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  • Journalismby Jason R. Detrani

    Apple Academic Press 2016; US$ 129.95

    Journalism: Theory and Practice presents a short history of journalism and focuses on the many important issues facing the media today, including bridging the divide between science and journalism, war reporting, media coverage of natural disasters, the current difficulties facing U.S. newspapers, and more. The book also includes a history of and... more...

  • Cussing Dixie, Loving Dixieby H. Brandt Ayers; Carol Nunnelley

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    Cussing Dixie, Loving Dixie: Fifty Years of Commentary by H. Brandt Ayers collects in one volume the essential writing of the legendary publisher and editor of the Anniston Star .   The decades-long ribbon of prose that spilled from Ayers?s pen captured the epochal milestones of our times, such as the 1965 March on Washington, the civil rights... more...

  • On the Origin of Superheroesby Chris Gavaler

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 18.00

    Most readers think that superheroes began with Superman?s appearance in Action Comics No. 1, but that Kryptonian rocket didn?t just drop out of the sky. By the time Superman?s creators were born, the superhero?s most defining elements?secret identities, aliases, disguises, signature symbols, traumatic origin stories, extraordinary powers, self-sacrificing... more...

  • The Venice Mythby David Barnes

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Venice holds a unique place in literary and cultural history. Barnes looks at the themes of war, occupation, resistance and fascism to see how the political background has affected the literary works that have come out of this great city. He focuses on key British and American writers, including Byron, Ruskin, Pound and Eliot. more...

  • Venice and the Cultural Imaginationby Michael O'Neill; Mark Sandy; Sarah Wootton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    In the era of the Grand Tour, Venice was the cultural jewel in the crown of Europe and the epitome of decadence. This edited collection of eleven essays draws on a range of disciplines and approaches to ask how Venice?s appeal has affected Western culture since 1800. more...

  • Dying to be Englishby Kelly McGuire

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This study examines the presentation of suicide within the genre of the eighteenth-century novel. Referencing several key writers of the period, McGuire demonstrates that their work inscribes a nationalist imperative to frame suicide as self-sacrifice. more...

  • Credibility in Elizabethan and Early Stuart Military Newsby David Randall

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Elizabethan and early Stuart England saw the prevailing medium for transmitting military news shift from public ritual, through private letters, to public newspapers. This study is based on an examination of hundreds of manuscript news letters, printed pamphlets and corantos, and news diaries which are in holdings in the US and the UK. more...

  • Transoceanic Radical: William Duaneby Nigel Little

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    William Duane is most famous as the editor of "The Aurora", the Philadelphia-based paper which vigorously supported Thomas Jefferson in his 1800 presidential election campaign. Based on archival research, this biography of Duane studies his American career in light of his formative years in Ireland, England and India. more...

  • Making Newsby Richard R. John; Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 94.99 US$ 81.69

    This book charts the rise and fall of the newspaper as the primary medium for the conveyance of news. Chapters, from the foremost scholars in the field, offer an explicitly comparative analysis of the two of the most influential media markets in the modern world - Great Britain and the United States between 1688 and 1995 more...

  • The Encyclopedia of Eroticaby Hans-Jürgen Döpp

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    What happened to the insolence of the 18th-century libertines or to the carefree excesses of the Belle Époque and its legalized brothels? They have merely been inhibited and buried by the nowadays political correctness and the aggressive one-eyed morality.This book disregards conventional thinking and presents 800 reproductions that illustrate erotic... more...