New Deal Cowboy: Gene Autry and Public Diplomacy by Michael Duchemin (review)

New Deal Cowboy: Gene Autry and Public Diplomacy by Michael Duchemin (review) Southwestern Historical Quarterly July Neu has written a detailed, well-researched, definitive biography of House. Although other works have been written about House and Wilson, this book combines their lives and times into one volume (with the focus on House and his place in history) and affirms the important role of Texas politicians and leaders in the history of the United States. Tarleton State University Janet Schmelzer New Deal Cowboy: Gene Autry and Public Diplomacy. By Michael Duchemin. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2016. Pp. 328. Photographs, notes, bibliography, index.) In this time of intense debate about American media and politics, New Deal Cowboy: Gene Autry and Public Diplomacy provides an in-depth study of the roots of the relationship between government and the news and entertainment media. The book's ambitious scope is to tie together the development of multimedia, the Roosevelt Administration's grasp of these tools as potential propaganda, the evolution of country and western music, and the role of a charming young man named Orvon Glover "Gene" Autry. It addresses how the entertainment industry both reflected and influenced America during the 1930s, a time of deep cultural change. As America transformed itself from a mostly rural to a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southwestern Historical Quarterly Texas State Historical Association

New Deal Cowboy: Gene Autry and Public Diplomacy by Michael Duchemin (review)

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Southwestern Historical Quarterly July Neu has written a detailed, well-researched, definitive biography of House. Although other works have been written about House and Wilson, this book combines their lives and times into one volume (with the focus on House and his place in history) and affirms the important role of Texas politicians and leaders in the history of the United States. Tarleton State University Janet Schmelzer New Deal Cowboy: Gene Autry and Public Diplomacy. By Michael Duchemin. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2016. Pp. 328. Photographs, notes, bibliography, index.) In this time of intense debate about American media and politics, New Deal Cowboy: Gene Autry and Public Diplomacy provides an in-depth study of the roots of the relationship between government and the news and entertainment media. The book's ambitious scope is to tie together the development of multimedia, the Roosevelt Administration's grasp of these tools as potential propaganda, the evolution of country and western music, and the role of a charming young man named Orvon Glover "Gene" Autry. It addresses how the entertainment industry both reflected and influenced America during the 1930s, a time of deep cultural change. As America transformed itself from a mostly rural to a

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Published: Jul 12, 2017

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