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Mary Mcgrory

Author : John Norris
ISBN : 9780143109815
Genre : Women journalists
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Mary McGrory was a trailblazing columnist for the Washington Star and Washington Post, reporting from the front lines of American politics for five decades. From her first assignment reporting on the Army-McCarthy hearings to her Pulitzer-winning coverage of Watergate, McGrory humanised the players on the great national stage while establishing herself as a uniquely influential voice. Behind the scenes she flirted, drank, cajoled, breaking all the rules in the journalism textbook. Laced with juicy gossip and acerbic wit, this is an insider's view of a fabulous era.
Category: Women journalists

The Best Of Mary Mcgrory

Author : Mary McGrory
ISBN : 0740760718
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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For years, fellow journalist Phil Gailey attempted to persuade legendary columnist Mary McGrory to compile her best work into one career-spanning collection, but the response was always the same. "You do it when I'm gone," Mary would say. With Mary's passing in 2004, that's exactly what Gailey sought to do. Now, her legendary writing lives on.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Ask What You Can Do For Your Country

Author : Daniel B. Fleming
ISBN : 0918339618
Genre : Fiction
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Where were you at 1:30 P.M. EST November 22, 1963? Most Americans over the age of 45 know, just as almost all Americans over the age of 65 can tell you where they were on December 7, 1941, and Americans over the age of 6 can tell you where they were on September 11, 2001. Vandamere Press is very pleased to offer this all new collection of vignettes from over 100 people dealing with their immediate reaction to JFK's assassination, their memories of JFK, as well as his significance to their lives. The assembled memories are from the famous and not-so-famous, including politicians, civil rights leaders, actors, artists, journalists, Peace Corps Volunteers, members of the President's Secret Service detachment, the soldier that played taps at Arlington for the Kennedy funeral, Americans at home and abroad, and citizens of countries from around the world. Many of the vignettes include personal recollections and stories about the president, while other contributors focus on their role in the final days of the president and his funeral. Among the many notable contributors to the book are Gerald Ford, William Fulbright, Myrlie Evers, James Michener, Father Hesburgh, John Glenn, Jeane Dixon, Cliff Robertson, Barry Goldwater, James Farmer, Margaret Chase Smith, Mrs. Edward R. Morrow, Evelyn Lincoln, Lena Horne, Rowland Evans, Margaret Truman, and Chris Kraft. Complete with photographs and illustrations,...Ask What You Can Do For Your Country, is a book not to be missed, and a welcome addition to Kennedy and Cold War collections.
Category: Fiction

Fair Labor Lawyer

Author : Marlene Trestman
ISBN : 9780807162101
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Through a life that spanned every decade of the twentieth century, Supreme Court advocate Bessie Margolin shaped modern American labor policy while creating a place for female lawyers in the nation's highest courts. Despite her beginnings in an orphanage and her rare position as a southern, Jewish woman pursuing a legal profession, Margolin became an important and influential Supreme Court advocate. In this comprehensive biography, Marlene Trestman reveals the forces that propelled and the obstacles that impeded Margolin's remarkable journey, illuminating the life of this trailblazing woman. Raised in the Jewish Orphans' Home in New Orleans, Margolin received an extraordinary education at the Isidore Newman Manual Training School. Both institutions stressed that good citizenship, hard work, and respect for authority could help people achieve economic security and improve their social status. Adopting these values, Margolin used her intellect and ambition, along with her femininity and considerable southern charm, to win the respect of her classmates, colleagues, bosses, and judges -- almost all of whom were men. In her career she worked with some of the most brilliant legal professionals in America. A graduate of Tulane and Yale Law Schools, Margolin launched her career in the early 1930s, when only 2 percent of America's attorneys were female, and far fewer were Jewish and from the South. According to Trestman, Margolin worked hard to be treated as "one of the boys." For the sake of her career, she eschewed marriage -- but not romance -- and valued collegial relationships, never shying from a late-night brief-writing session or a poker game. But her personal relationships never eclipsed her numerous professional accomplishments, among them defending the constitutionality of the New Deal's Tennessee Valley Authority, drafting rules establishing the American military tribunals for Nazi war crimes in Nuremberg, and, on behalf of the Labor Department, shepherding through the courts the child labor, minimum wage, and overtime protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. A founding member of that National Organization for Women, Margolin culminated her government service as a champion of the Equal Pay Act, arguing and winning the first appeals. Margolin's passion for her work and focus on meticulous preparation resulted in an outstanding record in appellate advocacy, both in number of cases and rate of success. By prevailing in 21 of her 24 Supreme Court arguments Margolin shares the elite company of only a few dozen women and men who attained such high standing as Supreme Court advocates.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Objectivity In Journalism

