American Eloquence : Studies in American Political History, Volume III (Illustrated)

American Eloquence : Studies in American Political History, Volume III (Illustrated)

by Alexander Johnston

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American Eloquence : Studies in American Political History, Volume III (Illustrated) by Alexander Johnston, James Albert Woodburn

• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 15 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• “All authorities are agreed that the political history of the United States, beyond much that is feeble or poor in quality, has given to the English language very many of its most finished and most persuasive specimens of oratory. It is natural that oratory should be a power in a republic; but, in the American republic, the force of institutions has been reinforced by that of a language which is peculiarly adapted to the display of eloquence. Collections of American orations have been numerous and useful, but the copiousness of the material has always proved a source of embarrassment. Where the supply is so abundant, it is exceedingly difficult to make selections on any exact system, and yet impossible to include all that has a fair claim to the distinctive stamp of oratory. The results have been that our collections of public speeches have proved either unsatisfactory or unreasonably voluminous.”

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BN ID: 2940149219506
Publisher: Five Star Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

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