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Lincoln Steffens: Portrait of a Great American Journalist
Lincoln Steffens: Portrait of a Great American Journalist
by Justin Kaplan
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The acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning biographer of Mark Twain and Walt Whitman brings alive the life and world of Lincoln Steffens, the original Muckraker and father of American investigative journalism. Early 20th century America was a nation in the... (read more)

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The Rum Diary
The Rum Diary
by Hunter S Thompson
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Begun in 1959 by a twenty-two-year-old Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary is a brilliantly tangled love story of jealousy, treachery, and violent alcoholic lust in the Caribbean boomtown that was San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950s. The narrator... (read more)

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The Receptionist: An Education at the New Yorker
The Receptionist: An Education at the New Yorker
by Janet Groth
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In 1957, when a young Midwestern woman landed a job at The New Yorker, she didn't expect to stay long at the reception desk. But stay she did, and for twenty-one years she had the best seat in the house. In addition to taking messages, she ran... (read more)

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The Receptionist: An Education at the New Yorker
The Receptionist: An Education at the New Yorker
by Janet Groth
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A wry, witty, often tender memoir by a former New Yorker editor, magazine writer, and book publisher who offers great tales of a life in words Daniel Menaker started as a fact checker at The New Yorker in 1969. With luck, hard work, and the support of... (read more)

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Radio on: A Listener's Diary
Radio on: A Listener's Diary
by Sarah Vowell
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There are approximately 502 million radios in America. For this savvy, far-reaching diary, celebrated journalist and author Vowell turned hers on and listened--closely, critically, creatively--for an entire year. As a series of impressions and... (read more)

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Notes from the Underground: The Most Outrageous Stories from the Alternative Press
Notes from the Underground: The Most Outrageous Stories from the Alternative Press
by Nancy Armstrong
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Tired of the same boring news stories? look no further than this compilation of the best, most original stories covered by alternative newspapers throughout America's metropolitan cities.... (read more)

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Confessions of a Recovering Slut: And Other Love Stories
Confessions of a Recovering Slut: And Other Love Stories
by Hollis Gillespie
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Confessions of a Recovering Slut is the hilarious and often heartrending sequel to Bleachy-Haired Honky Bitch, which concludes with Hollis Gillespie, the daughter of a missile scientist and an alcoholic traveling trailer salesman, at last finding a home... (read more)

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The Bang-Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War
The Bang-Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War
by Greg Marinovich
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A gripping story of four remarkable young men—photographers, friends and rivals—who band together for protection in the final, violent days of white rule in South Africa.... (read more)

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Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist
Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist
by Hunter S Thompson
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From the king of “Gonzo” journalism and bestselling author who brought you Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas comes another astonishing volume of letters by Hunter S. Thompson. Brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever, this second volume of... (read more)

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Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's
Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's
by Hunter S Thompson
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Generation of Swine, the second volume of the legendary Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's bestselling "Gonzo Papers," was first published in 1988 and is now back in print. Here, against a backdrop of late-night tattoo sessions and soldier-of-fortune trade shows... (read more)

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From Bauhaus to Our House
From Bauhaus to Our House
by Tom Wolfe
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Tom Wolfe, "America's most skillful satirist" (The Atlantic Monthly), examines the strange saga of American architecture in this sequel to The Painted Word.... (read more)

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The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time
The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time
by Hunter S Thompson
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The first volume in Hunter S. Thompson’s bestselling Gonzo Papers offers brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in his signature style. Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the bestselling "Gonzo Papers" is now back in print. The... (read more)

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Cronkite
Cronkite
by Douglas Brinkley
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A Washington Post Notable Book of the Year For decades, Walter Cronkite was known as "the most trusted man in America." Millions across the nation welcomed him into their homes, first as a print reporter for the United Press on the front lines of World... (read more)

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No, They Can't: Why Government Fails-But Individuals Succeed
No, They Can't: Why Government Fails-But Individuals Succeed
by John Stossel
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The government is not a neutral arbiter of truth. It never has been. It never will be. Doubt everything. John Stossel does. A self-described skeptic, he has dismantled society's sacred cows with unerring common sense. Now he debunks the most sacred of... (read more)

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Censored 2013: Dispatches from the Media Revolution: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2011-2012 (Censored: The News That Didn't Make the News -- The Year's Top 25 Censored Stories)
Censored 2013: Dispatches from the Media Revolution: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2011-2012 (Censored: The News That Didn't Make the News -- The Year's Top 25 Censored Stories)
by Mickey Huff
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Every year since 1976, Project Censored, our nation's oldest news-monitoring group--a university-wide project at Sonoma State University founded by Carl Jensen, directed for many years by Peter Phillips, and now under the leadership of Mickey... (read more)

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Hitch-22: A Memoir
Hitch-22: A Memoir
by Christopher Hitchens
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Most who have observed Christopher Hitchens over the years would agree that he possesses a ferocious intellect and is unafraid to tackle the most contentious subjects. Now 60, English-born and American by adoption; all atheist and partly Jewish; bohemian... (read more)

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Censored: Fearless Speech in Fateful Times; The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2012-13
Censored: Fearless Speech in Fateful Times; The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2012-13
by Mickey Huff
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Truthout’s Progressive Pick of the Week Ralph Nader’s 10 Books to Provoke Conversation in 2014 Every year since 1976, Project Censored, our nation's oldest news-monitoring group--a university-wide project at Sonoma State University founded by... (read more)

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Ryszard Kapuscinski: A Life
Ryszard Kapuscinski: A Life
by Artur Domoslawski
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The life and work of Ryszard Kapuściński was dangerously bold and deeply enigmatic. This controversial biography opens up the secrets and contradictions of this globally renowned Polish journalist and writer. Artur Domosławski travels the globe... (read more)

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The Last Days of Democracy: How Big Media and Power-Hungry Government Are Turning America Into a Dictatorship
The Last Days of Democracy: How Big Media and Power-Hungry Government Are Turning America Into a Dictatorship
by Elliott Cohen
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In this chilling account of an America in political and cultural decline, media critics Cohen and Fraser show how mainstream media corporations have become administration pawns in a well-organized effort to hijack America.... (read more)

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I Wouldn't Start from Here: The 21st Century and Where It All Went Wrong
I Wouldn't Start from Here: The 21st Century and Where It All Went Wrong
by Andrew Mueller
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What is a jaded rock journalist doing dodging landmines to talk to mercenaries and terrorists? And what kind of conversation can a man who prefers hunting for perfect three-minute pop songs and tubes of beer have with devotees of fasting and ferocity... (read more)

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