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Rhetoric

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  • A Rulebook for Argumentsby Anthony Weston

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2008; US$ 8.95

    A Rulebook for Arguments is a succinct introduction to the art of writing and assessing arguments, organized around specific rules, each illustrated and explained soundly but briefly. This widely popular primer?translated into eight languages?remains the first choice in all disciplines for writers who seek straightforward guidance about how to assess... more...

  • Thank You for Arguingby Jay Heinrichs

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    Thank You for Arguing is your master class in the art of persuasion, taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill. The time-tested secrets the book discloses include Cicero?s three-step strategy for moving an audience to action—as well as Honest Abe?s Shameless Trick of lowering an audience?s expectations by pretending to be... 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...

  • Verbal Judo, Second Editionby PhD George J. Thompson

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    "When you react, the event controls you. When you respond, you're in control." Verbal Judo is the classic guide to the martial art of the mind and mouth that can help you defuse confrontations and generate cooperation, whether you're talking to a boss, a spouse, or even a teenager. For more than a generation, Dr. George J. Thompson's essential... more...

  • Writing the Mind Aliveby Linda Trichter Phd Metcalf

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95

    Discover the revolutionary writing practice that can transform your life! In 1976, Linda Trichter Metcalf, then a university English professor, sat down with pen and paper and intuitively started a self-guided writing practice that helped to bring herself into focus and clarify her life as never before. She and a colleague, Tobin Simon, introduced... more...

  • A Workbook for Argumentsby David Morrow; Anthony Weston

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 22.95

    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...

  • Discourse and Democracyby Michael Farrelly

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    In this new study, Farrelly gives a critical examination of democracy as it is conceived and practiced in contemporary advanced liberal nations.† The received wisdom on democracy is probelmatized through a close analysis of discourse in combination with critical theories of democracy and of the State.†The central theme of the book is the paradox of... 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...