|Cover of Across the House|
If you are looking for a last minute Christmas guift for the debater in your life then why not try Ian Lising's book Across the House. The book deals with "the Art and Science of the World Universities Debating Championships". It contains chapters on each element of debating from your style and argument to the different roles in a debate.
Ian is a former Chair of World's Council. He was also a debater, organiser and judge at many many Worlds. He has also coached the University of LaVerne to prominance at Worlds including one team in the grand final. There is no greater expert on the style of debating found at the World Universities Debating Championships than Ian.
I also see that the book is now available on Amazon. That should save a little as the international shipping costs from the publisher were extremely high when I purchased the book a few months ago.
Across the House: The Art and Science of World Universities Championship Debating
Other gifts to consider include:
Pros and Cons : A Debater's Handbook
THE GREAT DEBATERS (2007)
Pocket World in Figures 2011