Books That Inspire 2008


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The Rhetoric of History
Savoie Lottinville


The author, then director of the University of Oklahoma Press, sought to help the person committed to history to become an effective writer. Savoie filled a need. He views history as “shared discovery.” He points out that scholars unable to attract readers failed no less than those who write bad history. More than four decades of experience convinced him that writing should be “practiced as a discipline.” Aimed for trained historians, this book contains practical advice amid philosophical concepts. This book helped me.


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David Dary
Professor Emeritus
Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication