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Winning Arguments

What Works and Doesn't Work in Politics, the Bedroom, the Courtroom, and the Classroom

by Stanley Fish

On Sale: 07/04/2017

Price: $14.99

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Winning Arguments

What Works and Doesn't Work in Politics, the Bedroom, the Courtroom, and the Classroom

by Stanley Fish

On Sale: 07/04/2017

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Price: $14.99

About the Book

This lively and accessible guide to understanding rhetoric by the world class English and Law professor touches on hot-button issues to reveal how successful argument can be used to win over popular opinion.

For students, Winning Arguments is a fun read and a powerful tool that will stay with them long after they finish the book.  For, as Stanley Fish writes, "argument is unavoidable, argument is interminable, argument is all we have."

Critical Praise

Compelling...The points [Fish] presents are philosophical, metaphysical, even ontological. - Kirkus

“Timely… readers will find this latest work simultaneously challenging and accessible.” - Library Journal

“A guided tour through some of the most beautiful, arresting sentences in the English language.” - Slate on HOW TO WRITE A SENTENCE

“Both deeper and more democratic than The Elements of Style.” - Financial Times on HOW TO WRITE A SENTENCE

“[Fish] shares his connoisseurship of the elegant sentence.” - New Yorker on HOW TO WRITE A SENTENCE

How to Write a Sentence is a must read for aspiring writers and anyone who wants to deepen their appreciation of literature. If extraordinary sentences are like sports plays, Fish is the Vin Scully of great writing.” - Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein, authors of They Say/I Say

An important book for any lawyer, scholar, or pundit-not to mention any spouse who has tried to walk back fractious words-Fish’s shrewd work can help everyone better understand the power of effective communication in everyday life. - Publishers Weekly

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062226679
  • ISBN 10: 0062226673
  • Imprint: Harper Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 07/04/2017
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.505 in (d)
  • Pages: 224
  • List Price: $14.99
  • BISAC1: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Rhetoric
  • BISAC2: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
  • BISAC3: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies