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By Brian Harvey. 2019
An adventure story set against the backdrop of a son trying to understand his fatherAfter a 25-year break from boating,… Brian Harvey circumnavigates Vancouver Island with his wife, his dog, and a box of documents that surfaced after his father’s death. John Harvey was a neurosurgeon, violinist, and photographer who answered his door a decade into retirement to find a sheriff with a summons. It was a malpractice suit, and it did not go well. Dr. Harvey never got over it. The box contained every nurse’s record, doctor’s report, trial transcript, and expert testimony related to the case. Only Brian’s father had read it all — until now.In this beautifully written memoir, Brian Harvey shares how after two months of voyaging with his father’s ghost, he finally finds out what happened in the O.R. that crucial night and why Dr. Harvey felt compelled to fight the excruciating accusations.
By Michael Paterson. 2011
Elizabeth II is within a few years of becoming the longest-reigning British monarch A personally quiet modest and… dutiful person she is far better-informed about the lives of her subjects than they often realize She has known every Prime Minister since Winston Churchill and every American President since Eisenhower Yet what of the woman behind the crown The book seeks to take a new look at this exhaustively-documented life and show how Queen Elizabeth became the person she is Who and what have been the greatest influences upon her What are her likes and dislikes What are her hobbies Who are her friends What does she feel about the demands of duty and protocol Is she really enjoying herself when she smiles during official events How differently does she behave when out of the public eye Examining the places in which she grew up or has lived the training she received and her attitudes to significant events in national life it presents a fresh view of one of recent history s most important figures
By Tim Blanning. 2016
The definitive biography of the legendary autocrat whose enlightened rule transformed the map of Europe and changed the course of… history Few figures loom as large in European history as Frederick the Great. When he inherited the Prussian crown in 1740, he ruled over a kingdom of scattered territories, a minor Germanic backwater. By the end of his reign, the much larger and consolidated Prussia ranked among the continent's great powers. In this magisterial biography, award-winning historian Tim Blanning gives us an intimate, in-depth portrait of a king who dominated the political, military, and cultural life of Europe half a century before Napoleon.A brilliant, ambitious, sometimes ruthless monarch, Frederick was a man of immense contradictions. This consummate conqueror was also an ardent patron of the arts who attracted painters, architects, musicians, playwrights, and intellectuals to his court. Like his fellow autocrat Catherine the Great of Russia, Frederick was captivated by the ideals of the Enlightenment--for many years he kept up lively correspondence with Voltaire and other leading thinkers of the age. Yet, like Catherine, Frederick drew the line when it came to implementing Enlightenment principles that might curtail his royal authority. Frederick's terrifying father instilled in him a stern military discipline that would make the future king one of the most fearsome battlefield commanders of his day, while deriding as effeminate his son's passion for modern ideas and fine art. Frederick, driven to surpass his father's legacy, challenged the dominant German-speaking powers, including Saxony, Bavaria, and the Habsburg Monarchy. It was an audacious foreign policy gambit, one at which Frederick, against the expectations of his rivals, succeeded. In examining Frederick's private life, Blanning also carefully considers the long-debated question of Frederick's sexuality, finding evidence that Frederick lavished gifts on his male friends and maintained homosexual relationships throughout his life, while limiting contact with his estranged, unloved queen to visits that were few and far between. The story of one man's life and the complete political and cultural transformation of a nation, Tim Blanning's sweeping biography takes readers inside the mind of the monarch, giving us a fresh understanding of Frederick the Great's remarkable reign.Praise for Frederick the Great "Writing Frederick's biography . . . requires a diverse set of skills: expertise in eighteenth-century diplomatic and military history, including the intricacies of the Holy Roman Empire; a familiarity with the music, architecture and intellectual traditions of Northern Europe; and, not least, a profound sense of human psychology, the better to grasp the makeup of this complex and tormented man. Fortunately, Tim Blanning . . . has all of these skills in abundance."--The Wall Street Journal "At once scholarly and highly readable . . . [Blanning] has given us a superb portrait of an enlightened despot, equally at home on the battlefield and in the opera house, both utterly ruthless and culturally refined."--Commentary "Blanning, in clear thinking and prose, investigates all aspects of Frederick's personality and reign. . . . The last word on this significant king, for years to come."--Booklist (starred review)"Masterly . . . Blanning brilliantly brings to life one of the most complex characters of modern European history."--The Telegraph (five stars) "A supremely nuanced account . . . This biography finds [Blanning] at the height of his powers."--Literary ReviewFrom the Hardcover edition.
