Republican Orators from Eisenhower to Trump

  • Andrew S. Crines
  • Sophia Hatzisavvidou

Part of the Rhetoric, Politics and Society book series (RPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Andrew S. Crines, Sophia Hatzisavvidou
    Pages 1-10
  3. Mara Oliva
    Pages 11-39
  4. Andrew Taylor
    Pages 41-66
  5. Pete Woodcock
    Pages 67-85
  6. Matthew W. Klingbeil, John Clyde Russell, Mary E. Stuckey
    Pages 87-104
  7. Jerry L. Miller
    Pages 105-127
  8. Matthew Lakin
    Pages 129-150
  9. Timothy Heppell
    Pages 151-173
  10. Gregory Koger
    Pages 175-192
  11. Jon Herbert
    Pages 193-224
  12. Clodagh Harrington
    Pages 225-244
  13. Kenneth Fernandez
    Pages 245-270
  14. Sophia Hatzisavvidou
    Pages 271-290
  15. Andrew S. Crines, David P. Dolowitz
    Pages 291-318
  16. Sophia Hatzisavvidou, Andrew S. Crines
    Pages 319-322
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 323-326

About this book


This is the first thorough and systematic interrogation of Republican Party oratory and rhetoric that examines a series of leading figures in American conservative politics. It asks: How do leading Republican Party figures communicate with and influence their audiences?; What makes a successful speech, and why do some speeches fail to resonate? Most importantly, it also investigates why orators use different styles of communication with different audiences, such as the Senate, party conventions, public meetings, and through the media. By doing so it shines important new light into conservative politics from the era of Eisenhower to the more brutal politics of Donald Trump. The book will appeal to students and scholars across the fields of US politics, contemporary US history, and rhetoric and communication studies.


Republican Orators rhetoric of Republican political speeches US conservative politics American conservative politics rhetoric of speech making Oratory of Dwight D Eisenhower Oratory of Barry Goldwater Oratory of Richard Nixon Oratory of Ronald Reagan Oratory of Bob Dole Oratory of George H W Bush Oratory of Dan Quayle Oratory of Newt Gingrich Oratory of George W Bush Oratory of Condoleezza Rice Oratory of John McCain Oratory of Sarah Palin Oratory of Donald J. Trump rhetoric of Donald Trump's speeches

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew S. Crines
    • 1
  • Sophia Hatzisavvidou
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LiverpoolLiverpoolUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of BathBathUnited Kingdom

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