An Accidental Journalist

The Adventures of Edmund Stevens, 1934-1945

Author: Cheryl Heckler

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826266134

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 290

View: 9930

"Stevens was the longest-serving American-born correspondent working from within the Soviet Union. In his career, which spanned half a century, he distinguished himself as a war reporter, analyst, and cultural interpreter. Heckler focuses on Stevens's work, especially his reporting for the Christian Science Monitor, and his life from 1934 to 1945"--Provided by publisher.

News to Me

Adventures of an Accidental Journalist

Author: N.A

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452905509


Page: N.A

View: 2538


The Best of Barbara Kay, Vol. I

An accidental journalist's politically incorrect opinions about feminism, multiculturalism and other paving stones to hell

Author: Barbara Kay

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 1927402034

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 100

View: 4416

In her columns on subjects ranging from Canadian literature to honour killings, Barbara Kay is sharp, provocative and never afraid to go against the conventional wisdom. This collection of her best work illustrates why she is one of the National Post's best-loved columnists.

Bussing the Amazon

On the Road with the Accidental Journalist

Author: Michael Arkus

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781499681987


Page: 360

View: 8344

It is the height of the maniacal rush by Brazil's military dictatorship to 'develop' the Amazon. Roads are being gouged through the impenetrable jungle; ranches are being slashed and burned out of nature's exuberant bounty; Indian tribes are falling like flies before the developers' murderous greed; rubber tappers are being slaughtered by hired assassins; and corrupt judges and venal police are giving the rampaging invaders carte blanche. It's time for the accidental journalist to visit the world's latest Wild West. Instead of going by boat, the traditional means of transport through the vast river-coursed jungle, he travels by bus and truck along the new, sometimes barely passable tracks euphemistically called 'highways.' Complicating matters, his girlfriend accompanies him for much of the way: she turns out to be a shopaholic, snapping up 'bargains' at every stop. The two cases he starts out lugging up Amazon and down Amazon double to four before she's through. Follow them on their journey to indigenous tribes in the depths of the vast rainforest, to crazed bureaucrats cut off from reality in their air-conditioned cocoons, to military officers who would arrest a red traffic light for being communist, to remote gold rush areas where gun and knife reign supreme. Meet the mayor who wants to repeal the law of gravity, the heroic churchmen fighting to save Indian tribes, the Indian chief who fights the military with a tape recorder - and much, much more.

Reporting War

How Foreign Correspondents Risked Capture, Torture and Death to Cover World War II

Author: Ray Moseley

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300226349

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 6459

Luminary journalists Ed Murrow, Martha Gellhorn, Walter Cronkite, and Clare Hollingworth were among the young reporters who chronicled World War II’s daily horrors and triumphs for Western readers. In this fascinating book, Ray Moseley, himself a former foreign correspondent who encountered a number of these journalists in the course of his long career, mines the correspondents’ writings to relate, in an exhilarating parallel narrative, the events across every theater—Europe, Pearl Harbor, North Africa, and Japan—as well as the lives of the courageous journalists who doggedly followed the action and the story, often while embedded in the Allied armies. Moseley’s broad and intimate history draws on newly unearthed material to offer a comprehensive account both of the war and the abundance of individual stories and overlooked experiences, including those of women and African-American journalists, which capture the drama as it was lived by reporters on the front lines of history.

Close Calls

Jan Reid's Texas

Author: Jan Reid

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9780890969656

Category: History

Page: 247

View: 6486

Close Calls is first a book of people profiles of Texans rich and poor, famous and downtrodden. Reid provides details of his various assignments and the people and places he has encountered while working for Texas Monthly and other publications going on beats with Texas police officers, attending church with George Foreman in New York, and meeting Kickapoo Indians in the Sierra Madres.

