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    Polar Bears and Other Scares by Ron Truman    A Curious Mind by Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman | A Review: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Eureka Books    Knock Knock: A Life by Suzanne McNear    Under Cover: Adventures in the Art of Editing by Craig Munro    Hunter S. Thompson: Fear, Loathing, and the Birth of Gonzo by Kevin T. McEneaney    Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life and Business with Asperger's by Joe Biel    The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss by Anderson Cooper & Gloria Vanderbilt    The Lady with the Borzoi: Blanche Knopf, Literary Tastemaker Extraordinaire by Laura Claridge    The Faith of Christopher Hitchens: The Restless Soul of the World's Most Notorious Atheist by Larry Alex Taunton    All Tomorrow's Parties: A Memoir by Rob Spillman    Half-Jew by Susan Jacoby    Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting by Lesley Stahl    My Journey Through War and Peace:Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker: Explorations of a Young Filmm by Melissa Burch    Take a Stand: Thirty Years of Lessons from Rebels by Jorge Ramos    The Road Through War: Anarchy and Rebellion in the Central African Republic by Anjan Sundaram    On the Other Side of Love: A woman's unconventional journey towards wisdom by Muriel Maufroy    Worlds Ago: A Memoir of My Journeying Years by Walter Laqueur    Bullets and Bylines: From the Frontlines of Kabul, Delhi, Damascus and Beyond by Shyam Bhatia    87 and Still Wandering About by Reg Green    Daisies Don't Lie: Misadventures in Journalism: The Making of a Feminist by Nancy Louise Lewis    Writing the War: Chronicles of a World War II Correspondent by Anne Kiley    Stories I Tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson by Juan F. Thompson    From Crack to Christ, As It Was Writt(i)n - Journal Entries by M. H. S. Edwina Bell    Bad News: Last Journalists in a Dictatorship by Anjan Sundaram    Notes of a Newsman: Witness to a Changing Scotland by John MacKay    Cast of Characters: Wolcott Gibbs, E. B. White, James Thurber, and the Golden Age of The New Yorker by Thomas Vinciguerra    Natural Born Keller by Amanda Keller    Before Rupert: Keith Murdoch and the Birth of a Dynasty by Tom DC Roberts    A Path Through Hard Grass: A Journalist?s Memories of Exile and Apartheid by Ruth Weiss    The Art of the Publisher by Roberto Calasso    Truth: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power by Mary Mapes    Heroes to the End: An Army Correspondent's Last Days in Vietnam by Jim Smith    Hemingway in Love: His Own Story by A. E. Hotchner    Studies in Victorian and Modern Literature: A Tribute to John Sutherland by William Baker    Better: How I Let Go of Control, Held On to Hope, and Found Joy in My Darkest Hour by Amy Robach    Mary McGrory: The First Queen of Journalism by John Norris    Had I Known: A Memoir of Survival by Joan Lunden    Unlikely Love Stories by Mike McCardell    Wondering and Wandering in the West: A Foreign Scholar's Record from Oxford and Columbia Universities by Qingjuan Li    Listening to the Jar Flies: Growing Up in Wheaton and Rocky Comfort by Jimmy R. Lewis    Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound by Grant Lawrence    Greg Dyke: My Part in his Downfall: Days and Awaydays in BBC News 2001-2004 by Chris Moore    Love for Family, Friends, and Books by Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm    War and Politics by Other Means: A Journalist's Memoir by Shelby Scates    The Rescue of Miss Yaskell and Other Pipe Dreams by Russell Baker    So This is Depravity by Russell Baker    The Good Times by Russell Baker    Into My Own: The Remarkable People and Events that Shaped a Life by Roger Kahn    Getting Real by Gretchen Carlson    The Pen Is Mightier: The Muckraking Life of Charles Edward Russell by Robert Miraldi

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Polar Bears and Other Scares

Polar Bears and Other Scares by Ron TrumanPolar Bears and Other Scares is the memoir of Ron Truman, who began freelance writing when bored with his day job. He parlayed his writing ability into a 40-year communications career. Seeking excitement and novelty, he welcomed hazards and avoided humdrum. For The Globe and Mail he wrote about adventure sports, hunting, guns, skiing, women, children, and underwater archaeology. For Landmarks, a geographic magazine, he tagged polar bears, hunted moose, and hand-fed snapping turtles. He guided foreign journalists on Canadian adventures. The memoir contains thrilling anecdotes and humorous tales....
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A Curious Mind by Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman | A Review: The Secret to a Bigger Life

A Curious Mind by Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman | A Review: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Eureka Books

This companion to A Curious Mind includes:

• Overview of the book

• Character Analysis

• A Discussion on Themes

• and much more!

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Knock Knock: A Life

Knock Knock: A Life by Suzanne McNear

This autobiographical novel establishes Suzanne McNear as a distinctive voice in American literature. Written with the same quirky, ironic sensibility that brought praise for her story collection, Drought, it carries the reader through the upheavals of the sixties and seventies - the impact of Betty Friedan, the assassination of President Kennedy, and the Vietnam War - in a style that is comic and painful and true.

It traces March River's journey from before birth, through her early years in a small Midwestern city where she felt always slightly out of step, east to boarding school in Connecticut,...

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Under Cover: Adventures in the Art of Editing

Under Cover: Adventures in the Art of Editing by Craig MunroCraig Munro began his blue-pencil adventures at the University of Queensland Press in 1971. Over the next thirty years, he became friend, counsellor, and occasionally foil to some of the country??s leading authors. From a champagne-fuelled telegram to Patrick White to a run-in with Xavier Herbert, Craig??s editorial life was punctuated by encounters with remarkable writers. Championing the early works of Peter Carey, right up to the Booker–winning True History of the Kelly Gang, Craig also edited David Malouf??s first novel, Johnno. He was teased by Murray Bail??s tantalising mind games, discovered...
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Hunter S. Thompson: Fear, Loathing, and the Birth of Gonzo

Hunter S. Thompson: Fear, Loathing, and the Birth of Gonzo by Kevin T. McEneaneyWith new biographical information about Thompson and an examination of his writing techniques, this book provides readers with a better understanding of the journalist and novelist. A look beyond the larger-than-life public persona, Hunter S. Thompson: Fear, Loathing, and the Birth of Gonzo will be of great interest to fans of Thompson??s work as well as to those wanting to know more about gonzo journalism and literature.
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Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life and Business with Asperger's

Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life and Business with Asperger's by Joe Biel
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The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss

The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss by Anderson Cooper & Gloria Vanderbilt

A touching and intimate correspondence between Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, offering timeless wisdom and a revealing glimpse into their lives

Though Anderson Cooper has always considered himself close to his mother, his intensely busy career as a journalist for CNN and CBS affords him little time to spend with her. After she suffers a brief but serious illness at the age of ninety-one, they resolve to change their relationship by beginning a year-long conversation unlike any they had ever had before. The result is a correspondence of surprising honesty and depth in which...

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The Lady with the Borzoi: Blanche Knopf, Literary Tastemaker Extraordinaire

The Lady with the Borzoi: Blanche Knopf, Literary Tastemaker Extraordinaire by Laura Claridge

Left off her company's fifth anniversary tribute but described by Thomas Mann as "the soul of the firm," Blanche Knopf began her career when she founded Alfred A. Knopf with her husband in 1915. With her finger on the pulse of a rapidly changing culture, Blanche quickly became a driving force behind the firm.

A conduit to the literature of Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance, Blanche also legitimized the hard-boiled detective fiction of writers such as Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and Raymond Chandler; signed and nurtured literary authors like Willa Cather, Elizabeth Bowen, and Muriel...

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The Faith of Christopher Hitchens: The Restless Soul of the World's Most Notorious Atheist

The Faith of Christopher Hitchens: The Restless Soul of the World's Most Notorious Atheist by Larry Alex TauntonA friend of the late Christopher Hitchens offers insight about the promise of faith and the dangers of pride in this one-of-a-kind look into the last days of the world's most famous atheist.
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All Tomorrow's Parties: A Memoir

All Tomorrow's Parties: A Memoir by Rob SpillmanRob Spillman—the award-winning, charismatic cofounding editor of the legendary Tin House magazine—has devoted his life to the rebellious pursuit of artistic authenticity. Born in Germany to two driven musicians, his childhood was spent among the West Berlin cognoscenti, in a city two hundred miles behind the Iron Curtain. There, the Berlin Wall stood as a stark reminder of the split between East and West, between suppressed dreams and freedom of expression.

After an unsettled youth moving between divorced parents in disparate cities, Spillman would eventually find his way into the literary world...

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Half-Jew

Half-Jew by Susan JacobySince childhood, Susan Jacoby, the New York Times bestselling author of The Age of American Unreason, was sure that her father was keeping a secret. At age twenty, just before beginning her writing career as a reporter for the Washington Post, she learned the truth: Robert Jacoby, a Catholic convert with a Catholic wife, was also a Jew.

In Half-Jew, Jacoby grapples with the hidden identity cloaked by the persona of a successful accountant and member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in East Lansing, Michigan??"and with the secrets and lies that had marked her family??s history for three generations...

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Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting

Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting by Lesley StahlFrom one of the country??s most recognizable journalists: How becoming a grandmother transforms a woman??s life.

After four decades as a reporter, Lesley Stahl??s most vivid and transformative experience of her life was not covering the White House, interviewing heads of state, or researching stories at 60 Minutes. It was becoming a grandmother. She was hit with a jolt of joy so intense and unexpected, she wanted to “investigate” it??"as though it were a news flash. And so, using her 60 Minutes skills, she explored how grandmothering changes a woman??s life, interviewing friends like Whoopi...

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My Journey Through War and Peace:Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker: Explorations of a Young Filmm

My Journey Through War and Peace:Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker: Explorations of a Young Filmm by Melissa BurchMy Journey Through War and Peace: Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker is an adventure spiritual memoir about a woman in her twenties who seeks self-discovery and connection to something greater in the midst of danger in Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion and in the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
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Take a Stand: Thirty Years of Lessons from Rebels

Take a Stand: Thirty Years of Lessons from Rebels by Jorge Ramos"People ask if I am a journalist or an activist. The truth is that I am just a journalist who asks questions, but one who does in fact take a stand."??"Jorge Ramos

After 30 fascinating years uncovering the hard truth, Emmy Award-winning journalist Jorge Ramos opens up for the first time about life-altering lessons by sharing captivating never-before-told stories. Widely recognized for his unapologetic, no-holds-barred approach to interviewing global leaders, business titans, democratic policy makers and dictators who threaten to derail those principles, Ramos unearths their one common trait??"they...

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The Road Through War: Anarchy and Rebellion in the Central African Republic

The Road Through War: Anarchy and Rebellion in the Central African Republic by Anjan SundaramA Vintage Shorts Travel Selection

"I arrived to find that this was a war of walkers."

So writes Anjan Sundaram about his journey into the heart of the war-torn Central African Republic in 2013. As soon as he arrived in the city of Gaga, he witnessed hundreds of people fleeing their homes for parts unknown, afraid to be one of the many victims of the Seleka rebel force that had taken over the country that year, or the anti-balaka militias that had sprung up in retaliation. As Sundaram follows a jungle path from village to village, he provides witness to a burning Republic, one that is still in...

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On the Other Side of Love: A woman's unconventional journey towards wisdom

On the Other Side of Love: A woman's unconventional journey towards wisdom by Muriel MaufroyWhen life has lost all meaning, what do you do?
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Worlds Ago: A Memoir of My Journeying Years

Worlds Ago: A Memoir of My Journeying Years by Walter Laqueur
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Bullets and Bylines: From the Frontlines of Kabul, Delhi, Damascus and Beyond

Bullets and Bylines: From the Frontlines of Kabul, Delhi, Damascus and Beyond by Shyam Bhatia

War reporters tend to have shorter lives than many others in the same profession of journalism, simply because they are exposed to more day-to-day risks in remote parts of the world where timely help is a prized commodity.

Shyam Bhatia is one of the lucky few who has lived to recall and recount unique survival stories, including his eyewitness experience of a mini massacre on the Kabul to Kandahar highway, followed by his own detention, torture and daily threats of execution by the mujahidin.

The Afghan experience was followed by an equally chilling episode in southern Sudan where Bhatia??s media...

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87 and Still Wandering About

87 and Still Wandering About by Reg Green"Reg Green is a pitch-perfect writer and these highly-entertaining essays allow us to accompany him as he hikes along mountain trails, braves raging rapids and makes his way through a remarkably rewarding life." -Robert Kiener, senior writer, Reader's Digest "For nearly 50 years, I have reveled in the friendship of Reg Green. He is adventurous, funny and mischievous -- sometimes all at once. Reg is irrepressible. A transplanted Fleet Street journalist, nowadays you can find him -- if you can keep up -- hiking alone in the San Gabriel Mountains, near his home in Southern California. He sets a...
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Daisies Don't Lie: Misadventures in Journalism: The Making of a Feminist

Daisies Don't Lie: Misadventures in Journalism: The Making of a Feminist by Nancy Louise LewisSynopsis:

My life in journalism, which began covering a notorious, and until now unsolved murder in Connecticut, led to attempts on my life by cops in two states. You don't have to be black to have cops wanting you dead!

I uncovered newspaper corruption wherever I went during my thirty-year career, and also found corruption and dysfunction in government at all levels. I ended up homeless, first on East Coast streets and later in New Mexico, due to the duplicitous nature of some of the papers I wrote for, which promise truth but give anything but.

Part I details my poisoning at the hands...
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Writing the War: Chronicles of a World War II Correspondent

Writing the War: Chronicles of a World War II Correspondent by Anne KileyAs 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 striking example of the heroic, call-to-duty spirit that characterized "the greatest generation."

Charles...

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Stories I Tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson

Stories I Tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson by Juan F. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson, “smart hillbilly,” boy of the South, born and bred in Louisville, Kentucky, son of an insurance salesman and a stay-at-home mom, public school-educated, jailed at seventeen on a bogus petty robbery charge, member of the U.S. Air Force (Airmen Second Class), copy boy for Time, writer for The National Observer, et cetera. From the outset he was the Wild Man of American journalism with a journalistic appetite that touched on subjects that drove his sense of justice and intrigue, from biker gangs and 1960s counterculture to presidential campaigns and psychedelic drugs. He...
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From Crack to Christ, As It Was Writt(i)n - Journal Entries

From Crack to Christ, As It Was Writt(i)n - Journal Entries by M. H. S. Edwina BellThe purpose of this book is to share with other recovering persons and those who provide treatment plans for them, the importance of keeping a daily journal of events, feelings, situations, and circumstances as they occur during the process of recovery from the disease of addiction. The rewards of journalizing are beneficial in so many ways to one's spiritual growth, in spite of not knowing the correct spelling, grammar or punctuation at the time of recording. I am a recovering person who have sustained from all mood altering substances since February 23, 1990, one day at a time. As a former...
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Bad News: Last Journalists in a Dictatorship

Bad News: Last Journalists in a Dictatorship by Anjan SundaramThe author of the acclaimed Stringer: A Reporter??s Journey in the Congo now moves on to Rwanda for a gripping look at a country caught still in political and social unrest, years after the genocide that shocked the world.

Bad News is the story of Anjan Sundaram's time running a journalist's training program out of Kigali, the capital city of one of Africa's most densely populated countries, Rwanda. President Kagame??s regime, which seized power after the genocide that ravaged its population in 1994, is often held up as a beacon for progress and modernity in Central Africa and is the recipient...
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Notes of a Newsman: Witness to a Changing Scotland

Notes of a Newsman: Witness to a Changing Scotland by John MacKay

Notes of a Newsman is the story of a changing Scotland as it was heard and seen by the people of Scotland. We all may have our ideas about where we are headed as nation and a society, but none of us knows. That makes what lies ahead so fascinating. Just like what's gone before. JOHN MacKAY

John MacKay is one of Scotland's best known broadcasters. His career as a reporter, anchor and presenter has spanned from the Thatcher Years to the Independence Referendum and beyond. MacKay has been witness to the major stories in the country's recent past. There have been the tragedies of Lockerbie, Dunblane...

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Cast of Characters: Wolcott Gibbs, E. B. White, James Thurber, and the Golden Age of The New Yorker

Cast of Characters: Wolcott Gibbs, E. B. White, James Thurber, and the Golden Age of The New Yorker by Thomas Vinciguerra

The professional and personal lives of the pioneers of an enduring magazine.

From its birth in 1925 to the early days of the Cold War, The New Yorker slowly but surely took hold as the country's most prestigious, entertaining, and informative general-interest periodical. In Cast of Characters, Thomas Vinciguerra paints a portrait of the magazine's cadre of charming, wisecracking, driven, troubled, brilliant writers and editors.

He introduces us to Wolcott Gibbs, theater critic, all-around wit, and author of an infamous 1936 parody of Time magazine. We meet the demanding and eccentric founding...

