The Mammoth Book of Journalism / Edition 1

The Mammoth Book of Journalism / Edition 1

by Jon E. Lewis
     
 

While it's said that journalism is the first draft of history, The Mammoth Book of Journalism demonstrates that sometimes the reporters have outdone the historians in analyzing great events and bringing them to life. Veteran editor and former journalist Jon E. Lewis has chosen the best articles, editorials, reviews, commentary, interviews, and reportage for this

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While it's said that journalism is the first draft of history, The Mammoth Book of Journalism demonstrates that sometimes the reporters have outdone the historians in analyzing great events and bringing them to life. Veteran editor and former journalist Jon E. Lewis has chosen the best articles, editorials, reviews, commentary, interviews, and reportage for this unique anthology, which spans from Charles Dickens on "Execution by Guillotine" and Mark Twain on "Americans Abroad" to contemporary reporting of the first McDonald's in Moscow and the funeral of Princess Diana. Covering such diverse topics as war, politics, sports, disasters, crime, fashion, humor, civil rights, and culture, this unique encyclopedic collection features such award-winning and event-making writers as H. L. Mencken, Martha Gellhorn, Studs Terkel, William Shirer, Harrison Salisbury, Tom Wolfe, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, John Hersey, and many more. Whether with the humor of P. J. O'Rourke, the film criticism of Pauline Kael, the observations of Bill Byrson, the book reviews of Dorothy Parker, or the political analysis of I. F. Stone, The Mammoth Book of Journalism will delight and inform not only the student of the modern newspaper but also lovers of history-in-the-making.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786711697
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
05/25/2003
Series:
Mammoth Books
Edition description:
First Carroll & Graf Edition
Pages:
546
Product dimensions:
13.00(w) x 19.60(h) x 4.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionix
A Man is Guillotined in Rome, 18451
A Sleep to Startle Us, 18526
The Battle of Balaclava, 185415
Moscow Goes to Town, 185628
Explosion Aboard the Great Eastern, 185936
The Contest in Maryland, 186240
The American Assault on the Pyramids, 186956
The Suppression of the Paris Commune, 187163
Extermination of the Kelly Gang, 188071
The Attack on the Atbara, 189879
Marines Signalling Under Fire at Guantanamo, 189983
"Ah, You Cowards": The Second Trial of Dreyfus, 189990
Escape, 190095
The Story of an Eye-Witness: The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906107
My Zeppelin Crash, 1910114
The Siege of Sidney Street, 1923118
Saw German Army Roll On Like Fog, 1914122
Death Comes to Mata Hari, 1917125
A Day That Shook the World, 1919128
Red Terror in Berlin, 1919137
A Trip Up the Volga, 1921141
Bugles Sound Taps for Warrior's Requiem, 1921145
Landru is Executed, 1922151
Notre Dame's "Four Horsemen", 1924154
Total Eclipse of the Sun, 1927160
A Book of Great Short Stories, 1927164
24 October 1929--Wall Street Crashes!, 1929167
Interview with Al Capone, 1930172
Red Day on Capitol Hill, 1931175
Reichstag Fire, 1933179
Are Wrestlers People?, 1934182
The Gresford Colliery Disaster, 1934186
Louisiana's Kingfish Lies in State, 1935191
Joe Louis Never Smiles, 1935195
Death in the Dust, 1936200
Justice at Night, 1936205
The Brookers, 1937212
The Loyalists, 1938219
A Portrait of Hitler, 1940226
France Surrenders, 1940240
A Report During the Blitz, 1940245
The Loss of Repulse, 1941248
The Death of Captain Waskow, 1944259
A Mushroom Cloud, 1945262
Hiroshima, 1945265
Hope This is the Last One, Baby, 1945270
"The Moon Under Water", 1946274
Sentence Day at Nuremberg, 1946277
The Grand National: The View from the Saddle, 1947281
Club Fighter, 1948284
Everest Conquered, 1953294
Billy Graham in New York, 1955300
The Wedding of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier, 1956307
The Revolution in Hungary, 1956310
Picasso, 75, Gets a Surprise Present, 1956312
The Sportswriter, 1957315
Little Rock--Violence at Central High, 1957318
Woman Stoned to Death, 1958321
Inside the Cuban Revolution, 1958325
Eye-witness at Sharpeville, 1960338
The Berlin Wall, 1961341
I Was a Playboy Bunny, 1963346
Kennedy Assassinated, 1963353
The Magic Bus, 1964355
Norman Mailer's Night Out, 1965361
A Vote for Bobby K, 1965367
London, The Most Exciting City in the World, 1965370
John Lennon: "We're More Popular Than Jesus Now", 1966377
England Win the World Cup, 1966383
Who Breaks a Butterfly on a Wheel?, 1967388
Airmobility, Dig It, 1967-8392
US Intelligence Agent in at Che Guevara's Death, 1967399
A Mule Cortege for the Apostle of the Poor, 1968402
P.F.C. Gibson Comes Home, 1968406
Woodstock, 1969412
My Lai: Lieutenant Accused of Murdering 109 Civilians, 1969417
But the People are Beautiful, 1971421
Fear and Loathing at the 1972 Republican Convention, 1972434
Drained Crystals, 1973439
Miss Woods Puts Her Foot In it, 1973442
Rattle of a Broken Man, 1974445
An American Reporter's Brief Brush with Arrest and Death, 1975449
A Member of the Manson Gang Tries to Kill President Ford, 1975451
Letter from a Fainthearted Feminist, 1981453
Max Hastings Leads the Way: The First Man into Port Stanley, 1982457
"It was the Christians": Massacre at Chatila Refugee Camp, 1982464
A Yankee in Outer Mongolia, 1982468
The World According to Spielberg, 1982476
Sacred Blues, 1982482
Britannia Runs the Shop, 1983485
Modern Life is Rubbish, 1985493
The Ultimate Step, 1989499
A Deadly Call of the Wild, 1989508
One Man's Sun-baked Theory on Athletic Supremacy, 1989512
McDonald's In Moscow, 1990516
The Bombing of Baghdad, 1991518
Back with a Vengeance: Refugee Rebels Battle to Conquer Hell, 1994526
Death at the Top of the World, 1997529
The Homecoming, 1997532
An Afghan Village, Destroyed, 1997534
The clock said 7.55--precisely the time the missle struck, 2003539
Acknowledgments541

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