By Charles Johnson. 2016
From Charles Johnson--a National Book Award winner Professor Emeritus at University of Washington and one of America s… preeminent scholars on literature and race--comes an instructive inspiring guide to the craft and art of writing An award-winning novelist philosopher essayist screenwriter professor and cartoonist Charles Johnson has devoted his life to creative pursuit His 1990 National Book Award-winning novel Middle Passage is a modern classic revered as much for its daring plot as its philosophical underpinnings For thirty-three years Johnson taught and mentored students in the art and craft of creative writing The Way of the Writer is his record of those years and the coda to a kaleidoscopic boundary-shattering career Organized into six accessible easy-to-navigate sections The Way of the Writer is both a literary reflection on the creative impulse and a utilitarian guide to the writing process Johnson shares his lessons and exercises from the classroom starting with word choice sentence structure and narrative voice and delving into the mechanics of scene dialogue plot and storytelling before exploring the larger questions at stake for the serious writer What separates literature from industrial fiction What lies at the heart of the creative impulse How does one navigate the literary world And how are philosophy and fiction concomitant Luminous inspiring and imminently accessible The Way of the Writer is a revelatory glimpse into the mind of the writer and an essential guide for anyone with a story to tell
By From The Editors Of Writer's Digest. 2010
Everything You need to Write and Sell Your Work This is the ultimate crash course in writing and publishing! Inside… you'll find comprehensive instruction, up-to-date market listings, and more. Writer's Digest University is the perfect resource for you, no matter your experience level. This one-stop resource contains: Quick and comprehensive answers to common questions including: "How do I write a successful novel?" and "How do I know if self-publishing is right for me?" Instruction and examples for formatting and submitting fiction, nonfiction, articles, children's writing, scripts, and verse. Advanced instruction on business-related issues like marketing and publicity, using social media, freelancing for corporations, keeping finances in order, and setting the right price for your work. A detailed look at what agents want and how to get one that best fits your needs. Market listings for publishers and agents open to unsolicited work and new writers, contests and awards, and conferences and workshops. Get started now with everything you need to build a thriving writing career. Whether you're starting from scratch or have a bit of experience, you'll find the tools you need for success.
By Sue Moorcroft. 2012
Love sells and sex sells and you can earn your living writing about them for novels, novellas and short stories… as well as serials for magazines, anthologies and websites. This book holds the secrets of how to achieve success. As well as drawing on her experience as a fiction writer and creative writing tutor, in this 'must-have' book Sue has included questions from aspiring writers - with illuminating responses from published writers and industry experts. Romantic fiction encompasses everything from chart-topping chick lit and romantic comedies, through gritty sagas, sweeping historicals and smouldering erotica to liver-twisting affairs with vampires. Bright, emotional, involving, intelligent storytelling about love and desire is what readers want and will pay for. Do you want to know how to create emotional punch? (Or even what emotional punch is?) How to control dual time lines? Spring your work out of the slush pile? Write a tender love scene that excites passion rather than hilarity? This book reveals all. Sue Moorcroft writes novels, serials and short stories, articles for writing magazines and writing courses. As a creative writing tutor she has taught at the University of Leicester, the London School of Journalism, Adult Learning Services Northants, Writing School Leicester and Writers' News Home Study. A committee member of the Romantic Novelists' Association, she is the editor of their anthology, Loves Me, Loves Me Not. She's a past winner of the Katie Fforde Bursary Award.
