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What Jefferson read, Ike watched and Obama tweeted : 200 years of popular culture in the White House

Author: Tevi Troy
Publisher: New York : Regnery Publishing, 2013.
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From Cicero to Snooki, the cultural influences on our American presidents are powerful and plentiful. Thomas Jefferson famously said ""I cannot live without books, "" and his library backed up the claim, later becoming the backbone of the new Library of Congress. Jimmy Carter watched hundreds of movies in his White House, while Ronald Reagan starred in a few in his own time. Lincoln was a theater-goer, while Obama  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Troy, Tevi.
What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted : 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House.
New York : Regnery Publishing, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tevi Troy
ISBN: 9781621570578 1621570576 1306661013 9781306661010
OCLC Number: 855969057
Description: 1 online resource (353 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Front cover; Introduction: From Cicero to Snooki: How Culture Shapes Our Presidents; Chater 1: The Founders: Reading for Wisdom and Virtue; Chapter 2: Theater and the Common Man in the Nineteenth Century; Chapter 3: Lincoln: Reading as a Tool for Advancement; Chapter 4: Theodore Roosevelt: Culture and Destiny; Chapter 5: Reflected Glory; Chapter 6: FDR: President as Cultural Output; Chapter 7: Music and the Quest for Cool; Chapter 8: All the Presidents' Movies: Finding Archetypal Leadership in Film; Chapter 9: The "Vast Wasteland": Presidents and Television. Chapter 10: Reading and the Modern PresidentChapter 11: Obama, Full-Fledged Product of American Pop Culture; Conclusion; Appendix: Rules for Presidents Engaging Pop Culture; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: Tevi Troy.

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From Cicero to Snooki, the cultural influences on our American presidents are powerful and plentiful. Thomas Jefferson famously said ""I cannot live without books, "" and his library backed up the claim, later becoming the backbone of the new Library of Congress. Jimmy Carter watched hundreds of movies in his White House, while Ronald Reagan starred in a few in his own time. Lincoln was a theater-goer, while Obama kicked back at home to a few episodes of HBO's ""The Wire.""America is a country built by thinkers on a foundation of ideas. Alongside classic works of philosophy and eth.

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