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The Resource The making of FDR : the story of Stephen T. Early, America's first modern press secretary, Linda Lotridge Levin

The making of FDR : the story of Stephen T. Early, America's first modern press secretary, Linda Lotridge Levin

Label
The making of FDR : the story of Stephen T. Early, America's first modern press secretary
Title
The making of FDR
Title remainder
the story of Stephen T. Early, America's first modern press secretary
Statement of responsibility
Linda Lotridge Levin
Title variation
Making of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Though practically unknown to the public today, Stephen T. Early was one of the most influential men in mid-twentieth-century America. As FDR's press secretary, he was chiefly responsible for getting the president's message out to the press, and he helped to shape Roosevelt's image in the eyes of Americans through the Great Depression and World War II. Journalist Levin documents how Early remade what had been a routine White House briefing function into the modern high-visibility role of today's presidential press secretary. Under Early's guidance, the press evolved from print journalism into the use of radio and newsreels, so he was the first press secretary to deal with both broadcast and print media on a daily basis. He introduced twice-weekly press conferences and the famous "Fireside Chats." Had there been no Stephen Early, Franklin D. Roosevelt, the longest-serving president in U.S. history, might well have had only one term.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levin, Linda Lotridge
Dewey number
  • 352.23/2748092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.E13
LC item number
L48 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Early, Stephen T.
  • Presidential press secretaries
  • Journalists
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • United States
  • Government and the press
Label
The making of FDR : the story of Stephen T. Early, America's first modern press secretary, Linda Lotridge Levin
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0727/2007038275.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 453-513) and index
Contents
The journalist meets the politician -- Mr. Early goes to war -- The 1920 campaign -- Back to the associated press -- Preparing for the White House -- Launching the Juggernaut -- The honeymoon -- Hobgoblins -- On behalf of the president -- The 1936 campaign: to stay or leave -- Court packing and other problems -- Good friends and job offers -- Moving toward world chaos -- Fatal days in Europe, decisions at home -- The Sloan affair -- "Just between us 'girls'" -- Pearl Harbor -- "Serve in silence" -- "The travelingest president" -- Morningside drive -- Extracting news from oysters -- "The great white jail" -- To Yalta and back again -- Then there was one -- The last ride
Control code
ocn154711428
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
538 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781591025771
Lccn
2007038275
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)154711428
Label
The making of FDR : the story of Stephen T. Early, America's first modern press secretary, Linda Lotridge Levin
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0727/2007038275.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 453-513) and index
Contents
The journalist meets the politician -- Mr. Early goes to war -- The 1920 campaign -- Back to the associated press -- Preparing for the White House -- Launching the Juggernaut -- The honeymoon -- Hobgoblins -- On behalf of the president -- The 1936 campaign: to stay or leave -- Court packing and other problems -- Good friends and job offers -- Moving toward world chaos -- Fatal days in Europe, decisions at home -- The Sloan affair -- "Just between us 'girls'" -- Pearl Harbor -- "Serve in silence" -- "The travelingest president" -- Morningside drive -- Extracting news from oysters -- "The great white jail" -- To Yalta and back again -- Then there was one -- The last ride
Control code
ocn154711428
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
538 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781591025771
Lccn
2007038275
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)154711428

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