2019: Week 5 Speaker Books

Week Five :: July 20–27

The Life of the Spoken Word

As consumers, creators and critics, we are experiencing a renaissance of the spoken word. We join together the history and modernity of compelling oratory to explore broader themes of social and intergenerational connectedness and the ways that our speech, our stories, bring us together.

  • The week begins with “This American Life” host and storyteller extraordinaire Ira Glass, in a Saturday evening Amphitheater special.
  • From political rhetoric and civil discourse, to the arts of theater and poetry, to podcasts and stories told around the campfire, what is the power of the spoken word?
  • Throughout the week, as we look to the future of the spoken word, we present ways to use technology to preserve our past, our history, our stories.

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Chautauqua: Rising from the Ashes of the Burned-Over District

We refer often to Chautauqua’s beginnings in 1874 and its history going forward, but little-known is the history that preceded Chautauqua’s founding. The Chautauqua Assembly reflected many movements that had had their genesis in what was called the “Burned-Over District” resulting from the “on fire” religious environment and culture of the early 19th century in Western New York. The Assembly synthesized the religious passion of the age with its own unique contributions to American culture, as did other religious and civic expressions of the region arising out of that epoch. In this week we will revisit that incendiary era, and then meet some other religious and civic entities that have also stood the test of time.

One of Freedom's Finest Hours: Statesmanship and Soldiership in World War II Cover Image
By Dr. Larry P. Arnn (Editor)
$25.00
ISBN: 9780916308575
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Published: Hillsdale College Press - January 1st, 2002

One Man, Two Guvnors (Broadway Edition): U.S. Edition Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781849433846
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Published: Oberon Books - May 8th, 2012

The Sobbing School (National Poetry Series) Cover Image
By Joshua Bennett, Eugene Gloria (Selected by)
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ISBN: 9780143111863
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Published: Penguin Books - September 27th, 2016

Advising the President: Attorney General Robert H. Jackson and Franklin D. Roosevelt Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9780700627080
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Published: University Press of Kansas - October 29th, 2018

Now You're Talking: Human Conversation from the Neanderthals to Artificial Intelligence Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781640090798
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - September 18th, 2018

The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393350586
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 19th, 2015

The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World Cover Image
By Trevor Cox, Jonathan Cowley (Narrated by)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781494551452
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Published: Tantor Audio - April 30th, 2014

Living the Quaker Way: Discover the Hidden Happiness in the Simple Life Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780307955791
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Published: Convergent Books - November 18th, 2014

Blood from the Sky: Miracles and Politics in the Early American Republic (Jeffersonian America) Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780813939582
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Published: University of Virginia Press - February 3rd, 2017

The Gods of Prophetstown: The Battle of Tippecanoe and the Holy War for the American Frontier Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780199765294
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - December 12th, 2011

It's the Soul That's Erotic: An Essay on Adelia Prado Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780996439794
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Published: Orison Books - December 5th, 2017

The Mormon Menace: Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Postbellum South Cover Image
$36.95
ISBN: 9780199740024
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - February 16th, 2011

Pulpit and Nation: Clergymen and the Politics of Revolutionary America (Jeffersonian America) Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780813941929
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Published: University of Virginia Press - May 29th, 2018

Blue Note Preaching in a Post-Soul World: Finding Hope in an Age of Despair Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780664261603
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Published: Westminster John Knox Press - November 24th, 2015

Preach!: The Power and Purpose Behind Our Praise Cover Image
By Otis Moss, III, Andrew Young (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780829819076
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Published: Pilgrim Press - June 1st, 2012

William James and the Art of Popular Statement (Rhetoric & Public Affairs) Cover Image
$42.95
ISBN: 9781611860832
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Published: Michigan State University Press - March 1st, 2013