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The Mammoth Book of Journalism

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While it's said that journalism is the first draft of history, The Mammoth Book of Journalism demonstrates that sometimes the reporters have outdone the historians in analyzing great events and bringing them to life. Veteran editor and former journalist Jon E. Lewis has chosen the best articles, editorials, reviews, commentary, interviews, and reportage for this unique anthology, which spans from Charles Dickens on "Execution by Guillotine" and Mark Twain on "Americans Abroad" to contemporary reporting of the first McDonald's in Moscow and the funeral of Princess Diana. Covering such diverse topics as war, politics, sports, disasters, crime, fashion, humor, civil rights, and culture, this unique encyclopedic collection features such award-winning and event-making writers as H. L. Mencken, Martha Gellhorn, Studs Terkel, William Shirer, Harrison Salisbury, Tom Wolfe, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, John Hersey, and many more. Whether with the humor of P. J. O'Rourke, the film criticism of Pauline Kael, the observations of Bill Byrson, the book reviews of Dorothy Parker, or the political analysis of I. F. Stone, The Mammoth Book of Journalism will delight and inform not only the student of the modern newspaper but also lovers of history-in-the-making.

Synopsis:

While it's said that journalism is the first draft of history, "The Mammoth Book of Journalism" demonstrates that sometimes the reporters have outdone the historians in analyzing events and bringing them to life. Veteran editor Lewis has chosen 100 of the best articles, editorials, reviews, commentary, interviews, and reportage for this unique anthology.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786711697
Subtitle:
101 Masterpieces from the Finest Writers and Reporters, Including Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, Martha Gell
Editor:
Lewis, Jon E.
Editor:
Lewis, Jon E.
Editor:
Lewis, Jon E.; *, EDITOR
Author:
Lewis, Jon
Author:
Lewis, Jon E.
Publisher:
Running Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anthologies
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Mass Media - Newspapers
Subject:
Media Studies - Print Media
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Journalism -- United States.
Subject:
Journalism -- Great Britain.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Mammoth Books
Series Volume:
no. 03-03-031
Publication Date:
20030702
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in 14 oz

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"Synopsis" by , While it's said that journalism is the first draft of history, "The Mammoth Book of Journalism" demonstrates that sometimes the reporters have outdone the historians in analyzing events and bringing them to life. Veteran editor Lewis has chosen 100 of the best articles, editorials, reviews, commentary, interviews, and reportage for this unique anthology.
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