Sounding the Trumpet: The Making of John F. Kennedy's

Sounding the Trumpet: The Making of John F. Kennedy's

Sounding the Trumpet: The Making of John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address [With DVD] ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☂ Sounding the Trumpet: The Making of John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address [With DVD] Author Richard J. Tofel – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk One leading contemporary observer called it the finest American political document in than forty years Another said it was the best expression of the American spirit since Woodrow Wilson, and perhaps One leading contemporary observer called it the Trumpet: The PDF ☆ finest American political document in than forty years Another said Sounding the PDF \ it was the best expression of the American spirit since Woodrow Wilson, and perhaps since Emerson Approaching a the Trumpet: The eBook ´ half century after its delivery, historians agree that there is at least one way in which John F Kennedy ranks with Jefferson, Lincoln, and Franklin Roosevelt in the quality of his inaugural address In Sounding the Trumpet, Richard Tofel tells the full story of this mythic moment in American history He draws on original research materials in the Kennedy Library and elsewhere around the country, and, unlike earlier treatments of the subject, on exclusive conversations with Theodore Sorensen, Kennedy s aide and chief speechwriter Sounding the Trumpet thus reveals many unknown details about this landmark speech Why JFK s famous handwritten draft of the speech is not a draft at all What happened to the speech s first draft How Kennedy rejected a last minute, path breaking addition about civil rights How extensive portions of the speech came from a draft submitted by Adlai Stevenson How John Kenneth Galbraith tried to supplant Sorensen as Kennedy s draftsman Precisely how much of the speech Kennedy wrote himself, and how much came originally from a draft by Sorensen Mr Tofel sets the political scene for Kennedy s inaugural address, tells the story of the inaugural day in detail, and follows closely the writing of the speech, its delivery, and its reception then and later He plumbs its many sources, from Shakespeare to the Old and New Testaments, from a key sentence crafted by John Kenneth Galbraith to an important change suggested by Walter Lippmann, and notes the influence on the speech of authors from Maxwell Taylor to Walt Rostow to Strunk and White The context of the address representing not only the transition from America s oldest president to its youngest elected leader, but also Kennedy s desire to respond to Nikita Khrushchev s push for wars.


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10 thoughts on “Sounding the Trumpet: The Making of John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address [With DVD]

  1. Dick Dick says:

    This book is all about how the first and only inaugural by John F Kennedy came to be written.It is pretty widely accepted that Kennedy wrote very little of the book While England Slept , that it was mostly written by Ted Sorensen, for which Kennedy received a Pulitzer prize As this book reveals, this is what essentially happened with his inaugural Oh, Kennedy sought other input and did write or rewrite some of what others wrote for him, is true Politicians or at least high level ones l This book is all about how the first and only inaugural by John F Kennedy came to be written.It is pretty widely accepted that Kennedy wrote very little of the book While England Slept , that it was mostly written by Ted Sorensen, for which Kennedy received a Pulitzer prize As this book reveals, this is what essentially happened with his inaugural Oh, Kennedy sought other input and did write or rewrite some of what others wrote for him, is true Politicians or at least high level ones like JFK have writers There are a variety of reasons, among them are the shear number of speeches they are expected to deliver Yet when it comes to as important one as an inaugural address, can t the American people expect indeed, are they not entitled toOne would expect a President to share his personal vision as he sees it In his own words As the author finds and shares, Of the 51 sentences in the inaugural address, John Kennedy might be said to have been the principal original author of nothan 14.The author provides so much detail on not only the address, but the entire inaugural events as to side track us a few times T he point here is that the book is very well researched.How this address came about stands in stark contrast to Lincoln s first inaugural nearly totally written by hand, by Lincoln Oh yes, he got input on content, but it was pen in hand literally by Lincoln that created it The same is true of Lincoln s 2nd inaugural With malice toward nine Lincoln the man the authentic and honest man came through loud and clear.Kennedy s speech was a call to arms a clarion call, to be sure He was an excellent speaker without doubt Yet, he seems to come out as shallow because he in fact, wrote very little of it The credit for the speech should go in large part to Ted Sorensen, with additional help from Adlai Stevenson and some from John Kenneth Galbraith a Canadian I heard the speech and was impressed with the delivery and probably assumed that the content was all JFK It was not I remember my Dad being very impressed with the speech He was not alone.This was the beginning of the creation of the Camelot fantasy that never was We know farabout Kennedy now that we did before and during his presidency He was never what he appeared to be, unfortunately


  2. Cassidy Brady Cassidy Brady says:

    Very informative It was mostly dry facts, but I enjoyed it.


