The art of great speeches : and why we remember them / Dennis Glover.
By: Glover, Dennis.Material type: BookCall no.: PN4021 .G56 2012Publication: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012Description: xii, 259 p. : ill.Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 2011.ISBN: 9780521140034; 052114003X.Subject(s): Oratory
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Reprint. Originally published: 2011.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
To save a republic -- Speech: the essence of democracy -- Forum -- Style -- Emotion -- Character -- Evidence -- Morality -- Gettysburg -- Speechwriter -- Conclusion: the ideal orator.
"The Art of Great Speeches uses insights from classical thinkers to reveal how great orators such as Barack Obama, Martin Luther King, the Kennedys, Al Gore and Hitler persuaded their audiences with such conviction. Featuring excerpts from 70 of the world's greatest and most controversial speeches in history and drama, this fascinating book breaks down the key elements of classical and modern oratory to reveal the rhetorical techniques that make them so memorable. It shows how master speechwriters connect with their audiences, seize a moment, project character, use facts convincingly and destroy their opponents' arguments as they try to force the hand of history or create memorable drama."--Publishers description.
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