The Speechwriter: A Brief Education in Politics

The Speechwriter: A Brief Education in Politics

Barton Swaim was struggling to find an academic job--he'd recently received a PhD in English--when he sent his resume to Mark Sanford, the conservative and controversial governor of South Carolina. He thought he could improve the governor's writing and speeches.

On the surface, this is the story of Sanford's rise and fall. But it's really an account of what happens when a band of believers attach themselves to an ambitious narcissist. Everyone knows this kind of… (more)

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He may have been unsuccessful as a platitudinous speechwriter, but he has produced a marvelously entertaining book. It’s clear he spent a long time on it, because he’s made it look so effortless.

Book Details  

Publisher: Simon & Schuster (July 14, 2015)

Parent ISBN: 9781476769943

Page count: 224 pages

Language: English

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