The Mammoth Book of Journalism [NOOK Book]

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The newspaper has recorded and influenced modern history like nothing else on earth. From The Washington Post's exposure of Watergate, Tom Wolfe's 1960's social documentary in The Electric Cool-Aid Acid Test to Robert Fisk uncovering the slaugher at Chatila, all the articles included here are reportage from the frontline of life. The 100 dispatches collected here are reports which have caught most vividly the greatest events of the twentieth century, the editorials which have changed our thinking, the criticisms ...
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Overview

The newspaper has recorded and influenced modern history like nothing else on earth. From The Washington Post's exposure of Watergate, Tom Wolfe's 1960's social documentary in The Electric Cool-Aid Acid Test to Robert Fisk uncovering the slaugher at Chatila, all the articles included here are reportage from the frontline of life. The 100 dispatches collected here are reports which have caught most vividly the greatest events of the twentieth century, the editorials which have changed our thinking, the criticisms which have penetrated most deeply into contemporary culture. Most of all, they offer a snapshot of these modern times.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
"Mammoth" books have become something of a cottage industry for Lewis, who has edited several. This one purports to deliver the 100 greatest newspaper articles, though Lewis provides no criteria for how he selected these pieces or details about how he reviewed the millions of potential candidates. Articles are arranged chronologically, beginning with a travel sketch, written by Charles Dickens in 1845, that oddly enough (given the book's title) was never published in a newspaper. The last article, published in the Guardian in 1997, is Jonathan Freedland's account of the return of Princess Diana's body to England. In between are stories written both by famous journalists-although some, like Winston Churchill, are not known primarily as journalists-and by writers whose names will not be familiar. Each piece has a very short introduction, and the articles cover a wide range of topics. It is hard to imagine why anyone would want to read this collection of disembodied articles. Not recommended.-Judy Solberg, George Washington Univ., Washington, DC Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780332734
  • Publisher: Constable & Robinson
  • Publication date: 8/4/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 1,054,515
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
A Man is Guillotined in Rome, 1845 1
A Sleep to Startle Us, 1852 6
The Battle of Balaclava, 1854 15
Moscow Goes to Town, 1856 28
Explosion Aboard the Great Eastern, 1859 36
The Contest in Maryland, 1862 40
The American Assault on the Pyramids, 1869 56
The Suppression of the Paris Commune, 1871 63
Extermination of the Kelly Gang, 1880 71
The Attack on the Atbara, 1898 79
Marines Signalling Under Fire at Guantanamo, 1899 83
"Ah, You Cowards": The Second Trial of Dreyfus, 1899 90
Escape, 1900 95
The Story of an Eye-Witness: The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 107
My Zeppelin Crash, 1910 114
The Siege of Sidney Street, 1923 118
Saw German Army Roll On Like Fog, 1914 122
Death Comes to Mata Hari, 1917 125
A Day That Shook the World, 1919 128
Red Terror in Berlin, 1919 137
A Trip Up the Volga, 1921 141
Bugles Sound Taps for Warrior's Requiem, 1921 145
Landru is Executed, 1922 151
Notre Dame's "Four Horsemen", 1924 154
Total Eclipse of the Sun, 1927 160
A Book of Great Short Stories, 1927 164
24 October 1929--Wall Street Crashes!, 1929 167
Interview with Al Capone, 1930 172
Red Day on Capitol Hill, 1931 175
Reichstag Fire, 1933 179
Are Wrestlers People?, 1934 182
The Gresford Colliery Disaster, 1934 186
Louisiana's Kingfish Lies in State, 1935 191
Joe Louis Never Smiles, 1935 195
Death in the Dust, 1936 200
Justice at Night, 1936 205
The Brookers, 1937 212
The Loyalists, 1938 219
A Portrait of Hitler, 1940 226
France Surrenders, 1940 240
A Report During the Blitz, 1940 245
The Loss of Repulse, 1941 248
The Death of Captain Waskow, 1944 259
A Mushroom Cloud, 1945 262
Hiroshima, 1945 265
Hope This is the Last One, Baby, 1945 270
"The Moon Under Water", 1946 274
Sentence Day at Nuremberg, 1946 277
The Grand National: The View from the Saddle, 1947 281
Club Fighter, 1948 284
Everest Conquered, 1953 294
Billy Graham in New York, 1955 300
The Wedding of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier, 1956 307
The Revolution in Hungary, 1956 310
Picasso, 75, Gets a Surprise Present, 1956 312
The Sportswriter, 1957 315
Little Rock--Violence at Central High, 1957 318
Woman Stoned to Death, 1958 321
Inside the Cuban Revolution, 1958 325
Eye-witness at Sharpeville, 1960 338
The Berlin Wall, 1961 341
I Was a Playboy Bunny, 1963 346
Kennedy Assassinated, 1963 353
The Magic Bus, 1964 355
Norman Mailer's Night Out, 1965 361
A Vote for Bobby K, 1965 367
London, The Most Exciting City in the World, 1965 370
John Lennon: "We're More Popular Than Jesus Now", 1966 377
England Win the World Cup, 1966 383
Who Breaks a Butterfly on a Wheel?, 1967 388
Airmobility, Dig It, 1967-8 392
US Intelligence Agent in at Che Guevara's Death, 1967 399
A Mule Cortege for the Apostle of the Poor, 1968 402
P.F.C. Gibson Comes Home, 1968 406
Woodstock, 1969 412
My Lai: Lieutenant Accused of Murdering 109 Civilians, 1969 417
But the People are Beautiful, 1971 421
Fear and Loathing at the 1972 Republican Convention, 1972 434
Drained Crystals, 1973 439
Miss Woods Puts Her Foot In it, 1973 442
Rattle of a Broken Man, 1974 445
An American Reporter's Brief Brush with Arrest and Death, 1975 449
A Member of the Manson Gang Tries to Kill President Ford, 1975 451
Letter from a Fainthearted Feminist, 1981 453
Max Hastings Leads the Way: The First Man into Port Stanley, 1982 457
"It was the Christians": Massacre at Chatila Refugee Camp, 1982 464
A Yankee in Outer Mongolia, 1982 468
The World According to Spielberg, 1982 476
Sacred Blues, 1982 482
Britannia Runs the Shop, 1983 485
Modern Life is Rubbish, 1985 493
The Ultimate Step, 1989 499
A Deadly Call of the Wild, 1989 508
One Man's Sun-baked Theory on Athletic Supremacy, 1989 512
McDonald's In Moscow, 1990 516
The Bombing of Baghdad, 1991 518
Back with a Vengeance: Refugee Rebels Battle to Conquer Hell, 1994 526
Death at the Top of the World, 1997 529
The Homecoming, 1997 532
An Afghan Village, Destroyed, 1997 534
The clock said 7.55--precisely the time the missle struck, 2003 539
Acknowledgments 541
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