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The Resource Republic of spin : an inside history of the American presidency, David Greenberg

Republic of spin : an inside history of the American presidency, David Greenberg

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Republic of spin : an inside history of the American presidency
Title
Republic of spin
Title remainder
an inside history of the American presidency
Statement of responsibility
David Greenberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Presidential historian David Greenberg recounts the development of the White House spin machine from Teddy Roosevelt to Barack Obama. His narrative introduces us to the visionary advisers who taught politicians to manage the press, gauge public opinion, and master the successive new media of radio, television, and the Internet. We see Wilson pioneering the press conference, FDR scheming with his private pollsters, Reagan's aides hatching sound bites, and George W. Bush staging his extravagant photo-ops. We also see the past century's most provocative political critics, from H. L. Mencken to Stephen Colbert, grappling with the ambiguous role of spin in a democracy
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greenberg, David
Dewey number
  • 973.09/9
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Public relations and politics
  • Communication in politics
  • Public opinion
  • Political consultants
  • Spin doctors
  • Critics
  • United States
Label
Republic of spin : an inside history of the American presidency, David Greenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: A world of spin -- Part I. The age of publicity -- Theodore Roosevelt and the public presidency -- William McKinley and the passing of the old order -- The rise of public opinion -- "The fair-haired" -- Muckraking and its critics -- The passion of Upton Sinclair -- The dawn of public relations -- Wilson speaks -- Pitiless publicity -- The press agents' war -- The journey of George Creel -- Disillusionment -- Part II. The age of ballyhoo -- Return to normalcy -- Walter Lippmann and the problem of the majority -- The likes and dislikes of H.L. Mencken -- Bruce Barton and the soul of the 1920s -- "Silent Cal" -- The overt acts of Edward Bernays -- Master of emergencies -- Part III. The age of communication -- Tuned to Roosevelt -- Nazism and propaganda -- The dark side of radio -- Campaigns, inc -- The wizard of Washington -- The road to war -- The facts and figures of Archibald MacLeish -- Propaganda and the "Good War" -- Part IV. The age of news management -- The underestimation of Harry Truman -- George Gallup and the promise of scientific polling -- Psychological warfare -- Eisenhower answers America -- Salesmanship and secrecy -- The TV president -- "Atoms for peace" -- Vance Packard and the anxiety of persuasion -- Part V. The age of image making -- Theodore H. White and the unmaking of presidential mystique -- The great debates -- The politics of image -- The Kennedy mystique -- News management in Camelot -- Crisis -- "Let us continue" -- The credibility gap -- The new politics -- Part VI. The age of spin -- The permanent campaign arrives -- The Reagan apotheosis -- Spinning out of control -- George W. Bush and the "truthiness" problem -- Barack Obama and the spin of no spin
Control code
sky279174335
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
540 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393067064
Lccn
2015031998
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs, portraits
Label
Republic of spin : an inside history of the American presidency, David Greenberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: A world of spin -- Part I. The age of publicity -- Theodore Roosevelt and the public presidency -- William McKinley and the passing of the old order -- The rise of public opinion -- "The fair-haired" -- Muckraking and its critics -- The passion of Upton Sinclair -- The dawn of public relations -- Wilson speaks -- Pitiless publicity -- The press agents' war -- The journey of George Creel -- Disillusionment -- Part II. The age of ballyhoo -- Return to normalcy -- Walter Lippmann and the problem of the majority -- The likes and dislikes of H.L. Mencken -- Bruce Barton and the soul of the 1920s -- "Silent Cal" -- The overt acts of Edward Bernays -- Master of emergencies -- Part III. The age of communication -- Tuned to Roosevelt -- Nazism and propaganda -- The dark side of radio -- Campaigns, inc -- The wizard of Washington -- The road to war -- The facts and figures of Archibald MacLeish -- Propaganda and the "Good War" -- Part IV. The age of news management -- The underestimation of Harry Truman -- George Gallup and the promise of scientific polling -- Psychological warfare -- Eisenhower answers America -- Salesmanship and secrecy -- The TV president -- "Atoms for peace" -- Vance Packard and the anxiety of persuasion -- Part V. The age of image making -- Theodore H. White and the unmaking of presidential mystique -- The great debates -- The politics of image -- The Kennedy mystique -- News management in Camelot -- Crisis -- "Let us continue" -- The credibility gap -- The new politics -- Part VI. The age of spin -- The permanent campaign arrives -- The Reagan apotheosis -- Spinning out of control -- George W. Bush and the "truthiness" problem -- Barack Obama and the spin of no spin
Control code
sky279174335
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
540 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393067064
Lccn
2015031998
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs, portraits

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