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Natural Born Keller

Natural Born Keller by Amanda KellerOne of Australia's favourite and most multi-talented entertainers lifts the lid on life on-screen and off with not so longing looks back at growing up in the burbs in the decade taste forgot.
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Before Rupert: Keith Murdoch and the Birth of a Dynasty

Before Rupert: Keith Murdoch and the Birth of a Dynasty by Tom DC Roberts‘An impressive study of the Murdoch genius for government by media.' Chris Masters ‘In this engrossing study Tom Roberts draws on a remarkable range of sources, many for the first time, to show how Keith Murdoch succeeded in his ambition.' Stuart Macintyre, author of The History Wars Following the News of the World phone-hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch said his greatest regret was that he had let his father down. Popular history views Sir Keith Murdoch (1885–1952) as a fearless war correspondent – author of the famous letter that led to the evacuation of the Anzac force from Gallipoli – and...
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A Path Through Hard Grass: A Journalist?s Memories of Exile and Apartheid

A Path Through Hard Grass: A Journalist?s Memories of Exile and Apartheid by Ruth WeissA child of a Jewish family fleeing Nazi-Germany and settling in apartheid South Africa in the 1930s, Ruth Weiss?' journalistic career starts in Johannesburg of the 1950s. In 1968 banned from her home country, and then also from Rhodesia for her critical investigative journalism, she starts reporting from Lusaka, London and Cologne on virtually all issues which affect the newly independent African countries. Peasants and national leaders in southern Africa ? Ruth Weiss met them all, travelling through Africa at a time when it was neither usual for a woman to do so, nor to report for economic...
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The Art of the Publisher

The Art of the Publisher by Roberto Calasso

An interior look at Roberto Calasso's work as a publisher and his reflections on the art of book publishing

In this fascinating memoir, the author and publisher Roberto Calasso meditates on the art of book publishing. Recalling the beginnings of Adelphi in the 1960s, he touches on the Italian house's defining qualities, including the considerations involved in designing the successful Biblioteca series and the strategy for publishing a wide range of authors of high literary quality, as well as the historic critical edition of the works of Nietzsche.
With his signature erudition and polemical...

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Truth: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power

Truth: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power by Mary Mapes

A riveting play-by-play of a reporter getting and defending a story that recalls All the President's Men, Truthputs readers in the center of the "60 Minutes II" story on George W. Bush's shirking of his National Guard duty. The firestorm that followed that broadcast--a conflagration that was carefully sparked by the right and fanned by bloggers--trashed Mapes' well-respected twenty-five year producing career, caused newsman Dan Rather to resign from his anchor chair early and led to an unprecedented "internal inquiry" into the story...chaired by former Reagan attorney general Richard Thornburgh....

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Heroes to the End: An Army Correspondent's Last Days in Vietnam

Heroes to the End: An Army Correspondent's Last Days in Vietnam by Jim Smith
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Hemingway in Love: His Own Story

Hemingway in Love: His Own Story by A. E. Hotchner

In June of 1961, A.E. Hotchner visited an old friend in the psychiatric ward of St. Mary's Hospital. It would be the last time they spoke-a few weeks later, Ernest Hemingway was released home, where he took his own life. Their final conversation was also the final installment in a story whose telling Hemingway had spread over more than a decade.

In characteristically pragmatic terms, Hemingway revealed to Hotchner the details of the affair that destroyed his first marriage: the truth of his romantic life in Paris and how he lost Hadley, the true part of each literary woman he'd later create and...

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Studies in Victorian and Modern Literature: A Tribute to John Sutherland

Studies in Victorian and Modern Literature: A Tribute to John Sutherland by William BakerThis book is both a celebration of the life and career of the eminent literary scholar, critic, and journalist John Sutherland and an extension of Sutherland's work in various fields, including nineteenth- and twentieth-century Anglo-American literature, the publishing industry, and its impact upon creativity and literary puzzles.
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Better: How I Let Go of Control, Held On to Hope, and Found Joy in My Darkest Hour

Better: How I Let Go of Control, Held On to Hope, and Found Joy in My Darkest Hour by Amy Robach"I have breast cancer." When Good Morning America anchor Amy Robach revealed her shocking diagnosis on live television in November 2013, the seasoned news reporter embarked on the most difficult and illuminating journey of her life. In this intimate memoir she retraces the twelve months following her announcement and speaks candidly, for the first time, about how her illness affected her family life and her marriage, tapped into her deepest fears and strengths, and transformed her in ways she never could have imagined.

Only weeks earlier, in September 2013, ABC producers asked Robach to get an...

