By Tony Silvia

this is often the 1st biography of journalist Robert Pierpoint, a modern of Edward R. Murrow, employed via him to hide the Korean struggle for CBS. He went directly to disguise the White residence, via six presidents. in additional than forty years with the community, he coated the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Nixon’s resignation, and the kingdom division, culminating in memorable reporting for CBS Sunday Morning. He was once the winner of 2 Emmy Awards for investigative reporting and contributed to shaping the careers of a lot of trendy reporters, together with Bob Schieffer, Dan really, Lesley Stahl, and Diane Sawyer.

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By Pierre Bonte

Depuis fifty five ans Pierre Bonte parcourt l. a. France des villages et se fait le porte-parole d'une catégorie de Français qui a rarement accès aux médias : les " ruraux ". Ils ne représentent plus aujourd'hui que 20 % de los angeles inhabitants. Pourtant ils occupent et et entretiennent eighty % de notre territoire. Ils incarnent un mode de vie qui fait rêver de plus en plus de citadins et ont besoin d'être soutenus pour garder nos campagnes vivantes et accueillantes.

C'est leur voix que Pierre Bonte veut faire entendre au fil des mots de ce livre. Il dévoile avec tendresse et lucidité, les richesses et les inquiétudes d'un monde qui connaît le plus grand bouleversement de son histoire. Il y mêle les souvenirs de sa longue carrière télévisuelle et radiophonique qui lui a permis de rencontrer des personnages attachants, connus ou inconnus, d'une vraie chaleur humaine. Il nous livre aussi des confidences inattendues qui permettent de mieux cerner los angeles personnalité de ce journaliste discret, que Jacques Martin appelait " l'apôtre des vicinales ".

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By S. Nihal Singh

A never-say-die journalist’s lifestyles tale with an in-depth research of an important old occasions, attention-grabbing anecdotes concerning the excessive and potent, revealing behind-the-scenes occasions and a bouquet of pleasant snippets . . .This e-book lines one man’s trip stretching from the time of Jawaharlal Nehru to the Manmohan Singh period. As a journalist, S. Nihal Singh had a ringside seat in staring at and analysing vital advancements in India and the realm: The 1969 cut up within the Congress, with Indira Gandhi rising effective; the Emergency imposed by means of her in June 1975, her downfall, her phoenix-like upward thrust and her assassination; the sport of musical chairs with the Congress as tune grasp as best ministers got here and went within the Seventies, Eighties and Nineteen Nineties; the tempestuous family members among India and Pakistan; the 1991 Gulf battle; and the litany of scams that experience buffeted the Manmohan Singh executive. The scandals dealing with the govt. were lengthy within the making, yet they light up positive factors just like the erosion of the country’s once-famed administrative constitution, the increase of corruption in an more and more consumer-oriented acquisitive society, the democratization of polity via the inclusion of hitherto excluded sections and the decline of the mum Congress social gathering. The Manmohan Singh–Sonia Gandhi harness in a two-horse tonga grew to become invaluable simply because Sonia’s so-called overseas beginning changed into a tremendous political controversy. The scandals, and the Bharatiya Janata Party’s wish to milk them, in simple terms accentuated the issues of a primary minister with out the politician’s skill to tame occasions whereas his co-ruler, the celebration president, turned the well-known energy centre. Over the a long time, enhancing significant Indian newspapers (The Statesman and the Indian show) and Dubai’s Khaleej instances ensured a different and eventful existence with by no means a lifeless second. outdoor his domestic nation, Nihal Singh was once a witness to dramatic occasions in South-east Asia, japanese and Western Europe and the us. His journey of responsibility additionally took him to Moscow, the place he rubbed the Soviets the inaccurate way.

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By John Muller,Donald T. Bliss,Donald A. Ritchie

while younger Samuel Clemens first visited the nation's capital in 1854, either have been tough round the edges and of doubtful power. Returning as Mark Twain in 1867, he introduced his sharp eye and acerbic pen to the duty of masking the capital for almost a half-dozen newspapers. He slot in completely one of the different hard-drinking and irreverent correspondents. His bohemian sojourn in Washington, D.C., has been principally ignored, yet his time within the capital urban was once catalytic to Twain's upward thrust as America's premiere guy of letters. whereas in Washington urban, Twain acquired a publishing provide from the yank Publishing corporation that might jumpstart his popularity. via unique study unearthing never-before-seen fabric, writer John Muller explores how Mark Twain's adventures as a capital correspondent proved to be a severe turning aspect in his career.

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By Conrad M. Leighton

As a GI reporter for the first Air Cavalry department in Vietnam, the author—“an enlisted guy writing basically for enlisted men”—chronicled the stories of wrestle infantrymen in newspaper and journal articles. His tales gave the Army’s model of occasions, sprinkled with human curiosity and humor. They comprise his observations and pictures of jungle missions, lifestyles on firebases, struggles within the rear and his personal survival as a harried frontline journalist.
He additionally wrote nearly day-by-day letters domestic to his parents—personal dispatches full of frank remark and poignant, from time to time tense, anecdotes. His tales and letters are mixed right here in chronological order, supplying a richly precise narrative of strive against in Vietnam.

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By William Hjortsberg

Confident and powerful, Jubilee Hitchhiker is an entire biography of past due novelist and poet Richard Brautigan, writer of Troutfishing in America and A accomplice basic from huge Sur, between many others. while Brautigan took his personal existence in September of 1984 his shut acquaintances and community of artists and writers have been devastated notwithstanding now not totally shocked. To many, Brautigan used to be shrouded in enigma, erratic and unpredictable in his behavior and presentation. yet his profession was once bold, an notion to younger writers like Hjortsberg attempting to get their commence. Brautigan’s profession wove its means via either the Beat-influenced San Francisco Renaissance within the Nineteen Fifties and the “Flower strength” hippie flow of the Sixties; whereas he by no means claimed direct inventive involvement with both interval, Jubilee Hitchhiker additionally delves deeply into the lively occasions during which he lived.

