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- McClelland & Stewart 2012; US$ 19.95
On September 13, 2000, Michel Auger was walking away from his car in a parking lot across the street from the offices of Le Journal de Montréal when he was shot in the back six times. Miraculously, although at least one bullet lodged in his spine, no vital organs were damaged. Auger was on his feet again within weeks, and able to resume his normal... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2008; Not Available
Before turning to the criminal life, running a onewoman forgery scam out of an Upper West Side studio shared with her tortoiseshell cat, and dodging the FBI, Lee Israel enjoyed a celebrated reputation as an author. When her writing career suddenly took a turn for the worse, she conceived of the astonishing literary scheme that fooled even many of the... more...
- Free Press 2012; US$ 27.55
In the 1950s, America was a land of overdone roast beef and canned green beans?a gastronomic wasteland. Most restaurants relied on frozen, second-rate ingredients and served bogus ?Continental? cuisine. Authentic French, Italian, and Chinese foods were virtually unknown. There was no such thing as food criticism at the time, and no such thing as a... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 29.99
When Rupert Murdoch called, Prime Ministers and Presidents picked up the phone. David McKnight exposes Murdoch's unflinching use of his media empire to further his political agenda over decades. This is the story behind the hacking scandal that rocked the world and shook the Murdoch empire. more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 84.00
A great publisher, who often set the tone during his active professional years, is now retiring. Over the decades Klaus G. Saur has developed and carried out publishing projects of an extent almost unimaginable to us today. An impressive hoard of authors who accompanied Klaus G. Saur on part of his journey, and were an important part of his... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
Friends, collaborators, and childhood rivals, Briton Hadden and Henry R. Luce were not yet twenty-five when they started Time , the first newsmagazine, at the outset of the Roaring Twenties. By age thirty, they were both millionaires, having laid the foundation for a media empire. But their partnership was explosive and their competition ferocious,... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
A highly personal and moving true story of friend-ship and remembrance from the New York Times bestselling author of Duty and Be True to Your School Growing up in Bexley, Ohio, population 13,000, Bob Greene and his four best friends -- Allen, Chuck, Dan, and Jack -- were inseparable. Of the four, Jack was Bob's very best friend, a bond... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; Not Available
Gossip . It's more than just hearsay. society columns, and supermarket tabloids. It has, like it or not, become a mainstay of American pop culture. In Dish, industry insider Jeannette Walls gives this provocative subject its due, offering a comprehensive, serious exploration of gossip and its social, historical, and political significance. ... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 41.95
Can the Internet regulate itself? Faced with a range of 'harms' and conflicts associated with the new media ? from gambling to pornography ? many governments have resisted the temptation to regulate, opting instead to encourage media providers to develop codes of conduct and technical measures to regulate themselves. Codifying Cyberspace looks... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 32.95
This volume offers a new conceptual framework for exemplification, a coherent theoretical approach based on contemporary psychological models of information processing, and an exhaustive integration of the pertinent research demonstrations. Focus is on the news media, but the influence of fiction and quasi-fiction is also considered. The informational... more...