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The Leading Man:
Hollywood and the Presidential Image

 

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"A challenging exploration of the intersection between the modern presidency and mass culture, refreshingly free of formulaic celebration and condemnation. This is a book to take seriously."

—Jackson Lears, Historian, Rutgers University



"Burton W. Peretti’s The Leading Man deepens our understanding of Hollywood’s increasingly central role in American political culture and reveals the ways in which many twentieth-century presidents adapted Hollywood communication techniques to sell themselves and their policies to voters."

—Steven J. Ross, author of Hollywood Left and Right

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