Category: Biographies Memoirs Of Journalists

By Cathryn Prince

ISBN-10: 1613731590

ISBN-13: 9781613731598

With a cultured jogging stick and smartly pressed trousers, Richard Halliburton served as an intrepid globetrotting consultant for thousands of usa citizens within the Twenties and '30s. Readers waited with bated breath for every new article and booklet he wrote. in the course of his occupation, Halliburton climbed the Matterhorn, approximately fell out of his aircraft whereas taking pictures the 1st aerial photos of Mt. Everest, and have become the 1st individual to swim the Panama Canal. With his matinee idol seems, the Tennessee local was once a media darling in an period of optimism and elevated social openness. yet because the nice melancholy and looming struggle driven the US towards social conservatism, Halliburton extra actively labored to conceal his homosexuality, burnishing his snapshot as a masculine trailblazer. As chronicled in American Daredevil, Halliburton harnessed the media of his day to achieve and hold a frequent following lengthy earlier than our age of the 24-hour information cycle, and therefore turned the 1st megastar event journalist. and through the darkest hours of the good melancholy, Halliburton did anything outstanding: he encouraged generations of authors, reporters, and daily those that dreamt of repute and glory to discover the world.

Show description

Read more

By Ryszard Kapuscinski,Agata Orzeszek Sujak

ISBN-10: 8433973304

ISBN-13: 9788433973306

En los angeles década de los cincuenta, mientras recorre Polonia, un Kapuscinski aprendiz de reportero vive obsesionado con cruzar l. a. frontera. No logra ir a Checoeslovaquia pero, a cambio, l. a. redacción del diario en el que trabaja lo envía a l. a. India. El corresponsal parte con un libro, l. a. Historia de Heródoto. Escrito desde los angeles perspectiva de medio siglo, Viajes con Heródoto se revela como un libro de difícil clasificación. ¿Es un reportaje? A ratos. ¿Un estudio etnográfico-antropológico? En parte sí. ¿Un libro de viajes? También lo es. ¿Un homenaje al Heródoto protorreportero y a l. a. calidad de su prosa? Desde luego. Y todo esto, plasmado en magníficas historias no ficticias en las que los soldados de Salamina conviven con un niño sin zapatos en l. a. Varsovia de 1942, Jerjes con Dostoievski, Creso con Louis Armstrong.

Show description

Read more

By Anton Haider

ISBN-10: 3780201771

ISBN-13: 9783780201775

Karl may possibly liebte Tirol, besonders den Süden. Dass diese Gegend in seinem realen Leben eine sehr wichtige Rolle spielte und es vielfältige, vielschichtige und teilweise sogar recht pikante Verbindungen mit der sector gab, weiß kaum jemand. Vielleicht gerade deshalb hat sich Anton Haider daran gemacht, Informationen über diese Episoden aus Mays Leben zusammenzutragen. Auch als Schriftsteller warfare may possibly vor Ort aktiv: Den Beginn machte 1883 der Abdruck der Erzählung "Der Krumir" in einer Beilage der "Innsbrucker Nachrichten". In den kommenden Jahren folgten weitere Veröffentlichungen seiner Texte im "Tiroler Marienkalender".

Einen starken Unterstützer fand may possibly später in dem Tiroler Maler, Schriftsteller und Redakteur Leopold Gheri. In den Jahren der Karl-May-Hetze trat er mutig für den großen Erzähler ein und veröffentlichte in der Innsbrucker Zeitschrift "Der Kunstfreund" Karl Mays Kunstbriefe und als Redakteur der "Gardasee-Post" die Erzählung "Abdahn Effendi".

Im Sommer 1911 kam es zur persönlichen Begegnung Mays und Gheris auf der Mendel, die in "Im Reiche des roten Adlers" aus den Erinnerungen Gheris ausführlich geschildert wird. Zudem ist der komplette Briefwechsel zwischen could und Gheri von 1902 bis 1912 wiedergegeben. Mehrmals machte may perhaps Urlaub auf der Mendel und arbeitete sogar zwei Monate lang in Riva am Gardasee an Band IV des "Silberlöwen".

Show description

Read more

By Joseph Braude

ISBN-10: 0385527039

ISBN-13: 9780385527033

The Arab Islamic global is understood for spiritual extremism, ethnic conflicts, and, now, the overthrow of doubtless unshakable regimes—but if whatever has turn into transparent, it’s that our figuring out of the sector is still shrouded and incomplete. The seeds of revolution, radicalism, and—possibly—reform are buried within the person tales of thousands of individuals whose lives make sure the fates in their societies, humans whose motivations are as universal, and as unusual, as our own.

Here is a type of stories—and the tale of the way this global is being reworked, one lifestyles at a time.
Joseph Braude is the 1st Western journalist ever to safe embed prestige with an Arab defense strength, assigned to a hardened unit of detectives in Casablanca who deal with every thing from busting al-Qaeda cells to fixing homicides. sooner or later he’s given the dossier for a doubtless regular homicide: a tender shield at a warehouse killed in what seems to be a theft long gone improper. Braude is intrigued by means of the main points of the case: the sheer brutality of the homicide, the identities of the accused—a soldier—and the sufferer, a shadowy migrant with hyperlinks to an intensive cleric, and the abnormal position: a warehouse owned by means of a prosperous member of 1 of the few thriving Jewish groups within the Arab international. After interviewing the victim’s ally, who tearfully insists that the real tale of the homicide has been lined up through robust pursuits, Braude commits to attending to the ground of it.

Braude’s dicy pursuit of the surprising fact in the back of the homicide takes him from cosmopolitan Marrakesh to the proud Berber heartland, from the houses of the wealthiest and strongest humans within the nation to the backstreets of Casablanca, the place migrants come to make fortunes, jihad, and bother, yet usually turn out simply attempting to live to tell the tale with dignity. The commemorated Dead is a well timed and riveting secret a couple of society in transition, the ability of the reality, and the irrepressible human desire for justice.

From the Hardcover edition.

Show description

Read more

By Dacia Maraini,Joseph Farrell

ISBN-10: 8896209226

ISBN-13: 9788896209226

Dall’infanzia a oggi l. a. scrittrice si racconta.
Dacia Maraini ripercorre l. a. sua vita: il campo di prigionia in Giappone e gli otto anni trascorsi a Bagheria; l. a. lunga storia di tenerezza e amore con Alberto Moravia; gli esordi letterari a Roma.
Uno advert uno compaiono i suoi personaggi: Marianna Ucrìa, Santa Chiara di Assisi, Maria Stuarda, l. a. cortigiana Veronica Franco, los angeles giornalista Michela Canova. los angeles parola si fa letteratura e l. a. scrittrice racconta come nasce un romanzo.
Le parole di Dacia Maraini sfidano i pregiudizi comuni, soprattutto quelli sulle donne.
E in step with le donne Dacia Maraini si è sempre battuta, come racconta in questo libro allo stesso pace dolce e appassionato.

Show description

Read more

By Joan Kruckewitt

ISBN-10: 1583220682

ISBN-13: 9781583220689

ISBN-10: 1888363967

ISBN-13: 9781888363968

In 1987, the dying of Ben Linder, the 1st American killed by way of President Reagan's "freedom combatants" -- the U.S.-backed Nicaraguan Contras -- ignited a firestorm of protest and debate. during this landmark first biography of Linder, investigative journalist Joan Kruckewitt tells his tale.
In the summer season of 1983, a 23-year-old American named Ben Linder arrived in Managua with a unicycle and a newly earned measure in engineering. In 1986, Linder moved from Managua to El Cuá, a village within the Nicaraguan struggle sector, the place he helped shape a workforce to construct a hydroplant to deliver electrical energy to the city. He used to be ambushed and killed by way of the Contras the next 12 months whereas surveying a circulate for a potential hydroplant.
In 1993, Kruckewitt traveled to the Nicaraguan mountains to enquire Linder's loss of life. In July 1995. she eventually positioned and interviewed one of many males who killed Ben Linder, a narrative that grew to become the foundation for a brand new Yorker characteristic on Linder's loss of life. Linder's tale is a portrait of 1 idealist who died for his ideals, in addition to an image of a failed overseas coverage, vividly exposing the genuine dimensions of a battle that without end marked the lives of either Nicaraguans and Americans.

Show description

Read more

By Doug Hostetler

ISBN-10: 1449994040

ISBN-13: 9781449994044

excellent news, undesirable information/ is a 270-page memoir recounting twenty years out and in of the weekly newspaper company. the subjects that make this paintings exact - fathers and sons in company, the evolution of the author's weekly newspaper, and the altering lifestyle in small city the USA - additionally carry a common message of continuity and alter among generations.

who're the newshounds, and what occurred with this American establishment - the small city weekly? who're the folks who made up this very conventional city? Who have been the successes and screw ups? How does the editor take care of the wealthy and the bad, the humorous and the feared, the sane and the loony? What have been the typical hypocrisies and quiet acts of generosity? Who have been the giants of yankee company who grew a Fortune 500 corporation in tiny Fremont, Michigan, and why did the encompassing geographical region resent them quite a bit? What have been the methods of lifetime of these residing new release after iteration there? The editor is approved for interest and appears for the solutions, yet his bosses comprise someone with adequate spare swap to shop for a paper.

