The presidents we imagine

two centuries of White House fictions on the page, on the stage, onscreen, and online

By Smith, Jeff

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ISBN
978-0-29923-184-2
Publisher
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, c2009.


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Reviewed on March 23, 2009

American culture scholar and former political reporter Smith argues that the highest political post in the land "could not exist without first being imagined"; here, he examines how the Presidency has been imagined and re-imagined through fiction and film ever since George Washington took the oath. Smith finds that even the earliest biographers took literary license-today, "Parson" Weems's profile of Washington is consider...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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