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"I will not go into all the joys of the path I have chosen: the poisoning, the arrests, the menacing by mail and over the Internet, the telephoned death threats. The main thing is to get on with my job, to describe the life I see, to receive visitors every day in our newspaper’s offices....What am I guilty of? I have merely reported what I witnessed, nothing but the truth."

--From an article found on Anna Politkovskaya’s computer after her death; it is addressed to her readers abroad

Product Details

ISBN:
9781935554400
Author:
Politkovskaya, Anna
Publisher:
Melville House Publishing
Translator:
Tait, Arch
Author:
Wirth, Eileen
Author:
Tait, Arch
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Russia
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 photographs
Pages:
220
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Eileen M. Wirth never set out to be a groundbreaker for women in journalism, but if she wanted to report on social issues instead of society news, she had no alternative. Her years as one of the first women reporters at the Omaha World-Herald, covering gender barriers even as she broke a few herself, give Wirth an especially apt perspective on the women profiled in this book: those Nebraskans who, over a hundred years, challenged traditional feminine roles in journalism and subtly but surely changed the world.

The book features remarkable women journalists who worked in every venue, from rural weeklies to TV. They fought for the vote, better working conditions for immigrants, and food safety at the turn of the century. They covered wars from the Russian Revolution to Vietnam. They were White House reporters and minority journalists who crusaded for civil rights. Though Willa Cather may be the only household name among them, all are memorable, their stories affording a firsthand look into the history of journalism and social change.

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