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- University Press of America 2010; US$ 26.99
This book is designed to prod the imagination without constraining its flight. The twenty casts of characters, complete with illustrations, hint at numerous possibilities and should inspire readers to try their hands at fiction and learn the art of writing. more...
- Overlook 2011; US$ 11.99
The book's title refers to the classic joke in which a father tells his son that anything is better than being a journalist, including being a piano player in the brothel. The Piano Player in the Brothel is a reflection on the practice of journalism and the responsibility it entails in the interpretation of an ever-changing and increasingly complex... more...
- Lexington Books 2005; US$ 36.99
Governing Codes examines the political identity of four contemporary U.S. political figures_Democrats Ann Richards and Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republicans Christine Todd Whitman and Elizabeth Dole_illustrating how metaphor plays a central role in the construction of public identity in U.S. politics. Anderson and Sheeler analyze how familiar narratives... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2010; US$ 15.45
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...
- HarperCollins 2014; Not Available
Seasoned CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson reveals how she has been electronically surveilled while digging deep into the Obama Administration and its scandals, and offers an incisive critique of her industry and the shrinking role of investigative journalism in today?s media. Americans are at the mercy of powerful figures in business and government... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2014; Not Available
The text below is an excerpt from Friendly Fire . It is the early morning of April 18, 2002, following the mayhem of a bomb attack on a section of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, outside Kandahar, Afghanistan. The Edmonton-based soldiers were conducting a live-fire training exercise at a former al-Qaeda compound when a U.S. fighter... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 29.95
As one of the first voices of the University of Kentucky men's basketball program, Claude Sullivan (1924--1967) became a nationally known sportscasting pioneer. His career followed Kentucky's rise to prominence as he announced the first four NCAA championship titles under Coach Adolph Rupp and covered scrimmages during the canceled 1952--1953 season... more...
- UNP - Bison Original 2011; US$ 19.95
John Schulian, a much-honored sportswriter for nearly forty years, takes us back to a time when our greatest athletes stood before us as human beings, not remote gods. In this compelling collection, Schulian paints prose portraits to remind fans of what today?s cloistered stars won?t share with them. Here, Willie Mays remembers how to smile in dreaded... more...
- SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 44.00
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...
- Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 10.19
His explosive insider memoir Power Trip was hailed as the must-read of 2013, making The Thick of It look tame, and now Damian McBride is back with more razor-sharp observations taken from his widely acclaimed blog. The former spin-doctor, a pivotal but notorious figure in the New Labour government, has since become one of the most sought-after commentators... more...