Selling war in a media age : the presidency and public opinion in the American century
- Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2010.
- Physical description
- xii, 278 p. ; 25 cm.
- Alan B. Larkin series on the American presidency.
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Hail to the salesman in chief : domestic politics, foreign policy, and the presidency / Andrew L. Johns
- Imperial tutor : William McKinley, the War of 1898, and the New Empire, 1898-1902 / George C. Herring
- War and the health of the state : the U.S. government and the communications revolution during World War I / Emily S. Rosenberg
- Selling different kinds of war : Franklin D. Roosevelt and American public opinion during World War II / Mark A. Stoler
- Cementing and dissolving consensus : presidential rhetoric during the Cold War, 1947-1969 / Robert D. Schulzinger
- Hard sell : the Korean War / Marilyn B. Young
- Eisenhower's dilemma : talking peace and waging Cold War / Kenneth Osgood
- "We need to get a better story to the American people" : LBJ, the Progress Campaign, and the Vietnam War on television / Chester Pach
- Selling star wars : Ronald Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative / Paul S. Boyer
- The ministry of fear : selling the Gulf wars / Lloyd Gardner
- War, democracy, and the state / Robert J. McMahon
- Worm's-eye view / David Halberstam.
- Publisher's Summary
- "This excellent book is required reading for anyone interested in how American presidents have tried to sell war."--Steven Casey, author of Selling the Korean War. "This is American history at its best--insightful and revealing about the past, yet at the same time illuminating the vital questions of our own day."--Jeffrey A. Engel, Texas A&M University. George W. Bush's campaign for war in Iraq in 2003 drew attention to the ways in which an American president may try to "sell" a war. Of course, Bush was not the first to use his position and propaganda in this way, as the essays in this standout volume detail. Preeminent scholars in the field share their insight in this impressive collection. Chapters by Paul S. Boyer, Lloyd Gardner, George C. Herring, Robert J. McMahon, Chester Pach, Emily S. Rosenberg, Robert D. Schulzinger, Mark A. Stoler, and Marilyn B. Young enrich this comprehensive and enlightening work. From the Spanish-American War to the War on Terror, each chapter in Selling War in a Media Age explains how modern presidents have influenced, coerced, directed, and led public opinion over matters of war and peace since 1898. While some essays highlight the systematic efforts by American presidents to gain public support for war and international conflict, many more reveal that there were limits to what presidential persuasion could accomplish.
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- Presidents > United States > History > 20th century.
- Presidents > United States > Public opinion > History > 20th century.
- Rhetoric > Political aspects > United States > History > 20th century.
- Public opinion > United States > History > 20th century.
- Mass media and war > United States > History > 20th century.
- Politics and war > United States > History > 20th century.
- Communication in politics > United States > History > 20th century.
- Political leadership > United States > History > 20th century.
- United States > History, Military > 20th century.
- Publication date
- edited by Kenneth Osgood and Andrew K. Frank ; afterword by David Halberstam.
- Alan B. Larkin series on the American presidency