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"Combines a thoughtful review of the literature with reasoned conclusions by authors from a variety of institutions. . . . Reminds us of the need to place research in a larger, interdisciplinary context, particularly in the larger arena of public policy and the presidency."
Will unquestionably be a valuable resource for communication scholars, political scientists, and historians exploring the myriad ways in which U.S. presidents during the past hundred years have sought to influence, with varying degrees of success, public attitudes toward a host of military activities. All of the essays in this volume marshal considerable historical acumen, many with fascinating analytical insight to the strategies and media modern U.S. presidents have negotiated when attempting to adjust ideas about war in particular rhetorical situations.
--Rhetoric & Public Affairs Vol 14, No. 1
"Provides a good overview of the rhetoric of war in the twentieth century."
--Journal of American History
A strong collection of essays that moves through the 20th century to explore how presidents have tried to manage their public relations.
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