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Pitching politics

Pitching politics

August 9, 2018

The story of baseball in the United States is intertwined with that of the presidency, says senior English lecturer Curt Smith. In his new book he traces the points of connection from the colonial era to the present.

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Curt Smith: Vin Scully ‘the best there ever was’

Curt Smith: Vin Scully ‘the best there ever was’

September 29, 2016

Smith’s 2009 book, Pull Up a Chair: The Vin Scully Story is the only biography written on the iconic broadcaster. “He’s a very humble man, and I think he feels his work speaks for itself,” Smith says. “Nobody says a bad word about him. Nobody.”

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Jeb Bush panned by former aide to his father

Jeb Bush panned by former aide to his father

March 16, 2015

Curt Smith, a speechwriter for President Bush from 1989 through 1993 as well as after he left the White House, said in an interview that he objected strongly to Jeb Bushs forgiving attitude toward immigrants in the U.S. illegally and believed the former Florida governor wouldn’t be a strong general election candidate.

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Smith hits home run with new book on the first President Bush

Smith hits home run with new book on the first President Bush

December 12, 2014

As we learn in (Curt) Smith’s recently published book, George H.W. Bush: Character at the Core, baseball has been one of the former presidents lifelong passions and influences. Bush, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday, fell in love with the game at an early age, and as a self-described good field, poor hitting first baseman would captain Yale University to consecutive College World Series appearances.

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Curt Smith talks about President George H.W. Bush | Part 1(video)

Curt Smith talks about President George H.W. Bush | Part 1(video)

November 19, 2014

Curt Smith joins us. Curt Smith is the author of the new book George H.W. Bush: Character at the Core. There’s a look at the book, and you got a brief glimpse at our friend, Curt, who joins us this morning from the University of Rochester where he is actively pursuing the melding of young minds in terms of English and presidential leadership and communications.

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Connections: George H. W. Bush’s new biography written by Curt Smith

Connections: George H. W. Bush’s new biography written by Curt Smith

November 19, 2014

Curt Smith, the author, lecturer, and former presidential speechwriter, is our guest this hour to talk about his new biography on President George H. W. Bush. Smith was a speechwriter for the 41st President of the United States. He’s written 16 books and was a speechwriter for, among other people, George H.W. Bush.

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Curt Smith critiques plans for the Obama library

Curt Smith critiques plans for the Obama library

June 11, 2014

As the June 16 deadline for bids for the library approaches, universities in Chicago, Honolulu, and New York City have expressed interest in housing the Barack Obama Presidential library. Curt Smith offers strong views about the three leading contenders vying for the project.

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