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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 speakersIn 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....

Title : Eloquence in an Electronic Age: The Transformation of Political Speechmaking
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ISBN : 9780195063172
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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Eloquence in an Electronic Age: The Transformation of Political Speechmaking Reviews

  • Annie
    2018-11-20 02:54

    Jamieson has some important things to say about rhetoric and technology, and also ultimately about politics. The book is engaging and interesting read, that's worth picking up if you're a student of rhetoric or political science.

  • Terry
    2018-11-05 08:56

    Jamieson examines the influence of the media, predominantly television, on the length, content, structure, and authorship of political speeches. She argues that the public is being deprived of the very information it needs in order to make proper voting decisions.