The Mammoth Book of Journalism

Author: Jon E. Lewis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780332734

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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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. These are the editorials that have changed our thinking and the criticisms that have penetrated most deeply into contemporary culture. Most of all, they offer a snapshot of these modern times.
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The Mammoth Book of War Correspondents

Author: Jon E. Lewis

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: 9781841191829

Category: Journalism, Military

Page: 622

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The war correspondents and journalists contributing to this collection give vivid accounts of the nobility and depravity, the suffering and the courage of all major conflicts of the modern era.
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The Mammoth Book of Weird News

Author: Geoff Tibballs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849019592

Category: Humor

Page: 160

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A humorous collection of hundreds of funny news stories, whacky phenomena, and hilarious blunders and gaffes from around the world, such as: the woman who smuggled 75 live snakes in her bra; the man who held a funeral for his amputated foot; the radioactive cat which got mistaken for a bomb; the human tongue that got served up in a hospital; the X-ray that revealed E.T.'s face in a duck; the youth who woke to find a bullet in his tongue; the tortoise that set a house on fire; and many more.
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The Mammoth Book of the Vietnam War

Author: Jon E. Lewis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472116070

Category: History

Page: 512

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By 1969, following the French defeat at Dien Bien Phu, over 500,000 US troops were ‘in country’ in Vietnam. Before America’s longest war had ended with the fall of Saigon in 1975, 450,000 Vietnamese had died, along with 36,000 Americans. The Vietnam War was the first rock ’n’ roll war, the first helicopter war with its doctrine of ‘airmobility’, and the first television war; it made napalm and the defoliant Agent Orange infamous, and gave us the New Journalism of Michael Herr and others. It also saw the establishment of the Navy SEALs and Delta Force. At home, America fractured, with the peace movement protesting against the war; at Kent State University, Ohio National Guardsmen fired on unarmed students, killing four and injuring nine. Lewis’s compelling selection of the best writing to come out of a war covered by some truly outstanding writers, both journalists and combatants, includes an eyewitness account of the first major battle between the US Army and the People’s Army of Vietnam at Ia Drang; a selection of letters home; Nicholas Tomalin’s famous ‘The General Goes Zapping Charlie Cong’; Robert Mason’s ‘R&R’, Studs Terkel’s account of the police breaking up an anti-war protest; John Kifner on the shootings at Kent State; Ron Kovic’s ‘Born on the Fourth of July’; John T. Wheeler’s ‘Khe Sanh: Live in the V Ring’; Pulitzer Prize-winner Seymour Hersh on the massacre at My Lai; Michael Herr’s ‘It Made You Feel Omni’; Viet Cong Truong Nhu Tang’s memoir; naval nurse Maureen Walsh’s memoir, ‘Burning Flesh’; John Pilger on the fall of Saigon; and Tim O’Brien’s ‘If I Die in a Combat Zone’.
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The Mammoth Book of One-Liners

Author: Geoff Tibballs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780335369

Category: Humor

Page: 160

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A collection of 10,000 side-splitting one-line jokes arranged in categories from bestselling humour editor Geoff Tibballs. 'Is my wife dissatisfied with my body? A small part of me says yes.' 'Letting the cat out of the bag is a whole lot easier than putting it back in.' 'I read somewhere that 26 is too old to still live with your parents. It was on a note, in my room.'
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The Mammoth Book of the Rolling Stones

Author: Sean Egan

Publisher: Running PressBook Pub

ISBN: 9780762448142

Category: History

Page: 534

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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the legendary vanguard British Invasion rock band, this comprehensive anthology chronicles the important milestones in the band's history, describes band members, charts their popularity and features a discography of their work. Original. 12,500 first printing.
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The Mammoth Book of Bob Dylan

Author: Sean Egan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849017638

Category: Music

Page: 160

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Bob Dylan's impact on popular music has been incalculable. Having transformed staid folk music into a vehicle for coruscating social commentary, he then swept away the romantic platitudes of rock 'n' roll with his searing intellect. From the zeitgeist-encapsulating protest of 'Blowin' in the Wind' to the streetwise venom of 'Like a Rolling Stone', and from the stunning mid-sixties trilogy of albums - Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde - to Time Out of Mind, his stunning if world-weary comeback at the age of 56, Dylan's genius has endured, underpinned by the dazzling turn of phrase that has made him the pre-eminent poet of popular music. Because Dylan's achievements have no equal, his career is the most chronicled in rock history. Here, Sean Egan presents a selection of the best writing on Dylan, both praise and criticism. Interviews, essays, features and reviews from Dylan intimates and scholars such as John Bauldie, Michael Gray, Nat Hentoff and Jules Siegel are interspersed with new narrative and reviews of every single album to create a comprehensive picture of the artist whose chimes of freedom still resound.
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The Mammoth Book of Eye-Witness History

Author: Jon E. Lewis

Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub

ISBN: 9780786705344

Category: History

Page: 600

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Records the outstanding events of human history in the words of those who saw them. Compiled from memoirs, diaries, letters, journalistic reports and other first-hand evidence.
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The Mammoth Book of Jokes 2

Author: Geoff Tibballs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780335377

Category: Humor

Page: 160

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From the man behind the bestselling Mammoth Book of Jokes, an all-new, enormous collection of fantastic jokes - indexed and categorised to help find the right joke for the right occasion, from Bar-Mitzvahs to bar-rooms. Bigger, better, and even bulkier than before, The Mammoth Book of Jokes 2 is the consummate collection, with jokes on every subject under the sun, from lawyers to low-energy light bulbs.
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The Mammoth Book of Really Silly Jokes

Humour for the whole family

Author: Geoff Tibballs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849017735

Category: Humor

Page: 160

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The biggest and best collection of jokes for all the family to enjoy. 8,000 rib-ticklers, covering every subject under the sun from Aardvarks to Zombies, including chicken jokes, doctor-doctor jokes, elephant jokes, horror jokes, knock-knock jokes, excruciating puns, riddles, school jokes, sports jokes and waiter jokes. Most of the jokes are sharp one-liners but there is also a scattering of slightly longer stories.
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