Words Like Loaded Pistols

Author : Sam Leith
ISBN : 9780465096688
Genre : Political Science
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In Words Like Loaded Pistols, Sam Leith traces the art of persuasion, beginning in ancient Syracuse and taking us on detours as varied and fascinating as Elizabethan England, Milton's Satanic realm, the Springfield of Abraham Lincoln and the Springfield of Homer Simpson. He explains how language has been used by the great heroes of rhetoric (such as Cicero and Martin Luther King Jr.), as well as some villains (like Adolf Hitler and Richard Nixon.) Words Like Loaded Pistols is a primer to rhetoric's key techniques; you'll find out how to build your own memory-palace; you'll be introduced to the Three Musketeers: Ethos, Pathos and Logos; and you'll learn how to use chiasmus with confidence and occultation without thinking about it. Most importantly of all, you will discover that rhetoric is useful, relevant – and absolutely nothing to be afraid of.
Category: Political Science

Words Like Loaded Pistols

Author : Sam Leith
ISBN : 9780465096688
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 57.32 MB
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In Words Like Loaded Pistols, Sam Leith traces the art of persuasion, beginning in ancient Syracuse and taking us on detours as varied and fascinating as Elizabethan England, Milton's Satanic realm, the Springfield of Abraham Lincoln and the Springfield of Homer Simpson. He explains how language has been used by the great heroes of rhetoric (such as Cicero and Martin Luther King Jr.), as well as some villains (like Adolf Hitler and Richard Nixon.) Words Like Loaded Pistols is a primer to rhetoric's key techniques; you'll find out how to build your own memory-palace; you'll be introduced to the Three Musketeers: Ethos, Pathos and Logos; and you'll learn how to use chiasmus with confidence and occultation without thinking about it. Most importantly of all, you will discover that rhetoric is useful, relevant – and absolutely nothing to be afraid of.
Category: Political Science

Words Like Loaded Pistols

Author : Sam Leith
ISBN : 9780465031054
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 73.7 MB
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Cites rhetoric's ubiquitous presence in virtually all aspects of life, tracing the history of the art of persuasion while revealing how inspirational language has been used by famous individuals.
Category: Political Science

You Talkin To Me

Author : Sam Leith
ISBN : 9781847654250
Genre : Humor
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Rhetoric is what gives words power. It's nothing to be afraid of. It isn't the exclusive preserve of politicians: it's everywhere, from your argument with the insurance company to your plea to the waitress for a table near the window. It convicts criminals (and then frees them on appeal). It causes governments to rise and fall, best men to be shunned by brides, and people to march with steady purpose towards machine guns. In this highly entertaining (and persuasive) book, Sam Leith examines how people have taught, practised and thought about rhetoric from its Attic origins to its twenty-first century apotheosis. Along the way, he tells the stories of its heroes and villains, from Cicero and Erasmus, to Hitler, Obama - and Gyles Brandreth.
Category: Humor

Write To The Point

Author : Sam Leith
ISBN : 9781615194636
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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An entertaining, no-nonsense guide to writing everything, from a pro who knows it all For students of any age struggling to write their essays as well as for anyone needing to polish an application or craft the perfect email, thank-you card, blog post, and more, Write to the Point brings a refreshing, unapologetically easy and fun way to take your writing abilities to the next level. Comprehensive yet conversational in tone, it leaves no stone unturned as editor, journalist, and author Sam Leith teaches you: Key parts of speech and punctuation How to avoid common grammatical errors Rhetorical strategies to bring your prose to life, and more! Drawing insight from great works of literature as well as newspaper articles, tweets, and angry emails, this is the complete guide to learning how to write more clearly, persuasively, and simply better than before.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Write To The Point

Author : Sam Leith
ISBN : 9781782831730
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Writing tends to make people anxious, and with good reason. The first sentence of a job application letter can consign it to the bin. A speech intended to rouse can put a room to sleep. A mistimed tweet can cost you your job. And a letter to a beloved may aim to convey feelings of tenderness but end up making the recipient laugh rather than melt. In this complete guide to persuasive writing, Sam Leith shows how to express yourself fully across any medium, and how to maximise your chances of getting your way in every situation. From work reports to Valentine cards, and from emails of condolence to tweets of complaint, Leith lays bare the secrets to successful communication, eloquence and off- and online etiquette. How do you write a job application, a thank-you card, or an email to your bank manager, to your children's headteacher, to your clients or your boss? How do you prepare a speech to win the argument, get the vote of confidence, or embarrass the bridegroom? Getting these things right - or wrong - can be life-changing. Succinct treatments of the most general principles of style and composition, as well as examinations of specific modes of address (What is a subtweet? How do I write a moving elegy?) are accompanied by concrete and well-illustrated dos and don'ts and examples of wins and fails. Astute, sprightly and illuminating, Write to the Point will give you the skills and confidence you need to get your message across on every occasion.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Intelligence

Author : Joseph J. Romm
ISBN : 1477452222
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book reveals the tricks of the best communicators throughout history.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Politics And Rhetoric

Author : James Martin
ISBN : 9781134592579
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 76.62 MB
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4 Techniques I: discovery and arrangement; The occasions of speech; The issue; The discovery of the argument; Arrangement; Summary; 5 Techniques II: style and delivery; Style; Figures of speech; Delivery; Summary; 6 Rhetorical political analysis; Political science, ideas and interpretation; Rhetorical situations and political strategies; Structure, agency and rhetorical intervention; Analysing rhetoric: a method and an example; Summary; 7 Democracy, rhetoric and the emotions; Deliberative democracy; The affective unconscious: neuroscience and psychoanalysis.
Category: Political Science

Communication Research Methods

Author : Gerianne Merrigan
ISBN : 0199338353
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 56.54 MB
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Ideal for research methods courses covering multiple methodologies, this book is the only text that uses a research-as-argument approach to help students become not only more effective researchers but also more insightful consumers of research. The authors treat communication research comprehensively, discussing a broad range of traditional and contemporary methods and considering ethics in designing, conducting, and reporting research. This is the only book on the market that expertlybalances the interpretive, critical, and discovery paradigms. No other research methods book on the market better reflects actual research practice and provides methodological chocies based not on ideological constraints but rather on the nature of the research question.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines