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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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Conversations with Cronkite
Conversations with Cronkite
by Walter Cronkite
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Croswell Bowen: A Writerand#8217;s Life, a Daughterand#8217;s Portrait is the life story of a journalist who wrote his way through the major events of the mid-twentieth century. and#160;While tracing the trajectory of Croswell Bowenand#8217;s (1905and... (read more)

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A Radiant Life: The Selected Journalism of Nuala O'Faolain
A Radiant Life: The Selected Journalism of Nuala O'Faolain
by Nuala O'Faolain
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A Radiant Life presents the unequivocal voice of Nuala O'Faolain tackling a vast range of subjects from Catholicism to feminism, from Sinatra to Africa, and from Irish American culture to Islam and the West. Curious and funny, tender and scathing, O... (read more)

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Censored 2010: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2008-09
Censored 2010: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2008-09
by Project Censored and Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff and Dahr Jamail
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The yearly volumes of Censored, in continuous publication since 1976 and since 1995 available through Seven Stories Press, is dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing because of media bias and self... (read more)

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The Gay Talese Reader
The Gay Talese Reader
by Gay Talese
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As a young reporter for The New York Times, in 1961 Gay Talese published his first book, New York—A Serendipiters Journey, a series of vignettes and essays that began, “New York is a city of things unnoticed. It is a city with cats... (read more)

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The Tummy Trilogy: American Fried Alice, Let's Eat, Third Helpings
The Tummy Trilogy: American Fried Alice, Let's Eat, Third Helpings
by Calvin Trillin
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“Trillin is our funniest food writer. He writes with charm, freedom, and a rare respect for language.”—Seymour Britchkey, New Yorker “As Proust took the simple madeleine and with genius made it a glory of a book, so Trillin... (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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Hunter S. Thompson was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. His books include Hell's Angels, Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72, The Rum Diary, and Better than Sex. He died in February 2005.... (read more)

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Library of America #207: H.L. Mencken: Prejudices: Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Series
Library of America #207: H.L. Mencken: Prejudices: Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Series
by H L Mencken
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The Library of America: Now available in one complete collection. Thirty years ago, The Library of America was founded to undertake a historic endeavor: to help preserve the nation's cultural heritage by publishing America's best and most significant... (read more)

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Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home
Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home
by Laura Ling and Lisa Ling
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“A Sliver of Light weaves a spellbinding tale of hard-won survival at the intersection of courage and love — the love of friends struggling to support one another in wretched circumstances, the unyielding bedrock of mothers' love for... (read more)

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The Fiddler in the Subway: The True Story of What Happened When a World-Class Violinist Played for Handouts... and Other Virtuoso Performances by
The Fiddler in the Subway: The True Story of What Happened When a World-Class Violinist Played for Handouts... and Other Virtuoso Performances by
by Gene Weingarten
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GENE WEINGARTEN IS THE O. HENRY OF AMERICAN JOURNALISM Simply the best storyteller around, Weingarten describes the world as you think it is before revealing how it actually is—in narratives that are by turns hilarious, heartwarming, and... (read more)

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The Trial of Henry Kissinger
The Trial of Henry Kissinger
by Christopher Hitchens
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"If the courts and lawyers of this country will not do their duty, we shall watch as the victims and survivors of this man pursue justice and vindication in their own dignified and painstaking way, and at their own expense, and we shall be put to shame."... (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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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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Half Empty
Half Empty
by David Rakoff
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The inimitably witty David Rakoff, New York Times bestselling author of Don’t Get Too Comfortable, defends the commonsensical notion that you should always assume the worst, because you’ll never be disappointed. In this deeply funny (and, no... (read more)

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The Expo Files
The Expo Files
by Stieg Larsson
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With an introduction by Tariq Ali. Now almost exclusively known as the author of the bestselling Trilogy, as a professional journalist Stieg Larsson was an untiring crusader for democracy and equality. As a reporter and editor-in-chief on the journal... (read more)

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The Eclipse of Equality: Arguing America on Meet the Press
The Eclipse of Equality: Arguing America on Meet the Press
by Solon Simmons
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Red state vs. blue state. Republican vs. Democrat. Fox News vs. The Daily Show. The so-called culture wars have become such a fixture of American politics that dividing the country into rival camps seems natural and political gridlock seems inevitable... (read more)

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House of Pain: New and Selected Essays
House of Pain: New and Selected Essays
by Laurence Gonzales
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Laurence Gonzales began his successful publishing career in 1989 with the publication of The Still Point and later The Heros Apprentice (1994), both with the University of Arkansas Press. From these collections of essays he went on to write for renowned... (read more)

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Transparent
Transparent
by Don Lemon
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In this unique memoir, Primetime CNN anchor Don Lemon takes readers behind the scenes of journalism, detailing his own struggle to become one of the most prominent African American men in television news--and inside some of the biggest stories of our... (read more)

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Friendlyvision: Fred Friendly and the Rise and Fall of Television Journalism
Friendlyvision: Fred Friendly and the Rise and Fall of Television Journalism
by Ralph Engelman
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Fred Friendly (1915-1998) was the single most important personality in news and public affairs programming during the first four decades of American television. Portrayed by George Clooney in the film Good Night and Good Luck, Friendly, together with... (read more)

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