Download E-books The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster PDF

By Jonathan M. Katz

WITH a brand new AFTERWORD by means of THE AUTHOR
Winner, abroad Press membership of the USA Cornelius Ryan Award
Winner, Washington place of work on Latin America/Duke Human Rights ebook Award
Winner, J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award
Finalist, PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction
Finalist, J. Anthony Lukas publication Prize
Finalist, ny Public Library Helen Bernstein ebook Award for Excellence in Journalism
One of the easiest books of the yr in accordance with Amazon, Slate, The Christian technology display screen & Kirkus studies, and a Barnes & Noble 'Discover nice New Writers' Book

Published to gleaming studies and awards, The sizeable Truck That Went By is a vital, well timed examine a sign failure of overseas aid. 

Jonathan M. Katz used to be the single full-time American information correspondent in Haiti on January 12, 2010, while the deadliest earthquake within the heritage of the Western Hemisphere struck the island kingdom. during this visceral first-hand account, Katz takes readers contained in the terror of that day, the devastation visited on traditional Haitians, and during the monumental--yet misbegotten--rescue attempt that followed. 

More than half American adults gave cash for Haiti, a part of an international reaction totaling $16.3 billion in pledges. yet 4 years later the hassle has foundered. Its most vital promises-to rebuild more secure towns, alleviate critical poverty, and increase Haiti to stand destiny disasters-remain unfulfilled. How did a lot generosity quantity to so little? What went improper? In what a Miami Herald Op-Ed known as "the most vital written paintings to emerge from the rubble," Katz follows the cash to discover startling truths approximately how sturdy intentions get it wrong, and what could be performed to make reduction "smarter." Reporting along invoice Clinton, Wyclef Jean, Sean Penn, and Haiti's leaders and folks, Katz creates a fancy, darkly humorous, and unforeseen portrait of 1 of the world's so much attention-grabbing international locations. The sizeable Truck That glided by is not just a definitive account of Haiti's earthquake, yet of the realm we are living in today.

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Download E-books Voluntary Madness: My Year Lost and Found in the Loony Bin PDF

By Norah Vincent

The journalist who famously lived as a guy commits herself— literally

Norah Vincent’s New York Times bestselling ebook, Self-Made Man, ended on a harrowing observe. struggling with serious melancholy after her eighteen months dwelling disguised as a guy, Vincent felt she used to be a possibility to herself. at the recommendation of her psychologist she dedicated herself to a psychological establishment. Out of this uncooked and overwhelming event got here the assumption for her subsequent publication. She determined to get fit and to review the impact of therapy at the depressed and insane “in the bin,” as she calls it.

Vincent’s trip takes her from an incredible urban health facility to a facility within the Midwest and at last to an upscale retreat down south, as she analyzes the influence of institutionalization at the ill, the tyranny of drugs-as-treatment, and the dysfunctional dynamic among caregivers and sufferers. Vincent applies really good perception as she exposes her own fight with melancholy and explores the diversity of individuals, caregivers, and methodologies that advisor those unusual, usually frightening, and weird environments. Eye starting, emotionally wrenching, and now and then very humorous, Voluntary Madness is a riveting paintings that exposes the nation of psychological healthcare in the United States from the interior out.

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Download E-books Romps, Tots and Boffins: The Strange Language of News PDF

By Robert Hutton

A humorous and irreverent annotated number of "journalese"—words, words, clichés, and sacred cows liked by means of newspapers yet by no means utilized by a person else. This "bumper crop" of examples is certain to "fuel controversy."


Anyone who has picked up a paper has learn journalese—words and words which are in basic terms present in newspapers. with out them, how may intrepid reporters be ready to describe an international during which late-night revelers pass on booze-fueled rampages, or where stars lash out in foul-mouthed tirades? while Rob Hutton all started amassing examples of journalese on-line, he provoked a "Twitter storm," and used to be "left reeling" by way of the "bumper crop" of examples that "flooded in." He learned that words which all started as shorthand to assist readers became a dialect that is usually meaningless or vacuous to non-journalese audio system. In a brave test either to wean reporters off their journalese behavior, and supply elucidation for the remainder of us, this booklet catalogs the highs and lows of this unusual language, celebrating the simplest examples ("test-tube baby," "mad cow disease"), and condemning the worst ("rant," "snub," "sirs"). it will likely be a "must-read" "page-turner" which may "cause a stir" or even "spark" "tough new principles" in newsrooms.

