By John C. Hughes

“Pressing On” lines the historical past of 2 unparalleled family-owned newspapers, The Seattle occasions and The Wenatchee World.

Owned and controlled by means of the Blethen relations for the reason that 1896, the days’ tune checklist of public-service journalism locations it within the first-rank of yankee newspapers: 9 Pulitzer Prizes, together with the breaking-news award in 2010 for insurance of the Lakewood police officer shootings.

The Woods family members has owned and controlled the Wenatchee paper considering 1907. Its front-page slogan is a vintage: “Published within the Apple Capital of the realm and the Buckle of the facility Belt of the good Northwest.” Rufus Woods, the mythical grandfather of the current writer, led the frenzy to create the Grand Coulee Dam. Few day-by-day newspapers of any measurement can fit the area for its feel of group.

With full-color printing, web pages and intuitive phone and pill apps, the days and the realm are reinventing themselves to stick suitable within the net age. Their readers have entry to fine quality journalism that gives context—from salmon survival to the plight of circus elephants, plus breaking information approximately landslides, wildfires, high-school activities and the Seattle Seahawks.

“ ‘Pressing On’ ” is a tell-almost-all booklet approximately Washington country households that run newspapers, which makes them an extraordinary and exciting breed. infrequent simply because so much newspaper households offered out to company proprietors some time past. exciting due to misbehaving family, feuds with different publishers and unions, noteworthy journalistic successes and a few egregious missteps. such a lot of that relates to the kinfolk at the west facet of the Cascades, the Blethens, who've operated The Seattle occasions considering the fact that 1896. The Woods kin, vendors of The Wenatchee international when you consider that 1907, admit that in comparison to the Blethens, they’re dull. …Not so within the Blethen kin. There, writer John Hughes strains a newspaper historical past choked with relations feuds, a writer whose wild spending ended in the sale of 49.5 percentage of the corporate and the rescue of the family members holdings now not as soon as yet two times by way of open air advisers. Hughes’ publication, one in a sequence of biographies and oral histories released by way of the Washington kingdom Legacy venture, is a readable recounting of the Blethen kinfolk due to the fact that Alden J. Blethen hit city greater than a hundred years in the past. …The ebook makes transparent that urgent on isn’t effortless for newspapers at the present time. The Woodses realize that yet say they're in it for the lengthy haul — that they’d relatively ‘burn it down than promote it.’ The Blethens have offered $170 million worthy of actual property to minimize debt and retain the presses working. yet there’s a $20 million invoice final at the company’s creation facility and a pension-fund legal responsibility that may volume to $100 million, a duty Frank Blethen calls ‘brutal.’ ”
John B. Saul in a overview for The Seattle Times

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By Pierre BERGOUNIOUX

«Comment imaginer, en ouvrant ce carnet, voilà trente-cinq ans, qu’un jour viendrait où l’extrême droite serait une risk powerful en France, Paris ensanglanté par des attentats, le socialisme réel, l’avenir, l’espoir, de lointains souvenirs?? C’est pourtant le paysage qui a émergé du temps irréparable, l. a. désolante réalité, le présent?»

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By George Melloan

This booklet is set how the Wall highway Journal's opinion pages grew to become the best discussion board for the dialogue of political and fiscal regulations within the US. The Wall road magazine is also overseas, with print versions in Europe and Asia, translated vitamins in lots of overseas newspapers and on-line items to be had globally. The critiques on its pages are hence additionally a part of a global debate. This publication is going again to the unique editorials of Charles Dow and his ideals in political and fiscal freedom, to provide an explanation for how the magazine attained such prominence and influence.

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By Daniel Horowitz

Vance Packard's bestselling books--Hidden Persuaders (1957), Status Seekers (1959), and Waste Makers (1960)--taught the iteration that got here of age within the overdue Nineteen Fifties and early Sixties in regards to the hazards posed via advertisements, social mountaineering, and deliberate obsolescence. Like Betty Friedan and William H. Whyte, Jr., Packard (1914- ) was once a journalist who performed a huge position within the nation's transition from the mostly complacent Fifties to the tumultuous Sixties. He was once additionally one of many first social critics to learn from and foster the newly energized social and political realization of this era. established partially on interviews with Packard, Daniel Horowitz's highbrow biography specializes in the interval within which Packard left journal writing to writer his most renowned works of social feedback. Horowitz lines the effect of Packard's schooling and early years in rural Pennsylvania, supplying a deeper figuring out of his proposal and his later books. Packard's lifestyles, Horowitz contends, illuminates the dilemmas of a contract social critic with out inherited wealth or educational association. His profession additionally expands our knowing of the way one period formed the subsequent, underscoring how the opposed Nineteen Sixties drew at the mass tradition of the former decade.

Originally released in 1994.

