Scapegoat: Why We Are Failing Disabled People

By Katharine Quarmby

Every few months there is a stunning information tale concerning the sustained, and sometimes deadly, abuse of a disabled individual. it is simple to write down off such instances as bullying that received out of hand, bad felony anomalies or regrettable disasters of the care procedure, yet in truth they element to a extra uncomfortable and basic fact approximately how our society treats its such a lot unequal electorate. In Scapegoat, Katharine Quarmby seems at the back of the headlines to question and comprehend our ache with disabled people.  Combining interesting examples from heritage with tenacious research and strong first individual interviews, Scapegoat will switch the way in which we predict approximately incapacity - and concerning the alterations we needs to make as a society to make sure that disabled everyone is obvious as equivalent electorate, worthwhile of appreciate, now not pursuits for taunting, torture and attack.

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Would They Lie to You?: How to Spin Friends and Manipulate People

By Robert Hutton

A very humorous and piercing dissection of the phrases, phrases, lies, and fibs we listen each day

How do you make an apology if you end up now not sorry? the place are you able to make a fortune out of pretending to grasp the longer term? what is the most sensible strategy to thieve credits and stay away from blame? those are the important lifestyles abilities that individuals desire if they are going to make their means on this planet. they usually all contain the artwork of no longer announcing what you suggest. it is not precisely mendacity, yet it truly is certainly no longer telling the reality. This funny tome covers the most sensible, worst, and so much outlandish examples of waffle, fudging, obscurity, blame-shifting, and point-scoring. In components from politics to activities, academia, faith, and self-help, it sounds as if glory, cash, and tool circulate way more freely to people who avoid bald, grotesque realities. you could steer a truck in the course of the hole among a lie and the easy fact. This ebook tells you ways to load the truck.

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The Best American Sports Writing 2014

By Glenn Stout

“Excellent . . . A no-brainer pickup for the activities collection.” — Booklist

“An confirmation of the powerful kingdom of yankee sportswriting.” — Kirkus Reviews

From greater than 350 nationwide, local, and distinctiveness courses and, more and more, the head activities blogs, Christopher McDougall, best-selling writer of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the best Race the area hasn't ever Seen, hand-selected some of the best activities journalism of the previous year.

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Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader

By Lester Bangs

Sooner than his premature dying in 1982, Lester Bangs used to be inarguably the main influential critic of rock and roll. Writing in hyper-intelligent Benzedrine prose that calls to brain Jack Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson, he eschewed all traditional pondering as he mentioned every little thing from Black Sabbath being the 1st actually Catholic band to Anne Murray’s smoldering sexuality. In Mainlines, Blood Feasts, undesirable Taste fellow rock critic John Morthland has compiled a better half quantity to Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, the 1st, now vintage number of Bangs’s paintings. listed here are excerpts from an autobiographical piece Bangs wrote as undefined, trip essays, and, after all, the track items, essays, and feedback protecting every little thing from titans like Miles Davis, Lou Reed, and the Rolling Stones to esoteric musicians like Brian Eno and Captain Beefheart. Singularly exciting, this booklet is an absolute needs to for somebody attracted to the heritage of rock.

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Songs of the Doomed: More Notes on the Death of the American Dream (Gonzo Papers, Volume 3)

By Hunter S. Thompson

First released in 1990, Songs of the Doomed is again in print -- via well known call for! during this 3rd and such a lot outstanding quantity of the Gonzo Papers, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson recollects excessive and hideous moments in his thirty years within the Passing Lane -- and nobody is secure from his hilarious, remarkably astute social commentary.

With Thompson's trademark perception and fervour concerning the kingdom of yankee politics and tradition, Songs of the Doomed charts the lengthy, unusual journey from Kennedy to Quayle in Thompson's freewheeling, inimitable variety. Spanning 4 many years -- 1950 to 1990 -- Thompson is on the best of his shape whereas fleeing big apple for Puerto Rico, driving with the Hell's Angels, investigating Las Vegas sleaze, grappling with the "Dukakis problem," and at last, detailing his notorious way of life bust, trial records, and Fourth modification conflict with the legislations. those stories -- usually sleazy, brutal, and crude -- are just the end of what Jack Nicholson referred to as "the such a lot baffling human iceberg of our time."

Songs of the Doomed is classic Thompson -- a super, brazen, bawdy compilation of the best sound bites of Gonzo journalism from the previous thirty years.

Reviews:

From Publishers Weekly
This 3rd installment of the Gonzo Papers is a chronologically prepared collection of tales, letters, journals and reporting, permitting readers to work out how Thompson's model of "new journalism" has developed through the years. (Nov.)

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Washington publish booklet global Songs of the Doomed permits us to trace Thompson's evolution as a author, and for this reason the evolution of the shape he performed any such significant function in creating.

Tom Wolfe There are just adjectives writers care approximately anymore..."brilliant" and "outrageous"...and Hunter Thompson has a freehold on either one of them.