9/11 Ten Years After

Perspectives and Problems

Author: Rachel E. Utley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317188942

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 5452

Ten years on, what have been the principal impacts of the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 on the external policies and international outlooks of the world's major powers, the range and scope of the international security agenda and on the capacity for states and international organisations to work together to combat the dangers of international terrorism? This book investigates a range of international responses to the events of 9/11, to evaluate their consistency over time; to analyse their long-term significance and impact and to consider both their implications for the international security agenda and the prospects for international cooperation in addressing the challenges posed. In particular, the book considers the perspectives of some of the world's major powers and international organisations on the question of international terrorism, and on its perpetrators, comparing their interpretations and responses and examining how these have changed over the course of a decade of conflict. This book is primarily directed at an academic market, and especially towards undergraduate and taught postgraduate students on courses in international politics, international relations, security studies, terrorism studies, and contemporary international history.

Don't Be Afraid of the Bullets

An Accidental War Correspondent in Yemen

Author: Laura Kasinof

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628726482

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

View: 3338

Laura Kasinof studied Arabic in college and moved to Yemen a few years later—after a friend at a late-night party in Washington, DC, recommended the country as a good place to work as a freelance journalist. When she first moved to the capital city of Sanaa in 2009, she was the only American reporter based in the country. She quickly fell in love with Yemen’s people and culture, and even found herself the star of a local TV soap opera. When antigovernment protests broke out in Yemen in 2011, part of the revolts sweeping the Arab world at the time, she contacted the New York Times to see if she could cover the rapidly unfolding events for the newspaper. Laura never planned to be a war correspondent, but found herself in the middle of brutal government attacks on peaceful protesters. As foreign reporters were rounded up and shipped out of the country, Laura managed to elude the authorities but found herself increasingly isolated—and even more determined to report on what she saw. With a new foreword by the author about what has happened in Yemen since the book’s initial publication, Don’t Be Afraid of the Bullets is a fascinating and important debut by a talented young journalist.

John Soane

An Accidental Romantic

Author: Gillian Darley

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300086959

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 358

View: 9459

John Soane (1753-1837) was one of the most influential and original of all English architects. In this lavishly illustrated biography, Darley places Soane's life and buildings side by side, and her insights into this complex man and his turbulent life add a great deal to the understanding of his extraordinary work. 235 illustrations, 75 in color.

An Accidental Woman

Author: Barbara Delinsky

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416558780

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 4967

When a close friend is charged with a fifteen-year-old murder, wheelchair-bound Poppy Blake at first refuses to believe the charges but then wonders if her friend may have justifiably changed her identity in order to survive, a case that is complicated by the attentions of journalist Griffin Hughes. 350,000 first printing.

Sturm am Lake Henry


Author: Barbara Delinsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783426624746


Page: 533

View: 1591

Das friedliche Leben in Lake Henry wird empfindlich gestört. Mitten in der Nacht steht das FBI vor dem Haus von Micah Smith, um dessen Freundin Heather zu verhaften. Ihr wird vorgeworfen, vor 15 Jahren einen Mord begangen zu haben.

An Accidental Novelist

A Literary Memoir

Author: Richard S. Wheeler

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 1611390621

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 8395

In his early forties, Richard Wheeler had never given a thought to writing fiction. By his early seventies, he had written sixty novels. And these were being published while he was climbing the masts of a sinking ship. This late-in-life novelist didn’t tackle high literature, but the sweaty world of genre fiction, where the publishers’ advances barely paid the rent. He wrote western fiction, and when that genre began to ship water, he leapt over to historical novels, and finally biographical novels, where he found himself in an odd literary corner, without competition. This is a memoir of literary struggle, of agents and editors, of jackets and publicity and book tours. This is also a story about the astonishing help he received along the way from friends, best-selling novelists, agents, editors, and publishers. Writing may be a lonely profession, but Wheeler discovered that the world of genre fiction writers is populated with caring and wise colleagues. Here, Wheeler evokes his early struggles, which somehow prepared him for a life as a successful novelist. He discusses shattered dreams and sudden joys. And running through his narrative is his passion to write about the West in new ways. RICHARD S. WHEELER is the author of sixty novels of the West, the winner of five Spur Awards, and the recipient of the Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement in the literature of the American West. Many of his novels are now in trade paperback editions from Sunstone Press.

