric and Leadership (1994), Beyond the Rhetorical Presidency (1996), Critical Reflections on the Cold War (2000, with . Brands), Presidential Speechwriting (2003, with Kurt Ritter), The Rhetorical Presidency of George H. W.
This first book-length assessment of Ike's consummate skills as a communicator shows how, contrary to popular belief, he used language effectively as a weapon to achieve well-conceived strategic ends during the Cold War. Medhurst demonstrates how Eisenhower chose his audiences and times deliberately. This reference is an invaluable text and resource for students, scholars, and professionals in rhetorical studies, mass communications, public opinion, presidential studies, and Cold War history.
The critical analysis shows that, despite caricatures of Eisenhower as fuzzy, muddle-headed, and obscure in his public speeches, he pondered over just the right words and employed half-truths, was ambiguous and indirect in a tactical manner. He knew exactly what he was doing and why. Texts of speeches exemplify how he served as a strategic communicator. A selected chronology points to his most important speeches. The bibliography is the most comprehensive to date on Eisenhower as a public speaker. The study is based on extensive use of primary research materials from the Eisenhower Library.