Eloquence in an Electronic Age: The Transformation of Political Speechmaking

Paperback | April 1, 1995

byKathleen Hall Jamieson

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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.

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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. Ranging from the classical orations of Cicero to the speeches of modern presidents from Truman to Reagan and of poli...

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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 differentia...

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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. Ranging from the classical orations of Cicero to the speeches of modern presidents from Truman to Reagan and of poli...

Kathleen Hall Jamieson is Professor of Communication and Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of several books, including Presidential Debates.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 5.39 × 7.99 × 0.67 inPublished:April 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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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. Ranging from the classical orations of Cicero to the speeches of modern presidents from Truman to Reagan and of political players from Daniel Webster to Mario Cuomo, 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.

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"I'm extremely pleased by the integration of rhetorical theory with practical concerns of providing explanation and advice about political advice."--John McKiernan, University of South Dakota