Reagan and Public Discourse in America.
Weiler, Michael, and W. Barnett Pearce, editors.
Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 1992. First edition. Very good octavo hardcover in very good dust jacket. Light wear and rubbing to the edges of the boards with bumping to the head and heel of the spine. The dj has wear and rubbing along the edges with some light scuffing to the covers and some creasing on the front flap. 351 pages with notes, bibliography, and index. A collection of essays focusing on President Reagan as the "Great Communicator" and how he used his skill to shape policy and perceptions. The essays are: 1. Ceremonial discourse: The rhetorical ecology of the Reagan administration, 2. Rhetoric, legitimation, and the end of the Cold War: Ronald Reagan at the Moscow Summit, 1988, 3. President Reagan at the London Guildhall: A British Interpretation, 4. Acting like a president; or, what has Ronald Reagan done to political speaking, 5. Antithesis and oxymoron: Ronald Reagan's figurative rhetorical structure, 6. The transformation of actor to scene: Some strategic grounds of the Reagan legacy, 7. A rhetorical ambush at Reykjavik: A case study of the transformation of discourse, 8. The paranoid style in foreign policy: Ronald Reagan's control of the situation in Nicaragua, 9. When the shoe is on the other foot: The Reagan administration's treatment of the shootdown of Iran Air 655, 10. The Reagan attack on welfare, 11. The city as marketplace: A rhetorical analysis of the urban enterprise zone, 12. Civil religion and publi argument: Reagan as public priest of the antiabortion movement. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Hardcover (Item ID: 14102)