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The Political Blame Game in American Democracy

The Political Blame Game in American Democracy
(Lexington Books, 2017)

By Mark Hickson, and Larry Powell.

The Political Blame Game in American Democracy looks at the dysfunctional political system in the United States and the forces of partisan polarization that have created it over the past fifty-plus years. These include a belief that the other party is using unfair political tactics, the subsequent dynamic in which each party blaming the other for the dysfunction, a decline in political norms, and a culture of retaliation. These four factors culminated in the 2016 presidential campaign and continue to impact the U.S. political landscape.

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#Media: A History of Media in America

#Media: A History of Media in America
(Kendall Hunt Publishing; 1st edition, 2018)

By Larry Powell, Mark Hickson, and Alan Franks.

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Becoming John Wayne

Becoming John Wayne
The Early Westerns of a Screen Icon, 1930–1939

By Larry Powell, and Jonathan Amsbary.

By examining John Wayne's early Westerns—from his first starring role in the The Big Trail (1930) to his breakthrough as the Ringo Kid in John Ford’s Stagecoach (1939)—Drs. Amsbary and Powell study the actor's transformation from Marion Mitchell Morrison, movie studio prop man, into John Wayne, a carefully self-crafted film persona. Wayne’s professional training went well beyond acting: he developed the ability to do his own stunts, perfected his technique as a gun handler and became an expert horseman.

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Political Campaign Communication

Political Campaign Communication
(Routledge; 3rd edition, 2017)

By Larry Powell, and Joseph Cowart.

Now in its third edition, Political Campaign Communication: Inside and Out takes a broad view of political campaigning, exploring both theories and principles, as well as political socialization and the role of money, ethics, and influential events. This new edition includes fuller examinations of political money, ethics, women and gender, and the involvement of social media in political campaigning.

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The Essential Guide to Interpersonal Communication

The Essential Guide to Interpersonal Communication
(Bedford/St. Martin's; Third edition, 2017)

By Steve McCornack, and Kelly Morrison.

The Essential Guide to Interpersonal Communication is fully up-to-date with today’s interpersonal scholarship and includes examples that connect with the experiences of today's students.