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American Pravda: My Fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News
by James O'Keefe

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English

Pages

322

Publication Date

January 16, 2018

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<p>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.</p><p>In <i>American Pravda</i>, 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.</p><p>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.</p><p><i>American Pravda </i>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.</p>
Treating People Well: The Extraordinary Power of Civility at Work...
by , Jeremy Bernard

Language

English

Pages

257

Publication Date

January 09, 2018

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A guide to personal and professional empowerment through civility and social skills, written by two White House Social Secretaries who offer an important fundamental message—everyone is important and everyone deserves to be treated well.<BR><BR>Former White House social secretaries Lea Berman, who worked for George and Laura Bush, and Jeremy Bernard, who worked for Michelle and Barack Obama, have written an entertaining and uniquely practical guide to personal and professional success in modern life. Their daily experiences at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue taught them valuable lessons about how to work productively with people from different walks of life and points of view. These Washington insiders share what they’ve learned through first person examples of their own glamorous (and sometimes harrowing) moments with celebrities, foreign leaders and that most unpredictable of animals—the American politician.<BR> <BR>This book is for you if you feel unsure of yourself in social settings, if you’d like to get along more easily with others, or if you want to break through to a new level of cooperation with your boss and coworkers. They give specific advice for how to exude confidence even when you don’t feel it, ways to establish your reputation as an individual whom people like, trust, and want to help, and lay out the specific social skills still essential to success - despite our increasingly digitized world. Jeremy and Lea prove that social skills are learned behavior that anyone can acquire, and tell the stories of their own unlikely paths to becoming the social arbiters of the White House, while providing tantalizing insights into the character of the first ladies and presidents they served.<BR> <BR>This is not a book about old school etiquette; they explain the things we all want to know, like how to walk into a roomful of strangers and make friends, what to do about a difficult colleague who makes you dread coming to work each day, and how to navigate the sometimes-treacherous waters of social media in a special chapter on “Virtual Manners.” For lovers of White House history, this is a treasure of never-before-published anecdotes from the authors and their fellow former social secretaries as they describe pearl-clutching moments with presidents and first ladies dating back to the Johnson administration.<BR> <BR>The authors make a case for the importance of a return to treating people well in American political life, maintaining that democracy cannot be sustained without public civility.<BR> <BR><i>Foreword by Laura Bush</i>
Tackling Text [and subtext]: A Step-by-Step Guide for Actors
by Barbara Houseman

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

January 30, 2018

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<p>An intensely practical handbook for actors on how to cope with text, subtext, character and situation. Preface by Kenneth Branagh.</p><p>Having helped the actor with basic vocal technique in her enormously successful book, <i>Finding Your Voice</i>, Barbara Houseman here shows the actor how to cope with the demands posed by the text [and the subtext] of the play itself.</p><p>Full of practical exercises developed over many years of working with actors of all ages and experiences, <i>Tackling Text</i> [and subtext] is an indispensable handbook for any actor working with text - from acting students and young professionals, to experienced actors wanting to tackle specific problems and acting coaches wanting to discover new ways of enabling their students.</p><p>'If you want to improve as an actor, read this book... it helps restore the hard work of the actor as fresh, playful and fun' - <i>Kenneth Branagh, from his Preface</i></p><p>'An inspiring teacher... a hugely motivating force in my work' - <i>Daniel Radcliffe</i></p><p>'Barbara's work starts with the voice, passes through the physical - and results in a character. Her teaching helps total performance' - <i>Jude Law</i></p><p>'detailed, down-to-earth, useful... with one of the clearest explanations I've read of iambic pentameter' - <i>The Stage</i></p><p>'as useful to the experienced actor looking for a lifeline as the beginner wanting tips about the trade' - <i>British Theatre Guide</i></p>
The Associated Press Stylebook 2017
by The Associated Press

