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A Man and His Words

by J. Patrick Boyer Dundurn (February 01, 2004)

Robert Boyer is an author, researcher, editor, and public speaker; a member of the Ontario Legislature for 17 years; and the first vice-chairman of Ontario Hydro.


Eye On the Struggle

by James McGrath Morris Amistad (February 17, 2015)

In this groundbreaking biography, celebrated author James McGrath Morris skillfully illuminates the life and accomplishments of pioneering journalist Ethel Lois Payne, while also bringing to the fore the critical...


Angry Optimist

by Lisa Rogak St. Martin's Press (September 09, 2014)

A New York Times Bestseller

Since his arrival at The Daily Show in 1999, Jon Stewart has become one of the major players in comedy as well as one of the most significant liberal voices in the media. In Angry...


Foreign Correspondent

by H.D.S. Greenway Simon & Schuster (July 16, 2014)

David Greenway, a journalist’s journalist in the tradition of Michael Herr, David Halberstam, and Dexter Filkins. In this vivid memoir, he tells us what it’s like to report a war up close.

Reporter David...


The Man from Essence

by Audrey Edwards, Edward Lewis & Camille O. Cosby Atria Books (June 10, 2014)

Essence magazine is the most popular, well respected, and largest circulated black women’s magazine in history. Largely unknown is the remarkable story of what it took to earn that distinction.

The Man from...


Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love

by Bret Baier & Jim Mills Center Street (June 03, 2014)

Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier shares the New York Times bestselling story of his son Paul's ongoing battle with heart disease, and how it transformed his own life and family.

This deeply touching personal...


Woodward and Bernstein: Life in the Shadow of Watergate

by Alicia C. Shepard Wiley (May 02, 2008)

Based on new interviews and never-before-seen archival materials, Woodward and Bernstein takes a fresh, thought-provoking look at this unlikely journalistic duo. Thrown together by fate or luck, Woodward and...


Merchant of Words: The Life of Robert St. John

by Terry Fred Horowitz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 21, 2014)

During World War II, Robert St. John of NBC, broadcast from London opposite CBS's Edward R. Murrow. Afterward, St. John would become a noted writer and commentator on world affairs, as well as a prominent and...


Stonewalled

by Sharyl Attkisson Harper (November 04, 2014)

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 Hot Seat

by Piers Morgan Gallery Books (October 15, 2013)

From ultimate media insider Piers Morgan, an adrenaline-fueled account of life at CNN, exclusive stories about his celebrity encounters, and details about his high-profile decision to take on the issue of gun...


Muckrakers: A Biographical Dictionary of Writers and Editors

by Edd Applegate Scarecrow Press (April 18, 2008)

Professor Edd Applegate profiles the men and women who either wrote muckraking journalism or edited publications that featured muckraking articles. Some of the most important figures of journalism are here,...


And Still Peace Did Not Come: A Memoir of Reconciliation

by Agnes Kamara-Umunna Hachette Books (March 22, 2011)

When bullets hit Agnes Kamara-Umunna's home in Monrovia, Liberia, she and her father hastily piled whatever they could carry into their car and drove toward the border, along with thousands of others. An army...


Mattie C.'s Boy: The Shelley Stewart Story

by Don Keith NewSouth Books (June 01, 2013)

Shelley Stewart was five years old when he and his brothers watched in horror as their father murdered their mother with an ax. Homeless at the age of six, Stewart found what shelter he could, suffering physical...


Lone Star: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Dan Rather

by Alan Weisman Wiley (May 02, 2008)

"Alan Weisman has come as close as anyone to unraveling one of the big mysteries of the television age: who is the real Dan Rather? Weisman has devoted much time, energy, and talent to that question, and this...


Dispatches from the Edge

by Anderson Cooper HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

From one of America’s leading reporters comes a deeply personal, extraordinarily powerful look at the most volatile crises he has witnessed around the world, from New Orleans to Baghdad and beyond.

Dispatches...


True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa

by Michael Finkel HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

In the haunting tradition of Joe McGinniss's Fatal Vision and Mikal Gilmore's Shot in the Heart, True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, and deceit with a deeply personal...


The Man Time Forgot

by Isaiah Wilner HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Friends, collaborators, and childhood rivals, Briton Hadden and Henry R. Luce were not yet twenty-five when they started Time, the first newsmagazine, at the outset of the Roaring Twenties. By age thirty, they...


America's Mom: The Life, Letters, and Legacy of Ann Lan

by Rick Kogan HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

For two generations of Americans, reading Ann Landers's daily column was as important as eating breakfast. For nearly fifty years an entire nation turned to this quick-witted, worldly-wise counselor for advice...


