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Unfreedom of the Press
by Mark R. Levin

Language

English

Pages

273

Publication Date

May 21, 2019

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<b>From six-time #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author, FOX News star, and radio host Mark R. Levin comes a groundbreaking and enlightening book that shows how the great tradition of the American free press has degenerated into a standardless profession that has squandered the faith and trust of the American public, not through actions of government officials, but through its own abandonment of reportorial integrity and objective journalism.</b><BR><BR><i>Unfreedom of the Press</i> is not just another book about the press. Levin shows how those entrusted with news reporting today are destroying freedom of the press from within: “not government oppression or suppression,” he writes, but self-censorship, group-think, bias by omission, and passing off opinion, propaganda, pseudo-events, and outright lies as news.<BR> <BR>With the depth of historical background for which his books are renowned, Levin takes the reader on a journey through the early American patriot press, which proudly promoted the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, followed by the early decades of the Republic during which newspapers around the young country were open and transparent about their fierce allegiance to one political party or the other.<BR> <BR>It was only at the start of the Progressive Era and the twentieth century that the supposed “objectivity of the press” first surfaced, leaving us where we are today: with a partisan party-press overwhelmingly aligned with a political ideology but hypocritically engaged in a massive untruth as to its real nature.
An Incomplete Education: 3,684 Things You Should Have Learned but...
by , William Wilson

Language

English

Pages

720

Publication Date

July 20, 2009

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<b>A completely updated, revised edition of the classic, outfitted with a whole new arsenal of indispensable knowledge on global affairs, popular culture, economic trends, scientific principles, and modern arts. Here’s your chance to brush up on all those subjects you slept through in school, reacquaint yourself with all the facts you once knew (then promptly forgot), catch up on major developments in the world today, and become the Renaissance man or woman you always knew you could be!</b><br /><br /> How do you tell the Balkans from the Caucasus? What’s the difference between fission and fusion? Whigs and Tories? Shiites and Sunnis? Deduction and induction? Why aren’t all Shakespearean comedies necessarily thigh-slappers? What are transcendental numbers and what are they good for? What really happened in Plato’s cave? Is postmodernism dead or just having a bad hair day? And for extra credit, when should you use the adjective continual and when should you use continuous?<br /><br /> <i>An Incomplete Education</i> answers these and thousands of other questions with incomparable wit, style, and clarity. American Studies, Art History, Economics, Film, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Science, and World History: Here’s the bottom line on each of these major disciplines, distilled to its essence and served up with consummate flair.<br /><br /> In this revised edition you’ll find a vitally expanded treatment of international issues, reflecting the seismic geopolitical upheavals of the past decade, from economic free-fall in South America to Central Africa’s world war, and from violent radicalization in the Muslim world to the crucial trade agreements that are defining globalization for the twenty-first century. And don’t forget to read the section "A Nervous American’s Guide to Living and Loving on Five Continents" before you answer a personal ad in the <i>International Herald Tribune.</i> <br /><br /> As delightful as it is illuminating, <i>An Incomplete Education</i> packs ten thousand years of culture into a single superbly readable volume. This is a book to celebrate, to share, to give and receive, to pore over and browse through, and to return to again and again.
Better Grammar in 30 Minutes a Day (Better English series)
by , Florence Sacks

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

May 15, 1999

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<DIV><P>Do you panic when you must decide whether to use “affect” or “effect”? Do verb tenses make you, well...tense?</P><P>This easy-to-use guide to grammar not only teaches you to use the right verb at the right time, but helps you brush up on all your rusty grammar skills so you can write and speak clear, error-free English with confidence.</P><P>You’ll also find:<ul><li>Thorough coverage of key areas of grammar.</li><li>Easy-to-understand explanations and plenty of exercises to test and refine your skills.</li><li>An answer key at the back of the book to encourage you to work at your own pace and check your answers as you go.</li><li>A glossary for a quick review of any grammatical term discussed in the book.</li></ul></P><P>Even if you can’t spare 30 minutes a day to become grammatically correct, <I>Better Grammar in 30 Minutes a Day</I> allows you to customize your learning to take as little as five minutes a day. Like its companion guides in the Better English Series, this book is just what the teacher ordered!</P></DIV>
The Scribe Method: The Best Way to Write and Publish Your Non-Fic...
by , Zach Obront