An Accidental American

Author: Alex Carr

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409105547

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9625

A powerful new thriller, the first in a series from this acclaimed writer. It features Nicole, part French, part Lebanese, part American - and a master forger Nicole has experienced enough danger and excitement to last her several lifetimes. But a six-year spell in Marseilles' toughest prison has cured her adrenaline habit. Now peace and quiet are what she craves. A farmhouse buried deep in the French Pyrenees, a garden to tend, and the occasional job whipping up a passport or a visa to pay for her simple lifestyle will do her fine. John Valsamis could have been any tourist, a solitary American needing directions in Nicole's empty corner of the world. But she knows he isn't. From his briefcase Valsamis pulls a Red Notice, a document reserved for people regarded by interpol as serious terrorist threats. On the document is a face familiar to Nicole - Rahim Ali. They had worked together and been lovers a decade earlier in Lisbon. Nicole does not believe Rahim has turned to terrorism, yet Valsamis confronts her with what looks like proof, along with intelligence of a planned major terrorist strike. Rahim was last spotted in Lisbon and Valsamis wants Nicole to track him down. Nicole cannot resist the pull, the need to prove Valsamis wrong about her former lover. Just a few days, she tells herself, a week at most. She'll find him and clear things up and be back to her old routine. But as the train slides south towards Lisbon's Santa Apolonia Station, she begins to realise how foolish her expectations had been ...

The Accidental Empire

Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977

Author: Gershom Gorenberg

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466800542

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 7980

The untold story, based on groundbreaking original research, of the actions and inactions that created the Israeli settlements in the occupied territories After Israeli troops defeated the armies of Egypt, Syria, and Jordan in June 1967, the Jewish state seemed to have reached the pinnacle of success. But far from being a happy ending, the Six-Day War proved to be the opening act of a complex political drama, in which the central issue became: Should Jews build settlements in the territories taken in that war? The Accidental Empire is Gershom Gorenberg's masterful and gripping account of the strange birth of the settler movement, which was the child of both Labor Party socialism and religious extremism. It is a dramatic story featuring the giants of Israeli history—Moshe Dayan, Golda Meir, Levi Eshkol, Yigal Allon—as well as more contemporary figures like Ariel Sharon, Yitzhak Rabin, and Shimon Peres. Gorenberg also shows how the Johnson, Nixon, and Ford administrations turned a blind eye to what was happening in the territories, and reveals their strategic reasons for doing so. Drawing on newly opened archives and extensive interviews, Gorenberg reconstructs what the top officials knew and when they knew it, while weaving in the dramatic first-person accounts of the settlers themselves. Fast-moving and penetrating, The Accidental Empire casts the entire enterprise in a new and controversial light, calling into question much of what we think we know about this issue that continues to haunt the Middle East.

An Accidental Sportswriter

A Memoir

Author: Robert Lipsyte

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062079263

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 8180

Celebrated sports journalist Robert Lipsyte—the New York Times’ longtime lead sports columnist—mines pure gold from his long and very eventful career to bring readers a memoir like no other. An enthralling book, as much about personal relationships and the culture of sports as the athletes and teams themselves, An Accidental Sportswriter interweaves stories from Lipsyte’s life and the events he covered to explore the connections between the games we play and the lives we lead. Robert Lipsyte has been there—from the Mets’ first Spring Training to the fight that made Muhammad Ali an international icon to the current steroids scandals that rewired our view of sports—and in An Accidental Sportswriter he offers a fresh and refreshing view of the world of professional athletes as seen through the eyes of a journalist who always managed to remain independent of our jock-obsessed culture.

The Accidental Candidate

The Rise and Fall of Alvin Greene

Author: Corey Hutchins,David Axe,Blue Delliquanti

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476601887

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

View: 516

In 2010 a 32-year-old, socially awkward, unemployed African-American Army Veteran, who had been kicked out of the service and was living with his father in the South Carolina countryside while facing federal pornography charges, spent a significant portion of his life’s savings on the filing fee to run for U.S. Senate in the Democratic primary to challenge incumbent tea party kingmaker Jim DeMint. Alvin Greene didn’t campaign, didn’t have a website and no one knew who he was. Until he won.

