The Scandalous Life and Times of W. T. Stead, Britain's First Investigative Journalist
Author: W. Sydney Robinson
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 1041A major work by a brilliant young biographer, Muckraker details the tenacity and verve of one of Victorian Britain's most compelling characters. Credited with pioneering investigative reporting, W. T. Stead made a career of 'muckraking': revealing horrific practices in the hope of shocking authorities into reform. As the editor of the Northern Echo, he won the admiration of the Liberal statesman William Gladstone for his fierce denunciation of the Conservative government; at the helm of London's most ininfuential evening paper, the Pall Mall Gazette, he launched the career-defining Maiden Tribute campaign. To expose the scandal of child prostitution, Stead abducted thirteen-year-old Eliza Armstrong (thought by many to be the inspiration behind Eliza Doolittle, from friend George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion), thrusting him into a life of notoriety. Labelled a madman in later life for dabbling in the occult, W. T. Stead conducted his life with an invincible zeal right up until his tragic demise aboard the Titanic. Revealing a man full of curious eccentricities, W. Sydney Robinson charts the remarkable rise and fall of a true Fleet Street legend in this enthralling biography.
Author: Carola Dunn
Publisher: Hachette UK
View: 8010In late 1923, the newly married Daisy Dalrymple and her husband Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, come to America for a honeymoon visit. In the midst of a pleasure trip, however, both work in a bit of business - Alec travels to Washington, D. C. to consult with the U.S. government, Daisy to New York to meet with her American magazine editor. While in New York, Daisy stays at the famed Chelsea Hotel, which is not only close to the Flatiron Building offices of Abroad magazine, where she'll be meeting with her editor, but home to many of New York's artists and writers. After her late morning meeting, Daisy agrees to accompany her editor, Mr. Thorwald, to lunch but as they are leaving the offices, they hear a gun shot and see a man plummeting down an elevator shaft. The man killed was one of her fellow residents at the Chelsea Hotel, Otis Carmody, who was a journalist with no end of enemies - personal and professional - who would delight in his death. Again in the midst of a murder investigation, Daisy's search for the killer takes her to all levels of society, and even a mad dash across the country itself, as she attempts to solve a puzzle that would baffle even Philo Vance himself. Critical Praise for The Daisy Dalrymple novels by Carola Dunn: "Replete with well-drawn characters, snappy dialogue and interesting plot twists...Easily the best entry in a charming series." Booklist on Mistletoe and Murder "The period sense remains vivid, the characterizations are excellent, and the mysteries are, if anything, more perplexing than ever." The Oregonian on Rattle His Bones "Daisy and her husband spring into action, surrounded by historical armaments, secret rooms, hidden treasure, and family secrets. For fans of British cozies and Dorothy Sayer's novels, this is a very inviting situation." Library Journal on Mistletoe and Murder "Styx and Stones is a swift, deeply enjoyable read. While Dunn's influences are many, she ultimately makes this territory her own." The Register-Guard "Reading like an Agatha Christie thriller, Rattle His Bones is a charming look at life after the first World War." Romantic Times "Dunn captures the melting pot of Prohibition-era New York with humorous characterizations and a vivid sense of place, and with careful plotting lays out an enjoyable tale of adventure." Publisher's Weekly on The Case of the Murdered Muckraker
The Journalist as Muckraker and Cynic
Author: Daniel Lindley
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 3174The first book to look at Ambrose Bierce's early muckraking campaign in depth through Bierce's acid journalism and the railroad's private and public reactions.
Based on a True Story
Author: Billy Callahan
Category: Drug abuse
View: 5985Sixteen-year-old Ashley is worried because a story that he has written for his school newspaper, revealing extensive drug activity in a local park, may expose his older brother, but then he fears for his own safety.
Portrait of a Muckraker
Author: Kathleen Brady
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 9574In this first definitive biography of Ida Tarbell, Kathleen Brady has written a readable and widely acclaimed book about one of America’s great journalists. Ida Tarbell’s generation called her “a muckraker” (the term was Theodore Roosevelt’s, and he didn’t intend it as a compliment), but in our time she would have been known as “an investigative reporter,” with the celebrity of Woodward and Bernstein. By any description, Ida Tarbell was one of the most powerful women of her time in the United States: admired, feared, hated. When her History of the Standard Oil Company was published, first in McClure’s Magazine and then as a book (1904), it shook the Rockefeller interests, caused national outrage, and led the Supreme Court to fragment the giant monopoly. A journalist of extraordinary intelligence, accuracy, and courage, she was also the author of the influential and popular books on Napoleon and Abraham Lincoln, and her hundreds of articles dealt with public figures such as Louis Pateur and Emile Zola, and contemporary issues such as tariff policy and labor. During her long life, she knew Teddy Roosevelt, Jane Addams, Henry James, Samuel McClure, Lincoln Stephens, Herbert Hoover, and many other prominent Americans. She achieved more than almost any woman of her generation, but she was an antisuffragist, believing that the traditional roles of wife and mother were more important than public life. She ultimately defended the business interests she had once attacked. To this day, her opposition to women’s rights disturbs some feminists. Kathleen Brady writes of her: “[She did not have] the flinty stuff of which the cutting edge of any revolution is made. . . . Yet she was called to achievement in a day when women were called only to exist. Her triumph was that she succeeded. Her tragedy ws that she was never to know it.”
strategische Kommunikation und Kampagnenmanagement im Dritten Sektor
Author: Michael Buchner
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
View: 1951"Liebe ist kein Verbrechen" und "Unterstutzt Bruste, keine Diktatoren"... ZIelkampagnen fur NGO analysiert diese und andere internationale Kampagnen und geht ihrem Erfolg auf den Grund. ERgebnis ist ein einzigartiges Bausteinsystem als Leitfaden fur das Campaining. Zielkampagnen fur NGO gibt Ihnen das Werkzeug in die Hand, trotz knapper finanzieller und personeller Ressourcen erfolgreich und effizient zu kampagnisieren. Wer mit NGO und Kampagnen zu tun hat bzw. Hinter die Kulissen blicken will, kommt an diesem Buch nicht vorbei. PRaxisbeispiele und Kommentare von Experten aus Deutschland, der Schweiz und Osterreich sowie viele nutzliche Checklisten machen das leidenschaftliche Pladoyer fur und uber NGO zu einem lesbaren und lesenswerten Handbuch. Die Liste der Interviewpartner und Gastkommentatoren liest sich wie das Who is who der NGO-Branche: Dr. MArco Althaus, Dt. INstitut fur Public Affairs; Mag. THomas Barmuller, ehemals Liberales Forum Osterreich; Harald Betke, Werbeagentur Betke; Waris Dirie 38 Faduma Korn, FGM-Aktivistinnen; Dr. BErnhard Drumel, Greenpeace; Dr. SAmuel Epstein, Alternativnobelpreistrager; RA Dr. HElmut Graupner, Rechtskomitee Lambda; Stefan Indermuhle, Clean Clothes/Erklarung von Bern; Dr. KUrt Krickler, HOSI Wien; Werner Lampert, Oko-Pionier; Lothar Lockl, Die Grunen Osterreich; Michael Loëckx, Milou Umweltberatung; Dr. PEter Koppl, Kovar 38 Koppl Public Affairs Consulting; Willi Mernyi, OGB; Peter Metzinger, 4C business campaigning GmbH; Bernhard Obermayr, Attac Osterreich; Mag. HEinz Patzelt, amnesty international; Gritt Richter 38 Franziska Gruber, TERRE DES FEMMES; Anja Schwaibold 38 Thorsten Hannig, DGB; Dr. RAlf Sonntag, IFAW; Mag. HErbert Witschnig, SAZ Osterreich u.V.M.
Author: Ida Minerva Tarbell
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 4756"In All in the Day's Work, Tarbell turns her keen eye on herself, recalling the events of her fascinating life with the same honesty, verve, and attention to detail she brought to her journalistic work, offering insight along the way into the people, places, and issues of her time."--Jacket.
Author: Adam Augustyn Assistant Manager and Assistant Editor, Literature
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 4365Explores the works, writers, and movements that shaped the American literary canon from the end of the nineteenth century through the first half of the twentith.
