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  • Lend Me Your Ears

    Great Speeches in History

    From a Pulitzer Prize–winning author, this collection of speeches is “the most valuable kind of book, the kind that benefits mind and heart” (Peggy Noonan).This third edition of the bestselling collection of classic and modern oratory offers numerous examples of the greatest speeches ever delivered—from the ancient world to the modern. Speeches in Lend Me Your Ears span a broad stretch of history, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Word Wise

    Say What You Mean, Deepen Your Connections, and Get to the Point

    by Will Jelbert ...
    Supercharge your speech to get what you want out of every conversation with this fun and practical guide to verbal vividness.An eye-opening guide on how we talk and write to one another, Word Wise explores 400+ of the most common cases of word trash (filler words, hyperbole, and abstractions) and word power (verbs of action, ear candy, onomatopoeia). Examining social media, the language of Donald ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • Rhetorical Listening in Action

    A Concept-Tactic Approach

    series Studies in Rhetorics and Feminisms
    RHETORICAL LISTENING IN ACTION: A CONCEPT-TACTIC APPROACH aims to cultivate writers who can listen across differences in preparation for thinking critically, communicating, and acting across those differences. Krista Ratcliffe and Kyle Jensen offer a rhetorical education centered on rhetorical listening as it inflects other rhetorical concepts, such as agency, rhetorical situation, identification, ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Spoken Emirati Phrasebook كتيب الرمسة الإماراتية

    In this phrasebook, you will find here about 1500 words and phrases for Emirati dialect.We have collected the most common Emirati words translated to English language.It includes transliteration to help you pronounce the words correctly.Knowing more of those essential words and phrases will help you engage with Emirati community and give you more insights about Emirati dialect and culture.This ... Read more

    $5.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Sorry About That

    The Language of Public Apology

    People do bad things. They misspeak, mislead, and misbehave. They lie, cheat, steal, and kill. Often, afterward, they apologize. But what makes a successful apology? Why does Joe Biden's 2007 apology for referring to Barack Obama as "articulate and bright" succeed, whereas Mel Gibson's 2006 apology for his anti-Semitic tirade fails? Naturally, the effectiveness of an apology depends on the ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Talking Baby

    Helping your child discover language

    In this fascinating and informative book, Margaret Maclagan and Anne Buckley—two specialists in children's language development—explain the subtle and extraordinary process in which children learn to talk and the very important role that parents and grandparents can play. Combining a comprehensive understanding of speech development with fascinating scientific facts—did you know that babies cry ... Read more

    $5.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • French Short Stories for Beginners: Over 100 Conversational Dialogues & Daily Used Phrases to Learn French. Have Fun & Grow Your Vocabulary with French Language Learning Lessons!

    Learning French, #1

    Book 1 - Learning French
    MASTER THE ART OF FRENCH CONVERSATIONS AND IMPROVE YOUR VOCABULARY SKILLS WITH THIS REVOLUTIONARY TOOL!Would you love to learn French in order to develop international friendships, as well as to communicate via the Internet?Do you have an upcoming trip to a French-speaking country and want to fully immerse yourself in the experience?Or do you live in a French-speaking country and want to become ... Read more

    $3.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Awful Archives

    Conspiracy Theory, Rhetoric, and Acts of Evidence

    by Jenny Rice ...
    How does evidence happen? And when evidence happens badly, how can we find a fitting response to those making extraordinary claims? These are the questions driving Jenny Rice’s groundbreaking study into the life of evidence as she seeks to uncover why traditional modes of argument often fail in the face of claims that rely on bad evidence. The chapters make a deep dive into the nature and ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • Watching My Language:

    Adventures in the Word Trade

    America's most entertaining language maven is back with more words to live by in his latest exploration of hot catchphrases, syntactical controversies, and other matters of national linguistic importance.Before you scratch that seven-year-itch, you might want to know where it came from. And before someone blurts, "You just don't get it," perhaps you should consult the Pulitzer Prize winning ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Ella Baker's Catalytic Leadership

    A Primer on Community Engagement and Communication for Social Justice

    Book 2 - Communication for Social Justice Activism
    Ella Baker (1903–1986) was an influential African American civil rights and human rights activist. For five decades, she worked behind the scenes with people in vulnerable communities to catalyze social justice leadership. Her steadfast belief in the power of ordinary people to create change continues to inspire social justice activists around the world. This book describes a case study that ... Read more

    $28.99 USD

  • Handbook for Science Public Information Officers

    series Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing
    Whether sharing a spectacular shot from a deep-space probe, announcing a development in genetic engineering, or crafting an easy-to-reference list of cancer risk factors, science public information officers, or PIOs, serve as scientific liaisons, connecting academic, nonprofit, government, and other research organizations with the public. And as traditional media outlets cut back on their science ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • How to Tell a Story

