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The Resource Words like loaded pistols : rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama, Sam Leith, (electronic resource)

Words like loaded pistols : rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama, Sam Leith, (electronic resource)

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Words like loaded pistols : rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama
Title
Words like loaded pistols
Title remainder
rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama
Statement of responsibility
Sam Leith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Rhetoric is all around us. It's what inspires armies, convicts criminals, and makes or breaks presidential candidates. And it isn't just the preserve of politicians. It's in the presentation to a key client, the half-time talk in the locker room, and the plea to your children to eat their vegetables. Rhetoric gives words power: it persuades and cajoles, inspires and bamboozles, thrills and misdirects. You have been using rhetoric yourself, all your life. After all, you know what a rhetorical question is, don't you?
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leith, Sam
Dewey number
808.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Persuasion (Rhetoric)
  • English language
  • Rhetoric
  • Rhetoric
Label
Words like loaded pistols : rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama, Sam Leith, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previously published as: You talkin' to me
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Rhetoric then and now -- Five Parts of Rhetoric. The first part of rhetoric: invention -- Champions of rhetoric I: Satan, the original silver-tongued devil -- The second part of rhetoric: arrangement -- Champions of rhetoric II: Marcus Tullius Cicero, the attack dog of the Roman forum -- The third part of rhetoric: style -- Champions of rhetoric III: Abraham Lincoln, "a few appropriate remarks" -- The fourth part of rhetoric: memory -- Champions of rhetoric IV: Hitler and Churchill -- The fifth part of rhetoric: delivery. -- Three Branches of Oratory. Deliberative rhetoric -- Champions of rhetoric V: Martin Luther King, Jr., Daydream believer -- Judicial rhetoric -- Champions of rhetoric VI: Barack Obama, the audacity of trope -- Epideictic rhetoric -- Champions of rhetoric VII: the unknown speechwriter -- Thus it can be shown.
Control code
ocn754725207
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 312 p.
Isbn
9780465031054
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012005866
Other control number
40021086188
Other physical details
ill.)
System control number
(OCoLC)754725207
Label
Words like loaded pistols : rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama, Sam Leith, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Previously published as: You talkin' to me
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Rhetoric then and now -- Five Parts of Rhetoric. The first part of rhetoric: invention -- Champions of rhetoric I: Satan, the original silver-tongued devil -- The second part of rhetoric: arrangement -- Champions of rhetoric II: Marcus Tullius Cicero, the attack dog of the Roman forum -- The third part of rhetoric: style -- Champions of rhetoric III: Abraham Lincoln, "a few appropriate remarks" -- The fourth part of rhetoric: memory -- Champions of rhetoric IV: Hitler and Churchill -- The fifth part of rhetoric: delivery. -- Three Branches of Oratory. Deliberative rhetoric -- Champions of rhetoric V: Martin Luther King, Jr., Daydream believer -- Judicial rhetoric -- Champions of rhetoric VI: Barack Obama, the audacity of trope -- Epideictic rhetoric -- Champions of rhetoric VII: the unknown speechwriter -- Thus it can be shown.
Control code
ocn754725207
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 312 p.
Isbn
9780465031054
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012005866
Other control number
40021086188
Other physical details
ill.)
System control number
(OCoLC)754725207

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