Journalists at Risk

Reporting America's Wars
Author: George Sullivan
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780761327455
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
View: 7204
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: 5030
Collects numerous personal accounts of war correspondents and photographers detailing their experiences during the Iraq War.

Killing the Messenger

Journalists at Risk in Modern Warfare
Author: Herbert N. Foerstel
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275987862
Category: History
Page: 161
View: 4368
Reveals the dangerous new face of war and journalism, with an emphasis on recent Middle East conflicts in Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

Rest in Peace

A History of American Cemeteries
Author: Meg Greene
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 0822534142
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
View: 6333
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: 6437
Chronicles the efforts of anti-war activists throughout history from the Revolutionary War to the recent conflict in Iraq.

Words at War

The Civil War and American Journalism
Author: David B. Sachsman,S. Kittrell Rushing,Roy Morris
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557534941
Category: History
Page: 412
View: 3423
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-the Civil War-and in doing so both 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.

School Library Journal

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Children's libraries
Page: N.A
View: 5309

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: 1616
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: 2071
Uses letters, newspaper articles, biographies, and autobiographies to tell the Underground Railroad's stories of pain and courage.

What Every Person Should Know About War

Author: Chris Hedges
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416583141
Category: History
Page: 192
View: 2072
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.

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: 8058
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.

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: 7818

Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog

Author: Anne Price
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
Category: Junior high school libraries
Page: 1237
View: 2175
Classiified Catalog -- Nonfiction -- Fiction -- Story collections -- List of recommended periodicals -- List of recommended electronic resources -- Author, title, subject, and analytical -- Index.

Reporting War

How Foreign Correspondents Risked Capture, Torture and Death to Cover World War II
Author: Ray Moseley
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300226349
Category: History
Page: 352
View: 5177
Luminary journalists Ed Murrow, Martha Gellhorn, Walter Cronkite, and Clare Hollingworth were among the young reporters who chronicled World War II’s daily horrors and triumphs for Western readers. In this fascinating book, Ray Moseley, himself a former foreign correspondent who encountered a number of these journalists in the course of his long career, mines the correspondents’ writings to relate, in an exhilarating parallel narrative, the events across every theater—Europe, Pearl Harbor, North Africa, and Japan—as well as the lives of the courageous journalists who doggedly followed the action and the story, often while embedded in the Allied armies. Moseley’s broad and intimate history draws on newly unearthed material to offer a comprehensive account both of the war and the abundance of individual stories and overlooked experiences, including those of women and African-American journalists, which capture the drama as it was lived by reporters on the front lines of history.

The Teacher Wars

A History of America's Most Embattled Profession
Author: Dana Goldstein
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385536968
Category: Education
Page: 352
View: 8334
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.


Knight Ridder and How the Erosion of Newspaper Journalism Is Putting Democracy at Risk
Author: Davis Merritt
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814428672
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 256
View: 659
With corporate balance sheets dictating what we read, freedom of speech is in peril -- and freedom itself may be compromised.

War Reporting for Cowards

Author: Chris Ayres
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 1555845940
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 6353
“Imagine George Costanza from Seinfeld being sent off to cover the Iraq War . . . Hilarious” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times). Chris Ayres is a small-town boy, a hypochondriac, and a neat freak with an anxiety disorder. Not exactly the picture of a war correspondent. But when his boss asks him if he would like to go to Iraq, he doesn’t have the guts to say no. After signing a one million dollar life-insurance policy, studying a tutorial on repairing severed limbs, and spending twenty thousand dollars on camping gear (only to find out that his bright yellow tent makes him a sitting duck), Ayres is embedded with a battalion of gung ho Marines who either shun him or threaten him when he files an unfavorable story. As time goes on, though, he begins to understand them (and his inexplicably enthusiastic fellow war reporters) more and more: Each night of terrifying combat brings, in the morning, something more visceral than he has ever experienced—the thrill of having won a fight for survival. A “heartbreakingly funny” memoir (Anthony Swofford, author of Jarhead), War Reporting for Cowards tells, with “self-deprecating wit” (The New Yorker), the story of Iraq in a way that is extraordinarily honest, and bitterly hilarious. “Chris Ayres has invented a new genre: a rip-roaring tale of adventure and derring-don’t.” —Toby Young, author of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People “Darkly entertaining.” —Los Angeles Times “Ayres’s stories of life with Marines are gripping—in part because he’s the perfect neurotic foil.” —People

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: 2056
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.

Night Draws Near

Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War
Author: Anthony Shadid
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312426033
Category: History
Page: 507
View: 4016
An Arab-American journalist looks at the Iraq War from the perspective of ordinary Iraqi citizens confronted by the dislocations, hardships, tragedies, and harsh realities of the conflict.

It's What I Do

A Photographer's Life of Love and War
Author: Lynsey Addario
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143128418
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
View: 3601
A MacArthur Genius Grant and Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist documents her relentless pursuit of complex truths in the years after September 11, describing her witness to the American invasion of Afghanistan and the lives of people before and after Taliban reign. Simultaneous.