Author: Luna Miguel,Alberto Santamaría
Publisher: CAPITÁN SWING LIBROS
View: 3821Arte y autoplacer. Feminismos y política. Represión y propaganda. Amor, coacción y persuasión... En estos nuevos muckrakers, Alberto Santamaría y Luna Miguel indagan en dos experiencias vitales que hacen de la existencia un lugar ligeramente más amable: el arte y la masturbación. Por supuesto, los dos merodean por la cara B de estas alegrías sensoriales, y se formulan cuestiones cuya respuesta dará que hablar. ¿Cómo opera la propaganda de derechas? ¿Por qué la masturbación femenina ha sido históricamente un tabú? ¿Es posible un arte sin propaganda? ¿Y de dónde nace el miedo a nuestro cuerpo? En el pack Muckraker 03 encontrarás: VII. El dedo (Breves apuntes sobre la masturbación femenina) Por Luna Miguel VIII. Arte (es) propaganda (Reflexiones sobre arte e ideología) Por Alberto Santamaría
The Chronicles of the Four Ancestral Lineages of Ben Ivy & Ruth Thompson
Author: Paulette Ivy Harris
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 4106Always a Blessing in the End is a two-fold exploration of the African American experience in the United States within the genre of a family history. After addressing the development of the African slave trade, it highlights the attitudes and accomplishments in the arenas of slavery and equality for black Americans during each presidential administration from Washington to Carter.Paulette Ivy Harris then presents her genealogies of four lineages, namely the Ivys, the Baileys, Goldsons, and the Thompsons. She takes the reader on an empathetic sojourn through the lives of the ancestors she finds long buried in Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Missouri. Her ancestors seem to resurrect from the dust of their internment and take on flesh to live again between the pages. By incorporating genealogical details about her ancestors into her research of African American history, she reconstructs the lives they endured. She discovers that the Christian faith of her ancestors was unfailingly rewarded with what truly mattered.Those who enjoy reading family histories will learn about the struggles of several generations. Beginners and seasoned family history sleuths will be able to glean sources from Always a Blessing in the End to help them with their own ancestry puzzle.
The Making of American Propaganda
Author: Alan Axelrod
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
View: 9511The riveting, untold story of George Creel and the Committee on Public Information -- the first and only propaganda initiative sanctioned by the U.S. government. When the people of the United States were reluctant to enter World War I, maverick journalist George Creel created a committee at President Woodrow Wilson's request to sway the tide of public opinion. The Committee on Public Information monopolized every medium and avenue of communication with the goal of creating a nation of enthusiastic warriors for democracy. Forging a path that would later be studied and retread by such characters as Adolf Hitler, the Committee revolutionized the techniques of governmental persuasion, changing the course of history. Selling the War is the story of George Creel and the epoch-making agency he built and led. It will tell how he came to build the and how he ran it, using the emerging industries of mass advertising and public relations to convince isolationist Americans to go to war. It was a force whose effects were felt throughout the twentieth century and continue to be felt, perhaps even more strongly, today. In this compelling and original account, Alan Axelrod offers a fascinating portrait of America on the cusp of becoming a world power and how its first and most extensive propaganda machine attained unprecedented results.
McGovern, Eagleton, and a Campaign in Crisis
Author: Joshua M. Glasser
Publisher: Yale University Press
View: 1155No skeletons were rattling in "his" closet, Thomas Eagleton assured George McGovern's political director. But only eighteen days later--after a series of damaging public revelations and feverish behind-the-scenes maneuverings--McGovern rescinded his endorsement of his Democratic vice-presidential running mate, and Eagleton withdrew from the ticket. This fascinating book is the first to uncover the full story behind Eagleton's rise and precipitous fall as a national candidate. Within days of Eagleton's nomination, a pair of anonymous phone calls brought to light his history of hospitalizations for "nervous exhaustion and depression" and past treatment with electroshock therapy. The revelation rattled the campaign and placed McGovern's organization under intense public and media scrutiny. Joshua Glasser investigates a campaign in disarray and explores the perspectives of the campaign's key players, how decisions were made and who made them, how cultural attitudes toward mental illness informed the crisis, and how Eagleton's and McGovern's personal ambitions shaped the course of events. Drawing on personal interviews with McGovern, campaign manager Gary Hart, political director Frank Mankiewicz, and dozens of other participants inside and outside the McGovern and Eagleton camps--as well as extensive unpublished campaign records--Glasser captures the political and human drama of Eagleton's brief candidacy. Glasser also offers sharp insights into the America of 1972--mired in war, anxious about the economy, ambivalent about civil rights.