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Written by BARBARA W. TUCHMAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 768 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 01/24/2017

Price: $20.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98620-4

Barbara W. Tuchman won her second Pulitzer Prize for this nonfiction masterpiece—an authoritative work of history that recounts the birth of modern China through the eyes of one extraordinary American.
 
General Joseph W. Stilwell was a man who loved China deeply and knew its people as few Americans ever have. Barbara W. Tuchman’s groundbreaking narrative follows Stilwell from the time he arrived in China during the Revolution of 1911, through his tours of duty in Peking and Tientsin in the...

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LAST JOURNALISTS IN A DICTATORSHIP
Written by ANJAN SUNDARAM

Format: Trade Paperback, 210 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 11/15/2016

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-87215-4

In 2009, Anjan Sundaram began a journalist's training program in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. Often held up as a beacon of progress and modernity in Central Africa, the regime of President Paul Kagame—which took over after the 1994 genocide ravaged Rwanda’s population—has been given billions of dollars in Western aid. And yet, during Sundaram’s time there, almost every reporter he instructed was arrested or forced to leave the country, caught in a tightening web of strict media...

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THE ADVENTURES, ESCAPADES, AND TRIUMPHS OF ALICIA PATTERSON: AVIATRIX, SPORTSWOMAN, JOURNALIST, PUBLISHER

Format: Hardcover, 368 pages

Publisher: Pantheon

On Sale: 08/23/2016

Price: $28.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-87113-3

The fascinating biography of the maverick newspaperwoman and intrepid adventurer, which follows her exceptional exploits through the first half of the twentieth century, from her troublemaking days as the middle child of complicated parents to her successes as publisher of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Newsday.
 
The authors take us into the lost WASP world of Alicia Patterson: her larger-than-life father—scion of the Patterson-Medill Chicago publishing dynasty—and her traditional mother, her...

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A CRITICAL THINKER'S GUIDE TO MEDIA BIAS
Written by LARRY ATKINS

Format: Hardcover, 280 pages

Publisher: Prometheus Books

On Sale: 08/16/2016

Price: $24.00

ISBN: 978-1-633-88165-5

In a media landscape dominated by advocacy news networks pushing competing points of view, how can the average person uncover the truth about any particular issue? This book will show you how to separate the facts from the agenda-driven spin and selective presentation often used by such news sources as Fox and MSNBC.

The author describes the goals of advocacy journalism—i.e., journalism that transparently advocates a biased worldview—and shows that it has been a part of our history since the...

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A MEMOIR OF HOPE
Written by TOM BROKAW

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 05/10/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98208-4

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR • From Tom Brokaw, the bestselling author of The Greatest Generation, comes a powerful memoir of a year of dramatic change—a year spent battling cancer and reflecting on a long, happy, and lucky life.

Tom Brokaw has led a fortunate life, with a strong marriage and family, many friends, and a brilliant journalism career culminating in his twenty-two years as anchor of the NBC Nightly News and as bestselling author. But in the summer...

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THE WORLD OF POST-TRUTH POLITICS
Written by ARI RABIN-HAVT

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 04/19/2016

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-27959-0

In today’s post-truth political landscape, there is a carefully concealed but ever-growing industry of organized misinformation that exists to create and disseminate lies in the service of political agendas. Ari Rabin-Havt and Media Matters for America present a revelatory history of this industry—which they've dubbed Lies, Incorporated—and show how it has crippled legislative progress on issues including tobacco regulation, public health care, climate change, gun control, immigration,...

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THIRTY YEARS ON THE FRONT LINES OF A MEDIA REVOLUTION
Written by JOHN STACKHOUSE

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages

Publisher: Random House Canada

On Sale: 10/27/2015

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-0-345-81583-5

Drawing on his thirty years in newspapers, the former editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail examines the crisis of serious journalism in the digital era, and searches for ways the invaluable tradition can thrive in a radically changed future.
     John Stackhouse entered the newspaper business in a golden age: 1980s circulations were huge and wealthy companies lined up for the privilege of advertising in every city's best-read pages. Television and radio could never rival newspapers for hard...

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Written by THE NEW YORKER MAGAZINE
Contribution by ELIZABETH BISHOP, TRUMAN CAPOTE
Introduction by DAVID REMNICK
Edited by HENRY FINDER

Format: Hardcover, 784 pages

Publisher: Random House

On Sale: 10/27/2015

Price: $35.00

ISBN: 978-0-679-64481-1

Including contributions by Elizabeth Bishop • Truman Capote • John Cheever • Roald Dahl • Janet Flanner • Nadine Gordimer • A. J. Liebling • Dwight Macdonald • Joseph Mitchell • Marianne Moore • Vladimir Nabokov • Sylvia Plath • V. S. Pritchett • Adrienne Rich • Lillian Ross • Philip Roth • Anne Sexton • James Thurber • John Updike • Eudora Welty • E. B. White • Edmund Wilson
 
And featuring new perspectives by Jonathan Franzen • Malcolm Gladwell • Adam Gopnik • Elizabeth Kolbert • Jill...

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CHRONICLES OF A WORLD WAR II CORRESPONDENT

Format: Hardcover, 479 pages

Publisher: Prometheus Books

On Sale: 10/13/2015

Price: $25.00

ISBN: 978-1-633-88104-4

As expansive as it is personal, this chronicle of World War II is a firsthand account by a journalist and the woman he would marry of the dramatic events that engulfed the world in the middle of the twentieth century. The correspondence between Charles Kiley and Billee Gray also tells the poignant tale of two young people in love but forced apart by the circumstances of war. Edited by Charles and Billee's daughter, son, and son-in-law, this never-before-published compilation of letters is a...

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THE MANY FACES OF ANONYMOUS
Written by GABRIELLA COLEMAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 10/06/2015

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68983-7

Here is the ultimate book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates under the non-name Anonymous, by the writer the Huffington Post says “knows all of Anonymous’ deepest, darkest secrets.”

Half a dozen years ago, anthropologist Gabriella Coleman set out to study the rise of this global phenomenon just as some of its members were turning to political protest and dangerous disruption (before Anonymous shot to fame as a key player in the battles over...

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THE STORYTELLING SECRETS OF THE NEW MASTERS OF RADIO
Written by JESSICA ABEL

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 08/25/2015

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-34843-0

Every week, millions of devoted fans tune in to or download This American Life, The Moth, Radiolab, Planet Money, Snap Judgment, Serial, Invisibilia and other narrative radio shows. Using personal stories to breathe life into complex ideas and issues, these beloved programs help readers to understand ourselves and our world a little bit better. Each has a distinct style, but every one delivers stories that are brilliantly told and produced. Out on the Wire offers an unexpected window into...

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ART AND ACTIVISM IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Written by NATO THOMPSON

Format: Hardcover, 176 pages

Publisher: Melville House

On Sale: 08/18/2015

Price: $23.95

ISBN: 978-1-612-19044-0

A significant meditation on political art and the politics of art by the country’s most celebrated young curator

A fog of information and images has flooded the world: from advertising, television, radio, and film to the information glut produced by the new economy. With the rise of social networking, even our contemporaries, peers, and friends are all suddenly selling us the ultimate product: themselves.

Here curator and critic Nato Thompson interrogates the implications of these developments...

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