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Public Speaking and Speechwriting: Selected References

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Publication Date: December 1996

Publisher(s): Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service

Series: 97-26

Topic: Education (Information services and sources)


This bibliography lists books and articles which offer advice on the presentation of a speech and provide materials from which to develop a speech. It includes how-to manuals, examples and critiques of great speeches, and anthologies of quotations and humorous stories for use in speechwriting. The last section is a listing of materials prepared by CRS which might help to prepare the speaker for specific occasions and holidays.

Books listed are selected from the Library of Congress Computerized files and a few articles have been selected from the CRS Public Policy Literature file. Congressional staff may request copies of items listed by calling 5-5700 or FAX (7-6745). Because of limited photocopy resources, please limit items requested to 10. Other users should contact a local public or university library.