This is the first book-length study of Helen Keller's public speaking. It contains rhetorical analysis about how a person who was sightless but seen, deaf but heard learned to communicate, and how she gave public speeches for nearly 80 years inspiring others with her vision for a better tomorrow. The analysis, texts of various speeches on a broad range of subjects, a chrology of her speeches, and bibliography will be helpful to students and teachers of speech and all those interested in Helen Keller.
LOIS J. EINHORN, Associate Professor Rhetoric at Binghamton University, has written at length on public address and rhetorical theory and criticism. She is the author of Abraham Lincoln, The Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Greenwood, 1992) and is co-author of Effective Employment Interviewing: Unlocking Human Potential (1982).