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Stories From A Speech Writer


It is said that Abraham Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg Address on the back of an envelope.  He wrote it himself.  But today, it is common for politicians to turn to speechwriters for that task.  Barton Swaim handled speech writing for South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford at a time of political scandal.  He’s written a funny and eye-opening book about his experiences and shares them with us.

Barton Swaim
- Author, The Speechwriter

Dr. Richard Leeman - Professor of Communication Studies, UNC Charlotte