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The Evolving American Presidency

Presidents in the Movies

American History and Politics on Screen

Editors: Morgan, I. (Ed.)

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Cinematic depictions of real U.S. presidents from Abraham Lincoln to George W. Bush explore how Hollywood movies represent American history and politics on screen. Morgan and his contributors show how films blend myth and reality to present a positive message about presidents as the epitome of America's values and idealism until unpopular foreign wars in Vietnam and Iraq led to a darker portrayal of the imperial presidency, operated by Richard Nixon and Bush 43. This exciting new collection further considers how Hollywood has continually reinterpreted historically significant presidents, notably Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, to fit the times in which movies about them were made.

About the authors

Iwan W. Morgan is a Professor of US Studies and Head of US Programmes at the Institute of the Americas, University College London, UK.

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"The collaborators of this volume have focused on how real/actual presidents have been depicted in motion pictures and how those portraits have contributed to the historical reputation and image of the office holders. There is no end to the study and interest in the presidency in film. Every possible perspective on the topic of the presidency is of value these days as the chief executive s power increases beyond traditional boundaries." - Peter C. Rollins, Regents Professor, Emeritus of English, Oklahoma State University and Winner of the 2011 Oklahoma Humanities Award


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Presidents in the Movies
Book Subtitle
American History and Politics on Screen
Editors
  • I. Morgan
Series Title
The Evolving American Presidency
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11711-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-230-11711-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11328-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29505-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 198
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