A Presidency Upstaged: The Public Leadership of George H. W. Bush - Joseph V. Hughes Jr. and Holly O. Hughes Series on the Presidency and Leadership (Hardback)Lori Cox Han (author)
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Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 23 mm
"This book considers the fact that Bush may have failed in his style as a communicator, but his years in the White House, and the content of his messages while president, did have many substantive aspects. A more in depth analysis of those messages, and the strategy behind them, allows us to see past the lack of imagery to better appreciate the effort through the public aspects of the day-to-day operation of the Bush White House."--Lori Cox Han "APSA Newsletter "
"Han uses documents from the Bush Library extensively, and the book is particularly strong when it examines both the inside story of why Bush framed his communication strategy as he did and the changing political and media environments in which his speech acts unfolded."--A.L. Crothers, Illinois State University, Choice Magazine-- (11/29/2011)
..".interesting, well-written, and well documented..."
"Han deftly chronicles the logic, debates, tactics, and tradeoffs informing the Bush administration's communication strategy."
"The book brims with irony and paradox as it chronicles the substance, sources, and progressive deterioration of Bush-media relations over his term."
..".worthwhile reading, showing how strategy, tactics, presidential predisposition, events, and personalities interacted to affect Bush's public presidency..."
--Robert F. Durant "Political Science Quarterly "
"Han offers a fascinating and useful look at the White House communications operation of George H. W. Bush. Han provides us with a compelling portrait of Bush's approach to public rhetoric. This book challenges the dominant paradigm in modern studies of presidential communications. A Presidency Upstaged reminds us how important the personal proclivities of individual presidents can be in shaping behavior in the White House."--Richard J. Powell, Presidential Studies Quarterly-- (08/21/2012)
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