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In the Long Run

by Jim Axelrod

It’s 2008. Jim Axelrod—once among the most watched correspondents on network news and the first television reporter to broadcast from Saddam International Airport in 2003—is covering the final stages of...


Portable Prairie

by M. J. Andersen

In a moving and bittersweet story, M.J. Andersen chronicles her childhood and adolescence in South Dakota, her departure to forge her own life, and her persistent longing for the landscape she left behind. Her...


Step Out on Nothing

by Byron Pitts

It was August 25, 2006, my first on-camera studio open for the CBS News broadcast 60 Minutes. Executive Producer Jeff Fager poked his head in the dressing room.” Good luck, Brotha! You’ve come a long way...


Tupelo Man: The Life and Times of George McLean, a Most Peculiar Newspaper Publisher

by Robert Blade

In 1924, George McLean, an Ole Miss sophomore and the spoiled son of a judge, attended a YMCA student mission conference whose free-thinking organizers aimed to change the world. They changed George McLean's....


Race Man: The Rise and Fall of the "Fighting Editor," John Mitchell Jr

by Ann Field Alexander

Although he has largely receded from the public consciousness, John Mitchell Jr., the editor and publisher of the Richmond Planet, was well known to many black, and not a few white, Americans in his day. A contemporary...


Born to Lose: Stanley B. Hoss and the Crime Spree That Gripped a Nation

by James G. Hollock & James Jessen Badal

A small-time hoodlum who became the most hunted man in America. Stanley Barton Hoss was a burglar, thief, and local thug from the Pittsburgh area. In eight short months in 1969, however, he became a rapist,...


Ryszard Kapuscinski: A Life

by Artur Domoslawski

Reporting from such varied locations as postcolonial Africa, revolutionary Iran, the military dictatorships of Latin America and Soviet Russia, the Polish journalist and writer Ryszard Kapu?ci?ski was one of...


The Imperial Messenger: Thomas Friedman at Work

by Belén| Fernández

Factual errors, ham-fisted analysis, and contradictory assertions—compounded by a penchant for mixed metaphors and name-dropping—distinguish the work of Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times columnist...


Cupcakes and Kalashnikovs: 100 years of the best Journalism by women

by Eleanor Mills

Many female journalists came to the fore during the first and second world wars, and their perspective was very different to that of their male peers, who were reporting from the field. Specifically, they often...


Daughter of the Queen of Sheba: A Memoir

by Jacki Lyden

As a foreign correspondent for NPR, Jacki Lyden has spent her adult life on the frontlines in some of the most dangerous war zones in the world. Her childhood was a war zone of a different kind. Her mother suffered...


Manhattan, When I Was Young

by Mary Cantwell

Mary Cantwell, who has been a writer and editor at Mademoiselle and Vogue and a writer at the New York Times, gives us an elegant and lyrical autobiographical account of a time and place that for some exists...


Before the Rain: A Memoir of Love and Revolution

by Luisita Lopez Torregrosa

A seductive memoir of a life-changing affair during a time of revolution as it unfolds over a decade and across three continents, surprising both lovers with the power and urgency of love.


Let Me Finish

by Roger Angell

Widely known as an original and graceful writer, Roger Angell has developed a devoted following through his essays in the New Yorker. Now, in Let Me Finish, a deeply personal, fresh form of autobiography, he...


As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto

by Joan Reardon

This dishy and delightful, never-before-published correspondence between America's queen of food, Julia Child, and her confidante and mentor Avis DeVoto, shows not only the blossoming of a lifelong friendship,...


The Deeds of My Fathers: How My Grandfather and Father Built New York and Created the Tabloid World of Today

by Paul David Pope, Generoso Sr. Pope & Gene Jr. Pope

This engrossing saga begins when Generoso Pope, Sr., just 15, flees Italy and his domineering father, sailing to America with only pennies in his pockets. He passes through Ellis Island in 1906 and soon finds...


Four Seasons with a Grumpy Goat: How I Learnt to Stop Worrying and Love Life on the Farm

by Carol Altmann

A hobby farm south of Hobart sounds idyllic but author Carol Altmann discovers a tree-change is sometimes not all it is written up to be.


The Storyteller's Daughter: One Woman's Return to Her Lost Homeland

by Saira Shah

Imagine that a jewel-like garden overlooking Kabul is your ancestral home. Imagine a kitchen made fragrant with saffron strands and cardamom pods simmering in an authentic pilau. Now remember that you were born...


To Prussia with Love: Misadventures in Rural East Germany

by Roger Boyes

Farce meets romance in this amusing travel memoir set in East Germany In a desperate attempt to save his relationship with girlfriend Lena and take a break from the world of journalism, Roger Boyes agrees...


Too Soon to Say Goodbye

by Art Buchwald

When doctors told Art Buchwald that his kidneys were kaput, the renowned humorist declined dialysis and checked into a Washington, D.C., hospice to live out his final days. Months later, “The Man Who Wouldn’t...


Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

by Hunter S. Thompson, Douglas Brinkley & William J. Kennedy

Here, for the first time, is the private and most intimate correspondence of one of America's most influential and incisive journalists--Hunter S. Thompson. In letters to a Who's Who of luminaries from Norman...