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The art of great speeches : and why we remember them

Author: Dennis Glover
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Glover
ISBN: 9780521140034 052114003X
OCLC Number: 665137326
Description: xii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: To save a republic --
Speech: the essence of democracy --
Forum --
Style --
Emotion --
Character --
Evidence --
Morality --
Gettysburg --
Speechwriter --
Conclusion: the ideal orator.
Responsibility: by Dennis Glover.

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What makes a great speech 'great'? 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  Read more...

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