All the presidents' spokesmen : spinning the news, White House press secretaries from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush / Woody Klein ; forewords by Marlin Fitzwater and Dee Dee Myers.

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    • Content Notes:
      'A date which will live in infamy' : 1941 (FDR) -- 'The death of a president' : 1945 (FDR) -- The end of World War II : 1945 (Harry S. Truman) -- The Korean War : 1950-1953 (Truman) -- The Vietnam War : 1964-1975 (Lyndon Johnson/Richard Nixon) -- "Mission accomplished" : 2003-2007 (George W. Bush) -- The hunt for WMDs : 2003-2005 (George W. Bush) -- The birth of the U.N. : 1945 (Harry S. Truman) -- Recognition of the State of Israel : 1948 (Harry S. Truman) -- The Bay of Pigs : 1961 (John F. Kennedy) -- The Cuban missile crisis : 1962 (John F. Kennedy) -- The Iran hostage crisis : 1979-1980 (Jimmy Carter/Ronald Reagan) -- 'Star Wars' : 1981 (Ronald Reagan) -- The Watergate affair : 1972-1974 (Richard M. Nixon) -- Pardoning Nixon : 1974 (Gerald R. Ford) -- The Iran-Contra Affair-1986-1989 (Ronald Reagan) -- Monicagate : 1998-1999 (Bill Clinton) -- School integration in Little Rock, Ark. : 1957 (Dwight D. Eisenhower) -- Kent State student protesters killed, 1970 (Richard M. Nixon) -- Air traffic controller's strike -1981 (Ronald Reagan) -- L.A. riots in Watts : 1992 (George H.W. Bush) -- September 11, 2001 (George W. Bush) -- Hurricane Katrina : 2005 (George W. Bush ) -- The Clarence Thomas controversy : 1991 (George H.W. Bush) -- The "No Child Left BehindAct" : 2001 (George W. Bush) -- Faith-based community initiative : 2002 (George W. Bush) -- Evolution vs. "intelligent design" -- The energy "malaise" speech : 1979 (Jimmy Carter) -- "Reduce our dependence on foreign oil" : 2006 (George W. Bush) -- Action on global warming : 2007 (George W. Bush).
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-239) and index.
    • ISBN:
      9780275990985 : HRD
      0275990982 : HRD
    • Accession Number:
      2007043762
    • Accession Number:
      fay.258316
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    • ABNT:
      KLEIN, W. All the presidents’ spokesmen : spinning the news, White House press secretaries from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush. [s. l.]: Praeger, 2008. ISBN 9780275990985. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.258316. Acesso em: 10 abr. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Klein W. All the Presidents’ Spokesmen : Spinning the News, White House Press Secretaries from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush. Praeger; 2008. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.258316. Accessed April 10, 2020.
    • APA:
      Klein, W. (2008). All the presidents’ spokesmen : spinning the news, White House press secretaries from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush. Praeger.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Klein, Woody. 2008. All the Presidents’ Spokesmen : Spinning the News, White House Press Secretaries from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush. Praeger. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.258316.
    • Harvard:
      Klein, W. (2008) All the presidents’ spokesmen : spinning the news, White House press secretaries from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush. Praeger. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.258316 (Accessed: 10 April 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Klein, W 2008, All the presidents’ spokesmen : spinning the news, White House press secretaries from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush, Praeger, viewed 10 April 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Klein, Woody. All the Presidents’ Spokesmen : Spinning the News, White House Press Secretaries from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush. Praeger, 2008. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.258316.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Klein, Woody. All the Presidents’ Spokesmen : Spinning the News, White House Press Secretaries from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush. Praeger, 2008. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.258316.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Klein W. All the presidents’ spokesmen : spinning the news, White House press secretaries from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush [Internet]. Praeger; 2008 [cited 2020 Apr 10]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.258316

Reviews

LJ Reviews 2008 July #1

Jerald terHorst, President Gerald Ford's press secretary, likened the position to a "trapeze artist in the middle of his walk with a stick in each hand, trying to keep his balance." Here, Klein, former New York City Mayor John Lindsay's press secretary, explains how the role of presidential press secretary has evolved from the public relations directors known to FDR and Truman to the spinmeisters of recent administrations. Quoting extensively from transcripts of briefings and press conferences, Klein shows how press secretaries informed reporters and controlled information during historic periods such as World War II, Vietnam, the crisis over school integration in Little Rock, and Watergate. He organizes material by topics that include the Cold War, presidential scandals, domestic crises, and global issues, showing how, as the press became more assertive and the news marketplace went to 24/7 delivery through cable news and the Internet, press secretaries became more deft at spinning stories to reflect the best image of the President. This book is a welcome marriage of well-researched scholarship and an engagingly fresh style. Most sections are well documented, and there is an extensive bibliography. Recommended for public and academic communications collections.—Jill Ortner, SUNY at Buffalo Libs.

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