A UNC Press Enduring variation -- UNC Press Enduring variants use the newest in electronic expertise to make on hand back books from our individual backlist that have been formerly out of print. those variations are released unaltered from the unique, and are offered in cheap paperback codecs, bringing readers either ancient and cultural value.

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By George Willison

Seven arguable techniques to schizophrenia, every one assuming a particular version, organic, mental, or social, are awarded through their major exponents. Arnold and Edith Buss take care of such primary matters as: what's the nature of schizophrenia? What basic process does each one idea signify? What does every one idea think, what proof does it require for facts, and what follows if the idea is right? whereas many of the ways coated the following have many ameliorations and few similarities, they don't seem to be all jointly contradictory, and a number of other can be mixed right into a greater synthesis.

From a organic perspective, schizophrenia is a ailment like all different, originating in heredity, tissue malformation, and physiological abnormality. The organic technique is represented the following through a thought concentrating on genetic and neurological facets. The mental procedure treats schizophrenia as a failure of adjustment. inside of this framework there's enormous confrontation. One idea emphasizes the cognitive difficulties of perceiving, considering, and problem-solving; one other facilities on motivational disturbance, with its attendant difficulties of tension and withdrawal; and theories concentrate on regressive behavior.

Schizophrenia offers a stimulating foundation for dialogue by way of proposing the etiology of schizophrenia by way of the main major modern ways. The juxtaposition of those viewpoints allows the professor to maximise scholars' curiosity in addition to their perception into the complexity of contradictory facts and opinions.

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By Robert L. Gale

Ambrose Bierce was once born in 1842 and mysteriously disappeared in 1914. in the course of his lifetime, he was once a debatable and prolific author, and there's becoming curiosity in his works. As a Union soldier in the course of the Civil struggle, he witnessed bloodshed and the atrocities of conflict. After the warfare, he all started a occupation as a journalist in San Francisco, the place a lot of his newspaper columns have been packed with venom and bold. moreover, he wrote conflict tales and stories of the supernatural, besides an collection of poems. this day, he's most likely top remembered because the writer of The Devil's Dictionary, initially released as The Cynic's Dictionary in 1906. This reference is a advisor to his lifestyles and writings.

An establishing essay overviews Bierce's contribution to literature and journalism, and a chronology summarizes crucial occasions in his existence. the majority of the significant other includes alphabetically prepared entries on Bierce's significant works and characters and on historic folks and writers who figured prominently in his existence and profession. hence the amount presents assurance of Bierce's contemporaries, lots of whom he satirized in his scathing newspaper columns. a number of the entries record works for additional studying, and the booklet closes with a specific, common bibliography. due to Bierce's quandary with such a lot of problems with his day, the quantity deals a worthwhile viewpoint on American tradition throughout the time during which he lived.

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By Amanda Lindhout,Sara Corbett,Franck Mirmont

Un best-seller overseas bientôt au cinéma !

Après avoir échappé au quotidien d’une enfance difficile en se plongeant dans de vieux numéros du journal National Geographic, l. a. jeune Amanda Lindhout décide de partir à son journey à los angeles découverte de ce monde qui los angeles fait tant rêver.
À 19 ans, elle travaille comme serveuse et parvient à mettre suffisamment d’argent de côté pour s’offrir de longs périples sac au dos en Amérique latine et en Asie, jusqu’à ce que son énergie et sa curiosité l’amènent à découvrir d’autres can pay plus difficiles d’accès pour une femme occidentale tels que le Soudan, l. a. Syrie ou encore le Pakistan. Enhardie par ses découvertes et ses rencontres, elle half pour l’Afghanistan et l’Irak, tous deux ravagés par los angeles guerre, et entame une carrière de journaliste qui va los angeles conduire en Somalie – « le will pay le plus dangereux sur terre » –, où elle se fait kidnapper par un groupe d’hommes armés se réclamant d’une milice islamiste.
Retenue prisonnière pendant 460 jours dans des stipulations souvent effroyables, seule femme au milieu d’une dizaine d’hommes, Amanda survit en faisant appel à son instinct, à ses souvenirs et à sa strength de caractère.
Et, quand le désespoir l. a. submerge, elle se prend à rêver qu’elle visite une maison dans le ciel, loin, très loin de los angeles legal imprecise dans laquelle elle risque de sombrer dans l. a. folie ou de trouver los angeles mort.

Une model cinématographique de cet ouvrage est en cours. Le movie sera réalisé par Megan Allison, l. a. productrice de Zero darkish Thirty et The Revenant, et c'est l'actrice Rooney Mara (Millénium : Les Hommes qui n'aimaient pas les femmes, Carol) qui tiendra le rôle d'Amanda Lindhout.

- Élu meilleur livre de l’année 2013 au Canada
- CBC Bookie Award 2014 dans l. a. catégorie « rfile »
- Finaliste du Libris Award 2014
- Élu parmi les meilleurs livres de l’année par Publishers Weekly, the recent York occasions, The Globe and Mail, trend, etc.

