Eloquence in an Electronic Age: The Transformation of Political Speechmaking / Edition 1

Eloquence in an Electronic Age: The Transformation of Political Speechmaking / Edition 1

by Kathleen Hall Jamieson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195063171

ISBN-13: 9780195063172

Pub. Date: 04/28/1990

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


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

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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, contemporary characteristics of eloquence, and the future of political discourse in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195063172
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1990
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 5.38(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

1.Educating the Eloquent Speaker3
2.Incapacitating the Eloquent Speaker31
3.The Flame of Oratory, The Fireside Chat43
4.The "Effeminate" Style67
5.The Memorable Phrase, The Memorable Picture90
6.Dramatizing and Storytelling118
7.Conversation and Self-Revelation165
8.The Divorce Between Speech and Thought201
9.Mating the Best of the Old and the New238
Notes257
Bibliography269
Index293

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