As Hjortsberg publications us via his seek to discover Brautigan as a guy the reader is pulled deeply into the writer’s international. finally it is a paintings that seeks to attach the Brautigan identified to his enthusiasts with the fellow who ended his lifestyles so all at once in 1984 whereas revealing the shut ties among his writing and the particular occasions of his existence. half historical past, half biography, and half memoir this etches the portrait of a guy destroyed through his genius.

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By Robert Smith Jordan

A Newsman Remembered is not only the tale of the lifetime of Ralph Burdette Jordan (RBJ – or “Jock”) – who was once a notable newspaperman/motion photo publicist/war correspondent. it's also a glimpse into an period of yankee social and political background that's now, regrettably, principally forgotten if now not discarded. The compelling personalities with whom he engaged– Aimee Semple McPherson, William Randolph Hearst, Louis B. Mayer, normal Douglas MacArthur – are yet fading stories which this booklet in short restores.
The first half the twentieth century all started as an period of optimism that encompassed a trust that operating demanding – in addition to seizing the “main probability” – might produce social, specialist and monetary good fortune. Ralph Jordan definitely exuded that optimism in every thing that he encountered in his brief lifestyles. together with his contemporaries, entering into the good (largely ill-defined) heart category used to be his overarching objective. inside of this target, kinfolk existence used to be a major factor for him - marriage in his day was once nonetheless a partnership with basically outlined marital roles and expectancies. Ralph and Mary’s marriage mirrored that household configuration.
Religious religion – if now not continually saw to the letter – additionally shaped an enormous a part of their kinfolk lifestyles. it will possibly now not be differently for them and people different mostly third-generation descendants of Mormon pioneers (and their non-Mormon contemporaries) with whom they linked. those so-called Mormon moment- and third-generation diasporans have been prepared – even keen – to go away in the back of them the remoteness of what used to be then defined as “Zion,” to hunt extra promising futures somewhere else, conserving as most sensible they can their exact historical past.
Thus, Ralph Jordan’s tale is certainly a “life and occasions” tale worthy telling!

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By Stefan Großmann,Alexander Kluy,Hermann Schlösser

Er warfare einer der bedeutendsten Journalisten Österreichs und Berlins. Zudem Theaterimpresario, Dramaturg, Autor, Feuilletonkorrespondent. Und er gab eine der wichtigsten deutschsprachigen Zeitschriften des 20. Jahrhunderts heraus, Das Tage-Buch. Für den Wiener Stefan Großmann (1875-1935) schrieben Alfred Polgar und Thomas Mann, Robert Walser und Alexander Roda Roda, Walter Benjamin, Robert Musil und Egon Friedell. Die ersten Reportagen Egon Erwin Kischs wurden von Großmann redigiert. Und 1925 stammte die erste, Aufsehen erregende und erschreckend prophetische Rezension von Hitlers Mein Kampf aus seiner Feder. Stefan Großmanns außergewöhnlich kluge, ehrlich persönliche und vor allem politisch ebenso realistische wie visionäre Autobiografie Ich warfare begeistert (1930) gehört „zu den großen Erinnerungsbüchern" (Wiener Zeitung) der Wiener Literatur nach 1900.

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By Stefano Lorenzetto,Fabio Franceschi

Nel Nordest che consistent with lungo pace ha trainato l’economia nazionale, vive e lavora un italiano che ha cominciato a fare il tipografo a four anni; che fino ai 6 ha mangiato una sola volta al giorno; che a 19 è stato costretto dalla morte del padre a improvvisarsi imprenditore; che ha saputo innovare come nessun altro un prodotto eguale a sé stesso da più di mezzo millennio: il libro. C’è riuscito costruendo l’unica impresa al mondo capace di stamparlo in meno di 24 ore. Fabio Franceschi, proprietario della Grafica Veneta, racconta a Stefano Lorenzetto com'è riuscito advert aumentare di quasi two hundred volte il fatturato dal 2001 a oggi. E, da cittadino innamorato del suo Paese, presenta il manifesto civile in step with ridare all’Italia los angeles speranza, l’orgoglio, l’efficienza, los angeles giustizia sociale e consistent with restituirle il posto che le compete nel mondo. Applicando l. a. più elementare delle ricette: tanto lavoro, tanta onestà e soprattutto tanto buonsenso.

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By Jeff Rhoads

Percy Keese Fitzhugh (1876 - 1950) From the start, americans enjoyed the assumption of Boy Scouting. through the four years following its inception, the club of the Boy Scouts swelled 400%. Many authors of boys' fiction, hoping to make the most of this pleasure, produced a number of sequence with Scouts as vital characters. the matter used to be that those books frequently didn't mirror the Boy Scouts' software or venture. there has been one writer who replaced all that. He used to be a staunchly patriotic American, a lover of literature, and some of the most prolific authors of boys' fiction; some distance and away the chief on the planet of Scouting established tales. No different Boy Scout writer, then or now has ever come with reference to matching his output or reputation. it truly is secure to claim that many hundreds of thousands of boys joined the Scouts due to this one man's writings. And now, over 80 years later, he nonetheless has fanatics, they consult with him affectionately as PKF. this is often his tale. . .

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