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Mary McGrory: The First Queen of Journalism

Mary McGrory: The First Queen of Journalism by John NorrisA wildly entertaining biography of the trailblazing Washington columnist and the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for commentary

Before there was Maureen Dowd or Gail Collins or Molly Ivins, there was Mary McGrory. She was a trailblazing columnist who achieved national syndication and reported from the front lines of American politics for five decades. From her first assignment reporting on the Army–McCarthy hearings to her Pulitzer-winning coverage of Watergate and controversial observations of President Bush after September 11, McGrory humanized the players on the great national stage...

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Had I Known: A Memoir of Survival

Had I Known: A Memoir of Survival by Joan Lunden

In this brave and deeply personal memoir, one of America's most beloved journalists, mother, and New York Times bestselling author speaks candidly about her battle against breast cancer, her quest to learn about it and teach others, and the transformative effect it's had on her life.

When former Good Morning America host Joan Lunden was diagnosed with breast cancer, she set out to learn everything about it to help her survive. With seven children counting on her, giving up was not an option. After announcing her diagnosis on Good Morning America, people all over the country rallied around Joan...

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Unlikely Love Stories

Unlikely Love Stories by Mike McCardellThese are stories of the defender of a handicapped parking spot, a woman who has delivered homemade Valentine cards to neighbours for twenty years, and love between a widower and a woman who had never been on a date before. They are the stories that never make front page headlines, but that Mike, with his keen eye for observation, reveals to be just as meaningful and important.

With a rare gift for bringing out the magic in everyday situations, Mike turns the spotlight on all the little, seemingly insignificant things that make life fascinating. His touching stories resonate with simple truths...

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Wondering and Wandering in the West: A Foreign Scholar's Record from Oxford and Columbia Universities

Wondering and Wandering in the West: A Foreign Scholar's Record from Oxford and Columbia Universities by Qingjuan LiVisiting scholar Li Qingjuan came a long way from China to the Western world for a total of fifteen months of study. Her study began at Oxford University in the United Kingdom and finished at the Columbia University in the United States. This book does not only cover her inspiration during her time in the UK and US but also share her thoughts on the development of international financial centres, globalization, and openness of international cities and current economic status for both countries. Those 450 days experienced abroad, along with her sociologist and economist background, gives this...
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Listening to the Jar Flies: Growing Up in Wheaton and Rocky Comfort

Listening to the Jar Flies: Growing Up in Wheaton and Rocky Comfort by Jimmy R. Lewis

To the casual visitor, Wheaton and Rocky Comfort, Missouri, are just two tiny towns on the edge of the Ozark hill country. In Listening to the Jar Flies, author Jimmy R. Lewis narrates stories about the extraordinary and colorful characters who lived there between 1907 and 1960.

There's an aging former cowboy who bested Old West legend Tom Horn in a knife fight and a faith-healing preacher who came to town seeking converts on busy Saturdays with a four-foot bull snake slithering around his shoulders. Lewis tells about the one-eyed newspaper editor who sparked a community to build a first-class...

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Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound

Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound by Grant LawrenceFrom Captain George Vancouver to Muriel “Curve of Time" Blanchet to Jim “Spilsbury's Coast" Spilsbury, visitors to Desolation Sound have left behind a trail of books endowing the area with a romantic aura that helps to make it British Columbia's most popular marine park. In this hilarious and captivating book, CBC personality Grant Lawrence adds a whole new chapter to the saga of this storied piece of BC coastline.

Young Grant's father bought a piece of land next to the park in the 1970s, just in time to encounter the gun-toting cougar lady, left-over hippies, outlaw bikers and an assortment...

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Greg Dyke: My Part in his Downfall: Days and Awaydays in BBC News 2001-2004

Greg Dyke: My Part in his Downfall: Days and Awaydays in BBC News 2001-2004 by Chris MooreWritten by journalist Chris Moore, Greg Dyke: My Part in His Downfall is a memoir of the days and awaydays inside a large, semi-autonomous part of BBC News between the years 2001-2004. This compelling story offers a diary-style insight into his working life under the controversial Director-General Greg Dyke, who eventually resigned in 2004 following the Hutton Enquiry. As Moore writes, 'My only contribution to his downfall was to survive it.'
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Love for Family, Friends, and Books

Love for Family, Friends, and Books by Aleksandra Ziolkowska-BoehmAn autobiography unlike other literary forms shows the ego of an author. Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm's ego is delicate, fascinating, and courageous. Some fragments are almost like a movie with interesting dialog, compelling moments, and realistic characters.
Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm9 Aug 2015$38.99

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War and Politics by Other Means: A Journalist's Memoir

War and Politics by Other Means: A Journalist's Memoir by Shelby Scates

Shelby Scates's thirty-five-year career as a prize-winning journalist and columnist for International News Service, United Press International, the Associated Press, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer has taken him to centers of action across this country and to wars and conflicts in many of the world's danger zones.

