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- Random House Australia 2012; US$ 1.35
This essay is taken from Richard Flanagan's acclaimed collection of nonfiction pieces, And What Do You Do, Mr Gable?, published in Vintage. 'Maybe if the weather had been different we would have made it. No one had predicted anything like the force-nine gale that turned a calm ocean into a liquid earthquake.' A near-fatal kayak trip... more...
- UNP - Bison Original 2011; US$ 19.95
John Schulian?s work has been included in Best American Sports Writing and Sports Illustrated?s Fifty Years of Great Writing . His many books include The John Lardner Reader and Twilight of the Long-Ball Gods: Dispatches from the Disappearing Heart of Baseball , both available in Bison Books editions. William Nack is the author of Secretariat:... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2010; US$ 14.54
Sport, politics, and sex collide in Hunter S. Thompson's wildly popular ESPN.com columnsFor decades, Hunter S. Thompson galvanized American journalism with his acerbic wit, radical ideas, and gonzo tactics. He continued his reign as 'the Unabomber of contemporary letters' (Time) with Hey Rube. Fear, greed, and action abound in this hilarious, thought-provoking... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 27.18
The Shape of the Beast is our world laid bare by a mind that has consistently and unhesitatingly engaged with its changing realities and often anticipated the way things have moved in the last decade. In the fourteen interviews collected here, conducted between January 2001 and March 2008, Arundhati Roy examines the nature of state and corporate... more...
- SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 35.00
This is a book for everyone who wants to be a journalist: a practical guide to all you need to know, learn, and do to succeed as a trainee reporter in today's newsroom. Essential Reporting , written by an experienced NCTJ examiner includes: What makes a good reporter What is news, and how to find it How newsrooms work Day-to-day life as a reporter... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available
Veteran Sunday Times war correspondent, Marie Colvin was killed in February 2012 when covering the uprising in Syria. Winner of the Orwell Special Prize ?On the Front Line? is a collection of her finest work, a portion of the proceeds from which will go to the Marie Colvin Memorial Fund. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 13.58
Rodney Hartman was all things to sports journalism: informed and knowledgeable writer, editor, teacher, biographer, mentor, sounding board and confidant. When the news came on the morning of the 19th of May 2010 that he had lost his long battle with cancer, tributes began to pour in from all who had known and respected him. Rodney ('Rodders' or 'Harters'... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2012; Not Available
In the first episode of Mad Men , Don the creative genius searches for a slogan and eventually comes up with 'It's Toasted.' When the manufacturers tell him that in fact all cigarette tobacco is toasted, he explains patiently that this doesn't matter: Lucky Strike will be the only one to brag about it. From Robert Fulford's first column about the... more...