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- 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...
- 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...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2014; US$ 11.99
Homo sapiens have been speaking for hundreds of years?and yet basic communication still stymies us. We freeze up in elevators, on dates, at parties, under Dumpsters. We stagger through our exchanges merely hoping not to crash, never considering that we might soar. We go home sweaty and eat a birthday cake in the shower. But no more. With What to... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99
A Parthian shot from one of the most important figures in post-war British fiction, The King's English is the late Kingsley Amis's last word on the state of the language. More frolicsome than Fowler's Modern Usage, lighter than the Oxford English Dictionary , and brimming with the strong opinions and razor-sharp wit that made Amis so popular--and... more...