Writing Places

by William Zinsser HarperCollins e-books (May 19, 2009)

“William Zinsser turns his zest, warmth and curiosity—his sharp but forgiving eye—on his own story. The result is lively, funny and moving, especially for anyone who cares about art and the business of...


Then We Were One: Fragments of Two Lives

by Fred A. Reed Talonbooks (December 18, 2012)

This literary translator brings us a finely wrought autobiography that arcs from southern California through Iran, Syria, Lebanon and Canada.


After Daniel

by Moira Farr Harper Perennial (May 29, 2012)

Moira Farr discovered Daniel Jones’ body on Valentine’s Day, 1994. Struggling with deep depression, he had killed himself using a method clearly outlined in the bestselling book, Final Exit. Six years later,...


After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story

by Michael Hainey Scribner (February 19, 2013)

This haunting story of a son’s quest to understand the mystery of his father’s death is “searing and unforgettable…memoir writing at its best” (San Francisco Chronicle)—a “powerfully affecting”...


In Love with Defeat: The Making of a Southern Liberal

by H. Brandt Ayers NewSouth Books (January 08, 2013)

Journalist and publisher Brandt Ayers's journey takes him from the segregated Old South to covering the central scenes of the civil rights struggle, and finally to editorship of his family's hometown newspaper,...


They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat

by Lewis Grizzard NewSouth Books (September 01, 2010)

They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat, first published in 1982, has sold more than 100,000 copies. Without skipping a beat, one of America's favorite humorists, the late Lewis Grizzard, tells of...


The Tender Hour of Twilight

by Richard Seaver, Jeannette Seaver & James Salter Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 03, 2012)

From Beckett to Burroughs, The Story of O to The Autobiography of Malcolm X, an iconic literary troublemaker tells the colorful stories behind the stories

Richard Seaver came to Paris in 1950 seeking Hemingway's...


In the Long Run

by Jim Axelrod Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 10, 2011)

It's 2008. Jim Axelrod—once among the most watched correspondents on network news and the first television reporter to broadcast from Saddam International Airport in 2003—is covering the final stages of...


Across Boundaries

by Ton Vosloo Jonathan Ball (August 24, 2018)

Ton Vosloo’s remarkable career in the media spanned nearly 60 years in South Africa’s history. During this turbulent time, South Africa went through the transition from Afrikaner Nationalist rule to an ANC...


A Dedicated Life

by David Lawrence, Jr. & Jeb Bush Mango (August 15, 2018)

Leveling the playing field for all our young children

What are you going to do for the rest of your life? For David Lawrence, Jr., a brilliant newspaper editor and publisher with a distinguished, three-decade-long...


The Deeds Of My Fathers: How My Grandfather and Father Built New York and Created the Tabloid World of Today

by Paul Pope A Philip Turner Book with Rowman & Littlefield (November 11, 2010)

This engrossing saga begins when Generoso Pope, Sr., just 15, flees Italy and his domineering father, sailing to America with only pennies in his pockets. He passes through Ellis Island in 1906 and soon finds...


Inside the TV Newsroom

by Line Hassall Thomsen Intellect (March 26, 2018)

How do broadcast journalists work today? How do changes to the field of journalism affect journalists at traditional public service broadcasters? And what, if any, are the similarities between license-fee funded...


The Only Girl: My Life and Times on the Masthead of Rolling Stone

by Robin Green Little, Brown and Company (August 21, 2018)

A raucous and vividly dishy memoir by the only woman writer on the masthead of Rolling Stone Magazine in the early Seventies.

In 1971, Robin Green had an interview with Jann Wenner at the offices Rolling Stone...


Destination Gacy

by Nancy Rommelman SheBooks (May 13, 2014)

In 1994, journalist Nancy Rommelmann accompanied Rick Gaez, a 26-year-old pen pal of John Wayne Gacy, on a road trip from Los Angeles to Illinois, to visit the serial killer before his execution. Along the way,...


Ricochet

by Mary Jo McConahay SheBooks (May 18, 2014)

A stunning memoir by California Book Award winner Mary Jo McConahay, from her years reporting for national magazines from Central America. When three colleagues die violently during a single wartime election...


Katharine the Great

by Deborah Davis Graymalkin Media (December 07, 2017)

In the early 1970s, Katharine Graham was one of the most powerful women on earth. The publisher of the Washington Post, she published the Pentagon Papers, which shed light on the darkest corners of the war in...


