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- PublicAffairs 2014;
Facts are and must be the coin of the realm in a democracy, for government “of the people, by the people and for the people,? requires and assumes to some extent an informed citizenry. Unfortunately, for citizens in the United States and throughout the world, distinguishing between fact and fiction has always been a formidable challenge, often with... more...
- Guardian Faber Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57
'The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our life-time.' Sir Edward Grey, British foreign secretary, 3 August 1914 . Drawing on a wealth of material from the Guardian archives When the Lamps Went Out presents a surprising, immediate, sometimes bleakly humorous, sometimes horrifying insight into life during... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 11.99
"Why does A. J. Liebling remain a vibrant role model for writers while the superb, prolific St. Clair McKelway has been sorely forgotten?" James Wolcott asked this question in a recent review of the Complete New Yorker on DVD. Anyone who has read a single paragraph of McKelway's work would struggle to provide an answer. His articles for the New... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99
As a young reporter for The New York Times , in 1961 Gay Talese published his first book, New York-A Serendipiter's Journey , a series of vignettes and essays that began, "New York is a city of things unnoticed. It is a city with cats sleeping under parked cars, two stone armadillos crawling up St. Patrick's Cathedral, and thousands of ants creeping... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 13.99
Like the authors' classic book The Elements of Journalism , Blur is a unique and readable discourse on how information culture is changing. Yes, old authorities are being dismantled and new ones created, and the way we obtain knowledge has changed. But seeking true and reliable information remains the most important purpose of journalism-and the... more...
- Seven Stories Press 2014; US$ 19.95
At Berkeley during the 1964?65 school year, Mario Savio and his fellow students led the fight to lift a ban of on-campus political activities, a struggle that blossomed into the Free Speech Movement. As Savio declared in his famous December 1964 speech: ?There?s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart,... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
Working as a correspondent for 20/20 and Good Morning America , John Stossel confronted dozens of scam artists: from hacks who worked out of their basements to some of America's most powerful executives and leading politicians. His efforts shut down countless crooks -- both famous and obscure. Then he realized what the real problem was. In Give... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95
Forty years after Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson, and Gay Talese launched the New Journalism movement, Robert S. Boynton sits down with nineteen practitioners of what he calls the New New Journalism to discuss their methods, writings and careers. The New New Journalists are first and foremost brilliant reporters who immerse themselves completely... more...
- Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 16.00
"An insightful and . . . amusing look at the inner workings of pro football" ( The New York Times ) from the bestselling author of Word Freak In Word Freak , Stefan Fatsis invaded the insular world of competitive Scrabble players, ultimately achieving an expert-level ranking. Now, in his new book, he infiltrates a strikingly different subculture-pro... more...