Language

English

Pages

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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You’re ready to write your book. You’ve accumulated hardwon knowledge and mastered the solution to a difficult problem. Now you want to put it out into the world— and be recognized for your expertise, like those you’ve watched reap the benefits of a published book.<br /><br />You know you have to write it. You’ve heard it from people for years: you should really write a book. They’re right. It’s time for you to write the book that cements your legacy and impacts other people—and maybe even the world.<br /><br />So why haven’t you done it yet?<br /><br />The truth is, writing a book is scary. Is your idea good enough? How do you structure it, write it, and stay motivated? What if you actually finish it, and it’s bad? Worst of all: what if you publish it, and no one cares?<br /><br />If this sounds familiar, The Scribe Method will help you navigate these fears on your journey to becoming a published author. Guided by experts Tucker Max and Zach Obront, you’ll overcome the obstacles that have held you back with a simple, time-saving, effective method to writing a great book, and learn the step-by-step process that has created hundreds of bestselling titles.
On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft
by Stephen King

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 03, 2000

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Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.<BR><BR>“Long live the King” hailed <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> upon publication of Stephen King’s <i>On Writing</i>. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, <i>On Writing</i> will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.
The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger...
by Gabriel Sherman

Language

English

Pages

576

Publication Date

January 14, 2014

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<b>A revelatory journey inside the world of Fox News and Roger Ailes—the brash, sometimes combative network head who helped fuel the rise of Donald Trump<br /></b><br /><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • NOW A SHOWTIME LIMITED SERIES • <b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR</b></b><br /><br /> When Rupert Murdoch enlisted Roger Ailes to launch a cable news network in 1996, American politics and media changed forever. With a remarkable level of detail and insight, <i>Vanity Fair</i> magazine reporter Gabriel Sherman puts Ailes’s unique genius on display, along with the outsize personalities—Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Megyn Kelly, Sarah Palin, Karl Rove, Glenn Beck, Mike Huckabee, Gretchen Carlson, Bill Shine, and others—who have helped Fox News play a defining role in the great social and political controversies of the past two decades. From the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal to the Bush-Gore recount, from the war in Iraq to the Tea Party attack on the Obama presidency, Roger Ailes developed an unrivaled power to sway the national agenda. Even more, he became the indispensable figure in conservative America and the man any Republican politician with presidential aspirations had to court.<br /><br /> How did this man become the master strategist of our political landscape? In revelatory detail, Sherman chronicles the rise of Ailes, a frail kid from an Ohio factory town who, through sheer willpower, the flair of a showman, fierce corporate politicking, and a profound understanding of the priorities of middle America, built the most influential television news empire of our time.<br /><br /> Drawing on hundreds of interviews with Fox News insiders past and present, Sherman documents Ailes’s tactical acuity as he battled the press, business rivals, and countless real and perceived enemies inside and outside Fox. Sherman takes us inside the morning meetings in which Ailes and other high-level executives strategized Fox’s presentation of the news to advance Ailes’s political agenda; provides behind-the-scenes details of Ailes’s crucial role as finder and shaper of talent, including his sometimes rocky relationships with Fox News stars such as O’Reilly, Hannity, and Carlson; and probes Ailes’s fraught partnership with his equally brash and mercurial boss, Rupert Murdoch.<br /><br /> Roger Ailes’s life is a story worthy of <i>Citizen Kane</i>. Featuring an afterword about Ailes’s epic downfall during the extraordinary 2016 election, <i>The Loudest Voice in the Room</i> is an extraordinary feat of reportage with a compelling human drama at its heart.
The Emotional Craft of Fiction: How to Write the Story Beneath th...
by Donald Maass

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

December 30, 2016

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<div><b>Engage Your Readers with Emotion</b><br /><br /> While writers might disagree over showing versus telling or plotting versus pantsing, none would argue this: If you want to write strong fiction, you must make your readers feel. The reader's experience must be an emotional journey of its own, one as involving as your characters' struggles, discoveries, and triumphs are for you.<br /><br /> That's where <i>The Emotional Craft of Fiction</i> comes in. Veteran literary agent and expert fiction instructor Donald Maass shows you how to use story to provoke a visceral and emotional experience in readers. Topics covered include:<ul><li>emotional modes of writing</li><li>beyond showing versus telling</li><li>your story's emotional world</li><li>moral stakes</li><li>connecting the inner and outer journeys</li><li>plot as emotional opportunities</li><li>invoking higher emotions, symbols, and emotional language</li><li>cascading change</li><li>story as emotional mirror</li><li>positive spirit and magnanimous writing</li><li>the hidden current that makes stories move</li></ul>Readers can simply read a novel...or they can experience it. <i>The Emotional Craft of Fiction</i> shows you how to make that happen.</div>
Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style
by Benjamin Dreyer