    The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling from The Moth

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The definitive guide to telling an unforgettable story in any setting, drawing on twenty-five years of experience from the storytelling experts at The Moth“From toasts to eulogies, from job interviews to social events, this book will help you with ideas, structure, delivery and more.”—CNNLONGLISTED FOR THE PORCHLIGHT BUSINESS BOOK AWARDOver the past twenty-five years, ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Kenneth Burke + The Posthuman

    series RSA Series in Transdisciplinary Rhetoric
    While rhetoric as a discipline is firmly planted in humanism and anthropology, posthumanism seeks to leave the human behind. This highly original examination of Kenneth Burke’s thought grapples with these ostensibly contradictory concepts as opportunities for invention, revision, and, importantly, transdisciplinary knowledge making.Rather than simply mapping posthumanist rhetorics onto Burke’s ... Read more

    $27.99 USD

  • The Tempest

    The 30-Minute Shakespeare

    series The 30-Minute Shakespeare
    Nick Newlin has broad experience marketing the Nicolo Whimsey Show to high school and library systems, and will incorporate The Thirty Minute Shakespeare into the Nicolo Whimsey website, mailings, school fairs, etc. We have purchased and successfully used theater mailing lists from MDR in the past, and will purchase new MDR lists aimed at the target users of The Thirty Minute Shakespeare for the ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Lynching

    Violence, Rhetoric, and American Identity

    by Ersula J. Ore ...
    series Race, Rhetoric, and Media Series
    Winner of the 2020 Rhetoric Society of America Book AwardWhile victims of antebellum lynchings were typically white men, postbellum lynchings became more frequent and more intense, with the victims more often black. After Reconstruction, lynchings exhibited and embodied links between violent collective action, American civic identity, and the making of the nation.Ersula J. Ore investigates ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • Politics, Lies and Conspiracy Theories

    A Cognitive Linguistic Perspective

    by Marcel Danesi ...
    Politics, Lies and Conspiracy Theories: A Cognitive Linguistic Perspective shows how language influences mechanisms of cognition, perception, and belief, and by extension its power to manipulate thoughts and beliefs.This exciting and original work is the first to apply cognitive linguistics to the analysis of political lies and conspiracy theories, both of which have flourished in the internet age ... Read more

    $48.99 USD

  • The World Is Waiting for You

    Graduation Speeches to Live By from Activists, Writers, and Visionaries

    Edited by Tara Grove, Isabel Ostrer ...
    Inspiring commencement speeches from Wynton Marsalis, Toni Morrison, Gloria Steinem, and others: “The perfect gift for grads-to-be” (O, The Oprah Magazine).“The voices of conformity speak so loudly. Don’t listen to them,” acclaimed author and award-winning journalist Anna Quindlen cautioned graduates of Grinnell College. Jazz virtuoso and educator Wynton Marsalis advised new Connecticut College ... Read more

    $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln

    21 Powerful Secrets of History's Greatest Speakers

    Turn any presentation into a landmark occasion“I love this book. I’ve followed Humes's lessons for years, and he combines them all into one compact, hard-hitting resource. Get this book on your desk now.”—Chris Matthews, HardballEver wish you could captivate your boardroom with the opening line of your presentation, like Winston Churchill in his most memorable speeches? Or want to command ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The World's Great Sermons

    Volume VI—H. W. Beecher to Punshon

    Book 6 - The World's Great Sermons
    The aim in preparing this work has been to bring together the best examples of the products of the pulpit through the Christian centuries, and to present these masterpieces in attractive and convenient form. It is believed that they will be found valuable as instruction to ministers of to-day. They should also be helpful to others who, tho not preachers, yet seek reading of this kind for the ... Read more

    $0.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Ecologies of Harm

    Rhetorics of Violence in the United States

    by Megan Eatman ...
    series New Directions in Rhetoric and Materiality
    A Choice Reviews highly recommended titleEcologies of Harm: Rhetorics of Violence in the United States examines violent spectacles and their quotidian manifestations in order to better understand violence’s cultural work and persistence. Starting with the supposition that violence is communicative andmeant to “send a message”—be it to deter, to scare, or to threaten—Megan Eatman goes one step ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • Penn Statements, Vol. 40

    Student Compositions from the Program in Writing and Rhetoric

    Edited by Alex Sibo, Tyler Arsuaga ...
    Penn Statements is a reader of student essays and compositions from courses offered through Penn State's Program in Writing and Rhetoric. All essays are submitted by students and are used as examples of student writers engaging with rhetorical principles. ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • El método H.A.B.L.A

    Imagen verbal en 5 sencillos pasos

    by Alvaro Gordoa ...
    Aprende a comunicarte con los demás de manera asertiva y alcanza el éxito en tu vida.El Método H.A.B.L.A. te permitirá capacitarte directamente con el principal maestro y especialista en el tema de la Imagen Verbal ®.Hablar lo hace cualquiera. Penetrar en la mente del otro, necesita de un método. En este libro encontrarás un sencillo y divertido camino a seguir, con todas las claves para hablar en ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • How to win friend and influence people

    by Dale carnegie ...
    For more than sixty years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this book has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives.Now this previously revised and updated bestseller is available in trade paperback for the first time to help you achieve your maximum potential throughout the next century! Learn:* Three fundamental techniques in ... Read more

    $2.75 USD

  • The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition

    'The Elements of Style' (1918), by William Strunk, Jr., is an American English writing style guide. It is the best-known, most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required reading and usage in U.S. high school and university composition classes. This edition of 'The Elements of Style' details eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of ... Read more

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