Martha's Vineyard Calendar Author Talk and Book Signing: Jeff Nussbaum
Martha's Vineyard Calendar

Author Talk and Book Signing: Jeff Nussbaum

Political speechwriter Jeff Nussbaum will talk about his latest book, Undelivered: The Never-Heard Speeches That Would Have Rewritten History, a fascinating insight into notable speeches that were never delivered, showing what could have been if history had gone down a different path

For almost every delivered speech, there exists an undelivered opposite. These second speeches provide alternative histories of what could have been if not for schedule changes, changes of heart, or momentous turns of events.

In Undelivered, political speechwriter Jeff Nussbaum presents the most notable speeches the public never heard, from Dwight Eisenhower's apology for a D-Day failure to Richard Nixon's refusal to resign the presidency, and even Hillary Clinton's acceptance for a 2016 victory--the latter never seen until now. Nussbaum considers not only what they tell us about the past but also what they can inform us about our present.

Jeff Nussbaum is a senior speechwriter for President Joe Biden. Prior to that, he was a partner at West Wing Writers, the premier strategy and speechwriting shop in Washington, D.C. He led or co-led speechwriting at the last four Democratic conventions. A graduate of Brown University, he lives outside of D.C.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Bunch of Grapes Bookstore
23 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

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