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  • Great Books Written in Prisonby J. Ward Regan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Many of the world's most important historical figures were imprisoned for holding unpopular or unorthodox beliefs. They used their time behind bars to write books that shaped the course of history. This collection of new essays offers a wide-ranging examination of influential works written--in whole or in part--while their authors were in prison... more...

  • The Ethical Journalistby Gene Foreman

    Wiley 2015; US$ 59.95

    This new edition of a well-regarded, student-friendly textbook for journalism ethics has been extensively revised and updated to meet the needs of the 21 st century journalist working in the digital age. Educates aspiring journalists on ethical decision-making, with coverage of key applied issues such as the principles of fairness and accuracy,... more...

  • Bram Stokerby Lisa Hopkins; Richard Dutton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 100.00

    This book charts the major events of Stoker's life, including friendships with many of the major figures of the age and as manager of Henry Irving's Lyceum, with his literary career. It offers critical evaluation of Dracula and of Stoker's lesser-known works, yielding much interest when reinserted into their original cultural contexts. more...

  • 142 Strandby Rosemary Ashton

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.98

    142 Strand was the home of the brilliant, unconventional young publisher John Chapman. All the daring and avant-garde writers and thinkers of Victorian London gathered here, among them Carlyle, Dickens, Thackeray; Americans like Emerson and refugees from revolutionary Europe like Mazzini. In 1851 Chapman brought Marian Evans - the future George Eliot... more...

  • In Cold Inkby David Robinson

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 8.74

    Writing about writers, far from being irrelevant, is a genuine act of solidarity, supportive and steadying. I enjoyed it enormously' - Brian Morton, Sunday Herald Tracing the blurred line between life and literature has taken David Robinson to places as far afield as west Kansas and the edge of the Kalahari. It?s also taken him on journeys of discovery... more...

  • WissensWeltenby Holger Hettwer; Markus Lehmkuhl; Holger Wormer; Franco Zotta

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2010; US$ 37.20

    Hauptbeschreibung Welche gesellschaftlichen Funktionen werden dem Wissenschaftsjournalismus zugeschrieben? In welches Interessengeflecht ist er eingebettet, welche Konsequenzen ergeben sich daraus für den Qualitätsbegriff? Was lässt sich aus den medialen Karrieren bestimmter Themen lernen, was wissen Journalisten über ihr Publikum, welche Rolle spielen... more...

  • "Und dann werde ich das größte Zeitungshaus Europas bauen"by Tim von Arnim

    Campus Verlag 2012; US$ 28.62

    "Ich wollte Zeitungen machen, die von den Menschen gelesen werden, anständige, moderne, von der gewohnten deutschen Norm etwas abweichende Zeitungen." Axel Springer <p> In einer umfassenden Biographie, die erstmals den Unternehmer Axel Springer in den Mittelpunkt stellt, zeichnet der Wirtschaftshistoriker Tim von Arnim den beispiellosen... more...

  • A Pennine Childhoodby Ernest Dewhurst

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.36

    As a boy in the 1850s, Ernest Dewhurst's great-grandfather was dispatched by train from Bolton to Colne in Lancashire. The label pinned to his jacket read 'Anyone can have this lad who wants him'. Thinking about the harshness of his great-grandfather's childhood prompted Ernest to examine his own upbringing, and the comparative cosiness of an isolated... more...

  • Under the Wireby Paul Conroy

    Weinstein Publishing 2013; US$ 26.00

    A riveting war journal from photographer Paul Conroy, who accompanied Marie Colvin during her ill-fated final assignment in Syria. more...

  • Forty-One False Startsby Janet Malcolm; Helen Garner

    The Text Publishing Company 2013; US$ 32.99

    An extraordinary showcase of work from one of the world's greatest essayists. Janet Malcolm, writes David Lehman in the Boston Globe , 'is among the most intellectually provocative of authors, able to turn epiphanies of perception into explosions of insight'. In Forty-one False Starts one of the world's great writers of literary non-fiction... more...