Guys and Dolls and Other Writings (Penguin Classics) by Damon Runyon

By Damon Runyon

From Dave the Dude to Al Capone: a defining assortment from the area of Damon Runyon

Damon Runyon grew up within the West, moved to manhattan urban, and have become one of many major voices of yankee pop culture. From activities writing to brief fiction, this specific assortment bargains an eclectic sampling of his remarkable expertise. listed here are newspaper items, tales- together with the final one he ever composed-poetry, and, after all, the Broadway stories for which he's mainly remembered: Guys and Dolls, Blood strain, The Bloodhounds of Broadway, and others. that includes works which are most unlikely to discover somewhere else, and Runyon's signature eye for detail-particularly the sounds, smells, and tastes of latest York-this e-book brings an American icon to a brand new new release of readers.

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For the Sake of Argument: Essays and Minority Reports by Christopher Hitchens

By Christopher Hitchens

Filenote: PDF retail from EBL. Publisher/EBL seem to have created it by way of taking their great epub and switched over to PDF + pagination instead of the common appealing PDF imprint.
Publish yr note: First released in 1993
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The worldwide turmoil of the overdue Nineteen Eighties and early Nineties critically validated each analyst and commentator. Few wrote with such perception as Christopher Hitchens concerning the huge occasions - or with such discernment and wit concerning the small tell-tale indicators of a disordered tradition.

First released in 1993, the writings in For the Sake of Argument variety from the political squalor of Washington to the twilight of Stalinizm in Prague, from the Jewish zone of Damascus within the aftermath of the Gulf warfare to the embattled barrios of imperative the US. Hitchens offers re-assessments of Graham Greene, P. G. Woodhouse and C. L. R. James, and his rogues' gallery supplies us pics of Henry Kissinger, mom Theresa and P. J. O'Rouke.

The addition of items on political assassination in the US, in addition to a devastating indictment of the evisceration of politics through pollsters and spin medical professionals, and an pleasing get together of booze and fags, whole this amazing assortment from a author of unrivaled expertise.

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The sociology of news by Michael Schudson

By Michael Schudson

The sociology of reports bargains a private, trenchant, and accomplished account of the modern information media: its origins, buildings, working practices, and codes and cultures. It additionally takes up the query of the impression of reports on society, in particular the influence of reports on politics. Michael Schudson treats soberly and skeptically loads of what passes for knowledge in regards to the press. he is taking on not just well known opinion but additionally educational examine and reporters' personal self-understanding. Schudson's final target isn't really to settle controversies yet to explain them. He makes a seminal contribution to the sociological knowing of the position that information associations play within the formation of recent public attention.

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Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords, and One Woman's by Fariba Nawa

By Fariba Nawa

When veteran reporter Fariba Nawa again domestic to Afghanistan—the state she had fled as a baby together with her kinfolk in the course of the Soviet invasion approximately 20 years earlier—she stumbled on a fractured kingdom remodeled by way of a multibillion-dollar drug exchange. In Opium Nation, Nawa deftly illuminates the adjustments that experience overtaken Afghanistan after a long time of unbroken conflict. Sharing awesome tales of poppy farmers, corrupt officers, expats, drug lords, and addicts, together with her haunting come across with a twelve-year-old baby bride who was once bartered to repay her father’s opium money owed, Nawa deals a revealing and provocative narrative of a homecoming tougher than she ever imagined as she courageously explores her personal Afghan American id and unveils a startling portrait of a land in turmoil.

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The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Journalism by Carolyn M. Byerly

By Carolyn M. Byerly

This instruction manual deals the 1st worldwide learn of women's employment in information utilizing survey facts. It contains chapters on 29 international locations from all areas of the area, authored by way of neighborhood researchers who've a intensity of information approximately their countries' tradition, historical past, gender relatives and journalism.

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The Gutenberg Galaxy by Marshall McLuhan

By Marshall McLuhan

The Gutenberg Galaxy catapulted Marshall McLuhan to repute as a media theorist and, in time, a new media prognosticator. Fifty years after its preliminary ebook, this landmark textual content is extra major than ever ahead of.