The Accidental Connoisseur

An Irreverent Journey Through the Wine World

Author: Lawrence Osborne

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 9781429935111

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 7140

What is taste? Is it individual or imposed on us from the outside? Why are so many of us so intimidated when presented with the wine list at a restaurant? In The Accidental Connoisseur, journalist Lawrence Osborne takes off on a personal voyage through a little-known world in pursuit of some answers. Weaving together a fantastic cast of eccentrics and obsessives, industry magnates and small farmers, the author explores the way technological change, opinionated critics, consumer trends, wheelers and dealers, trade wars, and mass market tastes have made the elixir we drink today entirely different from the wine drunk by our grandparents. In his search for wine that is a true expression of the place that produced it, Osborne takes the reader from the high-tech present to the primitive past. From a lavish lunch with wine tsar Robert Mondavi to the cellars of Marquis Piero Antinori in Florence, from the tasting rooms of Chateau Lafite to the humble vineyards of northern Lazio, Osborne winds his way through Renaissance palaces, $27 million wineries, tin shacks and garages, opulent restaurants, world-famous chais and vineyards, renowned villages and obscure landscapes, as well as the great cities which are the temples of wine consumption: New York, San Francisco, Paris, Florence, and Rome. On the way, we will be shown the vast tapestry of this much-desired, little-understood drink: who produces it and why, who consumes it, who critiques it? Enchanting, delightful, entertaining, and, above all, down to earth, this is a wine book like no other.

The Accidental President

Author: Harris I. Baseman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595755151

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6912

When an explosion rips through the home of Gulf War veteran Clarence Davenport, Secret Service Agent John Wallace and White House aide Molly Pemberton are certain that Davenport, the assassin who killed President Butler, had killed himself. President Silver, the former Education Secretary who became President when Davenport killed all other legal successors to the Presidency, informs the nation that the crime of the century has been solved and that the perpetrator is dead, only to have to admit, days later, that Davenport had escaped. National outrage at Davenport's escape escalates, fueled by Senator Jeb Davies' political ambition and his hatred of Ben Silver. Davenport, the world's most sought after fugitive, with no other place to go, is recruited by Saudi expatriates opposed to the Royal Family and ends up in an Al Qaeda training camp where he devises another plan to kill President Silver and attack the United States. Silver tries to stave off the rising tide of impeachment and at the same time combat the increasing risk of a terrorist attack that will destroy the Presidency and fundamentally change the Unites States unless he can avoid impeachment and intercept the threat. " timely as this evening's news " -Melannie Lauers, Cape Cod Times(on After Kamisiyah) " an intriguing insight " -Mathew Call, Newton Tab (on After Kamisiyah)

Writing for Journalists

Author: Wynford Hicks,Harriett Gilbert,Sally Adams,Tim Holmes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134045611

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 1130

Praise for the first edition: 'There are books that are badly written, books that are well written and books that you wish you'd written. This is one of the latter. Hicks and his co-writers produce a book that is a joy to read and is packed full of helpful advice.' – Chris Frost, Journalist 'You don't have to be a journalist to read this book. Anyone with an interest in improving their writing skills and developing a sense of good style will find it useful Wynford Hicks takes a no-nonsense, sleeves rolled up approach to writing which has no time for preciousness.' – Roy Johnson, Mantex 'Writing for Journalists neatly fills a gap in the market for a no-nonsense book for trainees written by trainers who genuinely understand the industry and who have moved with the times.' – Sharon Wheeler, Journalism Studies Writing for Journalists is about the craft of journalistic writing: how to put one word after another so that the reader gets the message – or the joke – goes on reading and comes back for more. It is a practical guide for all those who write for newspapers, periodicals and websites, whether students, trainees or professionals. This revised and updated edition introduces the reader to the essentials of good writing. Based on critical analysis of news stories, features and reviews from daily and weekly papers, consumer magazines, specialist trade journals and a variety of websites, Writing for Journalists includes: advice on how to start writing and how to improve and develop your style how to write a news story which is informative, concise and readable tips on feature writing from researching profiles to writing product round-ups how to structure and write reviews a new chapter on writing online copy.