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- Counterpoint 2009; US$ 29.99
A lively, unexpected, and impeccably researched piece of popular history, The Uncrowned King reveals how an unheralded young newspaperman from San Francisco arrived in New York and created the most successful daily of his time, pushing the medium to an unprecedented level of influence and excitement, and leading observers to wonder if newspapers... more...
- Doubleday Canada 2010; US$ 19.00
Pornography: The force for change that has been written out of the history of world culture. From cave painting to photography to the internet, pornography has always been at the cutting edge in adopting and exploiting new developments in mass communication. And in so doing, it has helped to promote and propel those developments in ways that are rarely... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 43.95
Western Media Systems offers a critical introduction to media systems in North America and Western Europe. The book offers a wide-ranging survey of comparative media analysis addressing the economic, social, political, regulatory and cultural aspects of Western media systems. Jonathan Hardy takes a thematic approach, guiding the reader through... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2009; US$ 19.99
Ever been left spluttering over some fatuous fib trying to pass itself off as information, even as fact? Of course you have. We all have. It's bullshit, and as Laura Penny sees it, we're drowning in the stuff. Your Call Is Important to Us is Penny's brilliant take on the "all-you-can-eat buffet of phoniness" that is our lives today. "We live in an... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 26.00
?True, time is the villain and we are trapped in him. True, love is sometimes not returned. True, friends are sometimes false. But to be aware of this?all of it?and still want to go on living, that is the triumph. It is the reward.? As a young woman and aspiring author, Gail Godwin kept a detailed journal of her hopes and dreams,... more...
- Wings Press 2010; US$ 9.95
Following the life of journalist Bryan Woolley, this lively account paints a colorful and accurate picture of newspaper reporting on the Mexican border 50 years ago. From Woolley?s initiation at the El Paso Times to his smoking cigars with Andres Segovia and his pulling on the pant leg of Louie Armstrong to get an interview, this is the tale of... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 17.99
Mississippi Sissy is the stunning memoir from Kevin Sessums, a celebrity journalist who grew up scaring other children, hiding terrible secrets, pretending to be Arlene Frances and running wild in the South. As he grew up in Forest, Mississippi, befriended by the family maid, Mattie May, he became a young man who turned the word "sissy" on its... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2009; US$ 23.99
"A riveting memoir of years of living dangerously."? Kirkus Reviews For the countless readers who have admired Philip Caputo's classic memoir of Vietnam, A Rumor of War , here is his powerful recounting of his life and adventures, updated with a foreword that assesses the state of the world and the journalist's art. As a journalist, Caputo... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.24
Celebrated sports journalist Robert Lipsyte?the New York Times? longtime lead sports columnist?mines pure gold from his long and very eventful career to bring readers a memoir like no other. An enthralling book, as much about personal relationships and the culture of sports as the athletes and teams themselves, An Accidental Sportswriter interweaves... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 189.85
Although fictional characters have long dominated the reception of literature, films, television programs, comics, and other media products, only recently have they begun to attract their due attention in literary and media theory. The book systematically surveys today´s diverse and at times conflicting theoretical perspectives on fictional... more...