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WHC Presents: Jeff Nussbaum

Undelivered: The Never-Heard Speeches that Would Have Rewritten History

Sunday February 26, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Hybrid – Temple

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WHC welcomes Jeff Nussbaum on Sunday, February 26 at Temple. This event is presented in partnership with the Jewish Book Council and is sponsored by the Abraham & Freida Hochberg Creative Cultural Fund.

This lecture will also be available by livestream on our streaming page.


About the Book

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.

Examining the content of these speeches and the context of the historic moments that almost came to be, Nussbaum considers not only what they tell us about the past, but also what they can inform us about our present.

Click here to purchase this book through WHC’s Mitzvah Mall

About the Author

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 D.C.

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