This all-in-one reference is a quick and easy way for book, magazine, online, academic, and business writers to look up… sticky punctuation questions for all styles including AP (Associated Press), MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association), and Chicago Manual of Style.Punctuate with Confidence--No Matter the Style Confused about punctuation? There's a reason. Everywhere you turn, publications seem to follow different rules on everything from possessive apostrophes to hyphens to serial commas. Then there are all the gray areas of punctuation--situations the rule books gloss over or never mention at all. At last, help has arrived. This complete reference guide from grammar columnist June Casagrande covers the basic rules of punctuation plus the finer points not addressed anywhere else, offering clear answers to perplexing questions about semicolons, quotation marks, periods, apostrophes, and more. Better yet, this is the only guide that uses handy icons to show how punctuation rules differ for book, news, academic, and science styles--so you can boldly switch between essays, online newsletters, reports, fiction, and magazine and news articles.This handbook also features rulings from an expert "Punctuation Panel" so you can see how working pros approach sticky situations. And the second half of the book features an alphabetical master list of commonly punctuated terms worth its weight in gold, combining rulings from the major style guides and showing exactly where they differ. With The Best Punctuation Book, Period, you'll be able to handle any punctuation predicament in a flash--and with aplomb.From the Trade Paperback edition.
By Jeffrey Dvorkin. 2019
<p>In an era of "fake news" and a seemingly insurmountable influx of data on the Internet, it is critical for… both journalists and citizens to understand the digital media we consume daily. This introductory textbook gives students the tools they need to think critically about the news, and to see reliable news as an essential aspect of what it means to be an informed citizen in a democracy. <p>After reading this text, students will be able to: <p> <li>Analyze key elements of news reports by weighing evidence, evaluating sources, noting context and transparency to judge reliability. <li>Distinguish among journalism, informed opinion and unsupported opinions. <li>Identify and distinguish between news media bias and audience bias. <li>Use examples from the daily news media to show critical thinking about civic engagement. <li>Develop a skeptical and engaged approach to social media and digital technology.</li>
By Adrian Magson. 2011
Have you got a book in you? Write On! will help get the words out of the wood and down… on paper, from hesitant beginnings right through to THE END.Adrian reveals the tricks of the trade for fiction writing which can also be applied to non-fiction. There's even advice on editing and submitting your work for publication. Edited from his collection of articles from the 'Beginners' pages of Writing Magazine, with top tips for quick reference, Adrian covers every part of the writing process, tackles writer's block, solves problems and kick-starts your mojo. His personal, friendly tone will inspire, encourage and fire up the reader-writer.
By A. E. Hotchner. 1966
An intimate, joy-filled portrait and New York Times bestseller, written by one of Hemingway’s closest friends: “It is hard to… imagine a better biography” (Life). In 1948, A. E. Hotchner went to Cuba to ask Ernest Hemingway to write an article on “The Future of Literature” for Cosmopolitan magazine. The article never materialized, but from that first meeting at the El Floridita bar in Havana until Hemingway’s death in 1961, Hotchner and the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize–winning author developed a deep and abiding friendship. They caroused in New York City and Rome, ran with the bulls in Pamplona, hunted in Idaho, and fished the waters off Cuba. Every time they got together, Hemingway held forth on an astonishing variety of subjects, from the art of the perfect daiquiri to Paris in the 1920s to his boyhood in Oak Park, Illinois. Thankfully, Hotchner took it all down. Papa Hemingway provides fascinating details about Hemingway’s daily routine, including the German army belt he wore and his habit of writing descriptive passages in longhand and dialogue on a typewriter, and documents his memories of Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Martha Gellhorn, Marlene Dietrich, and many of the twentieth century’s most notable artists and celebrities. In the literary icon’s final years, as his poor health began to affect his work, Hotchner tenderly and honestly portrays Hemingway’s valiant attempts to beat back the depression that would lead him to take his own life. Deeply compassionate and highly entertaining, this “remarkable” New York Times bestseller “makes Hemingway live for us as nothing else has done” (The Wall Street Journal).
