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Invasion of Privacy: The Cross Creek Trial of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

By: Acton, Patricia Nassif

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Gainesville, Fl., Univ of Florida Press: 1988

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition.

Inscription: By Author

Seller ID: 009227


175 pp. Nearly new. An Orlando Sentinel review of the book was laid in front, leaving a yellowish acid shadow on the inside cover. Otherwise clean. Signed "Regards, Patricia Acton April 1989" on half-title page. Fascinating, detailed account of the lawsuit Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings faced after publishing "Cross Creek" in 1942. Zelma Cason, a former friend and neighbor of Rawlings, resented the way she was depicted in the memoir, and sued for $100,000. Caso... View more info

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Magazines That Make History: Their Origins, Development, and Influence

By: Angeletti, Norberto;Oliva, Alberto

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Gainesville, Florida,, Univ Press of Florida: 2004

Seller ID: 005876


407 pp. New, still in shrink wrap. A colorful, entertaining look at 8 publications that revolutionized the international magazine marketplace and shaped history as we knew it in the 20th century--Time, Der Spiegel, Life, Paris Match, National Geographic, Reader's Digest, Hola, and People. Front cover is a collage of memorable magazine covers, showing Marilyn Monroe, Prince Diana, John Lennon, Albert Einstein, et al. View more info

Live from the Battlefield: From Vietnam to Baghdad

By: Arnett, Peter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002987


463 pp. Nearly new, small smudge mark, possibly a remainder slash, on bottom edge. Pulitizer Prize- winning war correspondent Peter Arnett recounts his 35 years in war zones. With 16 pp. glossy b&w photos. View more info

AP World -- Vietnam: The Real War Issue

By: Associated Press

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York, Associated Press: 2013

Seller ID: 010369


28 pp. Lightly read AP house organ with feature promoting AP's new book "Vietnam: the Real War." Cover shows b&w photo of a GI in Vietnam sniffing a letter from a girlfriend back in Oklahoma. Article by Mike Silverman includes more information and photos from the Vietnam book. Other articles deal with the Naibobi AP bureau; photo transmission methods over the decades; a look back at WW II coverage by Max Desfor and George Bria. Size: 4to -- 11 in Tall View more info

The Good Times

By: Baker, Russell

Price: $4.50

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000968


351 pp., with b&w photos interspersed throughout. No markings, very slight wear, price clipped. Newspaper columnist Russell Baker recounts his early years in newspapering. View more info

Growing Up

By: Baker, Russell

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, NY: Plume (New American Library), 1983: 1983

Seller ID: 001354


Trade Paperback. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 278 pp. Baker, the Times columnist, gives a humorous rendition of his youth in such places as rural Virginia, New Jersey and Baltimore. This book won the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for biography/autobiography. View more info

There's a Country in My Cellar

By: Baker, Russell

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, NY: William Morrow, 1990: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002610


Cloth & Boards. Very Good +/Very Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 428 pp. Nearly new, light soil to dj. No markings. A collection of more than 100 of Baker's Times columns, forming in essence the second volume of his autobiography. View more info

The Modern Researcher, 3rd Edition

By: Barzun, Jacques and Graff, Henry F.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: NY, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1977

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 004447


378 pp. Rubbed on lower fore edge of front cover, otherwise close to new. A few notes on half title page. Text is clean. No spine creasing. A well-known guide to research methods and report writing, of special interest to historians. General pointers on the mechanics and analytical aspects of research. A quote from the title page: "The facts never speak for themselves. They must be selected, marshalled, linked together and given a voice." View more info

A Life of Privilege, Mostly

By: Botsford, Gardner

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, St. Martin's Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009515


260 pp. Close to new, previous owner's name on end paper. No other markings. A newspaper clipping giving a favorable review by James Wolcott is laid in. A New Yorker writer describes his youth in the wealthy literary circles of New York, his years at Yale, writing for the New Yorker and then serving as an infantryman in World War 2. Anecdotes about various New Yorker personalities including William Shawn, Janet Flanner, Janet Malcolm, et al. Size: 8vo -- 8.75 in Tall View more info

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Somebody Told Me: The Newspaper Stories of Rick Bragg

By: Bragg, Rick

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Vintage Books (Random House): 2001

Edition: First Paperback Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 005087


277 pp. Some ripplilng and damp staining. Nearly illegible signature on title page; "autographed copy" sticker affixed to front cover. Journalist Rick Bragg, a southerner, presents an anthology of his profiles of various survivors and people thrust by circumstances into celebrity status. Collection includes pieces on Susan Smith, who drowned her children, and James Byrd, the black man dragged to death by a truck. On a lighter note, he looks at visitors to Gracela... View more info

Damon Runyon: A Life

By: Breslin, Jimmy

Price: $3.60

Publisher: New York, Ticknor & Fields (Houghton Mifflin): 1991

Edition: Early Printing.

Seller ID: 0503003870


410 pp. Former library book with card envelope removed. Light wear. Mylar over dj. glued to endpapers. Red endpapers. Photo of Breslin on rear panel. The author uses a Runyonesque style to sketch the life and times of Hearst Newspapers' most famous reporter. DJ blurb: "Much more than a biography, this fascinating book sweeps you back to a world as rich and multifaceted as Broadway itself." Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall View more info

Booknotes: America's Finest Authors on Reading, Writing, and the Power of Ideas

By: Brian Lamb

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1997

Edition: 3rd Printing.

Seller ID: 010064


424 pp. Nearly new. Faint red line on top edge near spine. Previous owner's name on endpaper. A few checkmarks and a few words written on 3-4 pp. Otherwise clean. Binding firm. Scores of authors, reporters and political VIPs give colorful anecdotes about how they wrote one of their books or came up with the idea for the book. Material originally was presented in interview form on C-SPAN's "Booknotes" program. As a whole, the anthology shows there's no right or wr... View more info

David Brinkley: A Memoir

By: Brinkley, David

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1995

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 000025


273 pp. with 16 pp. b&w photos. Memoir of a broadcasting icon who reflects on "2,000 weeks of news and other stuff on television." f.e.p. torn out; adhesive marks on lower mylar spine. Otherwise clean. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

When the Century Was Young

By: Brown, Dee

Price: $4.30

Publisher: Little Rock, Ark., August House: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002421


223 pp. Very clean, slight rubbing on bottom edge of leatherette-like light blue cloth of front cover. No markings in text or endpapers. Several b&w photos interspersed throughout. Popular historian Dee Brown recounts his youth in Arkansas, his early career as a librarian, how a white Southern boy became interested in American Indians and his writing efforts up to the point of publication of his first best-seller, "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee" (which he origina... View more info

1992 Best Newspaper Writing

By: Brown, Karen F.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: St. Petersburg, Florida, Poynter Institute for Media Studies: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003023


307 pp. With bibliography of recent books on newspaper writing. An anthology of the 15 winning entries in the annual competition sponsored by the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Plus an ending commentary on "editing the news," i.e. redefining what's newsworthy. View more info

Uncivilized Beasts and Shameless Hellions : Travels with an NPR Correspondent

By: Burnett, John F.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Rodale Books: 2006

Edition: Advance Uncorrected Proofs

Seller ID: 005496


239 pp. Paperback proofs in virtually new condition. No markings or spine creases. Lacks index and photos as is typical of proof editions. An NPR reporter takes readers to various locations, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Hurricane Katrina's damage zone and the Waco massacre. (Note: For those with ethical qualms about purchasing proof editions labeled "Not for Resale," this copy was purchased at a newspaper-sponsored charity sale benefitting a literacy or... View more info

Music for Chameleons

By: Capote, Truman

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1979

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 001458


202 pp., price clipped, slight fading of cover along edge; slight chipping and curling of dj. A smudge on p. 90, otherwise clean. A collection of Capote's "nonfiction fiction," sometimes called New Journalism. Pieces include the title story, a lengthy crime piece titled "Handcarved Coffins," a shorter piece about Manson family member Bobby Beausoleil, and a portrait of Marilyn Monroe, among others. Includes a preface by Capote describing the techniques h... View more info

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Music for Chameleons

By: Capote, Truman

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, Vintage Books (Random House): 1994

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 005649


262 pp. Close to new, no markings, no spine creases, binding still tight. An anthology of Capote's reportage. Cover blurb: "Here we encounter an equisitely preserved Creole aristocrat sipping absinthe in her Martinique salon; an enigmatic killer who sends his victims announcements of their forthcoming demise; and a proper Connecticut householder with a ruinous obsession for a 12-year-old girl he has never met." View more info

Royko: A Life in Print

By: Ciccone, F. Richard

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, Public Affairs (Perseus Group): 2001

Edition: 1st Edition Stated

Seller ID: 007144


439 pp., with 8 pp. glossy b&w photos. Lacks dust jacket. Very clean, square and crisp. No markings. A vivid biography of Chicago's legendary newspaperman, Mike Royko. View more info

Electronic Media Law and Regulation

By: Creech, Kenneth C.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Burlington, Massachusetts, Focal Press (Elsevier Science): 2003

Edition: 4th Edition

Seller ID: 006030


460 pp. index, bibliography. Nearly new, no markings, light thumbing. Scores of cases cited in this overview of broadcast media regulation. View more info