Hat trick

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William Jennings Bryan is probably best remembered today for two rhetorical transactions: his The Cross of Gold acceptance speech, delivered at the 1896 Democratic national convention in Chicago, and his exchanges with Clarence Darrow in the 1925 Scopes Trial in Tennessee. But, as Donald Springen illustrates in this volume, Bryan's speaking brilliance went far beyond these two noted orations, flavoring his own two presidential campaigns, his tenure as Secretary of State, and the second campaign of Woodrow Wilson. This work examines the oratory skills of William Jennings Bryan, tracing and critically analyzing his development as a speaker, and providing the texts of important addresses that spanned much of his career.

The first section offers a narrative and critical history of Bryan's oratory. Separate chapters chart his background and development up to the 1896 Cross of Gold address, and the speechmaking that revolved around his presidential campaigns in 1900 and 1908. His years as Wilson's Secretary of State are carefully analyzed; in particular the strong stand he took against entering World War I. A chapter on reforms, reactionaries, and the Ku Klux Klan displays Bryan's dualistic way of thinking, while his speaking on the Chautauqua circuit shows him to be a true articulator of small-town American thinking. A final chapter on the Scopes Trial analyzes his rhetorical battle with Darrow, and Bryan's mistake in allowing himself to be cross-examined. Section two offers the texts of a number of Bryan's significant speeches, including The Cross of Gold, Lincoln as an Orator, and Democracy's Deeds and Duty. A chronology of speeches and a selected bibliography conclude the work. This study will be a useful tool for students of history, political science, and political communications, as well as anyone interested in effective and persuasive speaking. College, university, and public libraries will also consider it a valuable addition to their collections.

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Grouping Title hat trick
Grouping Author christopher matt
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-08 04:47:59AM
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auth_author2 Vasconcellos, Daniel,
author Christopher, Matt, 1917-1997
author2-role Vasconcellos, Daniel,ill.
author_display Christopher, Matt
display_description When his older brother gets his picture in the paper for scoring three goals in a soccer game, Stookie tries to emulate his feat.
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isbn 9780316105859, 9780316106696
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record_details ils:a165624|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Little, Brown,|2000.|50 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
series Soccer Cats
series_with_volume Soccer Cats|4
subject_facet Brothers -- Juvenile fiction, Soccer -- Fiction, Teamwork (Sports) -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Hat trick
title_full Hat trick / by Matt Christopher ; illustrated by Daniel Vasconcellos
title_short Hat trick
topic_facet Brothers, Soccer, Teamwork (Sports)