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Eisenhower: The Public Relations President

by Pam Parry & Mary Jean Eisenhower Lexington Books (October 30, 2014)

Dwight D. Eisenhower is this nation’s most transformative public relations president, not because he was the best practitioner to occupy the Oval Office but because he embraced public relations as vital to...


Centrist Rhetoric: The Production of Political Transcendence in the Clinton Presidency

by Antonio de Velasco Lexington Books (March 08, 2010)

Focused on the centrist rhetoric of President Bill Clinton, Centrist Rhetoric explores questions about the basic nature and function of pleas to transcend partisan division. Using close textual analysis in the...


American Ideal: Theodore Roosevelt's Search for American Individualism

by Paul M. Rego Lexington Books (April 28, 2008)

This book takes Theodore Roosevelt seriously as a man of ideas, a thinker who was deeply committed to addressing the problems of his generation. It also is a study of TR as a leader, one who used rhetoric and...


The Cavalier Presidency: Executive Power and Prerogative in Times of Crisis

by Justin P. DePlato Lexington Books (February 14, 2014)

In The Cavalier Presidency, author Justin P. DePlato analyzes the theory of executive emergency power across a wide breadth of philosophical history and reviews seven U.S. presidencies, concluding that presidents...


Democratic Vanguardism: Modernity, Intervention, and the Making of the Bush Doctrine

by Michael Harland Lexington Books (October 24, 2013)

Democratic Vanguardism explores the origins, development, and implication of the United States’ policy after 9/11 to promote democracy by force and thereby advance its national security. It explores disputes...


Patrick Henry-Onslow Debate: Liberty and Republicanism in American Political Thought

by H. Lee Cheek Jr., Sean R. Busick & Carey M. Roberts Lexington Books (September 26, 2013)

In 1826 Americans witnessed the spectacle of President John Quincy Adams and Vice-President John C. Calhoun taking to the press to debate the nature of power and liberty under the pseudonyms “Patrick Henry”...


Obama's Political Saga: From Battling History, Racialized Rhetoric, and GOP Obstructionism to Re-Election

by Mary L. Rucker Lexington Books (June 21, 2013)

The scope and theme of this book are political, polemical, sociological, and ideological. The book lays a historical foundation to explain the reason Obama has not had a successful political relationship with...


The Cross and Reaganomics: Conservative Christians Defending Ronald Reagan

by Eric R. Crouse Lexington Books (May 16, 2013)

In this book, Crouse offers important insights on why Reaganomics was a major reason conservative Christians supported Reagan at the polls. They embraced and tapped into the traditional American values of individual...


Zones of Twilight: Wartime Presidential Powers and Federal Court Decision Making

by Amanda DiPaolo Lexington Books (December 22, 2009)

Zones of Twilight examines how the federal courts decide wartime cases when rights are limited, arguing that the courts do not use rights-based language but instead decide cases emphasizing the institutional...


Fear, Power, and Politics: The Recipe for War in Iraq after 9/11

by Mary Cardaras Lexington Books (May 16, 2013)

The book explores the dynamic and dysfunctional relationships between the executive and legislative branches of government and the news media after the attacks of September 11, 2001. Their collective behavior...


Stagecraft and Statecraft: Advance and Media Events in Political Communication

by Dan Schill Lexington Books (May 16, 2009)

This book examines media events and advance in political communication from Kennedy through Obama by exploring the way media events are conceived and staged, the strategy and tactics advance staffers use to...


Under the Color of Law: The Bush Administration Subversion of U.S. Constitutional and International Law in the War on Terror

by Martin Henn Lexington Books (July 10, 2012)

Under the Color of Law constitutes a full and critical scholarly commentary to the text of five key Bush administration legal memoranda formative of U.S. counterterrorism policy from 2001 to 2009. This volume...


George W. Bush and China: Policies, Problems, and Partnerships

by Chi Wang Lexington Books (December 16, 2008)

This study analyzes United States policies regarding China during the administration of President George W. Bush. Chi Wang examines the relationship between the United States and China from its tense origins...


