The Resource The case for combat : how presidents persuade Americans to go to war, Edward J. Lordan, (electronic book)

The case for combat : how presidents persuade Americans to go to war, Edward J. Lordan, (electronic book)

Label
The case for combat : how presidents persuade Americans to go to war
Title
The case for combat
Title remainder
how presidents persuade Americans to go to war
Statement of responsibility
Edward J. Lordan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • From James Madison to George W. Bush, many American presidents have faced the challenge of convincing Americans to support their decisions to go to war. What rhetorical techniques have they employed to make their case for combat? Which messages have been most effective--and which approaches have been most ethical?
  • In the United States, the decision to use military force typically is made by the president, even though it is actually the Congress that has the authority to commit the nation to war. It is also customary for the president to inform the American people when that decision has been made--and to attempt to convince the citizens to support their government in the decision to go to war
  • The book traces the development of the rthetoric used by presidents to convince Americans to go to war, from the earliest days of the nation to the latest conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. The author begins by examining the governmental issues related to the war decision, and then evaluates presidential speeches over the course of ten American conflicts to determine how effective--and ethical-presidents were in communicating with various publics. Taking neither a pronor anti-war stance, this text focuses entirely on the period leading up to the announcement of a formal conflict. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lordan, Edward J
Dewey number
973.09/9
Index
index present
LC call number
JK511
LC item number
.L65 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communication in politics
  • Mass media
  • Political oratory
  • Politics and war
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Rhetoric
  • United States
Label
The case for combat : how presidents persuade Americans to go to war, Edward J. Lordan, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC617140
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 324 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The case for combat : how presidents persuade Americans to go to war, Edward J. Lordan, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC617140
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 324 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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