What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House

What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House

by Tevi Troy

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ISBN-13: 9781621570394
Publisher: Regnery History
Publication date: 09/02/2013
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: From Cicero to Snooki: How Culture Shapes Our Presidents xi

Chapter 1 The Founders: Reading for Wisdom and Virtue 1

Chapter 2 Theater and the Common Man in the Nineteenth Century 15

Chapter 3 Lincoln: Reading as a Tool for Advancement 33

Chapter 4 Theodore Roosevelt: Culture and Destiny 49

Chapter 5 Reflected Glory 65

Chapter 6 FDR: President as Cultural Output 77

Chapter 7 Music and the Quest for Cool 89

Chapter 8 All the Presidents' Movies: Finding Archetypal Leadership in Film 117

Chapter 9 The "Vast Wasteland": Presidents and Television 139

Chapter 10 Reading and the Modern President 181

Chapter 11 Obama, Full-Fledged Product of American Pop Culture 211

Conclusion 241

Appendix: Rules for Presidents Engaging Pop Culture 245

Acknowledgments 251

Notes 255

Index 309

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