Slipping the surly bonds: Reagan's challenger address

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Abstract

Millions of Americans, including hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren, watched in horror as the Challenger shuttle capsule exploded on live television on January 28, 1986. Coupled with that awful image in Americans' memory is the face of President Ronald Reagan addressing the public hours later with words that spoke to the nation's shock and mourning. Focusing on the text of Reagan's speech, author Mary Stuckey shows how President Reagan's reputation as "the Great Communicator" adds significance to our understanding of his rhetoric on one of the most momentous occasions of his administration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTexas A and M University Press
Number of pages140
ISBN (Print)1585445045, 9781585445127
StatePublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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