Language

English

Pages

619

Publication Date

June 18, 2017

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"Consistency is essential to our profession and AP Stylebook helps ensure uniformity throughout our worldwide distribution. Whether within the newsroom or in conversations with clients, citation of AP Stylebook entries regularly settles editorial debates about spelling and formatting. It’s rare and invaluable to have a definitive resource to adjudicate on simple disagreements of opinions." --Paul J.F. Bowman, Senior Editor, Business Wire Minneapolis<br /><br />The 2017 edition of The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law includes nearly 200 new or revised entries and a new chapter on data journalism guidance.<br /><br />The 2017 Stylebook includes additions and changes made throughout the year on AP Stylebook Online, including new guidance on the use of they as a singular, gender-neutral pronoun in some cases. Other changes include:<br /><br />-- A new entry on fact checks and fake news, providing guidelines on fact-checking politicians and public officials. The entry also advises not to use the label of fake news on individual news items that are simply disputed; instead, be specific about what is meant.<br /><br />--New guidance on the use of cyberattack, stating the term is routinely overused and instead writers should describe the specifics of the damage.<br /><br />--A new entry on gender, which includes subentries for cisgender, intersex and gender noncomforming, among other terms, and revisions to LGBT/LGBTQ making both terms acceptable.<br /><br />--A new entry on addictions and revised drug-related entries, including guidance to avoid words like abuse, problem, addict and abuser in most uses.<br /><br />--A new entry saying that esports is acceptable in all references to competitive multiplayer video gaming.<br /><br />--A revised entry recommending the use of Walmart (not Wal-Mart) when writing generally about the company, including Walmart stores. Include the legal name Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in stories specific to corporate news.<br /><br />Greatly expanded data journalism guidance is included in a new chapter of the 2017 edition. Data journalism has become a staple of reporting across beats and platforms, no longer reserved for specialists. Government agencies, businesses and other organizations all communicate in the language of data and statistics. To cover them, journalists must become conversant in that language. <br /><br />Like AP's flagship spiral edition, the convenience of the e-book with its interactive Index is a must-have for any grammar enthusiast on the go.
Personal History
by Katharine Graham

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English

Pages

657

Publication Date

February 09, 2011

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<b><b>As seen in the new movie <i>The Post, </i>here is the</b> captivating, inside story of the woman who helmed the<i> Washington Post</i> during one of the most turbulent periods in the history of American media.<br /><br /><b>Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography</b><br /></b><br />In this bestselling and widely acclaimed memoir, Katharine Graham, the woman who piloted the <i>Washington Post</i> through the scandals of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate, tells her story—one that is extraordinary both for the events it encompasses and for the courage, candor, and dignity of its telling. <br />  <br /> Here is the awkward child who grew up amid material wealth and emotional isolation; the young bride who watched her brilliant, charismatic husband—a confidant to John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson—plunge into the mental illness that would culminate in his suicide. And here is the widow who shook off her grief and insecurity to take on a president and a pressman’s union as she entered the profane boys’ club of the newspaper business.<br />  <br /> As timely now as ever, <i>Personal History</i> is an exemplary record of our history and of the woman who played such a shaping role within them, discovering her own strength and sense of self as she confronted—and mastered—the personal and professional crises of her fascinating life.
Fahrenheit 451: A Novel
by Ray Bradbury

Language

English

Pages

119

Publication Date

November 29, 2011

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<B>Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel <I>Fahrenheit 451</I> is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. </B><BR><BR><B>Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. </B><BR><BR>Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. <BR><BR>Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television. <BR><BR>When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.
Master Self-Publishing
by Jennae Cecelia

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English

Pages

36

Publication Date

January 16, 2018

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Are you lost in the self-publishing process and wishing you had someone to turn to with your questions? Well, that is why I created this eBook with information on how I self-published and my success tips. I have accumulated this information over the last two years of trial and error. Master Self-Publishing is exactly the type of book I would have wanted access to when starting out on my self-publishing journey and would have saved me hours research. <br />You can be a successful author through self-publishing. Don’t buy into the stigma that your work is not as valued or professional if you are not traditionally published. If you work hard and believe in yourself, you can make this your career.<br />Here are the answers to the questions you should be asking.<br />
"They Say / I Say": The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, wi...
by , Cathy Birkenstein

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

February 19, 2014

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<p>The best-selling book on academic writing—in use at more than 1,500 schools.</p><br /><em>“They Say / I Say”</em> identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing, showing students how to frame their arguments in the larger context of what others have said and providing templates to help them make those moves. And, because these moves are central across all disciplines, the book includes chapters on writing in the sciences, writing in the social sciences, and—new to this edition—writing about literature.
The Little Seagull Handbook (Third Edition)
by , Francine Weinberg

Language

English

Pages

480

Publication Date

June 01, 2017

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<p>The pocket-sized handbook that does the work of a full-sized handbook, now with a new section on editing the errors that matter.</p><br />Most handbooks include chapters on various general writing topics (e.g., the writing process or the elements of an argument), but few cover the specific kinds of writing students are assigned to do. <em>The Little Seagull</em> has chapters on reports, analyses, and all the other genres that college students are most often assigned. And because it's so small, so easy to use, and so affordable, it's proven to be a popular alternative to larger (and much more costly) handbooks. The third edition adds a new section on editing the errors that matter—and the option to include free access to InQuizitive for Writers, which provides practice in editing the same errors.<br /><p>Please note that this version of the ebook does not include access to any media or print supplements that are sold packaged with the printed book.</p>
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
by Jeannette Walls

Language

English

Pages

305

Publication Date

December 15, 2006

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<b>Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.</b><BR> <BR> <b>MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON <i>THE NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER LIST</b><BR> The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers.<BR><BR><i>The Glass Castle </i>is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family.<BR> <BR>The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered.<BR> <BR><i>The Glass Castle </i>is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.

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