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Thank You For Arguing, Revised and Updated Edition
What Aristotle, Lincoln, And Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion
Written by Jay Heinrichs


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34775-4 (0-385-34775-8)

Sharp, erudite, and informative, Thank You for Arguing is your student’s master class in the art of persuasion. Editor, magazine writer, and executive Jay Heinrichs not only teaches students how to recognize a paralipsis and a chiasmus, but also how to use practical and convincing arguments. The expanded and revised editions includes... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Manufacturing Consent
The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Written by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: January 15, 2002
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71449-8 (0-375-71449-9)

In this pathbreaking work, now with a new introduction, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, social, and political... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Censored 2012
The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2010-2011
Edited by Mickey Huff and Project Censored


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-347-6 (1-60980-347-7)

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 Huff–has produced a Top-25 list of underreported news stories and a book, Censored, dedicated to the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Censored 2014
Fearless Speech in Fateful Times; The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2012-13
Edited by Mickey Huff, Andy Lee Roth and Project Censored
Illustrated by Khalil Bendib
Foreword by Sarah Van Gelder


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-494-7 (1-60980-494-5)

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 Huff–has produced a Top-25 list of underreported news stories and a book, Censored, dedicated to the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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World Report 2012
Events of 2011
Edited by Human Rights Watch


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-60980-389-6 (1-60980-389-2)

The world’s pulse in one essential book, Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2012 is a must-read for anyone interested in the fight to protect human rights in every corner of the globe.

The most sought-after report of human rights news, Human Rights Watch’s annual World Report is an invaluable resource for journalists... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Creeping Failure
How We Broke the Internet and What We Can Do to Fix It
Written by Jeffrey Hunker


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-4148-8 (0-7710-4148-9)

The Internet is often called a superhighway, but it may be more analogous to a city: an immense tangle of streets, highways, and interchanges, lined with homes and businesses, playgrounds and theatres. We may not physically live in this city, but most of us spend a lot of time there, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Decoded

Written by Jay-Z


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8115-5 (0-8129-8115-4)

Expanded paperback edition of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller features 16 pages of new material, including 3 new songs decoded.

Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history, and one... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Ends of the Earth
From Togo to Turkmenistan, from Iran to Cambodia, a Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy
Written by Robert D. Kaplan


Format: Trade Paperback, 498 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 28, 1997
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75123-6 (0-679-75123-8)

Author of Balkan Ghosts, Robert D. Kaplan now travels from West Africa to Southeast Asia to report on a world of disintegrating nation-states, warring nationalities, metastasizing populations, and dwindling resources. He emerges with a gritty tour de force of travel writing and political journalism. Whether he is walking through a shantytown... Read more >
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Soldiers of God
With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Written by Robert D. Kaplan


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 27, 2001
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3025-5 (1-4000-3025-0)

World affairs expert and intrepid travel journalist Robert D. Kaplan braved the dangers of war-ravaged Afghanistan in the 1980s, living among the mujahidin—the “soldiers of god”—whose unwavering devotion to Islam fueled their mission to oust the formidable Soviet invaders. In Soldiers of God we follow Kaplan’s extraordinary journey and learn how... Read more >
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The Emperor

Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 1989
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72203-8 (0-679-72203-3)

Haile Selassie reigned as Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 until he was overthrown by the army in 1974.  Based on interviews with Selassie's servants and closest associates, this is Kapuscinski's fascinating account of Selassie, his Byzantine court, and his eventual downfall.  Perhaps one of the greatest anatomies of power and its delusions ever... Read more >

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The Soccer War

Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 4, 1992
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73805-3 (0-679-73805-3)

The Soccer War is Kapuscinski's extraordinary chronicle of war in the late twentieth century.  Between 1958 and 1980, working for the Polish Press Agency, Kapuscinski covered twenty-seven revolutions and coups in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.  The Soccer War is part diary and part reportage, a cogent and emotionally immediate recounting... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Travels with Herodotus

Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7878-3 (1-4000-7878-4)

From the renowned journalist comes this intimate account of his years in the field, traveling for the first time beyond the Iron Curtain to India, China, Ethiopia, and other exotic locales.

In the 1950s, Ryszard Kapuscinski finished university in Poland and became a foreign correspondent, hoping to go abroad – perhaps to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Good Prose
The Art of Nonfiction
Written by Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 27, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8215-2 (0-8129-8215-0)

Good Prose is an inspiring book about writing—about the creation of good prose—and the record of a warm and productive literary friendship. The story begins in 1973, in the offices of The Atlantic Monthly, in Boston, where a young freelance writer named Tracy Kidder came looking for an assignment. Richard Todd... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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I Live Here

Written by Mia Kirshner, J.B. MacKinnon, Paul Shoebridge and Michael Simons


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-42478-6 (0-375-42478-4)

I Live Here is a paper documentary–an intimate journey to humanitarian crises in four corners of the world: war in Chechnya, ethnic cleansing in Burma, globalization in Mexico, and AIDS in Malawi.


