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Presidential Campaigns

Author : Paul F. Boller
ISBN : 0195167163
Genre : Political Science
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A history of the American presidential elections from 1789 to 2000 highlights the hoopla, diversity, mudslinging, oratory, and serious issues of the campaigns.

Presidential Diversions

Author : Paul F. Boller
ISBN : 0151006121
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Offers a new look inside the lives of America's chief executives to explore what every president has done for fun, chronicling their individual tastes in sports, games, and cultural activities.

Faith And The Presidency From George Washington To George W Bush

Author : Gary Scott Smith
ISBN : 9780190293703
Genre : Religion
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In the wake of the 2004 election, pundits were shocked at exit polling that showed that 22% of voters thought 'moral values' was the most important issue at stake. People on both sides of the political divide believed this was the key to victory for George W. Bush, who professes a deep and abiding faith in God. While some fervent Bush supporters see him as a man chosen by God for the White House, opponents see his overt commitment to Christianity as a dangerous and unprecedented bridging of the gap between church and state. In fact, Gary Scott Smith shows, none of this is new. Religion has been a major part of the presidency since George Washington's first inaugural address. Despite the mounting interest in the role of religion in American public life, we actually know remarkably little about the faith of our presidents. Was Thomas Jefferson an atheist, as his political opponents charged? What role did Lincoln's religious views play in his handling of slavery and the Civil War? How did born-again Southern Baptist Jimmy Carter lose the support of many evangelicals? Was George W. Bush, as his critics often claimed, a captive of the religious right? In this fascinating book, Smith answers these questions and many more. He takes a sweeping look at the role religion has played in presidential politics and policies. Drawing on extensive archival research, Smith paints compelling portraits of the religious lives and presidencies of eleven chief executives for whom religion was particularly important. Faith and the Presidency meticulously examines what each of its subjects believed and how those beliefs shaped their presidencies and, in turn, the course of our history.

The Anti Intellectual Presidency

Author : Elvin T. Lim
ISBN : 0199711615
Genre : Political Science
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Why has it been so long since an American president has effectively and consistently presented well-crafted, intellectually substantive arguments to the American public? Why have presidential utterances fallen from the rousing speeches of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Wilson, and FDR to a series of robotic repetitions of talking points and sixty-second soundbites, largely designed to obfuscate rather than illuminate? In The Anti-Intellectual Presidency, Elvin Lim draws on interviews with more than 40 presidential speechwriters to investigate this relentless qualitative decline, over the course of 200 years, in our presidents' ability to communicate with the public. Lim argues that the ever-increasing pressure for presidents to manage public opinion and perception has created a "pathology of vacuous rhetoric and imagery" where gesture and appearance matter more than accomplishment and fact. Lim tracks the campaign to simplify presidential discourse through presidential and speechwriting decisions made from the Truman to the present administration, explaining how and why presidents have embraced anti-intellectualism and vague platitudes as a public relations strategy. Lim sees this anti-intellectual stance as a deliberate choice rather than a reflection of presidents' intellectual limitations. Only the smart, he suggests, know how to dumb down. The result, he shows, is a dangerous debasement of our political discourse and a quality of rhetoric which has been described, charitably, as "a linguistic struggle" and, perhaps more accurately, as "dogs barking idiotically through endless nights." Sharply written and incisively argued, The Anti-Intellectual Presidency sheds new light on the murky depths of presidential oratory, illuminating both the causes and consequences of this substantive impoverishment.

Presidential Anecdotes

Author : Paul F. Boller
ISBN : 0195097319
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Gathers interesting and humorous stories about American presidents from Washington to Clinton and shows little-known aspects of each one's personality

The Anti Intellectual Presidency

Author : Elvin T. Lim
ISBN : 9780199927098
Genre : Political Science
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Why has it been so long since an American president has effectively and consistently presented well-crafted, intellectually substantive arguments to the American public? Why have presidential utterances fallen from the rousing speeches of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Wilson, and FDR to a series of robotic repetitions of talking points and sixty-second soundbites, largely designed to obfuscate rather than illuminate? In The Anti-Intellectual Presidency, Elvin Lim draws on interviews with more than 40 presidential speechwriters to investigate this relentless qualitative decline, over the course of 200 years, in our presidents' ability to communicate with the public. Lim argues that the ever-increasing pressure for presidents to manage public opinion and perception has created a "pathology of vacuous rhetoric and imagery" where gesture and appearance matter more than accomplishment and fact. Lim tracks the campaign to simplify presidential discourse through presidential and speechwriting decisions made from the Truman to the present administration, explaining how and why presidents have embraced anti-intellectualism and vague platitudes as a public relations strategy. Lim sees this anti-intellectual stance as a deliberate choice rather than a reflection of presidents' intellectual limitations. Only the smart, he suggests, know how to dumb down. The result, he shows, is a dangerous debasement of our political discourse and a quality of rhetoric which has been described, charitably, as "a linguistic struggle" and, perhaps more accurately, as "dogs barking idiotically through endless nights." Sharply written and incisively argued, The Anti-Intellectual Presidency sheds new light on the murky depths of presidential oratory, illuminating both the causes and consequences of this substantive impoverishment.