By Emily Gosling. 2018
Great Minds Don t Think Alike surveys some of the most brilliant minds of the past and present Discover… the methods and rituals they used to forge a constructive creative pathway from the downright peculiar to the reassuringly pedestrian Learn the importance of daily routines with Sylvia Plath embrace randomness with David Bowie and transcend tragedy with Frida Kahlo With 56 tried and tested creative techniques from inspired and inspiring minds - among them architects musicians playwrights painters and philosophers - enjoy an illustrated compendium of ingenious insights to kickstart your own creative process
By Melissa Sweet. 2016
A New York Times Bestseller"SOME PIG," Charlotte the spider's praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E.… B. White's Charlotte's Web. In Some Writer!, the two-time Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet mixes White's personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children's book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter.
By Andreas Köhler, Kim Otto. 2017
Dieses Buch fasst die aktuelle Diskussion um die Qualität des wirtschaftspolitischen Journalismus zusammen. Ausgehend von den Herausforderungen eines zunehmend komplexeren… und globalisierten Berichterstattungsfeldes Wirtschaft werden Anforderungen an den wirtschaftspolitischen Journalismus formuliert. Aufbauend auf diesen theoretischen Herausforderungen werden Strategien der Qualitätssicherung in deutschen Wirtschaftsredaktionen von deren Vertretern vorgestellt und Beispiele qualitativ hochwertigen wirtschaftspolitischen Journalismus‘ von Journalistinnen undJournalisten aus der Praxis dargestellt. Damit gibt der Band einen Überblick über theoretische Anforderungen, Strategien und Beispiele in der journalistischen Praxis.
By Bruce Mims, John Allen Hendricks. 2018
The Radio Station offers a concise and insightful guide to all aspects of radio broadcasting, streaming, and podcasting. This book’s… tenth edition continues its long tradition of guiding readers to a solid understanding of who does what, when, and why in a professionally managed station. This new edition explains what "radio" in America has been, where it is today, and where it is going, covering the basics of how programming is produced, financed, delivered and promoted via terrestrial and satellite broadcasting, streaming and podcasting, John Allen Hendricks and Bruce Mims examine radio and its future within a framework of existing and emerging technologies. The companion website is new revised with content for instructors, including an instructors’ manual, lecture slides, and test questions. Students will discover an expanded library of audio interviews with leading industry professionals in addition to practice quizzes and links to additional resources.
By Literature Wales. 2015
An anthology of nine winning short stories from this highly regarded competition which has run since 1991 and celebrates contemporary… Welsh writing in English. It also includes the winner and runner-up from the inaugural Under-21 Prize. The stories range widely in time and place - from Wales to Sweden and from the First World War to the present day - but all of them are rich in a sense of 'human-ness' and contain as Rhys Davies described a 'tiny, concentrated explosion' that makes you re-evaluate your life and yourself. Together they help to answer the question 'what makes a good story?' The title of the anthology, Catch of the Day, is taken from the winning entry, which deals with the question of loss and bereavement with a subtle and unexpected twist.
By Marcus Bölz. 2018
Der Band bereitet die systematisch und empirisch fundierten Ergebnisse der Sportjournalistik didaktisch auf: Wie die Arbeit der Sportjournalisten konkret aussieht,… welche Rahmenbedingungen diese Arbeit prägen und wie Akteure und Rezipienten sportjournalistische Medientexte herstellen, distribuieren und rezipieren. In dem Buch werden dazu die wichtigsten Modelle, Theorien und wissenschaftlichen Befunde dargelegt, anhand von Beispielen der Transfer der Inhalte vom Theoretischen zum Anschaulich-Praktischen vollzogen und die Inhalte und Positionen kritisch reflektiert.
By Leila Guerriero, Frances Riddle. 2013
Obsession and mastery in their purest states: the story of one dancer’s attempt to win the biggest contest of his… life. Every year, at the height of summer, the remote Argentine village of Laborde holds the national malambo contest. Centuries-old, this shatteringly demanding traditional gaucho dance is governed by the most rigid rules. And this festival has one stipulation that makes it unique: the malambo is danced for up to five minutes. That may seem like nothing, but consider the world record for the hundred-meter dash is 9.58 seconds. The dance contest is an obsession for countless young men, who sacrifice their bodies and money as they strive to become the champion, knowing that if they win—in order to safeguard the title’s prestige—they can never compete again. When Leila Guerriero traveled to Laborde, one dancer’s performance took her breath away, and she spent a year following him as he prepared for the next festival. The result is this superlative piece of journalism, told with tremendous economy and power.