Author : Steven Maras
ISBN : 9780745663920
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Objectivity in journalism is a key topic for debate in media, communication and journalism studies, and has been the subject of intensive historical and sociological research. In the first study of its kind, Steven Maras surveys the different viewpoints and perspectives on objectivity. Going beyond a denunciation or defence of journalistic objectivity, Maras critically examines the different scholarly and professional arguments made in the area. Structured around key questions, the book considers the origins and history of objectivity, its philosophical influences, the main objections and defences, and questions of values, politics and ethics. This book examines debates around objectivity as a transnational norm, focusing on the emergence of objectivity in the US, while broadening out discussion to include developments around objectivity in the UK, Australia, Asia and other regions.
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Washington

Author : Meg Greenfield
ISBN : 9780786745289
Genre : Literary Collections
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With Washington, the illustrious longtime editorial page editor of The Washington Post wrote an instant classic, a sociology of Washington, D.C., that is as wise as it is wry. Greenfield, a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, wrote the book secretly in the final two years of her life. She told her literary executor, presidential historian Michael Beschloss, of her work and he has written an afterword telling the story of how the book came into being. Greenfield's close friend and employer, the late Katharine Graham, contributed a moving and personal foreword. Greenfield came to Washington in 1961, at the beginning of the Kennedy administration and joined The Washington Post in 1968. Her editorials at the Post and her columns in Newsweek, were universally admired in Washington for their insight and style. In this, her first book, Greenfield provides a portrait of the U.S. capital at the end of the American century. It is an eccentric, tribal, provincial place where the primary currency is power. For all the scandal and politics of Washington, its real culture is surprisingly little known. Meg Greenfield explains the place with an insider's knowledge and an observer's cool perspective.
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A Good Life

Author : Ben Bradlee
ISBN : 9781501191718
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The classic New York Times bestselling memoir by legendary Executive Editor of The Washington Post Ben Bradlee—with a new foreword by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein and an afterword by Sally Quinn. The most important, glamorous, and famous newspaperman of modern times traces his path from Harvard to the battles of the South Pacific to the pinnacle of success at The Washington Post. After Bradlee took the helm in 1965, he and his reporters transformed the Post into one of the most influential and respected news publications in the world, reinvented modern investigative journalism, won eighteen Pulitzer Prizes, and redefined the way news is reported, published, and read. His leadership and investigative drive during the Watergate scandal led to the downfall of a president, and his challenge to the government over the right to publish the Pentagon Papers changed the course of American history. Bradlee’s timeless memoir is a fascinating, irreverent, earthy, and revealing look at America and American journalism in the twentieth century — a “sassy, sometimes eye-poppingly, engrossing autobiography...must reading” (The New York Times Book Review).
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Buddy

Author : Brian McGrory
ISBN : 9780307953087
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Award-winning journalist Brian McGrory goes head to beak in a battle royale with another male for a top-spot in his home, vying for dominance with the family’s pet rooster. Brian McGrory's life changed drastically after the death of his beloved dog, Harry: he fell in love with Pam, Harry's veterinarian. Though Brian’s only responsibility used to be his adored Harry, Pam came with accessories that could not have been more exotic to the city-loving bachelor: a home in suburbia, two young daughters, two dogs, two cats, two rabbits, and a portly, snow white, red-crowned-and-wattled step-rooster named Buddy. While Buddy loves the women of the house, he takes Brian's presence as an affront, doing everything he can to drive out his rival. Initially resistant to elements of his new life and to the loud, aggressive rooster (who stares menacingly, pecks threateningly, and is constantly poised to attack), Brian eventually sees that Buddy shares the kind of extraordinary relationship with Pam and her two girls that he wants for himself. The rooster is what Brian needs to be – strong and content, devoted to what he has rather than what might be missing. As he learns how to live by living with animals, Buddy, Brian’s nemesis, becomes Buddy, Brian’s inspiration, in this inherently human story of love, acceptance, and change. In the tradition of bestsellers like Marley and Me, Dewey, and The Tender Bar comes a heartwarming and wise tale of finding love in life’s second chapter - and how it means all the more when you have to fight for it.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Terrible Beauty

Author : Peter King
ISBN : 1568332254
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction