News to Me

Adventures of an Accidental Journalist

Author: N.A

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452905509

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Page: N.A

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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

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"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.
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Don't Be Afraid of the Bullets

An Accidental War Correspondent in Yemen

Author: Laura Kasinof

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628726873

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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“A moving portrait of life as a war correspondent [and] an action-packed account of the civil war in Yemen from a woman who experienced it firsthand” (Kirkus Reviews). 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 it 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 both a fascinating inside look at journalism in a war zone and “a necessary primer on the chaos that has beset the country yet again” (Washington Monthly).
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Just a Journalist

On the Press, Life, and the Spaces Between

Author: Linda Greenhouse

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674980336

Category: Journalistic ethics

Page: 169

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who covered the Supreme Court for The New York Times, Linda Greenhouse trains an autobiographical lens on a moment of transition in U.S. journalism. Calling herself "an accidental activist," she raises urgent questions about the role of journalists as citizens and participants in the world around them.
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An Accidental Sportswriter

A Memoir

Author: Robert Lipsyte

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062079263

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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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.
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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

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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.
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You Can't Fire Everyone

And Other Lessons from an Accidental Manager

Author: Hank Gilman

Publisher: Portfolio

ISBN: 159184567X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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A lighthearted reference for bosses who never aspired to enter management draws on the author's sometimes haphazard experiences of nurturing talent throughout his career, sharing recommendations for such areas as leading with respect, promoting accountability and navigating troublesome workers.
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The Accidental Prime Minister

The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh

Author: Sanjaya Baru

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9351186385

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

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When The Accidental Prime Minister was published in 2014, it created a storm and became the publishing sensation of the year. The Prime Minister’s Office called the book a work of ‘fiction’, the press hailed it as a revelatory account of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s first term in UPA. Written by Singh’s media adviser and trusted aide, the book describes Singh’s often troubled relations with his ministers, his cautious equation with Sonia Gandhi and how he handled the big crises from managing the Left to pushing through the nuclear deal. Insightful, acute and packed with political anecdotes, The Accidental Prime Minister is one of the great insider accounts of Indian political life.
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Back to the Front

An Accidental Historian Walks the Trenches of World War 1

Author: Stephen O'Shea

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780802719096

Category: History

Page: 216

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World War I is beyond the memory of almost everyone alive today. Yet it has left as deep a scar on the imaginative landscape of our century as it has on the land where it was fought. Nowhere is that more evident than on the Western Front-the sinuous, deadly line of trenches that stretched from the coast of Belgium to the border of France and Switzerland, a narrow swath of land in which so many million lives were lost. For journalist Stephen O'Shea, the legacy of the Great War is personal (both his grandfathers fought on the front lines) and cultural. Stunned by viewing the "immense wound" still visible on the battlefield of the Somme, and feeling that "history is too important to be left to the professionals," he set out to walk the entire 450 miles through no-man's-land to discover for himself and for his generation the meaning of the war. Back to the Front is a remarkable combination of vivid history and opinionated travel writing. As his walk progresses, O'Shea recreates the shocking battles of the Western Front, many now legendary-Passchendaele, the Somme, the Argonne, Verdun-and offers an impassioned perspective on the war, the state of the land, and the cultivation of memory. His consummate skill with words and details brings alive the players, famous and faceless, on that horrific stage, and makes us aware of why the Great War, indeed history itself, still matters. An evocative fusion of past and present, Back to the Front will resonate, for all who read it, as few other books on war ever have.
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Camp Austen

My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan

Author: Ted Scheinman

Publisher: FSG Originals

ISBN: 086547821X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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One of the Chicago Reader's Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018 A raucous tour through the world of Mr. Darcy imitations, tailored gowns, and tipsy ballroom dancing The son of a devoted Jane Austen scholar, Ted Scheinman spent his childhood eating Yorkshire pudding, singing in an Anglican choir, and watching Laurence Olivier as Mr. Darcy. Determined to leave his mother’s world behind, he nonetheless found himself in grad school organizing the first ever UNC-Chapel Hill Jane Austen Summer Camp, a weekend-long event that sits somewhere between an academic conference and superfan extravaganza. While the long tradition of Austen devotees includes the likes of Henry James and E. M. Forster, it is at the conferences and reenactments where Janeism truly lives. In Camp Austen, Scheinman tells the story of his indoctrination into this enthusiastic world and his struggle to shake his mother’s influence while navigating hasty theatrical adaptations, undaunted scholars in cravats, and unseemly petticoat fittings. In a haze of morning crumpets and restrictive tights, Scheinman delivers a hilarious and poignant survey of one of the most enduring and passionate literary coteries in history. Combining clandestine journalism with frank memoir, academic savvy with insider knowledge, Camp Austen is perhaps the most comprehensive study of Austen that can also be read in a single sitting. Brimming with stockings, culinary etiquette, and scandalous dance partners, this is summer camp like you’ve never seen it before.
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We Are Not Eaten by Yaks

Author: C. Alexander London

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101475874

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

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Eleven-year-old twins Oliver and Celia Navel could care less about adventure and they really do not like excitement. They’d rather be watching television. Unfortunately for them, their thrill-seeking parents have dragged them from continent to continent their entire lives. But when their mother goes missing and their father makes a bet with the devious explorer Sir Edmund, the twins are forced into action. They head to Tibet where they fall out of airplanes, battle Yetis, poison witches, and encounter one very large yak. If they can unravel the mysteries and outwit Sir Edmund, they might just make the discovery of a lifetime . . . and get cable television! From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Bussing the Amazon

On the Road with the Accidental Journalist

Author: Michael Arkus

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781499681987

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Page: 360

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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.
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Running the Books

The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian

Author: Avi Steinberg

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 0767931319

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Avi Steinberg is stumped. After defecting from yeshiva to attend Harvard, he has nothing but a senior thesis on Bugs Bunny to show for himself. While his friends and classmates advance in the world, Steinberg remains stuck at a crossroads, his “romantic” existence as a freelance obituary writer no longer cutting it. Seeking direction (and dental insurance) Steinberg takes a job running the library counter at a Boston prison. He is quickly drawn into the community of outcasts that forms among his bookshelves—an assortment of quirky regulars, including con men, pimps, minor prophets, even ghosts—all searching for the perfect book and a connection to the outside world. Steinberg recounts their daily dramas with heartbreak and humor in this one-of-a-kind memoir—a piercing exploration of prison culture and an entertaining tale of one young man's earnest attempt to find his place in the world.
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An Accidental Woman

Author: Barbara Delinsky

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416558780

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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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.
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The Accidental Feminist

How Elizabeth Taylor Raised Our Consciousness and We Were Too Distracted by Her Beauty to Notice

Author: M. G. Lord

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 080277864X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Movie stars establish themselves as brands--and Taylor's brand , in its most memorable outings, has repeatedly introduced a broad audience to feminist ideas. In her breakout film, "National Velvet" (1944), Taylor's character challenges gender discrimination,: Forbidden as a girl to ride her beloved horse in an important race, she poses as a male jockey. Her next milestone, "A Place in the Sun" (1951), can be seen as an abortion rights movie--a cautionary tale from a time before women had ready access to birth control. In "Butterfield 8" (1960), for which she won an Oscar, Taylor isn't censured because she's a prostitute, but because she chooses the men: she controls her sexuality, a core tenet of the third-wave feminism that emerged in the 1990s. Even "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966) depicts the anguish that befalls a woman when the only way she can express herself is through her husband's stalled career and children. The legendary actress has lived her life defiantly in public--undermining post-war reactionary sex roles, helping directors thwart the Hollywood Production Code, which censored film content between 1934 and 1967. Defying death threats she spearheaded fundraising for AIDS research in the first years of the epidemic, and has championed the rights of people to love whom they love, regardless of gender. Yet her powerful feminist impact has been hidden in plain sight. Drawing on unpublished letters and scripts as well as interviews with Kate Burton, Gore Vidal, Austin Pendleton, Kevin McCarthy, Liz Smith, and others, The Accidental Feminist will surprise Taylor and film fans with its originality and will add a startling dimension to the star's enduring mystique.
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The Accidental Billionaires