The paintings of the small city editor is attention-grabbing to all. there's a universal mythology, however the fact is unknown to such a lot? Few if any books were written at the topic. this can be the interior tale, instructed by means of the son who grew up within the enterprise, acquired the kin newspaper, after which bought out. it's a tale of clash among generations and the affection that binds them jointly. it's a interesting tale that unearths a lot approximately the United States and lots more and plenty approximately fathers and sons.

the writer grew up within the newspaper company, moved away in the course of the 1960's to coach tune, yet got here again to his domestic city to develop into editor and writer for 6 years. the writer has bachelors and masters levels from The collage of Michigan. His items, released within the Fremont Times-Indicator over a interval of two decades, comprise numerous information articles, human curiosity tales, humor columns, editorials and pictures. He bought the relations newspaper in 1986 and had one other twenty years as a tune educator. he's an finished public speaker, singer, instrumental tune performer, and author, married to his highschool sweetheart with grown sons.

Show description

Read more

By Maurice Nadeau

ISBN-10: 2226220739

ISBN-13: 9782226220738

Éditeur de Malcolm Lowry, Witold Gombrowicz, Leonardo Sciascia, Georges Perec, et tant d'autres, fondateur des Lettres Nouvelles et de los angeles Quinzaine littéraire, critique et écrivain, Maurice Nadeau est un des acteurs essentiels de l. a. vie artistique et littéraire de ce siècle, dont il est aussi le témoin privilégié.

Il revisite dans ces mémoires un itinéraire hors du commun, fait de rencontres et de sa ardour, déterminante, pour « l'écrit » auquel il voue depuis l'enfance un recognize qui lui interdit tout compromis. Redouté parmi les jurys et les cercles littéraires pour sa franchise, Nadeau défend l. a. littérature, l. a. vraie, mais aussi ses plus fervents acteurs. D'Adrienne Monnier, dont il fréquentait assidument los angeles librairie lorsqu'il avait vingt ans, à son ami Henry Miller en passant par les surréalistes André Breton et Benjamin Péret, ou encore Raymond Queneau, avec lequel il revendique une ressemblance body et spirituelle aussi troublante que drôle, ces chroniques racontent, avec ironie et tendresse, le fabuleux parcours d'un passeur de génie qui déclare, en toute modestie : « Henri Michaux, qui m'avez, un jour, étrillé, Witold, qui m'avez si cordialement haï, je vous remercie. Pour vous, j'ai existé. Même si ce n'était que par vous. »

Show description

Read more

By James Renner

ISBN-10: 1250089018

ISBN-13: 9781250089014

ISBN-10: 1250113814

ISBN-13: 9781250113818

When an 11 12 months previous James Renner fell in love with Amy Mihaljevic, the lacking lady obvious on posters everywhere his local, it was once the start of a lifelong obsession with real crime. That obsession leads James to a winning occupation as an investigative journalist. It additionally gave him PTSD. In 2011, James started getting to know the unusual disappearance of Maura Murray, a UMass pupil who went lacking after wrecking her motor vehicle in rural New Hampshire in 2004. Over the process his research, he uncovers a number of vital and surprising new clues approximately what can have occurred to Maura, but additionally unearths himself in more and more risky occasions with little regard for his personal overall healthiness. As his quest to discover Maura deepens, the case starts off taking a toll on his own existence, which starts to spiral uncontrolled. the result's an soaking up twin research of the complex tale of the All-American woman who went lacking and James's personal both advanced precise crime habit.

James Renner's True Crime Addict is the tale of his spellbinding research of the lacking person's case of Maura Murray, which has taken on a lifetime of its personal for armchair sleuths around the net. within the spirit of David Fincher's Zodiac, it's a interesting examine a case that has eluded specialists and one man's obsessive quest for the answers.

Show description

Read more

By Majid Al Suleimany

ISBN-10: 153054145X

ISBN-13: 9781530541454

in regards to the BOOK!

This is my thirty eighth e-book and the 4th ebook sequence at the tale of My lifestyles! My Autobiography! The e-book is The Sequel to my prior books – as below!

•About My existence! My Autobiography!
•My Autobiography! The Magic guy!
•The tale of My existence! The Magic guy

Covers the a part of My existence after my above books!
Can you think that most likely the dirtiest direction of your physique – physique urine – can finish you to an Operation and ICU admission? We humans are proud and immodest – yet a small factor like this may imperil your existence to peril and catastrophe – and suffering to outlive after a dicy operation as a result of many factors!

I desire you are going to like examining approximately me!

People have been consistently asking me – Why don’t you write a publication approximately your self? the tale of your lifestyles?

I then determined to simply accept the problem and write this e-book. just like the different books – i've got attempted to be as authentic as attainable – and with my traditional sort of writing of talking to you at once from my center – and to be as honest, real, frank, forthright as attainable – in order that this e-book cannot in simple terms be utilized in examine works – yet as a advisor and Beacon for the youngsters grandchildren, nice grandchildren – and destiny generations by means of the Grace of Allah God – Ameen Amen.

The writer - March 12, 2016

Show description

Read more