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Author Klein, Woody, 1929-

Title 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
Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 249 pages), 14 unnumbered pages) of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents '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 Behind Act" : 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)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-239) and index
Subject Government and the press -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Anecdotes.
Government and the press -- United States -- History -- 21st century -- Anecdotes.
Presidential press secretaries -- United States -- Biography -- Anecdotes.
Presidential press secretaries -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Anecdotes.
Presidential press secretaries -- United States -- History -- 21st century -- Anecdotes.
Public relations and politics -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Anecdotes.
Public relations and politics -- United States -- History -- 21st century -- Anecdotes.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945 -- Anecdotes.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989 -- Anecdotes.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989- -- Anecdotes.
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0313081778 (electronic bk.)
9780313081774 (electronic bk.)