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The Modern Scholar

By: Professor Michael D. C. Drout
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Esteemed professor Michael D. C. Drout brings his expertise in literary studies to the subject of rhetoric. From history-altering political speeches to friendly debates at cocktail parties, rhetoric holds the power to change opinions, spark new thoughts, and ultimately change the world.

The study of rhetoric not only leads to a greater understanding of how personages such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Winston Churchill elevated the power of speech to majestic heights, but also to a stronger proficiency in using rhetoric in anyone's day-to-day life.

Professor Drout examines the types of rhetoric and their effects, the structure of effective arguments, and how subtleties of language can be employed to engage in more successful rhetoric. Drout also ponders the role of rhetoric in our world and the age-old question of whether it is just a tool for convincing people of things that aren't true, or whether it is indeed a force for good that will ultimately lead to truth.

©2006 Michael D.C. Drout (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC

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Engaging, informative and well worth the listen.

About 10 years ago I came across Michael D.C. Drout and his history of SF. It was excellent and really engaging. I wanted to listen to it again but realised that I had lost the audiobook. When I found it was on Audible i Immediately signed up and bought the book. But then I saw that Professor Drout had other courses in the modern scholar series. Well, I am working my way through them and have found the Way With Words series to be excellent. Really great and worth your time.

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