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National Reporting 1941-1986: From Labor Conflicts to the Challenger Disaster (Pulitzer Prize Archive, Volume 2)

PART A: REPORTAGE JOURNALISM

The tuition of Journalism at Columbia college has presented the Pulitzer Prize given that 1917. these days there are prizes in 21 different types from the fields of journalism, literature and tune. The Pulitzer Prize Archive offers the background of this award from its beginnings to the current: In elements A to E the awarding of the prize in each one classification is documented, commented and organized chronologically. half F covers the heritage of the prize biographically and bibliographically. half G offers the historical past to the selections.

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Is Journalism Worth Dying For?: Final Dispatches

A number of ultimate dispatches through the famed journalist, together with the 1st translation of the paintings which could have resulted in her murder

Anna Politkovskaya gained overseas popularity for her brave reporting. Is Journalism worthy demise For? is a long-awaited selection of her ultimate writing.

Beginning with a quick creation by way of the writer approximately her pariah prestige, the publication comprises essays that represent the self-effacing Politkovskaya extra totally than she allowed in her different books. From deeply own statements concerning the nature of journalism, to horrendous studies from Chechnya, to delicate items of memoir, to, ultimately, the 1st translation of the sequence of investigative experiences that Politkovskaya used to be engaged on on the time of her murder—pieces many think resulted in her assassination.

Elsewhere, there are illuminating bills of encounters with leaders together with Lionel Jospin, Tony Blair, George W. Bush, and such exiled figures as Boris Berezovsky, Akhmed Zakaev,  Vladimir Bukovsky. extra sections acquire Politkovskaya’s non-political writing, revealing her pleasant wit, deep humanity, and willingness to interact with the unusual, in addition to her deep regrets concerning the destiny of Russia.

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The Fight

By Norman Mailer

In 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaïre, African American boxers have been paid 5 million cash apiece to struggle one another. One was once Muhammad Ali, the getting older yet irrepressible “professor of boxing.” the opposite used to be George Foreman, who used to be as taciturn as Ali used to be voluble. watching them used to be Norman Mailer, a commentator of unprecedented strength, acumen, and audacity. no matter if he's studying the combatants’ strikes, examining their characters, or weighing their competing claims at the African and American souls, Mailer’s grab of the enormous battle’s feints and stratagems—and his sensitivity to their deeper symbolism—makes this publication a masterpiece of the literature of sport.
 
Praise for The Fight
 
“Exquisitely sophisticated and attenuated . . . [a] delicate portrait of a rare athlete and guy, and a pugilistic drama absolutely as intriguing because the truth on which it truly is based.”The long island Times
 
“One of the defining texts of activities journalism. not just does Mailer remember the violent wrestle with a scholar’s eye . . . he additionally makes the total act of reporting appear as intriguing as what’s happening within the ring.”GQ
 
“Stylistically, Mailer used to be the best boxing author of all time.”—Chuck Klosterman, Esquire
 
“One of Mailer’s best books.”—Louis Menand, The New Yorker
 
Praise for Norman Mailer
 
“[Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and bigger than the other author of his generation.”The big apple Times
 
“A author of the best and such a lot reckless talent.”The New Yorker
 
“Mailer is fundamental, an American treasure.”The Washington Post
 
“A devastatingly alive and unique inventive mind.”Life
 
“Mailer is fierce, brave, and reckless and approximately every little thing he writes has sections of headlong brilliance.”The long island evaluate of Books
 
“The greatest brain and mind's eye [in smooth] American literature . . . in contrast to on the subject of each American author considering that Henry James, Mailer has controlled to develop and develop into richer in knowledge with every one new book.”Chicago Tribune
 
“Mailer is a grasp of his craft. His language includes you thru the tale like a leaf on a stream.”The Cincinnati Post

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À «Combat». Éditoriaux et articles (1944-1947)

By Albert Camus

Entre le 21 août 1944 et le three juin 1947, Albert Camus est rédacteur en chef et éditorialiste à wrestle.

Ses a hundred sixty five articles – signés, authentifiés, ou légitimement attribuables – nous transmettent le témoignage lucide d’un journaliste conscient de ses responsabilités dans une époque où, au sortir de l’Occupation, il faut à l. a. fois réorganiser los angeles vie quotidienne et dessiner l’avenir de los angeles France et de l’Europe. Sur de multiples sujets – l. a. politique intérieure ; l’épuration ; los angeles politique étrangère ; les droits, les devoirs et le rôle d’une nouvelle presse ; los angeles politique coloniale, et, en particulier, los angeles nécessité de doter l’Algérie d’un nouveau statut –, Camus informe et réagit.

On entend dans ces textes l. a. voix passionnée d’un écrivain dans l’histoire, épris de justice, de liberté et de vérité ; mais aussi obstinément soucieux d’introduire l. a. morale en politique et d’exiger le admire de l. a. dignité humaine.

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