Power in Words
The Stories Behind Barack Obama's Speeches, from the State House to the White House
Publication Date: September 6, 2011
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The seminal speeches that helped catapult Barack Obama to the White House.
In Power in Words, distinguished historian and civil rights activist Mary Frances Berry and former presidential speechwriter Josh Gottheimer introduce Barack Obama's most memorable speeches. Compelling and enduring, Power in Words delivers the behind-the-scenes account of Obama's rhetorical legacy and is a collection to relish for years to come.
Dr. Berry has received many awards for her public service and scholarly activities, among them the NAACP's Roy Wilkins Award and Image Award, the Rosa Parks Award of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the Ebony Magazine Black Achievement Award.
In addition to having been the chairperson of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission for eleven years, Dr. Berry is the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought at the University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches history of American law. She lives in Washington, D.C.
"From the Hardcover edition."
Josh Gottheimer was a speechwriter to President Bill Clinton and a senior advisor to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a Thouron Fellow at Oxford, he is now at Harvard Law School. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Sorensen, former special counsel and adviser to President John F. Kennedy, has practiced international law for more than 34 years and has advised numerous international institutions and foreign governments.