Media Biographies
American Pravda: My Fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News
American Pravda
My Fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News
Hardcover      ISBN: 1250154642
The one real difference between the American press and the Soviet state newspaper Pravda was that the Russian people knew they were being lied to. To expose the lies our media tell us today, controversial journalist James O’Keefe created Project Veritas, an independent news organization whose reporters go where traditional journalists dare not. Their investigative work–equal parts James Bond, Mike Wallace, and Saul Alinsky—has had a consistent and powerful impact on its targets. In American Pravda, the reader is invited to go undercover with these intrepid journalists as they infiltrate political campaigns, unmask dishonest officials and expose voter fraud. A rollicking adventure story on one level, the book also serves as a treatise on modern media, arguing that establishment journalists have a vested interest in keeping the powerful comfortable and the people misinformed. The book not only contests the false narratives frequently put forth by corporate media, it documents the consequences of telling the truth in a world that does not necessarily want to hear it. O’Keefe’s enemies attack with lawsuits, smear campaigns, political prosecutions, and false charges in an effort to shut down Project Veritas. For O’Keefe, every one of these attacks is a sign of success. American Pravda puts the myths and misconceptions surrounding O’Keefe’s activities to rest and will make you rethink every word you hear and read in the so-called mainstream press.
Americanization of Edward Bok
Americanization of Edward Bok
Hardcover      SKU: 281AKJ1003890
Among the Woo People: A Survival Guide for Living in a College Town
Among the Woo People
A Survival Guide for Living in a College Town
Paperback      ISBN: 0271079711
"A humorous account of life in State College, Pennsylvania. Includes reflections on undergraduate life, intercollegiate sports, teaching at Penn State, and the pleasures and frustrations of living in a college town"--Provided by publisher.
Amy: My Search for Her Killer Secrets & Suspects in the Unsolved Murder of Amy Mihaljevic
Amy
My Search for Her Killer Secrets & Suspects in the Unsolved Murder of Amy Mihaljevic
Paperback      ISBN: 1938441400
“Poignant and wonderfully well-written.
Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews With Hunter S. Thompson
Ancient Gonzo Wisdom
Interviews With Hunter S. Thompson
Paperback      ISBN: 0306816512
Provides intimate details about and insights into the life of the eccentric writer and subject of The Gonzo Way through a collection of stories and interviews telling of Thompson's many unique experiences, including receiving a beating from the Hells Angels and running for the position of sheriff of Aspen. Original.
And the Good News Is: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side
And the Good News Is
Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side
Paperback      ISBN: 1455584916
"From her years as a presidential press secretary to her debates with colleagues on Fox News' The Five, Dana Perino reveals the lessons she's learned that have guided her through life, including stories from behind the scenes at the White House with President George W. Bush that the cameras never captured. Thoughtful, inspiring and often surprising, AND THE GOOD NEWS IS ... traces Dana's unlikely journey through politics, the White House, and television. She has an uncanny ability for knowing what to sayand how best to say it. A recurring theme in AND THE GOOD NEWS IS ... is that planning has never worked for Dana; every time she has made a plan, something unexpected-and often better-has happened. AND THE GOOD NEWS IS ... blends a candid self-portrait with advice for allowing one's very best personality traits to shine through, emphasizing that dignity and civility are choices we make for ourselves."--
And the Good News Is...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side
And the Good News Is...
Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side
Hardcover      ISBN: 1455584908
"From her years as a presidential press secretary to her debates with colleagues on Fox News' The Five, Dana Perino reveals the lessons she's learned that have guided her through life, including stories from behind the scenes at the White House with President George W. Bush that the cameras never captured. Thoughtful, inspiring and often surprising, AND THE GOOD NEWS IS... traces Dana's unlikely journey through politics, the White House, and television. She has an uncanny ability for knowing what to sayand how best to say it. A recurring theme in AND THE GOOD NEWS IS...is that planning has never worked for Dana; every time she has made a plan, something unexpected-and often better-has happened. AND THE GOOD NEWS IS... blends a candid self-portrait with advice for allowing one's very best personality traits to shine through, emphasizing that dignity and civility are choices we make for ourselves. "--
And the Good News Is...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side
And the Good News Is...
Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side
Large Print    Hardcover      ISBN: 1455589497
From her years as a presidential press secretary to her debates with colleagues on Fox News' The Five, Dana Perino reveals the lessons she's learned that have guided her through life, including stories from behind the scenes at the White House with President George W. Bush that the cameras never captured. Thoughtful, inspiring and often surprising, AND THE GOOD NEWS IS... traces Dana's unlikely journey through politics, the White House, and television. She has an uncanny ability for knowing what to say and how best to say it. A recurring theme in AND THE GOOD NEWS IS...is that planning has never worked for Dana; every time she has made a plan, something unexpected-and often better-has happened. AND THE GOOD NEWS IS... blends a candid self-portrait with advice for allowing one's very best personality traits to shine through, emphasizing that dignity and civility are choices we make for ourselves.
And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East
And Then All Hell Broke Loose
Two Decades in the Middle East
Paperback      ISBN: 1451635125
A major New York Times bestseller by NBC’s Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel—this riveting story of the Middle East revolutions, the Arab Spring, war, and terrorism seen close up “should be required reading

Angry Optimist: The Life and Times of Jon Stewart
Angry Optimist
The Life and Times of Jon Stewart
Hardcover      ISBN: 1250014441
Since his arrival at The Daily Show in 1999, Jon Stewart has become one of the major players in comedy as well as one of the most significant liberal voices in the media and on television today. In Angry Optimist, Lisa Rogak charts his unlikely rise to political stardom, from his early stand-up days and the short-lived but acclaimed The Jon Stewart Show. Drawing on interviews with current and former colleagues, she reveals how things work behind the scenes at The Daily Show. With speculation simmering about Stewart's possible retirement from The Daily Show and a contentious midterm election ahead in 2014, this biography may come to serve as a capstone for a comedian who has wielded incredible power in American politics.