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Download E-books Something Only We Know PDF

By Kate Long

Occasionally a key is too large to hide...

Jen is a trainee journalist engaged on Chester's neighborhood paper, dreaming of whatever greater. Her sister, Helen, is gorgeous yet broken, and hides a mystery that has affected the entire kinfolk, one they can not get away yet one she is making an attempt to maneuver on from.

As Helen learns to develop into an entire individual once more, her kin struggles with the previous, and the way they're going to movement ahead jointly. And Jen realises that the single individual she must aid her via is the single individual she can't have - Helen's boyfriend, Ned…

Praise for Kate lengthy:

'A storyteller within the Joanna Trollope league, lengthy writes astutely and comically in regards to the complexities of motherhood' self sufficient

'Warm, witty and clever' crimson

'One of the authors that I rush out to shop for instantly. i locate her paintings hard, witty, clean and genuine' Adele Parks

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Download E-books The New York Review Abroad: Fifty Years of International Reportage PDF

For the prior fifty years, The ny evaluation of Books has coated almost each overseas revolution and move of final result via dispatching the world’s such a lot really good writers to put in writing eyewitness bills. The manhattan evaluation out of the country not in simple terms brings jointly twenty-eight of the main riveting of those items yet contains epilogues that replace and think again the political scenario (by both the unique authors or by means of Ian Buruma). one of the items integrated are:
• Susan Sontag’s own narrative of staging Waiting for Godot in war-torn Sarajevo
• Alma Guillermoprieto’s file from within Colombia’s guerrilla headquarters and her stressful come across with younger lady warring parties
• Ryszard Kapuscinski’s terrifying description of being set on fireplace whereas operating roadblocks in Nigeria
• Caroline Blackwood’s assurance of the 1979 gravediggers’ strike in Liverpool—a noir mini-masterpiece
• Timothy Garton Ash’s minute-by-minute account from the Magic Lantern theater in Prague in 1989, the place the subterranean level, auditorium, foyers, and dressing rooms had develop into the headquarters of the revolution

Among different writers whose New York Review items may be integrated are Tim Judah, Amos Elon, Joan Didion, William Shawcross, Christopher de Bellaigue, and Mark Danner.
A travel de strength of brilliant and enlightening writing from front traces, this quantity is certainly the 1st tough draft of the heritage of the earlier fifty years.

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Download E-books The Grouchy Grammarian: A How-Not-To Guide to the 47 Most Common Mistakes in English Made by Journalists, Broadcasters, and Others Who Should Know Better PDF

By Thomas Parrish

Do you devote apostrophe atrocities?

Are you affected by the lie/lay conundrum?

Do you end up caught among floaters and danglers?

Do your matters and your verbs refuse to agree?

If so, you're now not by myself. essentially the most admired execs in television broadcasting and at significant newspapers and magazines-people who quite should still understand better-are accountable of constructing all-too-common grammatical error. during this delightfully a laugh, smart advisor, Thomas Parrish issues out real-life grammar gaffes from top-notch courses resembling the recent York instances and the hot Yorker to demonstrate simply how common those error are. With purple pen in hand, Parrish's fictional good friend the Grouchy Grammarian leads the cost, reading the forty-seven most typical blunders in English and presenting the fundamentals of fine grammar with a captivating mix of fussiness and customary experience. All of which makes The Grouchy Grammarian the main enjoyable, available how-not-to advisor you'll ever learn.

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Download E-books Selected Prose and Prose-Poems (Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin American & Latino Art & Culture) PDF

By Gabriela Mistral, Stephen Tapscott

The first Latin American to obtain a Nobel Prize for Literature, the Chilean author Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957) is usually characterised as a therapeutic, maternal voice who spoke on behalf of ladies, indigenous peoples, the disenfranchised, youngsters, and the agricultural negative. She is that political poet and extra: a poet of philosophical meditation, self-consciousness, and bold. this can be a e-book choked with surprises and paradoxes. The complexity and structural boldness of those prose-poems, specially the female-erotic prose items of her first booklet, lead them to an incredible second within the historical past of literary modernism in a convention that runs from Baudelaire, the North American moderns, and the South American postmodernistas. it is a ebook that may be eye-opening and informative to the final reader in addition to to scholars of gender reviews, cultural reviews, literary background, and poetry.

