Battle Exhortation: The Rhetoric of Combat Leadership by Keith Yellin,Thomas W. Benson

By Keith Yellin,Thomas W. Benson

during this groundbreaking exam of the symbolic innovations used to arrange troops for drawing close strive against, Keith Yellin deals an interdisciplinary check out the rhetorical discourse that has performed a sought after position in war, heritage, and pop culture from antiquity to the current day. conflict Exhortation specializes in the most familiar different types of motivational communique, the encouraging speech of army commanders, to provide a realistic and scholarly assessment 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 also be attracted to how audiences are socialized to acknowledge and count on this sort of communique that precedes tricky staff efforts. To account for this measurement he probes examples as diversified as Shakespeare's Henry V, George C. Scott's portrayal of common George S. Patton, and staff sports.

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