Journalists at Risk

Reporting America's Wars
Author: George Sullivan
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780761327455
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
View: 7835
Covers reporters' roles and risks during war time; the issue of censorship; and how their jobs have changed with each conflict since the Civil War.


the media at war in Iraq
Author: Bill Katovsky,Timothy Carlson
Publisher: The Lyons Press
Category: History
Page: 422
View: 8103
Collects numerous personal accounts of war correspondents and photographers detailing their experiences during the Iraq War.

Covering America

A Narrative History of a Nation's Journalism
Author: Christopher B. Daly
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 1558499113
Category: History
Page: 533
View: 3335
A lively history of American journalism from the colonial era to the present day

Rest in Peace

A History of American Cemeteries
Author: Meg Greene
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 0822534142
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
View: 1935
Presents a history of cemeteries in the United States, from early burial grounds to the landcaped designs of the nineteenth century to alternative methods of burial designed for the twenty-first century.

The Fight for Peace

A History of Antiwar Movements in America
Author: Ted Gottfried
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780761329329
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 136
View: 6351
Chronicles the efforts of anti-war activists throughout history from the Revolutionary War to the recent conflict in Iraq.

School Library Journal

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Children's libraries
Page: N.A
View: 4975

In Extremis

The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin
Author: Lindsey Hilsum
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473545382
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
View: 9973
** BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK ** ‘It has always seemed to me that what I write about is humanity in extremis, pushed to the unendurable, and that it is important to tell people what really happens in wars.’ MARIE COLVIN, 2001 'A stunningly good biography' WILLIAM BOYD Marie Colvin was glamorous, hard-drinking, braver than the boys, with a troubled and rackety personal life. She reported from the most dangerous places in the world, going in further and staying longer than anyone else. Like her hero, the legendary reporter Martha Gellhorn, she sought to bear witness to the horrifying truths of war, to write ‘the first draft of history’ and to shine a light on the suffering of ordinary people. Marie covered the major conflicts of our time: Israel and Palestine, Chechnya, East Timor, Sri Lanka – where she was hit by a grenade and lost sight in her left eye, resulting in her trademark eye-patch – Iraq and Afghanistan. Her anecdotes about encounters with dictators and presidents – including Colonel Gaddafi and Yasser Arafat, whom she knew well – were incomparable. She was much admired, and as famous for her wild parties as for the extraordinary lengths to which she went to tell the story, including being smuggled into Syria where she was killed in 2012. Written by fellow foreign correspondent Lindsey Hilsum, this is the story of the most daring war reporter of her time. Drawing on unpublished diaries and interviews with Marie's friends, family and colleagues, Hilsum conjures a fiercely compassionate, complex woman who was driven to an extraordinary life and tragic death. In Extremis is the story of our turbulent age, and the life of a woman who defied convention. *Marie Colvin is also remembered in two films: Under the Wire, a drama-doc about Marie’s last trip to Syria, and A Private War, a forthcoming feature film about her life, starring Rosamund Pike*

Killing the Messenger

Journalists at Risk in Modern Warfare
Author: Herbert N. Foerstel
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275987862
Category: History
Page: 161
View: 7351
Reveals the dangerous new face of war and journalism, with an emphasis on recent Middle East conflicts in Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

Words at War

The Civil War and American Journalism
Author: David B. Sachsman,S. Kittrell Rushing,Roy Morris
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557534903
Category: History
Page: 412
View: 5840
Words at War: The Civil War and American Journalism analyzes the various ways in which the nation's newspaper editors, reporters, and war correspondents covered the biggest story of their lives during the Civil War, and in doing so, they reflected and shaped the responses of their readers. The four sections of the book, "Fighting Words," "Confederates and Copperheads," "The Union Forever," and "Continuing Conflict" trace the evolving role of the press in the antebellum, wartime, and postwar periods.

From Jazz Babies to Generation Next

The History of the American Teenager
Author: Laura B. Edge
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 0761358684
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
View: 4293
Traces the history of teenagers in the United States, including their influence on the economy, fashion, and entertainment.

Fleeing to Freedom on the Underground Railroad

The Courageous Slaves, Agents, and Conductors
Author: Elaine Landau
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780822534907
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 88
View: 7736
Uses letters, newspaper articles, biographies, and autobiographies to tell the Underground Railroad's stories of pain and courage.

Presidential Races

The Battle for Power in the United States
Author: Arlene Morris-Lipsman
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 0822567830
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
View: 2150
Describes how election campaigns for the office of president of the United States have changed from the time of George Washington to the Bush vs. Kerry campaign of 2004.

Beyond Bogotá

Diary of a Drug War Journalist in Colombia
Author: Garry M. Leech
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807061459
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 268
View: 789
Drawing on his personal experiences during an eleven-hour ordeal as a hostage of the FARC, Colombia's leftist guerrilla group, a journalist takes a close up look at the turmoil affecting the South American nation, shedding new light on U.S. foreign policy, the role of the media, and the plight of ordinary Colombians caught in the middle of the conflict.

Children's Books in Print, 2007

An Author, Title, and Illustrator Index to Books for Children and Young Adults
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780835248518
Category: Authors
Page: N.A
View: 3190

What Every Person Should Know About War

Author: Chris Hedges
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416583141
Category: History
Page: 192
View: 5293
Acclaimed New York Times journalist and author Chris Hedges offers a critical -- and fascinating -- lesson in the dangerous realities of our age: a stark look at the effects of war on combatants. Utterly lacking in rhetoric or dogma, this manual relies instead on bare fact, frank description, and a spare question-and-answer format. Hedges allows U.S. military documentation of the brutalizing physical and psychological consequences of combat to speak for itself. Hedges poses dozens of questions that young soldiers might ask about combat, and then answers them by quoting from medical and psychological studies. • What are my chances of being wounded or killed if we go to war? • What does it feel like to get shot? • What do artillery shells do to you? • What is the most painful way to get wounded? • Will I be afraid? • What could happen to me in a nuclear attack? • What does it feel like to kill someone? • Can I withstand torture? • What are the long-term consequences of combat stress? • What will happen to my body after I die? This profound and devastating portrayal of the horrors to which we subject our armed forces stands as a ringing indictment of the glorification of war and the concealment of its barbarity.

The Teacher Wars

A History of America's Most Embattled Profession
Author: Dana Goldstein
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385536968
Category: Education
Page: 352
View: 6326
In her groundbreaking history of 175 years of American education, Dana Goldstein finds answers in the past to the controversies that plague our public schools today. Teaching is a wildly contentious profession in America, one attacked and admired in equal measure. In The Teacher Wars, a rich, lively, and unprecedented history of public school teaching, Dana Goldstein reveals that teachers have been similarly embattled for nearly two centuries. From the genteel founding of the common schools movement in the nineteenth century to the violent inner-city teacher strikes of the 1960s and '70s, from the dispatching of Northeastern women to frontier schoolhouses to the founding of Teach for America on the Princeton University campus in 1989, Goldstein shows that the same issues have continued to bedevil us: Who should teach? What should be taught? Who should be held accountable for how our children learn? She uncovers the surprising roots of hot button issues, from teacher tenure to charter schools, and finds that recent popular ideas to improve schools—instituting merit pay, evaluating teachers by student test scores, ranking and firing veteran teachers, and recruiting “elite” graduates to teach—are all approaches that have been tried in the past without producing widespread change. And she also discovers an emerging effort that stands a real chance of transforming our schools for the better: drawing on the best practices of the three million public school teachers we already have in order to improve learning throughout our nation’s classrooms. The Teacher Wars upends the conversation about American education by bringing the lessons of history to bear on the dilemmas we confront today. By asking “How did we get here?” Dana Goldstein brilliantly illuminates the path forward.

Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog

Author: Anne Price
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
Category: Junior high school libraries
Page: 1237
View: 6051
Classiified Catalog -- Nonfiction -- Fiction -- Story collections -- List of recommended periodicals -- List of recommended electronic resources -- Author, title, subject, and analytical -- Index.

The Face of War

Author: Martha Gellhorn
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802191169
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 360
View: 1393
Martha Gellhorn (1908–1998) was a war correspondent for nearly fifty years. From the Spanish Civil War in 1937 through the wars in Central America in the mid-eighties, her candid reports reflected her feelings for people no matter what their political ideologies, and the openness and vulnerability of her conscience. I wrote very fast, as I had to,” she says, afraid that I would forget the exact sound, smell, words, gestures, which were special to this moment and this place.” Whether in Java, Finland, the Middle East, or Vietnam, she used the same vigorous approach. Collected here together for the first time, The Face of War is what The New York Times called a brilliant anti-war book.”


Knight Ridder and How the Erosion of Newspaper Journalism Is Putting Democracy at Risk
Author: Davis Merritt
Publisher: AMACOM/American Management Association
ISBN: 9780814428672
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 256
View: 4301
With corporate balance sheets dictating what we read, freedom of speech is in peril -- and freedom itself may be compromised.

War Torn

The Personal Experiences of Women Reporters in the Vietnam War
Author: Tad Bartimus,Denby Fawcett,Jurate Kazickas,Ann Mariano,Edith Lederer
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0375757821
Category: History
Page: 287
View: 9048
Acclaimed female journalists--including Tad Bartimus, Denby Fawcett, Jurate Kazickas, Edith Lederer, Ann Mariano, Anne Merrick, Laura Palmer, Kate Webb, and Tracy Wood--speak out candidly about their personal and professional experiences as young reporters covering the Vietnam War. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.