This Spanish-English bilingual quantity gathers the main recognized and consultant prose writings of Gabriela Mistral, that have now not been as available to English-only readers as her poetry. The items are grouped into 4 sections. "Fables, Elegies, and issues of the Earth" comprises fifteen of Mistral's so much obtainable prose-poems. "Prose and Prose-Poems from Desolación / Desolation [1922]" provides the entire prose from Mistral's first very important ebook. "Lyrical Biographies" are Mistral's poetic meditations on Saint Francis and Sor Juana de l. a. Cruz. "Literary Essays, Journalism, 'Messages'" collects items that demonstrate Mistral's critiques on quite a lot of matters, together with the perform of educating; the writers Alfonso Reyes, Alfonsina Storni, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Pablo Neruda; Mistral's personal writing practices; and her social ideals. Editor/translator Stephen Tapscott rounds out the quantity with a chronology of Mistral's lifestyles and a short advent to her profession and prose.

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Download E-books Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method PDF

Full of full-color pictures and examples instantly from fresh headlines, WRITING AND REPORTING information: a training process, 8e makes use of advice and methods from respected writing coaches and award-winning reporters that can assist you improve the writing and reporting talents you want to reach the altering international of journalism. a whole bankruptcy is dedicated to media ethics, whereas moral dilemmas in every one bankruptcy provide you with perform operating via moral concerns you may face at the task. providing the main up to date assurance to be had, the 8th variation totally integrates multimedia content material into the chapters-reflecting the best way the scoop international really operates. An all-new booklet thesaurus supplies easy access to more recent Journalism lingo. moreover, the booklet now bargains MindTap conversation, a completely on-line, hugely customized studying event that reinforces learner engagement and improves results. Integrating new traits within the convergence of print, broadcast, and on-line media, WRITING AND REPORTING information equips you with the elemental abilities you would like for media careers now-and sooner or later.

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Download E-books Print Journalism: A Critical Introduction PDF

Print Journalism provides an up to date assessment of the abilities had to paintings in the newspaper and journal industries.

This serious method of newspaper and journal perform highlights ancient, theoretical, moral and political debates and contains pointers on the typical talents of newspaper and journal reporters, in addition to assistance for on-line writing and production.

Crucial talents highlighted include:

  • sourcing the news
  • interviewing
  • sub editing
  • feature writing and editing
  • reviewing
  • designing pages
  • pitching features

In addition separate chapters concentrate on ethics, reporting courts, protecting politics and copyright when others examine the heritage of newspapers and magazines, the constitution of the united kingdom print (including its monetary organization) and the advance of journalism schooling within the united kingdom, assisting to put the assurance of abilities inside a broader, severe context.

All participants are skilled practising newshounds in addition to journalism educators from a huge diversity of united kingdom universities.


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Download E-books Investment in Blood: The True Cost of Britain’s Afghan War PDF

By Frank Ledwidge

during this follow-up to his much-praised ebook Losing Small Wars: British army Failure in Iraq and Afghanistan, Frank Ledwidge argues that Britain has paid a heavy rate – either financially and in human phrases – for its involvement within the Afghanistan warfare. Ledwidge calculates the excessive expense paid through British squaddies and their households, taxpayers within the uk, and, most significantly, Afghan electorate, highlighting the hundreds of thousands of deaths and accidents, the large sum of money spent bolstering a corrupt Afghan executive, and the long term harm performed to the British military’s foreign reputation.
during this hard-hitting exposé, in line with interviews, rigorous on-the-ground learn, and reliable info bought in the course of the Freedom of data Act, Ledwidge demonstrates the folly of Britain’s prolonged participation in an unwinnable warfare. Arguing that the single actual beneficiaries of the clash are improvement experts, overseas palms buyers, and Afghan drug kingpins, he presents a strong, eye-opening, and infrequently heartbreaking account of army adventurism long past horribly wrong.

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