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  • The Making of a Writer, Volume 2by Gail Godwin; Rob Neufeld

    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...

  • The Wonderful Roomby Bryan Woolley

    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...

  • Mississippi Sissyby Kevin Sessums

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 12.75

    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...

  • Means of Escapeby Philip Caputo

    Henry Holt and Co. 2009; US$ 7.39

    "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...

  • An Accidental Sportswriterby Robert Lipsyte

    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...

  • Angry Buzz, Theby Patricia Holland

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 54.00

    Current affairs television in the UK, in more than half a century of programmes, has set out to tell us something we didn't know, treating its audience as citizens with the right to demand that 'something must be done'. Over their 36 year history, This Week and its replacement TVEye helped to mark out that democratic project. This is the story of This... more...

  • Characters in Fictional Worldsby Jens Eder; Fotis Jannidis; Ralf Schneider

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 185.03

    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...

  • Democratic Deficitby Pippa Norris

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    This book examines the reasons behind the democratic deficit and analyzes the consequences for active citizenship, for governance and, ultimately, for democratization. more...

  • Web 2.0by Sam Han

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 25.95

    Web 2.0 is a highly accessible introductory text examining all the crucial discussions and issues which surround the changing nature of the World Wide Web. It not only contextualises the Web 2.0 within the history of the Web, but also goes on to explore its position within the broader dispositif of emerging media technologies. The book uncovers... more...

  • Never the Hope Itselfby Gerry Hadden

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.24

    A former NPR correspondent takes you into his own ghost-filled life as he reports on a region in turmoil. Gerry Hadden was training to become a Buddhist monk when opportunity came knocking: the offer of a dream job as NPR?s correspondent for Latin America. Arriving in Mexico in 2000 during the nation?s first democratic transition of power, he witnesses... more...