By David Wolpe. 2014
Of all the figures in the Bible, David arguably stands out as the most perplexing and enigmatic. He was many… things: a warrior who subdued Goliath and the Philistines; a king who united a nation; a poet who created beautiful, sensitive verse; a loyal servant of God who proposed the great Temple and founded the Messianic line; a schemer, deceiver, and adulterer who freely indulged his very human appetites. David Wolpe, whom Newsweek called "the most influential rabbi in America," takes a fresh look at biblical David in an attempt to find coherence in his seemingly contradictory actions and impulses. The author questions why David holds such an exalted place in history and legend, and then proceeds to unravel his complex character based on information found in the book of Samuel and later literature. What emerges is a fascinating portrait of an exceptional human being who, despite his many flaws, was truly beloved by God.
Reporting the Cuban Revolution: How Castro Manipulated American Journalists (Media and Public Affairs)
By Leonard Ray Teel. 2015
Reporting the Cuban Revolution reveals the untold story of thirteen American journalists in Cuba whose stories about Fidel Castro's revolution… changed the way Americans viewed the conflict and altered U.S. foreign policy in Castro's favor. Between 1956 and 1959, the thirteen correspondents worked underground in Cuba, evading the repressive censorship of Fulgencio Batista's dictatorship in order to report on the rebellion led by Fidel Castro. The journalists' stories appeared in major newspapers, magazines, and national television and radio, influencing Congress to abruptly cut off shipments of arms to Batista in 1958. Castro was so appreciative of the journalists' efforts to publicize his rebellion that on his first visit to the United States as premier of Cuba, he invited the reporters to a private reception at the Cuban Embassy in Washington, where he presented them with engraved gold medals. While the medals revealed Castro's perception of the correspondents as like-minded partisans, the journalists themselves had no such intentions. Some had journeyed to Cuba in pursuit of scoops that could rejuvenate or jump-start their careers; others sought to promote press freedom in Latin America; still others were simply carrying out assignments from their editors. Bringing to light the disparate motives and experiences of the thirteen journalists who reported on this crucial period in Cuba's history, Reporting the Cuban Revolution is both a masterwork of narrative nonfiction and a deft analysis of the tension between propaganda and objectivity in the work of American foreign correspondents.
From Pigeons to News Portals: Foreign Reporting and the Challenge of New Technology (Media & Public Affairs)
By David D. Perlmutter, John Maxwell Hamilton. 2007
Ever since the invention of the telegraph journalists have sought to remove the barriers of time and space … Today we readily accept that reporters can jet quickly to a distant location and broadcast instantly from a satellite-connected video-enabled cell phone hanging from their belts But now that live news coverage is possible from virtually anywhere is foreign correspondence better And what are the implications of recent changes in journalistic technology for policy makers and their constituents In From Pigeons to News Portals edited by David D Perlmutter and John Maxwell Hamilton scholars and journalists survey probe and demystify the new foreign correspondence that has emerged from rapidly changing media technology These distinguished authors challenge long-held beliefs about foreign news coverage not the least of which is whether in our interconnected world such a thing as foreign news even exists anymore Essays explore the ways people have used new media technology -- from satellites and cell phones to the Internet -- to affect content delivery modes and amount and style of coverage They examine the ways in which speedy reporting conflicts with in-depth reporting the pros and cons of parachute journalism the declining dominance of mainstream media as a source of foreign news and the implications of this new foreign correspondence for foreign policy Entertainment media such as film television and video gaming form worldwide opinions about America often in negative ways Meanwhile live reporting abroad is both a blessing and curse for foreign policy makers Because foreign news is so vital to effective policy making and citizenship we imperil our future by failing to understand the changes technology brings and how we can wrest the best practice out of those changes This provocative volume offers valuable insights and analyses to help us better understand the evolving state of foreign news