Romance Is My Day Job: A Memoir of Finding Love at Last

By Patience Bloom

Why isn’t real-life romance extra like fiction?
Patience Bloom requested herself this question, again and again over. As a youngster she fell in love with Harlequin novels and imagined her existence might end up similar to their heroines: That shy man she had a weigh down on may sweep her off her toes and switch out to be a rock famous person. no longer precisely her fact, yet persistence stored hoping.

Years later she chanced on her dream task, modifying romances for Harlequin itself. on a daily basis, her fantasies got here true—on the web page. Her courting lifestyles, notwithstanding, remained uninspired. She approximately gave up wish. Then in the future endurance acquired a real-life probability at romance, yet Sam lived hundreds of thousands of miles away. used to be it definitely worth the danger? may well love triumph over all?

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Selected Journalism: 1850-1870 (Penguin Classics)

By Charles Dickens

A testomony to the power and creativity of a author and journalist with no equal

all through his writing occupation Charles Dickens used to be a highly prolific journalist. This quantity of his later paintings is chosen from items that he wrote after he based the magazine loved ones phrases in 1850, up until eventually his dying in 1870. the following topics as different as his nocturnal walks round London slums, prisons, theatres and hotels of courtroom, trips to the continent and his formative years in Kent and London are captured in striking items reminiscent of 'Night Walks', 'On Strike', 'New Year's Day' and 'Lying Awake'. Aiming to trap the mind's eye of a public besieged by means of hack journalism, those writings are a rare combination of private and non-private, information and recollection, truth and excellent description. David Pascoe's advent strains the improvement of Dickens's occupation as a journalist and examines his fusion of genuine occasions with flights of fancy. This variation additionally contains explanatory notes, a bibliography and a Dickens chronology.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved by way of introductions and notes via unique students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Behind the Times: Inside the New New York Times

By Edwin Diamond

An incisive exam of the world's most valuable paper, Behind the Times tells the tale of adjusting Timesian values and of a brand new period for the paper—a story of editorial struggles, famous person columnists and critics, institutional vainness, and the political and cultural favorites of the Times' proprietors and editors. Taking the reader contained in the Times' newsrooms and govt workplaces, Diamond bargains a professional, insider's appraisal of the way the Times and its editors proceed to form insurance of significant public occasions for over a million readers. Diamond is going behind the curtain to recount the paper's contemporary and masses heralded plan to win better audiences and carry directly to its dominant place within the new media panorama of superstar journalism and hundred-channel television.

"Edwin Diamond's Behind the Times units the Paper of checklist straight—a interesting examine the folks and rules, the dissension and debate in the back of the probably serene masthead of the New York Times. No newsroom is a backyard of Eden, and basically the infrequent reporter wears a halo: the Times, no longer strangely, is a less than excellent position. yet Edwin Diamond is cautious to notice the triumph in addition to the turmoil at this nice American newspaper. the result's a window at the altering international of journalism today."—Dan Rather

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Scapegoat: Why We Are Failing Disabled People

By Katharine Quarmby

Every few months there is a surprising information tale concerning the sustained, and sometimes deadly, abuse of a disabled individual. it is easy to write down off such instances as bullying that bought out of hand, bad legal anomalies or regrettable mess ups of the care procedure, yet in truth they aspect to a extra uncomfortable and basic fact approximately how our society treats its so much unequal electorate. In Scapegoat, Katharine Quarmby seems in the back of the headlines to question and comprehend our pain with disabled people.  Combining attention-grabbing examples from historical past with tenacious research and strong first individual interviews, Scapegoat will swap the way in which we expect approximately incapacity - and in regards to the alterations we needs to make as a society to make sure that disabled everyone is visible as equivalent electorate, useful of admire, no longer goals for taunting, torture and attack.

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Down with Big Brother: The Fall of the Soviet Empire

By Michael Dobbs

"One of the good tales of our time . . . an excellent anecdotal background of a good drama."
--San Francisco Chronicle ebook Review

As Washington publish correspondent in Moscow, Warsaw, and Yugoslavia within the ultimate decade of the Soviet empire, Michael Dobbs had a ringside seat to the extreme occasions that ended in the unraveling of the Bolshevik Revolution.  From Tito's funeral to the start of cohesion within the Gda´nsk shipyard, from the tragedy of Tiananmen sq. to Boris Yeltsin status on a tank within the middle of Moscow, Dobbs observed it all.

The fall of communism was once one of many nice human dramas of our century, as nice a drama because the unique Bolshevik revolution. Dobbs met just about all of the relevant actors, together with Mikhail Gorbachev, Lech Walesa, Václav Havel, and Andrei Sakharov. With a sweeping command of the topic and the eagerness and verve of an eyewitness, he paints an unforgettable portrait of the last decade within which the prevalent and likely petrified chilly conflict world--the global of Checkpoint Charlie and Dr. Strangelove--vanished forever.

"Down with tremendous Brother ranks very excessive one of the plethora of books in regards to the fall of the Soviet Union and the loss of life throes of Communism. it's probably the main vividly written of the lot."
-- Adam B. Ulam, Washington submit booklet global

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Knightfall: Knight Ridder and How the Erosion of Newspaper Journalism Is Putting Democracy at Risk

By Davis Merritt

"The First modification to the U.S. structure is obvious: Congress shall make no legislations abridging freedom of the clicking. And but a strength likely much more strong than the ideally suited legislations of the land threatens one among our nation's most useful guarantors of freedom. For greater than centuries, American newspapers have accrued, geared up, and disseminated the knowledge that makes democracy attainable. Occasional competitors of a loose press haven't been in a position to cripple newspapers and regardless of dire predictions, neither have radio, tv, or the web. yet greed can kill American newspapers, hence taking away the the most important synergy among journalism and democracy. the truth that newspapers needs to stay financially plausible has continuously dictated compromises among the competing missions of revenue and public carrier. yet in recent times the basic balancing of these missions has been changed through a single-minded pursuit of revenue. no matter if the selected technique is scaling again of content material, slicing corners to regulate charges, or dismantling the conventional wall setting apart the inside track and company departments, the result's a similar: the watering down of newspaper journalism, that is the middle of all American journalism. with no primary switch in newspapers' company boardrooms, the circulation of data that americans have to govern themselves will dry up. In "Knightfall", Davis "Buzz" Merritt, a 40-year newspaperman whose occupation runs parallel to the seismic shift in journalism's panorama, examines one remarkable exemplar of this turning out to be development, Knight Ridder, America's second-largest newspaper corporation with holdings together with "The Philadelphia Inquirer", "The Miami Herald", the "Detroit unfastened Press", and the "Mercury information" in San Jose. Merritt was once a participant-observer within the 1974 marriage of 2 newspaper businesses, a union that appeared made in heaven. Knight Newspapers' longstanding culture of excellence in journalism coupled with Ridder courses' company savvy must have created a distinct corporation supplying the easiest of either worlds. That it didn't ensue is a mirrored image of complicated adjustments in American society and the realities of contemporary enterprise pressures pushed by way of Wall highway. There aren't any natural heroes or natural villains during this tale; the avid gamers have been doing what their education, historical past, and respective family members histories suggested them to do. however the story's end result is ominous for American democracy. Merritt's own money owed of the 30 years because the merger illustrate the measure to which what we all know is being constrained. extra, his graphics of key figures, research of societal adjustments, and dozens of interviews with others who have been (and are) there exhibit that not just is he heading in the right direction, he's additionally now not on my own in his unsettling conclusions. A loose press is a cornerstone of our democracy. The erosion of that beginning is a disaster within the making: the genuine threat that the type of journalism that gave upward thrust to - and preserves - our democracy will disappear."

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Beyond WikiLeaks: Implications for the Future of Communications, Journalism and Society

The 2010 unlock folks embassy diplomatic cables positioned WikiLeaks into the overseas highlight. Revelations by means of the leaks sparked excessive debate inside foreign international relations, journalism and society. This booklet displays at the implications of WikiLeaks throughout politics and media, and at the result of leak journalism and transparency activism.

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I Was Wrong: The Meanings of Apologies

By Nick Smith

Apologies pervade our information headlines and our deepest affairs, yet how may still we evaluation those frequently obscure and misleading rituals? Discussing various examples from historic and up to date heritage, i used to be flawed: at the Meanings of Apologies argues that we be afflicted by substantial confusion in regards to the ethical meanings and social capabilities of those advanced interactions. instead of asking no matter if a speech act "is or isn't really" an apology, Smith bargains a nuanced thought of apologetic that means. Smith leads us with a transparent voice although a sequence of wealthy philosophical and interdisciplinary questions, arguing that apologies have developed from a confluence of various cultural and non secular practices that don't translate simply into pluralistic secular discourse. After describing numerous different types of apologies among participants, Smith turns to collectives. even though apologies from enterprises, governments, and different teams might be profoundly major, Smith publications readers to understand the types of that means that collective apologies frequently don't exhibit and warns of the hazards of collective acts of contrition that permit person wrongdoers to imprecise their own blame. Dr. Smith is an assistant professor of philosophy on the college of latest Hampshire. A graduate of Vassar university, he earned a legislations measure from SUNY at Buffalo and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Vanderbilt collage. ahead of coming to UNH, he labored as a litigator for LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene, and MacRae and as a judicial clerk for the Honorable R.L. Nygaard of the us court docket of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. He focuses on the philosophy of legislations, Politics, and Society and he writes on and teaches aesthetics. he's operating with Cambridge collage Press at the sequel to i used to be fallacious, making use of his framework for apologetic meanings to examples in felony and civil legislations. His writings have seemed in journals reminiscent of Continental Philosophy evaluation, Social thought and perform, The magazine of Social Philosophy, tradition, conception & Critique, The Rutgers legislation magazine, and The Buffalo legislations overview.

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Hack: Sex, Drugs, and Scandal from Inside the Tabloid Jungle

By Graham Johnson

Graham Johnson was once a fresh-faced journalist with an ambition to wreck the massive information tales and make his identify as a celebrity reporter while a proposal got here in to paintings at a number one tabloid… he could not say no. immediately, he chanced on himself drawn right into a international of sleaze, spin and corruption - the place bending the legislation was once justifiable searching for the big-selling tale and bending the reality used to be the norm.

Against his larger judgement, Graham chanced on his area of interest during this new international and, what is extra, he chanced on that he used to be sturdy at it. In his time at the start the inside track of the Worldthen the Sunday replicate, he made a reputation for himself as a guy who may well bring the tale, it doesn't matter what - one of those tabloid terrorist who rifled via celebrity's garbage packing containers, staked out politicians' resort rooms, and paid-up web page 3 women to seduce Premiership footballers, all within the identify of promoting newspapers.

Hackis a compelling and intoxicating tale of 1 man's time within the tabloid jungle - a global that during its heady mixture of intercourse, medicinal drugs and informal immorality is resembling the town - and the way he eventually stored himself.

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Buttoned-Up: The East London Line (Penguin Underground Lines)

London is a middle of state of the art fashion—in Buttoned-Up, the creators of "the most sensible type magazine out there," Fantastic Man, inform the tale of London variety in the course of the background of the button-down shirt—part of a chain of 12 books tied to the 12 traces of the London Underground, as Tfl celebrates a hundred and fifty years of the Tube with Penguin additionally to be had in a boxed set.

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