~THE BOOK~

I Live Here is a visually stunning narrative — told through journals, stories, images, and graphic novellas — in... Read more >

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Shutterbabe
Adventures in Love and War
Written by Deborah Copaken Kogan


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75868-3 (0-375-75868-2)

Fresh out of college and passionate about photography, Deborah Copaken Kogan moved to Paris in 1988 and began knocking on photo agency doors, begging to be given a photojournalism assignment. Within weeks she was on the back of a truck in Afghanistan, the only woman—and the only journalist—in a convoy of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Off Camera
Private Thoughts Made Public
Written by Ted Koppel


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72708-5 (0-375-72708-6)

Ted Koppel, anchor of Nightline, is one of America’s most intelligent and respected journalists. With this fascinating book, he finally lets us know the man behind the face we’ve trusted late at night for almost twenty years.

Off Camera is a daily journal of the year that brought the twentieth century to... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Elements of Journalism, Revised and Updated 3rd Edition
What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect
Written by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-3678-5 (0-8041-3678-5)

Revised and updated with a new preface and material on the rise of social media, the challenges facing printed news, and how journalism can fulfill its purpose in the digital age.
 
Seventeen years ago, the Committee of Concerned Journalists gathered some of America’s most influential newspeople to ask the question, “What is... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Impolite Interviews

Written by Paul Krassner


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 7, 1999
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-888363-92-0 (1-888363-92-4)

Krassner’s Impolite Interviews delivers 21 of the most compelling encounters you will ever witness, from a 1959 interview with author Alan Watts to Timothy Leary in 1995 just weeks before he died, from Norman Mailer talking about sex to Jerry Garcia recounting what it was like to play the Pyramids. Each... Read more >

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The Fire This Time
Young Activists and the New Feminism
Edited by Vivien Labaton and Dawn Lundy Martin


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 18, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72102-8 (0-385-72102-1)

“I have been waiting twelve years for this book.” —Rebecca Walker

Feminism has long been associated with a few important issues like reproductive rights and equal pay for equal work. But for some time young feminists have found this too limited an agenda, and have been frustrated that their other activist concerns... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Free Ride
How Digital Parasites Are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back
Written by Robert Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-73977-3 (0-307-73977-5)

How did the newspaper, music, and film industries go from raking in big bucks to scooping up digital dimes? Their customers were lured away by the free ride of technology. Now, business journalist Robert Levine shows how they can get back on track.

On the Internet, “information wants to be free.” This... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Witness in Our Time, Second Edition
Working Lives of Documentary Photographers
Written by Ken Light


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-298-0 (1-58834-298-0)

*An Outstanding Academic Title of 2011 — Choice Magazine

This updated classic addresses the effects of the digital age on documentary photography and includes a new section on fieldwork.

Building on the traditions and passions of their predecessors, today’s documentary photographers are devising new strategies to address the obstacles and opportunities created by... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Absolutely American
Four Years at West Point
Written by David Lipsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 11, 2004
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7693-2 (1-4000-7693-5)

In 1998, West Point made David Lipsky an unprecedented offer: stay at the Academy as long as you like, go wherever you wish, talk to whomever you want, to discover why some of America's most promising young people sacrifice so much to become cadets. Lipsky followed one cadet class into mess... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download.

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The Media Ecosystem
What Ecology Can Teach Us about Responsible Media Practice
Written by Antonio Lopez


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-459-2 (1-58394-459-1)

In The Media Ecosystem, Antonio Lopez draws together the seemingly disparate realms of ecology and media studies to present a fresh and provocative interpretation of the current state of the mass media–and its potential future. Lopez explores the connections between media and the environment, arguing that just as the world’s powers... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Journalist and the Murderer

Written by Janet Malcolm


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 31, 1990
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73183-2 (0-679-73183-0)

Using the strange and unprecedented lawsuit of Jeffrey MacDonald, a convicted murderer, against Joe McGinniss, the author of a book about crime, Malcolm explores the always uneasy, sometimes tragic relationship that exists between journalist and subject. Malcolm's view is that neither journalist nor subject can avoid the moral impasses that is... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America
A History of Iconic Ad Council Campaigns
Written by Wendy Melillo


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-393-2 (1-58834-393-6)

How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America: A History of Iconic Ad Council Campaigns details how public service advertising campaigns became part of our national conversation and changed us as a society. The Ad Council began during World War II as a propaganda arm of President Roosevelt’s administration to preserve... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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