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The Race Beat
The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation
Written by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff

Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 4, 2007
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73565-6 (0-679-73565-8)

This is the story of how America awakened to its race problem, of how a nation that longed for unity after World War II came
instead to see, hear, and learn about the shocking indignities and injustices of racial segregation in the South—and the brutality used to enforce it. It is the... Read more >
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Covering Islam
How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World
Written by Edward W. Said

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 1997
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75890-7 (0-679-75890-9)

From the Iranian hostage crisis through the Gulf War and the bombing of the world trade center, the American news media have portrayed "Islam" as a monolithic entity, synonymous with terrorism and religious hysteria.  At the same time, Islamic states have used "Islam" to justify repressive and unrepresentative regimes.  In this classic work... Read more >

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The TV Writer's Workbook
A Creative Approach To Television Scripts
Written by Ellen Sandler

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: March 27, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34050-2 (0-385-34050-8)

Why is TV writing different from any other kind of writing? How will writing a spec script open doors? What do I have to do to get a job writing for TV? Writing for television is a business. And, like any business, there are proven strategies for success. In this unique... Read more >
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The Loudest Voice in the Room
How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News--and Divided a Country
Written by Gabriel Sherman

Format: Hardcover, 560 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9285-4 (0-8129-9285-7)

A deeply reported journey inside the secretive world of Fox News and the life of its combative, visionary founder.
When Rupert Murdoch enlisted Roger Ailes to launch a cable news network in 1996, American politics and media changed forever. Now, with a remarkable level of detail and insight, New York magazine reporter... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Back to Our Future
How the 1980s Explain the World We Live in Now--Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Everything
Written by David Sirota

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 15, 2011
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-51878-1 (0-345-51878-0)

Wall Street scandals. Fights over taxes. Racial resentments. A Lakers-Celtics championship. The Karate Kid topping the box-office charts. Bon Jovi touring the country. These words could describe our current moment—or the vaunted iconography of three decades past.

In this wide-ranging and wickedly entertaining book, New York Times bestselling journalist David Sirota takes... Read more >
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Same-Sex Marriage: Pro and Con

Written by Andrew Sullivan

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 11, 2004
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7866-0 (1-4000-7866-0)

From Plato to Camille Paglia, a collection of opinions, pro and con, on one of the most explosive issues of our time. Were homosexual unions sanctioned by societies before our own? What are the bases for the religious proscriptions against them? Does the Constitution implicitly grant homosexuals the right to marry?... Read more >
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Hip Hop Matters
Politics, Pop Culture, and the Struggle for the Soul of a Movement
Written by S. Craig Watkins

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 1, 2006
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0986-4 (0-8070-0986-5)

Avoiding the easy definitions and caricatures that tend to celebrate or condemn the “hip hop generation,” Hip Hop Matters focuses on fierce and far-reaching battles being waged in politics, pop culture, and academe to assert control over the movement. At stake, Watkins argues, is the impact hip hop has on the... Read more >
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