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Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture

Daniel Mendelsohn - Literary Criticism - 2012 - 440 pages
Also gathered here are essays devoted to the art of fiction, from Jonathan Littell’s Holocaust blockbuster The Kindly Ones to forgotten gems like the novels of Theodor Fontane.
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Specialist Journalism

Barry Turner, Richard Orange - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2013 - 232 pages
Combining practical 'how to' skills with reflection on the place of each specialism in the industry, this guide features the skills needed to cover specialist areas, including writing match reports for sport, reviewing the arts, and dealing ...
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Journalism: A Very Short Introduction

Ian Hargreaves - History - 2005 - 176 pages
ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.
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Advocacy Organizations and Collective Action

Aseem Prakash, Mary Kay Gugerty - Political Science - 2010
This volume outlines a new agenda for the study of advocacy organizations, proposing a model of NGOs as collective actors that seek to fulfil normative concerns and instrumental incentives, face collective action problems, and compete as ...
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Clinical Infectious Disease

David Schlossberg - Medical - 2008
This clinically-oriented text focuses on the diagnostic protocols and treatment strategies with which physicians must be familiar when managing infectious disease patients.
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Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture

Henry Jenkins, Sam Ford, Joshua Green - Law - 2013 - 352 pages
Following up on the hugely influential Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide, this book challenges some of the prevailing metaphors and frameworks used to describe contemporary media, from biological metaphors like ...
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You Can’t Read This Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom

Nick Cohen - Political Science - 2012 - 352 pages
The uncompromising Nick Cohen exposes the reality behind the freedoms we enjoy in the book that won Polemic of the Year at the 2013 Political Book Awards.
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Changing the News: The Forces Shaping Journalism in Uncertain Times

Wilson Lowrey, Peter J. Gade - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2011 - 320 pages
The editors have put together this volume to demonstrate why the prescriptions employed to salvage the journalism industry to date haven’t worked, and to explain how constraints and pressures have influenced the field’s responses to ...
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The Ascent of Media: From Gilgamesh to Google via Gutenberg

Roger Parry - Business & Economics - 2011 - 406 pages
The Ascent of Media: From Gilgamesh to Google via Gutenberg tells the story of media from its earliest incarnation in the clay tablets of Gilgamesh, through the Gutenberg press, to Google and the unfurling world of digital content.
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The Victims' Revolution: The Rise of Identity Studies and the Closing of the ...

Bruce Bawer - History - 2012 - 400 pages
In The Victims’ Revolution, critic and scholar Bruce Bawer provides the first true history of this radical movement and a sweeping assessment of its intellectual and cultural fruits.
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Grace: A Memoir

Grace Coddington - Design - 2012 - 416 pages
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FINANCIAL TIMES “If Wintour is the Pope . . . Coddington is Michelangelo, trying to paint a fresh version of the Sistine Chapel twelve times a year.”—Time From the Hardcover edition.
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The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz ...

Deborah Blum - Medical - 2011 - 336 pages
***PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE released a film based on The Poisoner's Handbook in January 2014*** Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoner's Handbook is "a vicious, page-turning story that reads ...
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Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern ...

Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha - Social Science - 2012 - 432 pages
In the tradition of the best historical and scientific writing, Sex at Dawn unapologetically upends unwarranted assumptions and unfounded conclusions while offering a revolutionary understanding of why we live and love as we do.
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Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power

Rachel Maddow - Political Science - 2012 - 288 pages
Written with bracing wit and intelligence, Rachel Maddow's Drift argues that we've drifted away from America's original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war.
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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

Jonathan Haidt - Psychology - 2012 - 384 pages
Why do people so readily assume the worst about the motives of their fellow citizens? In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding.
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From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia

Pankaj Mishra - History - 2012 - 368 pages
But Pankaj Mishra shows that it was otherwise in this stereotype-shattering book.
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