Fighting Words

How George W. Bush's Leadership and Speaking Countered Opposition and Confronted Terrorism

By LeRoy L. Lane

Fighting Words

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  • ISBN: 9781597522304
  • Pages: 248
  • Publication Date: 6/3/2005
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40
Web Price: $22.40

Fighting Words

How George W. Bush's Leadership and Speaking Countered Opposition and Confronted Terrorism

By LeRoy L. Lane

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781597522304
  • Pages: 248
  • Publication Date: 6/3/2005
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40

About-

In Fighting Words, an interesting and provocative picture of George W. Bush emerges, very
different from the one often presented in the press. Drawing on extensive research, the author
brings together the man of faith, the astute political leader, and the persuasive speaker. His
treatment credits the President with positive attributes and domestic and international accom-
plishments.

The book takes the view that what we know about President Bush generally comes through the
speeches that we hear him give, beginning with his spontaneous, incisive remarks at Ground Zero.

By focusing on truth as a vital sign of viable political rhetoric, and giving a formula for producing
effective persuasive speeches, the author provides standards with which to appraise political
leaders' rhetoric.

An analysis of George W's credibility as a leader uses the researched traits of competent, forward-
looking, inspiring, and honest. His intelligence is appraised on the basis of multiple intelligences
theory.

Highlighting George W's transformation into an effective persuasive speaker are discussions of
his two distinct verbal styles; his rhetorical asset of humor; his dominant themes of value; and
his speech delivery.

Contributors-

LeRoy L. Lane

Bio(s)-

LeRoy Lane is the author of 'By All Means Communicate'. He wrote the pioneering article on biological rhythms and communicative behavior. He headed communication departments at Columbia Basin Community College, George Fox University, and Northwest Christian College, where he is professor emeritus of communication and management. He earned his MA in speech education at Willamette University, where he received the Phi Delta Kappa award as "Outstanding Student in Teacher Education." He holds a PhD in communication and rhetoric from the University of Oregon; while there, he was selected to present a paper to the Doctoral Honors Seminar in Communication Theory at Michigan State University. At the University of Washington he studied history, journalism, linguistics, and classical rhetoric. He has taught persuasion, public speaking, nonverbal communication, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, argumentation, and logic. Dr. Lane is listed in 'Who's Who Among America's Teachers'.

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