The 2004 Presidential Campaign

Author : Robert E. Denton (Jr.)
ISBN : 0742535711
Genre : Political Science
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Political communication specialists break down the 2004 presidential campaign and go beyond the quantitative facts, electoral counts, and poll results of the election. Factoring in everything from "527" groups to Fahrenheit 9/11, they look at the early campaign period, the nomination process, conventions, social and political contexts, the debates, the role of candidate spouses, candidate strategies, political advertising, and the use of the Internet. This enlightening book shows why more technology doesn't always mean more effective communication and how we collect "political bits" of communication that comprise our voting choices, worldviews, and legislative desires.

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Author : George W. Bush
ISBN : 9780553447781
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The 43rd president offers an intimate biography of his father, who went from being a World War II fighter pilot to become the director of the CIA, vice president under Ronald Reagan and president of the United States himself.

Student S Guide To The Presidency

Author : Bruce J. Schulman
ISBN : 9781452267425
Genre : Political Science
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An indispensable reference for young researchers, specifically designed for the classroom. Specifically written to engage high school students, Student’s Guide to the Presidency presents a comprehensive overview of the history and ongoing evolution of the American executive branch. This single-volume resource does not require any prior knowledge of the presidency and covers topics that meet national high school curriculum standards. The third installment of the Student’s Guide to the U.S Government series is also appropriate for introductory American government college classes. Teachers and students alike will want to use this resource in preparation for exams and research papers. The text features three main sections that present a uniquely integrated approach to studying the U.S. presidency. Part One consists of three informative essays addressing compelling topics on the presidency: The Executive Branch: Behind the Scenes Since 1789 Power Trip? How Presidents Have Increased the Power of the Office Is the U.S. President the Most Powerful Leader in the World? Part Two is an alphabetical section of key words and concepts spanning Adams, John, to Wilson, Woodrow. The definitions are supplemented by sidebars with biographies of decision makers, spotlights on momentous events and key issues, legal milestones and scandals regarding the presidency, and point/counterpoint coverage of controversial issues. Recent entries include the 2008 election of Barack Obama. Part Three complements the first two sections with a generous selection of influential primary source material, including inaugural addresses, constitutional amendments involving the election of the president and presidential succession, and political cartoons A crisp layout unites the text with illuminating photos, maps, charts, tables, timelines, and humorous political cartoons to provide a clear picture of the presidency.

Fear And Loathing In George W Bush S Washington

Author : Elizabeth Drew
ISBN : 1590171284
Genre : History
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Many Democrats in the Senate are fearful of George W. Bush and "his unscrupulous political strategist, Karl Rove," writes Elizabeth Drew. The House, meanwhile, is run by Republican Whip Tom DeLay, "the mean-spirited partisan from Texas" who has polarized the chamber along party lines. How did we get to this point under a president who ran on a promise to unite rather than divide, and how has our government been affected? Elizabeth Drew's answers to these questions begin by exposing the cynicism of the Bush presidential campaign, orchestrated by Rove. She also reveals the deep division between the neocons in the Defense Department and the realists in the State Department. The controversy between the two camps, she finds, has "brought out bitterness and knife-wielding of a sort that Washington has seldom seen." The result, she concludes, is that "the increasing unwillingness to compromise is not only blocking legislation but, it is not overdramatic to say, is subverting fundamental concepts of democracy." Russell Baker in his preface writes: "In Washington an age of moral and philosophical sterility is deeply entrenched, and as Elizabeth Drew's reporting attests, the result is not pretty .... Since [the end of the cold war] government has seemed to be mostly about raising money to get elected, and then reelected repeatedly in order to service those who put up the money. There is no moral urgency in it, no philosophical imperative at work."

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