Born in the rural South in the 1930s, Scates rejected the racism he saw there and in his late teens set out across the United States — eventually to land in Seattle, attend the University of Washington, and launch himself into a world of work, travel, and adventure as a merchant...

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The Rescue of Miss Yaskell and Other Pipe Dreams

The Rescue of Miss Yaskell and Other Pipe Dreams by Russell Baker"Russell Baker is the Alka-Seltzer of the American experience… the most effective comic relief available for the agonizing absurdities we encounter every day."—Houston Chronicle

"Baker is the supreme satirist of this half century… When it comes to satire of a controlled but effervescent ferocity, nobody can touch Baker." —Washington Post Book World

From one of America's greatest humorists comes this collection of more than a hundred anecdotes and essays. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and author of the bestselling memoir, GROWING UP, Russell Baker offers humorous reflections on his youth,...
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So This is Depravity

So This is Depravity by Russell Baker"It is not that Russell Baker is funny, his genius is being so true that nothing remains but to laugh." —John Kenneth Galbraith

"Baker, like Andy Rooney, looks into things that keep all our lives from being ordinary." —Chattanooga News-Free Press

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Russell Baker has charmed readers with his sharp humor and shrewd commentary. The indelible voice of the bestselling memoir GROWING UP compiles some of his greatest New York Times columns in this collection of honest, witty, and profound essays—reflecting on politics, society, and life in all its absurd glory....
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The Good Times

The Good Times by Russell Baker"Choice...superb...even more riveting than the author last, which won a Pulitzer...hilarious as well as heartbreaking...

When you put this book down you will feel privileged to have gotten to know, intimately, a man so totally honest and sure of himself that he is able to lay himself bare." —Ann Landers

Picking up where his award winning and bestselling memoir GROWING UP left off, Baker tells how he made it from covering the Baltimore police beat to the streets of London where he reported on the Queen of England, becoming a White House correspondent and ascending to columnist at the New York...

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Into My Own: The Remarkable People and Events that Shaped a Life

Into My Own: The Remarkable People and Events that Shaped a Life by Roger KahnRoger Kahn is one of America's foremost sportswriters. After successful seasons as a newspaperman and magazine writer, he burst onto the national scene in 1972 with his memorable bestseller, THE BOYS OF SUMMER, memorializing the Brooklyn Dodgers. Now in his eighth decade, Kahn has again written a book for the hearts and minds of his readers. Chronicling his own life, INTO MY OWN is Kahn's reflection on the eight people who shaped him as a man, a father, and a writer.

INTO MY OWN is the touching memoir of an unassuming man, whose great love of baseball and literature led him into extraordinary...

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Getting Real

Getting Real by Gretchen CarlsonA candid, funny memoir from the charismatic FOX News channel anchor and Miss America Pageant winner

Celebrity news anchorwoman Gretchen Carlson shares her inspiring story and offers important takeaways for women (and men) about what it means to strive for and find success in the real world. With warmth and wit, she takes readers from her Minnesota childhood, where she became a violin prodigy, through college at Stanford and her in-the-trenches years as a cub reporter on local television stations before becoming a national news reporter. She describes her rise to anchor of The Real Story with...

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The Pen Is Mightier: The Muckraking Life of Charles Edward Russell

The Pen Is Mightier: The Muckraking Life of Charles Edward Russell by Robert MiraldiCharles Edward Russell was a muckraking journalist who exposed the dark underside of America's class system at the turn of the 20th century. The scandals he revealed through investigative reporting led to some of the most important and largest reform efforts of the period, in areas such as housing, prisons, and race reform. A Pulitzer Prize winner, author of 27 books, and a founder of the NAACP, Russell has nonetheless faded from public view. In this book, Robert Miraldi restores him to his rightful place in history. Miraldi's biography of Russell sheds light on the Hearst and Pulitzer newspaper...
Robert Miraldi1 Jun 2015$35.99

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