Gary S. Selby is the Blanche E. Seaver Professor of Communication at Seaver College, Pepperdine University.
This book surprises the reader with discoveries that make its theme
come alive with a renewed appreciation for how rhetorical subjects
are embedded inextricably in the human experience. The writing is
simple, clear, engaging, and often even exciting. Gary Selby helps
us to grasp the power of rhetoric as a lived, experienced
phenomenon. His work draws out King's use of Exodus in a manner
that provides unsuspected depth of meaning and understanding.
Michael Osborn, University of Memphis, Professor Emeritus,
Department of Communication
Selby provides an extended rhetorical analysis of how the Exodus narrative informed the Civil Rights Movement, particularly as the narrative was voiced in the rhetoric of Martin Luther King Jr... Recommended. -- CHOICE