The Modern Presidency and Crisis Rhetoric


This volume examines how presidents from Truman to Bush rhetorically approached and managed political, military, judicial, legislative, and economic crises during their presidencies. Editor Amos Kiewe brings together new essays by communications scholars who look at rhetoric initiated during national crises, examining especially the development of rhetoric at the onset of crises, changes in presidential rhetoric, and situational crisis constraints on rhetoric. Their studies suggest similarities in rhetoric in different types of crises, and yield resources for postulating patterns of crisis rhetoric.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Robert L. Ivie
  • Martin J. Medhurst
  • Enrico Pucci Jr.
  • Kurt Ritter
  • Carole Blair
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1994