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Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us about the Art of Persuasion

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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 unpolished. But it's also replete with contemporary techniques such as politicians' use of "code" language to appeal to specific groups and an eye-opening assortment of popular-culture dodges, including:

The Eddie Haskell Ploy

Eminem's Rules of Decorum

The Belushi Paradigm

Stalin's Timing Secret

The Yoda Technique

Whether you're an inveterate lover of language books or just want to win a lot more anger-free arguments on the page, at the podium, or over a beer, Thank You for Arguing is for you. Written by one of today's most popular online language mavens, it's warm, witty, erudite, and truly enlightening. It not only teaches you how to recognize a paralipsis and a chiasmus when you hear them, but also how to wield such handy and persuasive weapons the next time you really, really want to get your own way.

Synopsis:

The principles of rhetoric are as vital as ever, as discussed in this book that shows what Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson reveal about the art of persuasion.

About the Author

David Drummond has made his living as an actor for over twenty-five years, appearing on stages large and small throughout the country and in Seattle, Washington, his hometown. He has narrated over thirty audiobooks for Tantor, in genres ranging from current political commentary to historical nonfiction, from fantasy to military, and from thrillers to humor. He received an AudioFile Earphones Award for his first audiobook, Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay. When not narrating, David keeps busy writing plays and stories for children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781452637655
Author:
Heinrichs, Jay
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Author:
Drummond, David
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Reference-Rhetoric
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.4 x 6.7 x 0.9 in 0.8 lb

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
History and Social Science » Politics » General
Reference » Rhetoric
Reference » Words Phrases and Language

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