Republican Presidents and the Safety Net

by Matthew Gritter Lexington Books (December 21, 2018)

Republican presidents have navigated between popular programs and conservative supporters since the Eisenhower administration, and since the New Deal, Republican presidents have looked for ways to accommodate...


Obama and the Emergence of a Multipolar World Order

by Chris J. Dolan Lexington Books (November 15, 2018)

This book argues that critical international and domestic crises, such as the U.S. war in Iraq and the Great Recession, forced President Barack Obama to readjust U.S. foreign policy after over 70 years of American...


The 2016 American Presidential Campaign and the News

by Jim A. Kuypers, Natalia Mielczarek, Katherine Haenschen & Mike Horning et al. Lexington Books (March 14, 2018)

This book examines perhaps the most contentious election in modern US history—the 2016 United States presidential election. It is unique in its discussion of a wide range of issues affecting the news media...


The Oral Presidency of Barack Obama

by Anthony Neal Lexington Books (March 02, 2018)

This book offers an examination of the signature weapon of Barack Obama’s presidency: his speeches. It provides an in-depth, analytical look at the words of Barack Obama through the social and cultural contexts...


Communication Realities in a "Post-Racial" Society: What the U.S. Public Really Thinks of President Barack Obama

by Mark P. Orbe Lexington Books (November 16, 2011)

Drawing from a large national qualitative data set generated by 333 diverse participants from 12 different states across 6 U.S. regions, Mark P. Orbe offers a comprehensive look into public perceptions of Barack...


The Obama Presidency: Promise and Performance

by William Crotty, James A. Morone, Bruce E. Caswell & Maureen F. Moakley et al. Lexington Books (May 10, 2012)

A comprehensive analysis of the Obama presidency, its actions in office and its policy directions. The changes in orientation and policy directions that took place are both accounted for and explained in a policy...


The Teleological Discourse of Barack Obama

by Richard W. Leeman Lexington Books (May 11, 2012)

The Teleological Discourse of Barack Obama, by Richard Leeman, provides an in-depth analysis of President Barack Obama’s speeches and writings to explain the power of the 44th president's speaking. Highly...


American Presidents and Jerusalem

by Ghada Hashem Talhami Lexington Books (April 26, 2017)

Any casual observer of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict would immediately recognize that the holy city of Jerusalem is the core issue impeding a permanent peace settlement between the two antagonists. The...


Gerald Ford and the Separation of Powers

by Alex E. Hindman Lexington Books (February 03, 2017)

The constitutional presidency is the crown jewel of the separation of powers in the American system. Designed in 1787, the office was structured to weather a wide variety of political circumstances, accommodate...


Eisenhower at the Dawn of the Space Age: Sputnik, Rockets, and Helping Hands

by Mark Shanahan Lexington Books (November 14, 2016)

Ahead of the sixtieth anniversary of the dawn of the Space Age, this revisionist study examines the development of space policy during the Eisenhower administration. It challenges traditional scholarly assessments...


Herbert Hoover and the Commodification of Middle-Class America: An American Promise

by Edward Gale Agran Lexington Books (August 15, 2016)

This study examines Herbert Hoover’s role as a progressive reformer, a humanitarian, and a proponent for the middle class and argues that despite the Depression, Hoover's accomplishments helped lay the foundations...


The Eisenhower Presidency: Lessons for the Twenty-First Century

by Andrew J. Polsky, Dale R. Herspring, M. Stephen Weatherford & Meena Bose et al. Lexington Books (November 30, 2015)

This book offers candid assessments of the Eisenhower presidency and lessons we can apply in examining presidents today. The contributors, including many noted Eisenhower and presidency scholars, consider Eisenhower’s...


Living Dangerously: The Uncertainties of Presidential Disability and Succession

by James M. Ronan Lexington Books (August 06, 2015)

This book combines both an historical evaluation of the presidency, as well as an examination of the dangers that we face today. Additionally, it also analyzes the myriad of legal and constitutional issues that...


The Challenge of the American Presidency: Washington to Obama

by Philip Abbott Lexington Books (September 16, 2011)

According to Niccolò Machiavelli, leaders must always be prepared for change, even in violent and dramatic forms, in order to retain some control of their fate. This incisive text applies the Machiavellian...