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Eloquence in an Electronic Age The Transformation of Political Speechmaking

ISBN-10: 0195063171
ISBN-13: 9780195063172
Edition: Reprint 
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Description: In a book that blends anecdote with analysis, Kathleen Hall Jamieson--author of the award-winning Packaging the Presidency--offers a perceptive and often disturbing account of the transformation of political speechmaking.Jamieson addresses such  More...

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Book details

List price: $39.99
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/19/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

In a book that blends anecdote with analysis, Kathleen Hall Jamieson--author of the award-winning Packaging the Presidency--offers a perceptive and often disturbing account of the transformation of political speechmaking.Jamieson addresses such fundamental issues about public speaking as what talents and techniques differentiate eloquent speakers from non-eloquent speakers. She also analyzes the speeches of modern presidents from Truman to Reagan and of political players from Daniel Webster to Mario Cuomo. Ranging from the classical orations of Cicero to Kennedy's "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, this lively, well-documented volume contains a wealth of insight into public speaking, contemporarycharacteristics of eloquence, and the future of political discourse in America.

Educating the Eloquent Speaker
Incapacitating the Eloquent Speaker
The Flame of Oratory, The Fireside Chat
The "Effeminate" Style
The Memorable Phrase, The Memorable Picture
Dramatizing and Storytelling
Conversation and Self-Revelation
The Divorce Between Speech and Thought
Mating the Best of the Old and the New
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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