Signet Book of American Essays

ISBN-10: 0451530217

ISBN-13: 9780451530219

Edition: 2006

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These are Americans who had something important to say-and said it in powerful, convincing ways. A compendium of commentary, criticism, and oratory excellence from throughout the nation's history, The Signet Book of American Essays is a perfect resource for those searching for the most timeless essays ever conceived by America's notable scientists, philosophers, politicians, and writers.
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Book details

List price: $8.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 4.00" wide x 6.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

M. Jerry Weiss is an award-winning educator who has taught English, language arts, and reading in secondary schools and colleges. He is Distinguished Service Professor of Communications Emeritus at New Jersey City University.

Introduction
Aspects of Literacy
From The Autobiography
"Why?"
"Writing and Analyzing a Story"
"Composing a Life"
"The Miracle of Language"
On Education
"The American Scholar"
"Of the Coming of John"
"On Education"
Religious Fervor
"The Tryal of Bridget Bishop, Alias Oliver, at the Court of Oyer and Terminer, Held at Salem"
"The Meaning of This Hour"
"Making Sense of the Nonsensical: An Analysis of Jonestown"
Intellectual Freedom
"Censorship and the Arts"
"In Praise of Huckleberry Finn"
"Intellectual Freedom, Libraries, and Censorship"
Women Speak Out
"Letters to John Adams"
"A New Egalitarian Life Style"
"Only Daughter"
"Remarks to the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women Plenary Session"
"The War We Haven't Won"
Individual Rights
"Civil Disobedience"
"Letter from Birmingham Jail"
On the Lighter Side
"Desperately Seeking Humor"
"Advice to Youth"
"Warning: Families May Be Dangerous to Your Health"
America at the Crossroads
"Second Inaugural Address"
"Joint Address to Congress Leading to a Declaration of War Against Japan"
"Farewell Address"
"Special Message to Congress on the Defense Budget"
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