Un témoignage bouleversant élu meilleur livre de l’année 2013 au Canada !

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Nous avions donné un nom à quelques-unes des maisons dans lesquelles ils nous avaient enfermés. Nous étions restés plusieurs mois d’affilée dans certaines, quelques jours ou quelques heures dans d’autres. Il y avait ecu tout d’abord l. a. Maison de l’Artificier, puis celle de l’Électricité. Puis ce fut los angeles Maison de l’Évasion, une petite building en béton où il nous arrivait parfois d’entendre par l. a. fenêtre des échanges de tirs, mais aussi los angeles voix proche, douce et tendre d’une femme chantonnant pour son enfant. Après notre tentative d’évasion, nous avions été transférés de manière précipitée dans l. a. Maison Kitsch, avec son boudoir au couvre-lit fleuri et à los angeles coiffeuse en bois garnie de bombes de laque ou de gel coiffant parfaitement alignées – une pièce dans laquelle, à en juger par les protestations de l. a. femme cantonnée dans sa delicacies, nous n’étions pas censés nous trouver.

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- Un extraordinaire récit de résilience et de victoire spirituelle. - The manhattan occasions e-book Review
- Un récit difficile, mais magnifiquement écrit. - USA Today
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By J.M. Servin,Lida David,Seidman Anthony

For Love of the Dollar is a tender writer’s story of targets undermined through monetary forces, racial divides and inventive hubris. Hilarious, irreverent, even cynical, Servín labored in kitchens, fuel stations, golfing classes, and at last, as a “manny" for a dysfunctional Connecticut relatives. His view of the plight of the undocumented employee confronts as a lot what it capability to be Mexican, because it does American, laying naked a model of the yank dream few have had the braveness to articulate.

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By Mark Twain

Sie denken, Sie kennen Mark Twain? Weit gefehlt!

Twain in Höchstform: Amerikas größter slapstick comedian offenbart uns ungekannte Geheimnisse und Abenteuer seiner Autobiographie – noch vertraulicher und persönlicher. Die deutsche Erstübersetzung mit einer Fülle nie publizierter Texte.

"Die Nachricht von meinem Tod ist stark übertrieben." Mark Twain

Nach dem furiosen Auftakt geht es endlich weiter – humorvoll, verspielt und bissig, wie wir Twain lieben, zugleich aber unverstellt, empfindsam und privat wie selten zuvor. Als wütender Zeitkritiker und melancholischer Einsiedler, liebender Familienmensch und bedingungsloser Tierfreund, geselliger Entertainer und sportliche Niete spricht er über alles, was once ihn und uns bewegt: skrupellose Steuerhinterzieher, geschätzte Schriftstellerkollegen und Champagnertränen lachende Politiker, die Wesensart von Gott und sein Faible für College-Mädchen. Über Einsamkeit und die ganz große

Liebe, seine drei Babykatzen und deren Ähnlichkeiten mit den Menschen. Laute Lacher und tiefgründige Gedankengänge sind garantiert.

Mark Twain in Höchstform - empfindsam, mitteilsam und persönlich wie nie zuvor.

"Endlich gibt es mehr von Twains weitreichenden, klugen und stets freimütigen Bekenntnissen. Sie erst lassen uns diesem größten Humoristen Amerikas richtig verstehen." the recent Yorker

Diese Textedition enthält ausschließlich den kompletten von Mark Twain verfassten textual content seiner Autobiographie inkl. Bilder.

Außerdem erhältlich: Mark Twain: »Ich bin der eselhafteste Mensch, den ich je gekannt habe - Gesamtedition« inkl. zahlreicher Anmerkungen zu den Diktaten, der Kurzbiographien von Mark Twain und seiner Familie,Register und Zusätzen.

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By Gary Indiana

The long-awaited memoir from probably the most acclaimed radical writers in American literature. Described through the London overview of Books as considered one of “the such a lot terrific critics writing in the United States today,” Gary Indiana is a real radical whose caustic voice has through turns haunted and encouraged the literary and inventive institutions.  
With I may give You something yet Love, Gary Indiana has composed a literary, unabashedly depraved, and revealing montage of tours into his lifestyles and work—from his early days transforming into up homosexual in rural New Hampshire to his get away to Haight-Ashbury within the post–summer-of-love period, the sweltering Seventies in l. a., and eventually his lifestyles in long island within the Eighties as a bona fide downtown character. Interspersed all through his bright reminiscences are present-day chapters set opposed to the louche tradition and uncooked sexuality of Cuba, the place he has lived and labored sometimes for the previous fifteen years. Connoisseurs will realize in this—his such a lot own booklet yet—the comparable mix of humor and realism, philosophy and immediacy, that experience lengthy burdened the definitions of style utilized to his writing. bright, atmospheric, revealing, and interesting, this is often an engrossing learn and a significant contribution to the genres of homosexual and literary memoir.

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