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By Keith Yellin,Thomas W. Benson

ISBN-10: 1570037353

ISBN-13: 9781570037351

ISBN-10: 1611170540

ISBN-13: 9781611170542

during this groundbreaking exam of the symbolic options used to organize troops for impending wrestle, Keith Yellin bargains an interdisciplinary look at the rhetorical discourse that has performed a widespread position in war, background, and pop culture from antiquity to the current day. conflict Exhortation makes a speciality of the most standard different types of motivational communique, the encouraging speech of army commanders, to supply a practical and scholarly overview of ways persuasion contributes to strive against management and army morale.

In illustrating his subject's conventions, Yellin attracts from the Bible, classical Greece and Rome, Spanish conquistadors, and American army forces. Yellin can be attracted to how audiences are socialized to acknowledge and expect this sort of verbal exchange that precedes tricky staff efforts. To account for this size he probes examples as various as Shakespeare's Henry V, George C. Scott's portrayal of normal George S. Patton, and staff sports.

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