Readers could be surprised by means of McLuhan’s prescience, unrivaled by way of somebody considering, predicting as he did the dramatic technological recommendations that experience essentially replaced how we speak. The Gutenberg Galaxy foresaw the networked, compressed ‘global village’ that might emerge within the late-twentieth and twenty-first centuries — regardless of having been written while black-and-white tv was once ubiquitous.

This new version of The Gutenberg Galaxy celebrates either the centennial of McLuhan’s start and the fifty-year anniversary of the book’s book. a brand new inside layout updates The Gutenberg Galaxy for twenty-first-century readers, whereas honouring the leading edge, avant-garde spirit of the unique. This variation additionally contains new introductory essays that remove darkness from McLuhan’s lasting influence on various scholarly fields and pop culture.

A must-read should you inhabit today’s international village, The Gutenberg Galaxy is an critical street map for our evolving verbal exchange landscape.

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This Just In: What I Couldn't Tell You on TV by Bob Schieffer

By Bob Schieffer

Bob Schieffer began his reporting profession in Texas whilst he was once slightly the right age to shop for a lager, joined CBS information in 1969, and have become one of many few correspondents ever to have lined all 4 significant Washington beats: the White residence, the Pentagon, the country division, and Capitol Hill. over the last 4 many years, he's visible it all-and now he's sharing the after-hours stories simply his colleagues comprehend.

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Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy: The Opus Magus by Tee Morris

By Tee Morris

Dragon Moon Press follows its hugely profitable name, the full advisor to Writing fable, with a moment quantity of recommendation, examples, and assets devoted to assisting you create your personal epic delusion event.

Featuring the writing skills of...

Campbell and Compton criminal Winner Wen Spencer, 2003 EPPIE Award Winner Jeanine Berry , 2002 EPPIE Nominated Tony Ruggiero, 1999 Blue Boa Award Winner Kim Headlee, Will McDermott, Michael R. Mennenga, Bob Nailor, Tina Morgan, Valerie Griswold-Ford

And introducing...

2004 Golden center Finalist Julianne Goodman, Evo Terra, Erik Amundsen, Lai Zhao

...with illustrations by means of Anne Moya and an creation from Holly Lisle.

Get able to take your paintings to an entire new point, and embark on a writer's experience with The fable Writer's significant other at your part!

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Media, War and Terrorism: Responses from the Middle East and by Van Der Veer

By Van Der Veer

This number of essays covers the media and public debate measurement of the occasions of 9-11 and past, from the perspective of center japanese and Asian nations. the 1st a part of the e-book offers with using the media as an software of war, the becoming value of faith, the emergence of transnational media and a transnational public sphere and the connection among the West and the remainder of the area. the second one a part of the booklet comprises 9 case experiences in terms of diversified components of the center East and Asian international, all with a robust empirical concentration, whereas even as elaborating the book's theoretical issues.

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Smoking Typewriters~The Sixties Underground Press & the Rise by John McMillian

By John McMillian

How did the recent Left rebellion of the Sixties ensue? What triggered thousands of younger people-many of them prosperous and school educated-to abruptly come to a decision that American society had to be thoroughly overhauled?

In Smoking Typewriters, historian John McMillian indicates that one resolution to those questions are available within the emergence of a dynamic underground press within the Sixties. Following the lead of papers just like the Los Angeles loose Press, the East Village Other, and the Berkeley Barb, kids around the nation introduced hundreds and hundreds of mimeographed pamphlets and flyers, small press magazines, and underground newspapers. New, more cost-effective printing applied sciences democratized the publishing approach and by means of the decade's finish the mixed stream of underground papers stretched into the thousands. although now not technically unlawful, those papers have been frequently surely subversive, and lots of of these who produced and bought them-on street-corners, at poetry readings, gallery openings, and coffeehouses-became objectives of harassment from neighborhood and federal professionals. With writers who actively participated within the occasions they defined, underground newspapers captured the zeitgeist of the '60s, talking on to their readers, and reflecting and magnifying the spirit of cultural and political protest. McMillian can pay precise awareness to the methods underground newspapers fostered a feeling of neighborhood and performed a necessary position in shaping the recent Left's hugely democratic "movement culture."

Deeply researched and eloquently written, Smoking Typewriters captures all of the younger idealism and colourful tumult of the Sixties because it can provide a super reappraisal of the origins and improvement of the recent Left rebellion.

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