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The George W. Bush presidency : a rhetorical perspective / edited by Robert E. Denton Jr
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2012
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 3rd Floor  E902 .G458 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
Subject(s) Communication in politics -- United States
Discourse analysis -- United States
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009
Physical Description xiv, 184 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The presidency that almost wasn't: George W. Bush's first inaugural / Joseph M. Valenzano -- George W. Bush at a global Gettysburg / Ben Voth -- George W. Bush's first year of war time rhetoric / Robert V. Friedenberg -- War stories: the terror narrative of George W. Bush's State of the Union addresses 2002-2006 / Patrick S. Loebs -- George W. Bush, the American press, and the initial framing of the War on Terror after 9/11 / Jim Kuypers, Stephen Cooper, and Matthew T. Althouse -- George W. Bush's conservatism: compassionate or compromised? / Terrence L. Warburton -- George W. Bush and bioethics: framing the stem cell debate / Gwen Brown, Matthew J. Franck, and Sandra French -- George W. Bush and religion: faith, policy, and rhetoric / Robert E. Denton, Jr
Summary "To date, there are only a couple dozen or so books specifically about the Presidency of George W. Bush. Political operatives, members of the media, and former administration officials have written most of the volumes. Additionally, the early books on the Bush presidency focus on the various aspects and dimensions of the "War on Terror." In essence, these studies challenge the justification of our deployment, the "Bush doctrine" and the assumptions of nation building. Few volumes focus on his quite substantial legislative record and impact. There are a few academic volumes on the Bush presidency, but they were completed while he was still in office. They tend to be biased and uniformly negative. The George W. Bush Presidency: A Rhetorical Perspective seeks to remedy this lack of academic investigation of the 43rd president and his rhetorical strategies. This volume is unique because the contributors analyze the Bush Presidency from a largely rhetorical perspective. The chapters look at the rhetoric of Bush across the contexts of domestic policy, foreign policy, the wars, and politics in general. Further, this thorough study examines the Inaugural addresses, State of the Union addresses, and addresses before joint sessions of Congress. Others analyze his political philosophy, policy issues, and his rocky relationship with the news media. Collectively, this essential text provides insight into the role of public discourse in the campaigning and governing of the George W. Bush presidency."--Publisher's website
Series Lexington studies in political communication
Alternate Author Denton, Robert E., Jr.

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