Category: Biographies Memoirs Of Journalists

By Bob Jones

ISBN-10: 1475259549

ISBN-13: 9781475259544

Bob Jones, a reporter for greater than 50 years in either print and broadcast, neighborhood and in lots of international settings, tells a narrative of truths, lies, deceits, omissions, sins and low redemption in a life of journalism. at present a newspaper columnist, Jones has a wide shop of interesting stories from the trenches of newsrooms in the United States and whereas operating in what such a lot american citizens imagine to be the romantic lifetime of a international correspondent. He should be as complimentary as he's serious. His tales might motivate a few younger newshounds — or make them burst off looking for replacement employment. REPORTER is a necessary piece of heritage of yankee journalism from the Nineteen Fifties to the present.

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By C. Walter

ISBN-10: 113746352X

ISBN-13: 9781137463524

ISBN-10: 1349499234

ISBN-13: 9781349499236

Dance has proliferated in video clips, tv, web, and retail areas whereas the religious energy of dance has additionally been associated with mass intake. Walter marries the cultural reviews of dance and the non secular points of dance in an exploration of intake rituals, together with rituals of being persuaded to shop for items that come with dance.

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By Kevin T. McEneaney

ISBN-10: 1442266201

ISBN-13: 9781442266209

A decade after Hunter S. Thompson’s demise, his books—including Hell’s Angels, The Curse of Lono, The nice Shark Hunt, and Rum Diary—continue to promote hundreds of thousands of copies every year, and formerly unpublished manuscripts of his nonetheless floor for booklet. whereas Thompson by no means claimed to be an excellent author, he did invent a brand new literary style—“gonzo”—that has been largely influential on either literature and journalism. notwithstanding Thompson and his paintings engendered a significant—even rabid—following, quite little research has been released approximately his writing.

In Hunter S. Thompson: worry, Loathing, and the start of Gonzo, Kevin T. McEneaney examines the highbrow history of this American unique, offering biographical information and putting Thompson inside of a bigger social and historic context. a good portion of this ebook is dedicated to the production, reception, and legacy of his most crucial works, relatively Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. as well as discussing affects on Thompson's work—including Homer, Nietzsche, Spengler, Melville, Twain, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Kerouac, and others—as good because the writers Thompson inspired, McEneaney additionally explains the literary origins of gonzo.

With new biographical information regarding Thompson and an exam of his writing thoughts, this publication presents readers with a greater realizing of the journalist and novelist. a glance past the larger-than-life public character, Hunter S. Thompson: worry, Loathing, and the start of Gonzo might be of significant curiosity to enthusiasts of Thompson’s paintings in addition to to these desirous to be aware of extra approximately gonzo journalism and literature.

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By Paolo Di Paolo

ISBN-10: 8817072494

ISBN-13: 9788817072496

Un ragazzino di quindici anni, di “un Midwest intorno a Roma”, tutte le mattine compra il giornale e ne conserva ogni copia con cura religiosa. Perché su quel giornale scrive qualcuno, un signore ormai ottantenne, che ammira come il suo personale Grande Gatsby. Il ragazzino ruba l. a. macchina da scrivere del nonno e inizia a mandargli lettere firmandosi una volta Alessandro Manzoni, un’altra volta Karl Marx. E quando l. a. penna più prestigiosa del “Corriere della Sera” gli risponde pubblicamente nella sua rubrica, il ragazzino – che si chiama Paolo Di Paolo – non crede ai propri occhi. Poi un giorno squilla il telefono di casa, e una voce profonda e imperiosa cube: «Sono Montanelli».
È soltanto uno degli episodi raccontati in questo libro che è il sentito omaggio a un maestro del Novecento. Ma cosa ci può insegnare, oggi? Che le speranze nascono dalle idee, innanzitutto. Che l. a. libertà è solitudine, perché l’indipendenza e il successo dipendono sempre dalle proprie scelte. Che consistent with guadagnarsi spazio nel mondo serve essere ostinati e, mentre il mondo cambia, cambiare rimanendo se stessi. Che si può sbagliare proposal, accusare il colpo e ripartire da zero.
Nella scrittura precisa e avvolgente di Di Paolo, l. a. vita inimitabile di Montanelli diventa un movie di cui godersi ogni scena: quelle più eroiche, quelle che strappano sorrisi, ma anche quelle che fanno discutere. Con un’unica certezza: Montanelli non ha mai voluto mettere d’accordo nessuno.

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By Oriana Fallaci

ISBN-10: 8817035017

ISBN-13: 9788817035019

ISBN-10: 8817077682

ISBN-13: 9788817077682

“Scrivere in line with libertà e disobbedienza”: è il monito che ha sempre guidato Oriana Fallaci e che ha ispirato anche questo libro, terzo e ultimo quantity della Trilogia iniziata con los angeles Rabbia e l’Orgoglio (2001) e proseguita con l. a. Forza della Ragione (2004). Completando le sue riflessioni sul declino morale e intellettuale della nostra civiltà, los angeles grande scrittrice costruisce una lunga intervista a sé stessa e los angeles arricchisce con uno straordinario Post-Scriptum che si rifà all’Apocalisse dell’evangelista Giovanni.
Con l. a. sua scrittura magistrale, potente, provocatoria, los angeles Fallaci ci offre un’accorata testimonianza della sua vita e del suo pensiero: scrive con l. a. consueta schiettezza di terrorismo islamico e della crisi europea, racconta los angeles sua lotta contro il cancro, rimarca principi etici da difendere senza compromessi, colpisce con durissimi fendenti l. a. pavidità della politica e traccia il ritratto senza sconti di un Occidente rassegnato e indifeso, sempre più prossimo al rischio di andare in frantumi.

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By Gary Yerkey

ISBN-10: 0615458882

ISBN-13: 9780615458885

TIME-LIFE correspondent Jack Belden coated struggle and in simple terms battle reporting from China, Burma, North Africa and Europe within the Nineteen Thirties and Forties. Now, during this first-ever biography of an American unique -- defined by way of Edgar Snow as “mad and proficient” -- we see him wounded in conflict battling his as far back as front strains simply to be wounded back, maybe irreparably, through the ravages of McCarthyism. this is often additionally the tale of a tender guy falling in love along with his appealing American nurse in a U.S. military sanatorium in North Africa, wasting tune of her after the battle and reconnecting together with her back approximately 50 years later within the ultimate few weeks of his lifestyles. He wrote 3 books -- "Still Time to Die," "Retreat With Stilwell," and "China Shakes the World," his vintage account of the chinese language civil warfare. Seldom has reporting been so trustworthy to fact in prose so strong and so relocating, Snow wrote. The valuable Asia student Owen Lattimore referred to as him "one of the nice struggle correspondents...a mythical figure."

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By Barbara Hartlage-Laufenberg

ISBN-10: 3937881190

ISBN-13: 9783937881195

Mit dieser ersten Biografie über Muschelkalk, die auch bislang unbekannte Briefe aus der Zeit nach Ringelnatz und einige unveröffentlichte Fotos präsentiert, gibt es endlich eine ausgeglichenere Darstellung der »Arbeitsgemeinschaft« Ringelnatz/Muschelkalk. Zudem wird damit erstmals auch die Bedeutung der in der Literaturszene tätigen Leonharda Gescher deutlich.
Ringelnatz ist oft wochenlang unterwegs auf den Kabarettbühnen der damaligen Zeit. Zunächst in München, dann in Berlin ist Muschelkalk stets seine engste Mitarbeiterin, schon beim Entstehen seiner Dichtungen, dann kümmert sie sich um seine Manuskripte, organisiert seine Auftritte und erledigt die Korrespondenz. Immer ist das Geld knapp.Ringelnatz und Muschelkalk führen ein offenes Haus und verkehren in den angesagten Bars und Kneipen. Zu ihrem Freundeskreis gehören Roda Roda, Asta Nielsen und Renée Sintenis. 1934, als Ringelnatz nach einem mehrmonatigen Aufenthalt in einer Tuberkulose-Heilstätte stirbt, hat Muschelkalk, gerade erst 36 Jahre alt, noch über forty Jahre ihres Lebens vor sich, eines sehr aktiven Lebens.

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By Carman Cumming

ISBN-10: 0252028902

ISBN-13: 9780252028908

ISBN-10: 0252075196

ISBN-13: 9780252075193

Devil's Game lines the superb profession of Charles A. Dunham, Civil battle secret agent, forger, journalist, and grasp of soiled tips. Writing for numerous long island papers lower than exchange names, Dunham usually faked tales, created new identities, and later boldly forged himself to play these roles. He accomplished his maximum infamy while he used to be referred to as to testify in Washington touching on Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Many elements of Dunham's occupation stay shadowy, yet Cumming deals the 1st exact travel of Dunham's convoluted, high-stakes, foreign deceits, together with his attempt to promote Lincoln on plans for a raid to trap Jefferson Davis. 

Exhaustively researched and exceptional extensive, this conscientiously crafted overview of Dunham's reasons, character, and the complicated results of his schemes adjustments assumptions approximately covert operations in the course of the Civil War.

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By Jean Bothorel

ISBN-10: 2226324992

ISBN-13: 9782226324993

« Faites l'amour, pas los angeles guerre », « Il est interdit d'interdire », « Peace and love », « Tout, tout de suite »? Nous sommes nombreux qui avons agi, qui avons vieilli, l. a. tête farcie de ces belles illusions, accommodant avec le catéchisme soixante-huitard un zeste de gauchisme et une pincée de dévotion socialiste, libérale ou libertaire.
Il en est résulté une génération, l. a. mienne, d'enfants gâtés. Dans cette époque, nous avons été ô combien ! des privilégiés, et, au fond, d'allègres décadents. Ce sentiment, colouré d'une pointe de nostalgie, n'a cessé de me traverser quand je me suis replongé dans le magazine que je tiens depuis plusieurs. J'ai ecu, tout au lengthy de ces années, l. a. probability de côtoyer beaucoup de dirigeants, beaucoup de figures qui occupaient, qui occupent encore le devant de los angeles scène.
Je livre, sans fard, les carnets inédits de ces rencontres où s'entrecroisent Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, François Mitterrand, Simone Veil, Raymond Barre, Nicolas Sarkozy, mais aussi François Pinault, Vincent Bolloré, Antoine Bernheim ou encore Jean-Edern Hallier, Arielle Dombasle, Philippe Sollers ou Bernard-Henri Lévy?

Ce témoignage est, je crois, le reflet vivant d'un second charnière de notre histoire. »

Jean Bothorel

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By Jack Hawn

ISBN-10: 1609760115

ISBN-13: 9781609760113

The memoir of a journalist's 43-year occupation. Jack Hawn coated Muhammad Ali name fights, boxing on the 1984 Olympics, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr and different celebrities until eventually his retirement in 1991. even if you are an aspiring or veteran journalist or simply desire a e-book full of aspiration and adveanture, Blind trip is a piece you will retain pulling off your bookshelf to learn time and time again.

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