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Pete Hamill

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Pete Hamill has been a newspaperman for almost four decades. Starting at the New York Post in 1960, he has worked at several newspapers as a reporter, rewriteman, war correspondent, and columnist. Most recently, he served as editor in chief of the New York Daily News. He has also written for almost all major American magazines. In addition to his journalism, he is the author of eight novels, including the bestselling Snow in August, two collections of short stories, two anthologies of his journalism, and the memoir A Drinking Life. He also has written many screenplays. Hamill is married to the... Read More

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The Invisible City
A New York Sketchbook
Written by Pete Hamill


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: February 6, 2013
Price: $9.99

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Loving Women

Written by Pete Hamill


Format: eBook, 510 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 21, 2011
Price: $7.99

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News Is a Verb

Written by Pete Hamill


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 20, 1998
Price: $12.00

In a career that has included work as a reporter, rewriteman, war correspondent, sports writer, and columnist--as well as stints as editor-in-chief of two great New York daily newspapers--veteran journalist Pete Hamill has developed a unique perspective on the inner workings of the newspaper business and the craft of journalism.  Spurred on... Read more >
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News Is a Verb

Written by Pete Hamill


Format: eBook, 112 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 5, 2011
Price: $10.99

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John Barleycorn

Written by Jack London
Introduction by Pete Hamill


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $14.00

Jack London cut a mythic figure across the American landscape of the early twentieth century. But throughout his colorful life–from his teenage years as an oyster pirate to his various incarnations as a well-traveled seaman, Yukon gold prospector, waterfront brawler, unemployed vagrant, impassioned socialist, and celebrated writer–he retained a predilection for... Read more >
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John Barleycorn

Written by Jack London
Introduction by Pete Hamill


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 22, 2010
Price: $9.99

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Under the Influence
The Literature of Addiction
Written by Rebecca Shannonhouse
Foreword by Pete Hamill


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $15.00

Drawing on two centuries of important literary and historical writings, Rebecca Shannonhouse has shaped a remarkable collection of works that are, in turn, tragic, compelling, hilarious, and enlightening. Together, these selections comprise a profound and truthful portrait of the life experience known as addiction.

Under the Influence offers classic selections from fiction... Read more >

The Best Short Stories of Mark Twain

Written by Mark Twain
Edited by Lawrence Berkove
Introduction by Pete Hamill


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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The Best Short Stories of Mark Twain

Written by Mark Twain
Edited by Lawrence Berkove
Introduction by Pete Hamill


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $16.00

This unique collection of Twain’s essential short stories and semiautobiographical narratives is a testament to the author’s vast imagination. Featuring popular tales such as “Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog” and “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg,” as well as some delightful excerpts from The Diaries of Adam and Eve, this compilation... Read more >
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