The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal

Author: Ben Mezrich

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385532199

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER “The Social Network, the much anticipated movie…adapted from Ben Mezrich’s book The Accidental Billionaires.” —The New York Times Best friends Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg had spent many lonely nights looking for a way to stand out among Harvard University’s elite, competitive, and accomplished student body. Then, in 2003, Zuckerberg hacked into Harvard’s computers, crashed the campus network, almost got himself expelled, and was inspired to create Facebook, the social networking site that has since revolutionized communication around the world. With Saverin’s funding their tiny start-up went from dorm room to Silicon Valley. But conflicting ideas about Facebook’s future transformed the friends into enemies. Soon, the undergraduate exuberance that marked their collaboration turned into out-and-out warfare as it fell prey to the adult world of venture capitalists, big money, and lawyers. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Accidental Truth

Author: Lauri Taylor

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1590792742

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Lauri Taylor was just your average suburban PTA mom and marketing exec. Then tragedy struck. When her mother is found dead in Mexico, Lauri finds herself embarking on a journey of discovery. She strives to uncover the identity of her mother’s murderer while struggling against the unbearable guilt of having been powerless to prevent her murder—but what she finds isn’t what she was expecting. Lauri Taylor’s memoir The Accidental Truth: What my mother’s murder investigation taught me about life tells the true story of a woman’s quest as she seeks understanding and atonement. With the help of famed FBI profiler Candice DeLong, Lauri begins her transformation into a skilled and unrelenting investigator, earning the praise of even the most seasoned cold-case detectives. As she works to unearth the secrets buried in her mother’s life and death, key evidence comes to light and a shocking revelation unfolds. The Accidental Truth is a profound narrative of true crime, family bonds, and the grief of sudden death. Lauri Taylor’s achingly intimate story chronicles her personal journey as she empowers herself with truth, finds the courage and compassion to forgive her mother and herself, and eventually learns to let go.
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A Boy Made of Blocks

The most uplifting novel of 2017

Author: Keith Stuart

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250111609

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A Boy Made of Blocks is a funny, heartwarming story of family and love inspired by the author's own experiences with his son, the perfect latest obsession for fans of The Rosie Project, David Nicholls and Jojo Moyes. A father who rediscovers love Alex loves his wife Jody, but has forgotten how to show it. He loves his son Sam, but doesn't understand him. He needs a reason to grab his future with both hands. A son who shows him how to live Meet eight-year-old Sam: beautiful, surprising - and different. To him the world is a frightening mystery. But as his imagination comes to life, his family will be changed . . . for good. "One of those wonderful books that makes you laugh and cry at the same time." Good Housekeeping "Funny, expertly plotted and written with enormous heart. Readers who enjoyed The Rosie Project will love A Boy Made of Blocks - I did." Graeme Simsion "Very funny, incredibly poignant and full of insight. Awesome." Jenny Colgan "'A wonderful, warm, insightful novel about family, friendship and love." Daily Mail “A charming and timely tale of learning to connect in the digital age.” Kirkus "This is an author who understands fatherhood and boyhood and everything in between. A truly beautiful book." Matthew Dicks, author of Memoirs of An Imaginary Friend "A Boy Made of Blocks will make you laugh and cry in equal measure; a book you won’t soon forget." Brenda Janowitz, author of The Dinner Party
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Are You Somebody?

The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman

Author: Nuala O'Faolain

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805089875

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 227

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"You don't want the book to end; it glows with compassion and you want more, more because you know this is a fine wine of a life, richer as it ages."--Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes One of nine children born into a penniless North Dublin family, Nuala O'Faolain was saved from a harrowing childhood by her love of books and reading. Though she ultimately became one of Ireland's best-known columnists, her professional success did little to ease her loneliness and longing for a deep connection to the world. Are You Somebody? distills her experiences into a wisdom that can only come from an obstinate refusal to shrink from life. This commemorative edition of her landmark memoir celebrates O'Faolain's remarkable life and work with a new foreword from Frank McCourt as well as additional archival materials. Strikingly vivid and starkly emotional, Are You Somebody? is, like O'Faolain herself, a singular example of courage, honesty, and bold living.
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An Accidental Novelist

A Literary Memoir

Author: Richard S. Wheeler

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 1611390621

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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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.
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