Friedenberg, Robert V. 1943-

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FRIEDENBERG, Robert V. 1943-

PERSONAL: Born September 9, 1943, in Washington, DC; married Emmy Kahn, August 5, 1979; children: David, Laura. Education: Towson State University, B.S.; Temple University, M.A., 1967, Ph.D., 1970.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of Communication, Miami University, 1601 Peck Blvd., Hamilton, OH 45011. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Writer. Miami University, Oxford, OH, professor of communication, 1970–. Speechwriter, speech coach, and consultant to political and business figures.

AWARDS, HONORS: Book of the year award, Religious Speech Communication Association, 1989, for Hear O Israel.


(With Judith S. Trent) Political Campaign Communication, Praeger (Westport, CT), 1983, 5th edition, Rowman & Littlefield (Lanham, MD), 2004.

Hear O Israel: The History of American Jewish Preaching, 1654–1970, University of Alabama Press (Tuscaloosa, AL), 1989.

Theodore Roosevelt and the Rhetoric of Militant Decency, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1990.

(Editor) Rhetorical Studies of National Political Debates, 1960–1988, Praeger (Westport, CT), 1990, 2nd edition published as Rhetorical Studies of National Political Debates, 1960–1992, 1994.

(Editor) Rhetorical Studies of National Political Debates—1996, Praeger (Westport, CT), 1997.

Communication Consultants in Political Campaigns: Ballot Box Warriors, Praeger (Westport, CT), 1997.

Notable Speeches in American Presidential Campaigns, Praeger (Westport, CT), 2002.

George W. Bush's Rhetorical War on Terrorism: Year One, Texas A & M University Press (College Station, TX), in press.