Language

English

Pages

284

Publication Date

January 29, 2019

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<b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • The perfect graduation gift: A sharp, funny grammar guide they’ll actually <i>want </i>to read, from Random House’s longtime copy chief and one of Twitter’s leading language gurus</b><br /> <br /><b>“Essential (and delightful!)”—<i>People, </i>“Book of the Week”</b><br /></b><br /> We all write, all the time: books, blogs, emails. Lots and lots of emails. And we all want to write better. Benjamin Dreyer is here to help.<br /><br /> As Random House’s copy chief, Dreyer has upheld the standards of the legendary publisher for more than two decades. He is beloved by authors and editors alike—not to mention his followers on social media—for deconstructing the English language with playful erudition. Now he distills everything he has learned from the myriad books he has copyedited and overseen into a useful guide not just for writers but for everyone who wants to put their best prose foot forward.<br /><br /> As authoritative as it is amusing, <i>Dreyer’s English</i> offers lessons on punctuation, from the underloved semicolon to the enigmatic en dash; the rules and nonrules of grammar, including why it’s OK to begin a sentence with “And” or “But” and to confidently split an infinitive; and why it’s best to avoid the doldrums of the Wan Intensifiers and Throat Clearers, including “very,” “rather,” “of course,” and the dreaded “actually.” Dreyer will let you know whether “alright” is all right (sometimes) and even help you brush up on your spelling—though, as he notes, “The problem with mnemonic devices is that I can never remember them.”<br /><br /> And yes: “Only godless savages eschew the series comma.”<br /><br /> Chockful of advice, insider wisdom, and fun facts, this book will prove to be invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills, mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people’s prose, and—perhaps best of all—an utter treat for anyone who simply revels in language.<br /><b><br />Praise for <i>Dreyer<b><i>’s </i></b>English<br /></i></b><br />“Playful, smart, self-conscious, and personal . . . One encounters wisdom and good sense on nearly every page of <i>Dreyer’s English</i>.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /><br /> “Destined to become a classic.”<b>—<i>The Millions</i></b><br /><br /> “Dreyer can help you . . . with tips on punctuation and spelling. . . . Even better: He’ll entertain you while he’s at it.”<b>—<i>Newsday</i> (What to Read This Week)</b>
Character Reactions from Head to Toe (Indie Author Resources Book...
by Valerie Howard

Language

English

Pages

91

Publication Date

June 07, 2019

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A LIST OF 1,000 CHARACTER REACTIONS<br /><br />As an author, are your characters always sighing and nodding?<br />Did you just sigh and nod?<br />If so, this handy little booklet is for you!<br />Sometimes as new (or even experienced) authors, we can't think of just the right action for our character's body in a particular scene, and we need something to get the creative juices flowing. This is a quick and easy reference tool just for that purpose.<br />Jam-packed with a list of 1,000 physical reactions a character can have, organized by body part from head to toe to internal organs, you'll never be left scratching your head when you need to find just the right way to describe your character's reactions!<br /><br />Excerpt:<br /><br />FOREHEAD<br />Forehead wrinkling<br />Forehead slicking with sweat<br />Slapping or hitting forehead with palm<br />Banging forehead against a surface<br />Wiping moisture off forehead<br />Pressing fingers against forehead<br />Tapping forehead with pencil or finger<br />Forehead baking with a fever<br />Resting forehead in hand(s)<br />Splaying back of hand on forehead as if faint<br />Poking forehead with thumb to jog memory<br />Banging forehead with fists to stop crazy thoughts<br /><br /><br />Indie Author Resources Book 1
Working
by Robert A. Caro

Language

English

Pages

204

Publication Date

April 09, 2019

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<b>From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of <i>The Power Broker</i> and The Years of Lyndon Johnson: an unprecedented gathering of vivid, candid, deeply revealing recollections about his experiences researching and writing his acclaimed books</b><br /><br />For the first time in book form, Robert Caro gives us a glimpse into his own life and work in these evocatively written, personal pieces. He describes what it was like to interview the mighty Robert Moses; what it felt like to begin discovering the extent of the political power Moses wielded; the combination of discouragement and exhilaration he felt confronting the vast holdings of the Lyndon B. Johnson Library in Austin, Texas; his encounters with witnesses, including longtime residents wrenchingly displaced by the construction of Moses' Cross-Bronx Expressway and Lady Bird Johnson acknowledging the beauty and influence of one of LBJ's mistresses. He gratefully remembers how, after years of working in solitude, he found a writers' community at the New York Public Library, and details the ways he goes about planning and composing his books. <br />     Caro recalls the moments at which he came to understand that he wanted to write not just about the men who wielded power but about the people and the politics that were shaped by that power. And he talks about the importance to him of the writing itself, of how he tries to infuse it with a sense of place and mood to bring characters and situations to life on the page. Taken together, these reminiscences--some previously published, some written expressly for this book--bring into focus the passion, the wry self-deprecation, and the integrity with which this brilliant historian has always approached his work.

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