Search

Criteria:
  • Keyword = journalist
Page:1Modify search
Showing 1 to 17 of 17
  • MURDER SO REAL. by Bird, Al [Pseudonym of Phillip Finch, 1948-2012, and Leon N. Mandel, 1928-2002]
    Bird, Al [Pseudonym of Phillip Finch, 1948-2012, and Leon N. Mandel, 1928-2002]
    MURDER SO REAL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in San Francisco, this is a realistic tale of sordid corporate wealth, murder and revenge, and the debut of a memorable investigator, former sportswriter Sinclair Lewis Maxwell, who gets involved when his girlfriend is savagely murdered while investigating organized prostitution. The first and only book written under this pseudonym. 219 pp. ISBN: 0-698-108914.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (some rubbing to the dj)

    Book ID: 61119
    View cart More details Price: $20.00
  • BOBOS IN PARADISE: The New Upper Class and How They Got There. by Brooks, David.
    Brooks, David.
    BOBOS IN PARADISE: The New Upper Class and How They Got There.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book by this New York Times columnist - One reviewer called it "a brilliant, breezy, and often hilarious study of the 'cultural consequences of the information age.' Large and influential (especially in terms of their buying power), the Bobos have reformed society through culture rather than politics, and Brooks clearly outlines this passing of the high-class torch by analyzing nearly all aspects of life: consumption habits, business and lifestyle choices, entertainment, spirituality, politics, and education. Employing a method he calls 'comic sociology,' Brooks relies on keen observations, wit, and intelligence rather than statistics and hard theory to make his points. And by copping to his own…

    (more)

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book by this New York Times columnist - One reviewer called it "a brilliant, breezy, and often hilarious study of the 'cultural consequences of the information age.' Large and influential (especially in terms of their buying power), the Bobos have reformed society through culture rather than politics, and Brooks clearly outlines this passing of the high-class torch by analyzing nearly all aspects of life: consumption habits, business and lifestyle choices, entertainment, spirituality, politics, and education. Employing a method he calls 'comic sociology,' Brooks relies on keen observations, wit, and intelligence rather than statistics and hard theory to make his points. And by copping to his own Bobo status, he comes across as revealing rather than spiteful in his dead-on humor." SIGNED on the title page. Index. 284 pp. ISBN: 0-684853779.

    (less)

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81338
    View cart More details Price: $40.00
  • THE NEWS: Poems. by Brown, Jeffrey.
    Brown, Jeffrey.
    THE NEWS: Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, (2015). First edition - The first collection of poetry by this award-winning journalist, one in which he"re-imagines and re-tells his experiences through poems that explore stories hes covered, places hes gone, people hes met, the thrills and doubts of his profession, as well as the profound intimacy of family. In these pages we hear the narratives of artists, inmates, cadets, and survivors of the worlds tragedies." Introduction by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. Afterword by the author. xiv, 93 pp. ISBN: 978-1556594809.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (small piece cut out from the upper edge of the title page).

    Book ID: 77920
    Keywords: journalist, Poetry
    View cart More details Price: $15.00
  • A GAME OF LIES. by Cantrell, Rebecca.
    Cantrell, Rebecca.
    A GAME OF LIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2011) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third novel in her award winning series featuring Hannah Vogel, a young woman struggling to make it as a journalist in 1930s Berlin in the years of the rise of the Nazis. In this novel she is covering the 1936 Olympics while posing as a travel reporter and as a lover of an SS officer - and also smuggling secrets out of Germany to Switzerland. Glossary, author's note. 318 pp. ISBN: 978-0765327338.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70266
    View cart More details Price: $17.50
  • A TRACE OF SMOKE. by Cantrell, Rebecca.
    Cantrell, Rebecca.
    A TRACE OF SMOKE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2009). First edition - The author's first mystery, introducing Hannah Vogel, a young woman struggling to make it as a journalist in 1931 Berlin in the years of the rise of the Nazis. Glossary, author's note. Received the Bruce Alexander and Sue Feder awards for historical fiction. 300 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 64785
    View cart More details Price: $24.50
  • THE WORLD IS FLAT: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. by Friedman. Thomas L.
    Friedman. Thomas L.
    THE WORLD IS FLAT: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2005). Hardcover first edition - A " concise history of globalization, discussing a wide range of topics, from the 9/11 attacks to the growth of the middle class in both China and India" by this Pulitzer prize winning author. Index. viii, 488 pp. ISBN: 978-0374292881.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71850
    View cart More details Price: $20.00
  • THE NEXT CENTURY. by Halberstam, David.
    Halberstam, David.
    THE NEXT CENTURY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1991). Hardcover first edition - A book which reflects on the recent past and offers a wide-ranging perspective on the startling changes now reshaping the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, and an analysis of Japan's rise to its present position in the world's economy. I don't think he could have imagined how prophetic he was being when he said the American century is over! 126 pp. ISBN: 0-68810391X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79640
    View cart More details Price: $15.00
  • I'LL BE DAMNED IF I'LL DIE IN OAKLAND: A Sort of Travel Memoir. by Martinez, Al.
    Martinez, Al.
    I'LL BE DAMNED IF I'LL DIE IN OAKLAND: A Sort of Travel Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of some of his journeys around the world with his wife, and then children and grandchildren and even an always barking dog named Barney, by this Pulitzer Prize winning LA Times columnist. INSCRIBED on the half title page "For.... with all good wishes for a good road" and dated in the year of publication. Photographs. 225 pp. ISBN: 0-312-29087X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59466
    View cart More details Price: $27.50
  • DANCING UNDER THE MOON. by Martinez, Al.
    Martinez, Al.
    DANCING UNDER THE MOON.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, [1992.]. SIGNED first edition - Collection of essays - often humorous, sometimes poignant - about life in Los Angeles. INSCRIBED on the first page "For --- for a soul mate." 262 pp.

