Tuesday, November 8, 2016

November Classic of the Month: Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States

America is electing a new president TODAY! Whether out voting for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, or a third party, Americans are waiting with bated breath to find out who will be crowned Mister or Madam President of 2016. We at Cosimo are celebrating the end of election season (surely so are many other Americans tired with the unusual drama of this election) with our Classic of the Month Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States: From George Washington, 1789, to Barack Obama, 2013 by The Committee of Inaugural Ceremonies.

Through times of war and times of peace, periods of prosperity and scarcity, hours dark and bright, the continuation of the American government through legal, constitutionally guaranteed means has never faltered. There can be no better representation of that marvel, unequaled in world history, than the inaugural addresses of incoming Presidents. A collection of first speeches from each of the nation's new leaders, plus the subsequent inaugural words of re-elected Presidents, Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States gathers in one important volume the thoughts of the first to the forty-fourth leader as he entered office. This updated edition includes speeches from Bill Clinton (42), George W. Bush (43) and Barack Obama (44), the first African American president ever to take office. Their words set the tenor for their administrations, and this firsthand document of American history is vital for understanding their work in the White House and the legacy they left for the future ahead of them.

The Joint Congressional Committee of Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) coordinates the Inaugural swearing-in ceremony of the President and Vice President of the United States, the traditional Inaugural luncheon that follows, and all other Inaugural activities at the U.S. Capitol. It is comprised of the Senate Majority Leader, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Majority and Minority Leaders of the House of Representatives.

This collection of historical documents is a must-read for any historian, an excellent reference tool for librarians and students, and an educational informant for all. Cosimo is proud to offer this title in both paperback and hardcover at leading online bookstores including Barnes & Noble (hardcoverpaperback) and Amazon (hardcoverpaperback).

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