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Author Swaim, Barton, 1972- author.

Title The speechwriter : a brief education in politics / Barton Swaim.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    328.3309 SWA    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    328.33 SWA    Available
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Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description ix, 204 pages ; 22 cm
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Contents The dumps -- The writer -- Language -- My list -- Letters -- The art of saying no -- Talking points -- Press conferences -- Verbiage -- Stimulus -- Tea Party -- Fall -- Impeachment -- Larger notion.
Summary From 2007 to 2010 Swaim worked for Mark Sanford, South Carolina's governor, as a communications officer and speechwriter. Everyone knows this kind of politician: a charismatic maverick who goes up against the system and its ways, but thinks he doesn't have to live by the rules. Swaim tells the story of a band of believers who attach themselves to this sort of ambitious narcissist-- and what happens when it all comes crashing down.
Subject Sanford, Mark, 1960-
Sanford, Mark, 1960- -- Friends and associates.
South Carolina -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Swaim, Barton, 1972-
Speechwriters -- South Carolina -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781476769929 (hardcover)
1476769923 (hardcover)

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