  3. Benjamin Sendrow Benjamin Sendrow says:

    This was a third or fourth time through for me, so a banged it out One of my interests is Presidential Inaugural speeches My two favorites are President Kennedy s and President Lincoln s second This book is about the writing of JFK s If it does not sound interesting, my suggestion is give it a chance You might be surprised.


  4. Melody Melody says:

    You get to see every variation of Kennedy s Inaugural address known to exist This is actually a short essay padded to be a book Interesting though, just a lot of filler I read this for Frank.


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10 thoughts on “Sounding the Trumpet: The Making of John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address [With DVD]

  1. Dick Dick says:

    This book is all about how the first and only inaugural by John F Kennedy came to be written.It is pretty widely accepted that Kennedy wrote very little of the book While England Slept , that it was mostly written by Ted Sorensen, for which Kennedy received a Pulitzer prize As this book reveals, this is what essentially happened with his inaugural Oh, Kennedy sought other input and did write or rewrite some of what others wrote for him, is true Politicians or at least high level ones l This book is all about how the first and only inaugural by John F Kennedy came to be written.It is pretty widely accepted that Kennedy wrote very little of the book While England Slept , that it was mostly written by Ted Sorensen, for which Kennedy received a Pulitzer prize As this book reveals, this is what essentially happened with his inaugural Oh, Kennedy sought other input and did write or rewrite some of what others wrote for him, is true Politicians or at least high level ones like JFK have writers There are a variety of reasons, among them are the shear number of speeches they are expected to deliver Yet when it comes to as important one as an inaugural address, can t the American people expect indeed, are they not entitled toOne would expect a President to share his personal vision as he sees it In his own words As the author finds and shares, Of the 51 sentences in the inaugural address, John Kennedy might be said to have been the principal original author of nothan 14.The author provides so much detail on not only the address, but the entire inaugural events as to side track us a few times T he point here is that the book is very well researched.How this address came about stands in stark contrast to Lincoln s first inaugural nearly totally written by hand, by Lincoln Oh yes, he got input on content, but it was pen in hand literally by Lincoln that created it The same is true of Lincoln s 2nd inaugural With malice toward nine Lincoln the man the authentic and honest man came through loud and clear.Kennedy s speech was a call to arms a clarion call, to be sure He was an excellent speaker without doubt Yet, he seems to come out as shallow because he in fact, wrote very little of it The credit for the speech should go in large part to Ted Sorensen, with additional help from Adlai Stevenson and some from John Kenneth Galbraith a Canadian I heard the speech and was impressed with the delivery and probably assumed that the content was all JFK It was not I remember my Dad being very impressed with the speech He was not alone.This was the beginning of the creation of the Camelot fantasy that never was We know farabout Kennedy now that we did before and during his presidency He was never what he appeared to be, unfortunately

  2. Cassidy Brady Cassidy Brady says:

    Very informative It was mostly dry facts, but I enjoyed it.

  3. Benjamin Sendrow Benjamin Sendrow says:

    This was a third or fourth time through for me, so a banged it out One of my interests is Presidential Inaugural speeches My two favorites are President Kennedy s and President Lincoln s second This book is about the writing of JFK s If it does not sound interesting, my suggestion is give it a chance You might be surprised.

  4. Melody Melody says:

    You get to see every variation of Kennedy s Inaugural address known to exist This is actually a short essay padded to be a book Interesting though, just a lot of filler I read this for Frank.

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