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Rhetoric

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  • Rewritingby Joseph Harris

    Utah State University Press 2007; US$ 19.00

    "Like all writers, intellectuals need to say something new and say it well. But unlike many other writers, what intellectuals have to say is bound up with the books we are reading . . . and the ideas of the people we are talking with." What are the moves that an academic writer makes? How does writing as an intellectual change the way we work from... more...

  • The Nuts and Bolts of College Writingby Michael Harvey

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 7.50

    Engagingly written and illustrated with scores of telling examples, this plainspoken how-to book for college writers identifies those qualities that most typically distinguish good writing from bad and provides practical measures for avoiding pitfalls. more...

  • The Craft of Research, Third Editionby Wayne C. Booth; Gregory G. Colomb; Joseph M. Williams

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 17.00

    With more than 400,000 copies now in print, The Craft of Research is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices.   Seasoned researchers and educators Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams present an updated third edition of their classic... more...

  • A Workbook for Argumentsby David Morrow; Anthony Weston

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 21.95

    This book builds on Anthony Weston's "Rulebook for Arguments" to offer a complete textbook for a course in critical thinking or informal logic. The workbook contains the entire text of the fourth edition of the "Rulebook", while supplementing this core text with extensive further explanations and exercises: homework exercises adapted from a wide range... more...

  • Scottish Philosophy of Rhetoricby Rosaleen Keefe

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 17.99

    The popular and successful rhetorical textbooks produced by the 18th century Scottish philosophical tradition, such as George Campbell's The Philosophy of Rhetoric (1776), Hugh Blair's Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres (1783), and Alexander Bain's English Composition and Rhetoric (1877) have been widely accorded a role in the trajectories... more...

  • Speak Up with Confidenceby Jack Valenti

    Hyperion 2009; US$ 9.99

    Public speaking is one of the most intimidating and important aspects of many jobs. As a one-time speechwriter for President Johnson, and in his position as president of the Motion Picture Association of America, Jack Valenti wrote and delivered speeches in all kinds of settings. Originally published in 1982,  Speak Up with Confidence  is... more...

  • Speak Up with Confidenceby Jack Valenti

    Hyperion 2009; US$ 9.99

    Public speaking is one of the most intimidating and important aspects of many jobs. As a one-time speechwriter for President Johnson, and in his current position as president of the Motion Picture Association of America, Jack Valenti has written and delivered speeches in all kinds of settings. Originally published in 1982, Speak Up with Confidence... more...

  • Registerby Gert Ueding

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 252.00

    The Historical Dictionary of Rhetoric is the only comprehensive academic reference work in the field and a key source of information for researchers, students, and practitioners. The index volume has been newly edited to accompany the entire work and includes a comprehensive subject index and foreign-language subsections. more...

  • Sorry About Thatby Edwin L. Battistella

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 16.99

    People do bad things. They misspeak, mislead, and misbehave. They lie, cheat, steal, and kill. Often, afterward, they apologize. But what makes a successful apology? Why does Joe Biden's 2007 apology for referring to Barack Obama as "articulate and bright" succeed, whereas Mel Gibson's 2006 apology for his anti-Semitic tirade fails?... more...

  • Sin and Syntaxby Constance Hale

    Crown Publishing Group 2001; US$ 14.95

    Today?s writers need more spunk than Strunk: whether it's the Great American e-mail, Madison Avenue advertising, or Grammy Award-winning rap lyrics, memorable writing must jump off the page. Copy veteran Constance Hale is on a mission to make creative communication, both the lyrical and the unlawful, an option for everyone. With its crisp, witty tone,... more...