Sasha, pour one more!

by Brigitte Schulze pili edition (November 17, 2017)

It was a balancing act between two worlds, the safe, secure life in Germany on the one hand and the magical attraction of a foreign country on the other. With time, for the German journalist and author, Brigitte...


An Uncommon Reader

by Helen Smith Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 12, 2017)

One of The Sunday Times' (U.K.) Books of the Year

"Garnett's life will not need to be written again." —Andrew Morton, Times Literary Supplement

A penetrating biography of the most important English-language...


George Bronson Rea, Propagandist

by Leslie Eaton Clark Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (November 27, 2017)

George Bronson Rea, Propagandist brings to life the extraordinary story of a journalist, publisher, engineer, spy, lobbyist, blackmailer and fortune hunter, who represents twentieth century journalism gone awry....


Confessions of a Guilty Freelancer

by William O'Rourke Indiana University Press (June 19, 2012)

William O'Rourke's singular view of American life over the past 40 years shines forth in these short essays on subjects personal, political, and literary, which reveal a man of keen intellect and wide-ranging...


The Good Fight

by Jim McDowell Gill Books (September 15, 2017)

The year is 1969. The start of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. For Jim McDowell, a rookie reporter, it was the beginning of a life at the heart of one of world’s most notorious and bitter conflicts.

His gripping...


This is Charlie Bird

by Charlie Bird & Kevin Rafter Gill Books (September 29, 2006)

Charles "Charlie" Bird has had a long and distinguished career in Irish Journalism. He joined RTE – The National Broadcaster– in 1974. He has been at the heart of every big news event for over thirty years,...


Another Country – Growing Up In ’50s Ireland

by Gene Kerrigan Gill Books (April 01, 1998)

From First Communions to CIÉ Mystery Tours – the heartwarming story of award-winning journalist Gene Kerrigan’s childhood in Dublin in the ’50s

In his highly addictive style, Gene Kerrigan effortlessly...


Patrick Kavanagh, A Biography

by Antoinette Quinn Gill Books (September 25, 2003)

Antoinette Quinn's acclaimed biography of Patrick Kavanagh, the most important Irish poet between the death of W.B. Yeats and the rise of Seamus Heaney, tells the triumphant story of his journey from homespun...


Wounds: A Memoir of War and Love

by Fergal Keane William Collins (September 21, 2017)

A family story of blood and memory and the haunting power of the past. 2018 WINNER OF THE CHRISTOPHER EWART-BIGGS MEMORIAL PRIZE 2017 WINNER OF THE NON-FICTION IRISH BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER...


Breaking News

by Jeremy Thompson Biteback Publishing (November 14, 2017)

Until his retirement at the end of 2016, Jeremy Thompson was one of the longest-serving journalists and news anchors in the UK.

During a forty-year career in television news, Thompson gained a reputation as the...


Louis Austin and the Carolina Times

by Jerry Gershenhorn The University of North Carolina Press (February 06, 2018)

Louis Austin (1898–1971) came of age at the nadir of the Jim Crow era and became a transformative leader of the long black freedom struggle in North Carolina. From 1927 to 1971, he published and edited the...


Attack of the 50 Ft. Women: From man-made mess to a better future – the truth about global inequality and how to unleash female potential

by Catherine Mayer HQ (September 05, 2017)

‘Buy it for yourself, your husband or partner. Most importantly, buy it for your children’ Sunday Express

Essential reading from Catherine Mayer, recently named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People...


Choose Your Own Disaster

by Dana Schwartz Grand Central Publishing (May 15, 2018)

A hilarious, quirky, and unflinchingly honest memoir about one young woman's terrible and life-changing decisions while hoping (and sometimes failing) to find herself, in the style of Never Have I Ever and Adulting...


Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72

by Hunter S. Thompson Simon & Schuster (June 26, 2012)

From the legendary journalist and creator of “Gonzo” journalism Hunter S. Thompson comes the bestselling critical look at Nixon and McGovern’s 1972 presidential election.

Forty years after its original...


Exclusive!

by Maurice Chittenden Biteback Publishing (September 19, 2017)

On a hot, sunny day last August, the final newspaper still working from an office on London’s Fleet Street called ‘stop the press’ and closed its doors for the final time. Thirteen days later it was the...


A Disappearance in Damascus

by Deborah Campbell Picador (September 05, 2017)

Winner of the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction

Winner of the Freedom to Read Award

Winner of the Hubert Evans Prize

In the midst of an unfolding international crisis, renowned journalist Deborah...