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- Little, Brown and Company 2007; US$ 9.99
The greatest interviews with the greatest rock stars, movie stars, and cultural icons--uncensored and unfiltered--are published together in one remarkable volume in celebration of "Rolling Stones" 40th anniversary. more...
- Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 13.99
The ultimate biography of National Lampoon and its cofounder Doug Kenney, this book offers the first complete history of the immensely popular magazine and its brilliant and eccentric characters. With wonderful stories of the comedy scene in New York City in the 1970s and National Lampoon ?s place at the center of it, this chronicle shares how... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 35.00
By examining the changing ways in which Reader?s Digest has explained America and its relation to the world, Sharp exposes the links that the magazine has forged between the individual reader and the destiny of the United States, particularly as this relates to the Soviet Union, the Cold War enemy whose character the Digest is often credited with helping... more...
- SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 58.00
This book provides a practical and richly informative introduction to feature writing and the broader context in which features journalists operate. As well as covering the key elements and distinctive features that constitute good feature writing, Feature Writing: A Practical Introduction also offers a rich resource of real life examples, case... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2007; US$ 24.95
For over 1500 years books have weathered numerous cultural changes remarkably unaltered. Through wars, radio, TV, computer games and fluctuating literacy rates, the book has, somewhat bizarrely, remained the more robust and culturally relevant way to communicate ideas. Now, for the first time since the Middle Ages, all that is about to change. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00
This volume takes a critical discourse approach to the ways women's magazines contribute to the social construction of particular kinds of female body - as ideal, beautiful, ugly, overweight or engineered. Looking at the language used, it provides an insight into the experience of the female reader, and the likely impact upon her self-image. more...
- ECW Press 2007; US$ 10.95
The media phenomenon that is Harry Potter?from the 1997 U.K. publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher?s Stone to the upcoming theatrical release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ?is expertly chronicled in this extraordinary look at how the magical world has unfolded in the past 10 years. Arranged chronologically and broken down... more...
- ECW Press 2007; US$ 11.95
Based on rigorous research, hard-hitting interviews, and original documents, this biography stands out as the most complete examination of Conrad Black, builder of the world's third-largest media empire, the Telegraph Group. Author George Tombs not only worked in Black's empire, but maintained steady communication with him over the years as a journalist,... more...
- Liverpool University Press 2007; US$ 75.00
This third volume in Mike Ashleys four-volume study of the science-fiction magazines focuses on the turbulent years of the 1970s, when the United States emerged from the Vietnam War into an economic crisis. It saw the end of the Apollo moon programme and the start of the ecology movement. This proved to be one of the most complicated periods... more...
- Liverpool University Press 2007; US$ 39.00
Obelisk: A History of Jack Kahane and the Obelisk Press tells the story of one of the twentieth centurys most extraordinary publishing enterprises. Censor-baiting and provocative, a publisher of dirty books as well as those of the literary elite, Jack Kahanes Obelisk Press was the first publisher of the early work of Henry Miller,... more...