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The Resource Off script : an advance man's guide to White House stagecraft, campaign spectacle, and political suicide, Josh King

Off script : an advance man's guide to White House stagecraft, campaign spectacle, and political suicide, Josh King

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Off script : an advance man's guide to White House stagecraft, campaign spectacle, and political suicide
Title
Off script
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an advance man's guide to White House stagecraft, campaign spectacle, and political suicide
Statement of responsibility
Josh King
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Language
eng
Summary
"Being a public figure is no walk in the park - the world focuses on every move that politicians make and highlights their every mistake. "Image collapse" can befall anyone whose carefully cultivated persona is pitted against intermediaries in the broadcast booths of cable news networks or behind the photo desks of newspapers, magazines, and today's host of digital platforms. As a world-traveling "advance man," an operative who orchestrates TV- and photo-ready moments involving important political figures, Josh King has unique experience working with the reputations of officeholders, candidates and other public figures. In Off Script, King leads readers through an entertaining and illuminating journey through the Hall of Infamy of some of the most catastrophic examples of political theater of the last quarter century. Readers might remember these cringe worthy moments as simple cases of bad luck. King argues, instead, that they were symptomatic of something larger: our broad appetite for public embarrassment, the media's business imperatives in satiating that craving, and the propensity of politicians to serve it up on a platter, often by pretending to be someone they're not while strutting on the public stage. We tour recent history - King calls it "the Age of Optics"--To establish this syndrome, and then turn to the Obama administration and what Josh calls the emergence of the "Vanilla Presidency." King argues that Barack Obama has been more guarded and more protective of the presidential persona than anyone in history, and as we look to the elections of 2016 and beyond, we have to wonder: Will our future president follow Obama's example? If so, how will that influence the relationship between our nation's citizens and their leader?"--
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King, Josh
Dewey number
320.97301/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JA85.2.U6
LC item number
K48 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Communication in politics
  • Mass media
  • Presidents
  • Political campaigns
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Executive Branch
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Executive Branch
Label
Off script : an advance man's guide to White House stagecraft, campaign spectacle, and political suicide, Josh King
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/060/9781137280060/image/lgcover.9781137280060.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [328]-351) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The American spectacle -- Prologue: The trophy president -- Introduction: Politics 101 -- Part One: The worst political event in history -- The advance man -- Playing with firepower -- This whole idea stinks -- The troubleshooter -- Game day -- A story with legs -- Tank you very much -- Part Two: Getting tanked, 1992-2012 -- History repeats itself, or does it? -- 1992: Bush and the supermarket scanner (or, How a courteous gesture cemented the President's elitist label) -- 1996: Dole's precipitous fall (or, How a war hero bending over a balustrade became too old to be President) -- 2000: Gore floats into "floodgate" (or, How a dam release turned an environmentalist into a hypocrite) -- 2004: Bush, Dean and Kerry (or, The sign, the scream and the windsurfer) -- 2008: McCain goes green (or, How bad branding made mockery of a maverick) -- 2012: Romney sings an American tune (or, How a patriotic businessman crooned his way to caricature) -- Part Three: The vanilla presidency, 2009-2017 -- Obama and the batsman -- Controlling image -- The last mile -- Comfortable in your skin -- The new age of optics -- Epilogue: Wearing many hats
Control code
ocn937059333
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 360 pages
Isbn
9781466878921
Lccn
2015045855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781137280060
  • (OCoLC)937059333
Label
Off script : an advance man's guide to White House stagecraft, campaign spectacle, and political suicide, Josh King
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/060/9781137280060/image/lgcover.9781137280060.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [328]-351) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The American spectacle -- Prologue: The trophy president -- Introduction: Politics 101 -- Part One: The worst political event in history -- The advance man -- Playing with firepower -- This whole idea stinks -- The troubleshooter -- Game day -- A story with legs -- Tank you very much -- Part Two: Getting tanked, 1992-2012 -- History repeats itself, or does it? -- 1992: Bush and the supermarket scanner (or, How a courteous gesture cemented the President's elitist label) -- 1996: Dole's precipitous fall (or, How a war hero bending over a balustrade became too old to be President) -- 2000: Gore floats into "floodgate" (or, How a dam release turned an environmentalist into a hypocrite) -- 2004: Bush, Dean and Kerry (or, The sign, the scream and the windsurfer) -- 2008: McCain goes green (or, How bad branding made mockery of a maverick) -- 2012: Romney sings an American tune (or, How a patriotic businessman crooned his way to caricature) -- Part Three: The vanilla presidency, 2009-2017 -- Obama and the batsman -- Controlling image -- The last mile -- Comfortable in your skin -- The new age of optics -- Epilogue: Wearing many hats
Control code
ocn937059333
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 360 pages
Isbn
9781466878921
Lccn
2015045855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781137280060
  • (OCoLC)937059333

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