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Medhurst, Martin J.

Overview
Works: 35 works in 154 publications in 1 language and 12,526 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: E176.1, 973.921092
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Most widely held works by Martin J Medhurst
Cold war rhetoric : strategy, metaphor, and ideology by Martin J Medhurst( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cold War Rhetoric is the first book in over twenty years to bring a sustained rhetorical critique to bear on central texts of the Cold War. The rhetorical texts that are the subject of this book include speeches by Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy, the Murrow- McCarthy confrontation on CBS, the speeches and writings of peace advocates, and the recurring theme of unAmericanism as it has been expressed in various media throughout the Cold War years. Each of the authors brings to his texts a particular approach to rhetorical criticism-strategic, metaphorical, or ideological. Ea
Presidential speechwriting : from the New Deal to the Reagan revolution and beyond by Kurt W Ritter( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The reliance of individual presidents on their speechwriters has varied with the rhetorical skill of the officeholder himself, his managerial style, and his personal attitude toward public speaking. The individual chapters here (two by former White House speech-writers) give fascinating insight into the process and development of presidential speechwriting from Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration to Ronald Reagan's. Some contributors, such as Charles Griffin writing on Eisenhower and Moya Ball on Johnson, offer case studies of specific speeches to gain insight into those presidents. Other chapters focus on institutional arrangements and personal relationships, rhetorical themes characterizing an administration, or the relationship between words and policies to shed light on presidential speechwriting." "Medhurst's introduction of ten "myths" in the scholarship on presidential speeches and his summary of the enduring issues in the practice of speechwriting pull together the work of individual contributors. At the same time, his introduction and conclusion transcend particular presidents by providing generalizations on the role of speechwriting in the modern White House."--Jacket
Beyond the rhetorical presidency( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the administrations of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, and American presidency began to undergo many profound changes. Chief among those was a radical evolution in the interaction of the president with the general public. The ten essays of this volume focus on that evolution and offer thought-provoking analyses concerning the role of presidential rhetoric in passing policy, generating support, and promoting public discourse. Beyond the Rhetorical Presidency offers scholars with an interest in speech communication, political science, and history a volume that reexamines the place and significance of presidential rhetoric
Eisenhower's war of words : rhetoric and leadership( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eisenhower's War of Words: Rhetoric and Leadership paints a revisionist portrait of Dwight Eisenhower as a strategic communicator who was highly involved in the series of crises that characterized his administrations. As a consummate cold warrior, Eisenhower understood that words, images, perceptions, and the shaping of attitudes was central to the ongoing battle with the Soviet Union. He used rhetoric - actions and messages intentionally designed to persuade - to achieve many of his goals. To Ike, rhetoric were the central weapon for waging - and winning - the Cold War. Understood as a strategic art of selection, arrangement, nuance, timing, and audience adaptation, rhetoric became, for Eisenhower, the preferred means of conflict resolution. Examining both foreign and domestic crises, Eisenhower's War of Words reveals a chief executive who was always thinking, planning, and looking for the opportune moment to strike. Individual chapters are devoted to the crises concerning Vietnam, McCarthyism, the H-Bomb, massive retaliation, Open Skies, Suez, Sputnik, Little Rock, the U-2 Affair, and the military-industrial complex. Eisenhower's rhetorical leadership saw America through a decade that was anything but tranquil. This book examines one of the primary means by which he accomplished that goal
Dwight D. Eisenhower : strategic communicator by Martin J Medhurst( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical reflections on the Cold War : linking rhetoric and history( Book )

17 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rhetorical presidency of George H.W. Bush( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why rhetoric matters : George Bush in the White House / by Martin J. Medhurst -- George Bush's struggle with the "vision thing" / by Catherine L. Langford -- And the wall came tumbling down : Bush's rhetoric of silence during German reunification / by William Forrest Harlow -- Agency and agent in George Bush's Gulf War rhetoric / by Rachel Martin Harlow -- The new world order : President Bush and the post-Cold War era / by Roy Joseph -- Political truancy : George Bush's claim to the mantle of "education president" / by Holly G. McIntush -- Prudence, procrastination, or politics : George Bush and the Earth Summit of 1992 / by Martín Carcasson -- George Bush and the religious right / by Amy Tilton Jones -- Economically speaking : George Bush and the price of perception / by Wynton C. Hall -- Afterword : evaluating the rhetorical presidency of George Bush / by Martin J. Medhurst
Rhetorical dimensions in media : a critical casebook by Martin J Medhurst( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words of a century : the top 100 American speeches, 1900-1999 by Stephen Lucas( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Boldly breaking the mold of previous anthologies, Words of a Century: The Top 100 American Speeches, 1900-1999 contains the complete-and authentic-texts of the best American speeches of the twentieth century as delivered to their immediate audiences. It features a remarkable array of speakers, from Woodrow Wilson, Clarence Darrow, and Carrie Chapman Catt to Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, and Barbara Jordan. As diverse in type as they are in subject matter, the speeches open a unique window on the twentieth century, and many continue to resonate in our own time. Each is preceded by a headnote with background on the speaker, the occasion, and the impact of the speech. More than 2,000 annotations identify people, events, and textual references that help bring the speeches to life for today's readers. This exceptional anthology is ideal for courses in rhetoric, political communication, and twentieth century American history, as well as for anyone interested in the artistry and impact of the spoken word
Before the rhetorical presidency( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communication & the culture of technology( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landmark essays on American public address( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prospect of presidential rhetoric by James Arnt Aune( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in rhetoric and religion( )

in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rhetoric of nineteenth-century reform( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prospect of presidential rhetoric( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rhetorical history of race relations in the early Pentecostal movement, 1906-1916 by Erik J Hjalmeby( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spring of 1906, a religious awakening, known as the Azusa Street Revival, began at a small prayer meeting in Los Angeles. With its emphasis on an experiential "baptism in the Holy Spirit" and the accompanying phenomenon of "speaking in tongues," this awakening launched the Pentecostal movement, which now claims millions of adherents globally. Besides the emphasis on spirit-inspired utterances, the early stage of this revival was marked by a sense of interracial unity, unprecedented within American Christianity and unique for its time. This rhetorical history documents how this counter-cultural racial integration was nurtured rhetorically in the early revival and how the message of interracial unity was soon eclipsed by other priorities. I argue that the transcendent, spiritualized rhetoric of unity was effective on a local level, but lacked the tools necessary to integrate the movement on a national level in the midst of a segregated culture
The Prospect of Presidential Rhetoric (Presidential Rhetoric Series) by Martin J Medhurst( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supplement to Rhetorical dimensions in media, a critical casebook, second edition( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Purpose, practice, and pedagogy in rhetorical criticism by Jim A Kuypers( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Purpose, Practice, and Pedagogy in Rhetorical Criticism brings together fifteen rhetorical critics who address contemporary issues in criticism by answering three key questions: What is the purpose of rhetorical criticism? How do you practice rhetorical criticism? How do you teach rhetorical criticism? The book serves as both guide and resource in all three areas, presenting personal perspectives from top rhetorical critics
 
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Presidential speechwriting : from the New Deal to the Reagan revolution and beyond
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Presidential speechwriting : from the New Deal to the Reagan revolution and beyondBeyond the rhetorical presidencyDwight D. Eisenhower : strategic communicatorCritical reflections on the Cold War : linking rhetoric and historyThe rhetorical presidency of George H.W. BushWords of a century : the top 100 American speeches, 1900-1999Before the rhetorical presidencyLandmark essays on American public address