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Shogan, Robert

Overview
Works: 37 works in 134 publications in 1 language and 9,939 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: JK516, 347.732634
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Shogan
A question of judgment; the Fortas case and the struggle for the Supreme Court by Robert Shogan( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bad news : where the press goes wrong in the making of the president by Robert Shogan( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bad News targets not only the machinations of the competing campaigns but the innate weaknesses and limitations of the press corps, with special attention to the 2000 election. "Too often journalists, myself included," Mr. Shogan writes, "have been unwilling to learn what they do not know, and to make the information they possess relevant and important to their audiences. Too many of us, eager for attention, have been too willing to create stories that are larger than life and reality, and too impressed with our own importance to benefit from the criticism leveled against our work.""--Jacket
The double-edged sword : how character makes and ruins presidents, from Washington to Clinton by Robert Shogan( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on extensive research as well as interviews with politicians and journalists, this book looks at how the strengths and weaknesses of character help shape presidential performance for good and for ill
The battle of Blair Mountain : the story of America's largest labor uprising by Robert Shogan( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The significance of this episode reaches beyond the annals of labor history. Indeed, it is a saga of the conflicting political, economic and cultural forces that shaped the power structure of twentieth century America."--Jacket
The riddle of power : presidential leadership from Truman to Bush by Robert Shogan( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hard bargain : how FDR twisted Churchill's arm, evaded the law, and changed the role of the American presidency by Robert Shogan( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the great 'deal' of 1940 and its impact on the role of the American presidency and the postwar world order
None of the above : why presidents fail--and what can be done about it by Robert Shogan( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Promises to keep : Carter's first hundred days by Robert Shogan( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Truman and the struggle for racial justice by Robert Shogan( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shogan recounts how Truman outgrew the bigotry of his Jackson County upbringing to become the first president since Lincoln to attempt to redress the nation's long history of injustice toward its black citizens-- and in the process transformed the course of race relations in America. Truman ordered the integration of the armed forces and threw the weight of the Justice Department behind the long struggle against segregation in housing and education. Shogan points out the political and personal factors that motivated the president and weighs the potential political costs and benefits of his civil rights actions
The Detroit race riot; a study in violence by Robert Shogan( Book )

15 editions published between 1964 and 1976 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Backlash : the killing of the New Deal by Robert Shogan( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of two major political events in 1937 and 1938 describes how labor unrest and FDR's plan to transform the Supreme Court irrevocably tarnished his sweeping popularity and significantly impacted future events
No sense of decency : the Army-McCarthy hearings : a demagogue falls and television takes charge of American politics by Robert Shogan( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a seminal American moment in the spring of 1954, dramatic hearings in the United States Senate pitted Joseph R. McCarthy, the Senate's great intimidator, and his slick and fearless chief counsel Roy Cohn, against the United States Army, President Dwight Eisenhower, and the rest of the political establishment. What made the confrontation unprecedented and magnified its impact was gavel-to-gavel coverage by television. Long before CNN or C-SPAN, TV carried an ongoing news drama that captivated Americans from coast to coast. Thirty-six days of hearings transfixed the nation, sent McCarthy stumbling into the shadows, and set TV's "omnipotent eye" on course to dominate the political world." "With a veteran journalist's eye for detail, Robert Shogan re-creates the hearings and their cast of intriguing characters, and explains their enduring impact on American politics. Despite McCarthy's fall, Mr. Shogan points out, the hearings left a major item of unfinished business - the issue of McCarthyism, the strategy based on fear, smear, and guilt by association that McCarthy had ridden to prominence, as opposed to his ill-mannered personality. But television overlooked this omission, and as it went on to transform American political debate it exhibited the same shortcomings exposed by the hearings: an emphasis on razzle-dazzle and a reluctance to challenge power and authority. Still today, while television journalists often ask the hard questions of political leaders and experts, Mr. Shogan contends, too often they allow guests to dodge important issues and answer from prepared talking points. The story in No Sense of Decency thus leads to a disturbing irony: while television expedited the downfall of McCarthy, the most notorious practitioner of the politics of fear in our history, a half-century later TV's knee-jerk coverage of the 9/11 tragedy and the "War on Terror" has helped revive the paranoid strain in our political DNA."--Jacket
War without end : cultural conflict and the struggle for America's political future by Robert Shogan( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's culture war--which pits traditionalists, unrelenting defenders of the social orthodoxy, against modernists, agitators for social change--has simmered and seethed since the birth of the nation. But in the turbulent decade of the 1960s, the culture war erupted in the political arena, where it thunders on today. This book examines how the evolution of cultural issues as political tools has rocked the balance of political power in America, from the period of the fractious 1968 presidential campaign to the contest for the White House and the Congress in 2000. Through an expansive coverage of events--from Vietnam, Nixon, discrimination, abortion, economic imbalance, and morality in political behavior--Washington journalist Robert Shogan provides an objective and informed look at how Americans feel about themselves and their country in the first decade of the new millennium while the culture war rages on.--Publisher description
Prelude to catastrophe : FDR's Jews and the menace of Nazism by Robert Shogan( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the relationship Franklin D. Roosevelt had with a variety of influential Jews and examines their actions and inactions regarding the Jewish Holocaust in Euorpe during World War II
The fate of the Union : America's rocky road to political stalemate by Robert Shogan( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fate of the Union: America's Rocky Road to Political Stalemate illustrates how the circumstances of each quadrennial American presidential contest have piled on the next, melding into the past and suggesting the future. The book explores the Clinton presidency as a continuum: first, placing it in the context of recent predecessors - from Truman to Bush - and then relating to the events that led to his election in 1992, shaped his inaugural term, and enabled him to win four more years in the White House
Constant conflict : politics, culture, and the struggle for America's future by Robert Shogan( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through an expansive coverage of events - from Vietnam, Nixon, discrimination, abortion, economic imbalance, and morality in political behavior - Washington journalist Robert Shogan provides an objective and informed look at how Americans feel about themselves and their country in the first decade of the new millennium. Updates to the paperback show how the culture war has reached new heights during the Bush presidency, with its emphasis on religion and the divisiveness stirred by its preemptive war against Iraq. Shogan also discusses the likely impact of cultural conflict on the 2004 campaign."--Jacket
John Connally( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obstacle course : the report of the Twentieth Century Fund Task Force on Presidential Appointment process with background papers( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Natalia Shelikova a new relationship with Russia by Alexander Petrov( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Bad news : where the press goes wrong in the making of the president
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The double-edged sword : how character makes and ruins presidents, from Washington to ClintonThe battle of Blair Mountain : the story of America's largest labor uprisingHard bargain : how FDR twisted Churchill's arm, evaded the law, and changed the role of the American presidencyBacklash : the killing of the New DealNo sense of decency : the Army-McCarthy hearings : a demagogue falls and television takes charge of American politicsWar without end : cultural conflict and the struggle for America's political futurePrelude to catastrophe : FDR's Jews and the menace of NazismThe fate of the Union : America's rocky road to political stalemate