    Condition: Very good in printed gray wrappers.

    Book ID: 54563
    View cart More details Price: $20.00
  • Martinez, Al.
    CITY OF ANGLES: A Drive-by Portrait of Los Angeles.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - A series of episodes and anecdotes by this Pulitzer prize winning columnist twhich attempt to capture the spirit of Los Angeles as it is today. 160 pp. ISBN: 0-312-139446.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61745
    View cart More details Price: $18.50
  • MAKES ME WANNA HOLLER: A Young Black Man in America. by McCall, Nathan.
    McCall, Nathan.
    MAKES ME WANNA HOLLER: A Young Black Man in America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a "shattering and unflinchingly honest autobiography" by this Washington Post reporter. McCall did not fit the stereotypes: he was a smart kid from a caring family in a suburban black working-class neighborhood, but still wound up involved with drugs and gangs, and eventually in prison for armed robbery. This is not just an account of his troubled youth and how he turned his life around, but a look at how young black men feel in a society that does not value them. 404 pp. ISBN: 0-679412689.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56220
    View cart More details Price: $20.00
  • WE ARE NOW BEGINNING OUR DESCENT. by Meek, James.
    Meek, James.
    WE ARE NOW BEGINNING OUR DESCENT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Cannongate, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's fourth novel: "The world around journalist and would-be novelist Adam Kellas is cracking. As a war correspondent in the Afghan mountains during post-9/11 operations, Kellas reports on prescheduled surgical strikes with a nagging sense of complicity. At dinner parties in chic North London, he uneasily joins the debate of the wars from the comfort of their immaculate dinner tables. " 295 pp. ISBN: 978-1847671769.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 66895
    View cart More details Price: $16.50
  • THE LATE CANDIDATE. by Phillips, Mike.
    Phillips, Mike.
    THE LATE CANDIDATE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second hard-boiled crime novel by this author who was born in Guyana, but grew up in London. Features journalist Sam Dean - when his fiend Aston Edwards is murdered and dumped on the side of the roadside, Dean agrees to write an article about Aston's life and career as a controversial black councillor in London, but he also plans on digging until he finds out who killed Edwards. Winner of the Silver Dagger Award. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-312048661.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (short tear to top of dj spine, some rubbing to dj)

    Book ID: 67304
    View cart More details Price: $18.50
  • THE BOOKSELLER OF KABUL. by Seierstad, Asne.
    Seierstad, Asne.
    THE BOOKSELLER OF KABUL.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2003) dj. Hardcover - An account of the time Seierstad spent living with the family of thirteen in their four-roomed home. "Bookseller Sultan Khan defied the authorities for twenty years to supply books to the people of Kabul. He was arrested, interrogated and imprisoned by the communists and watched illiterate Taliban soldiers burn piles of his books in the street. He even resorted to hiding most of his stock in attics all over Kabul. But while Khan is passionate in his love of books and hatred of censorship, he is also a committed Muslim with strict views on family life. As an outsider, Seierstad is able to move between the private world of the women -…

    (more)

    Boston: Little Brown, (2003) dj. Hardcover - An account of the time Seierstad spent living with the family of thirteen in their four-roomed home. "Bookseller Sultan Khan defied the authorities for twenty years to supply books to the people of Kabul. He was arrested, interrogated and imprisoned by the communists and watched illiterate Taliban soldiers burn piles of his books in the street. He even resorted to hiding most of his stock in attics all over Kabul. But while Khan is passionate in his love of books and hatred of censorship, he is also a committed Muslim with strict views on family life. As an outsider, Seierstad is able to move between the private world of the women - including Khan's two wives - and the more public lives of the men. The result is an intimate and fascinating portrait of a family which also offers a unique perspective on a troubled country." Translated by Ingrid Christophersen. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-316-726052.

    (less)

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 60826
    View cart More details Price: $13.50
  • THE FORCE OF THINGS: A Marriage in War and Peace. by Stille, Alexander.
    Stille, Alexander.
    THE FORCE OF THINGS: A Marriage in War and Peace.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - "One evening in May 1948, my mother went to a party in New York with her first husband and left it with her second, my father. So begins the passionate and stormy union of Mikhail Kamenetzki, aka Ugo Stille, one of Italy's most celebrated journalists, and Elizabeth Bogert, a beautiful and charming young woman from the Midwest. Their immediate attraction and tumultuous marriage is part of a much larger story: the mass migration of Jews from fascist-dominated Europe in the 1930s and in the shadow of World War II. It is the story of a crucial, painful moment in history that reshaped much of American culture and…

    (more)

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - "One evening in May 1948, my mother went to a party in New York with her first husband and left it with her second, my father. So begins the passionate and stormy union of Mikhail Kamenetzki, aka Ugo Stille, one of Italy's most celebrated journalists, and Elizabeth Bogert, a beautiful and charming young woman from the Midwest. Their immediate attraction and tumultuous marriage is part of a much larger story: the mass migration of Jews from fascist-dominated Europe in the 1930s and in the shadow of World War II. It is the story of a crucial, painful moment in history that reshaped much of American culture and society--but also that of two seemingly incongruous people who managed to find love." 376 pp. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. ISBN: 9780374157425.

    (less)

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61253
    View cart More details Price: $18.50
  • DAILY EXPRESS: TRINIDAD UNDER SIEGE: The Muslimeen Uprising, 6 Days of Terror. by Trinidad Express (Lennox Grant, Keith Smith, Suzanne Lopez and others)
    Trinidad Express (Lennox Grant, Keith Smith, Suzanne Lopez and others)
    DAILY EXPRESS: TRINIDAD UNDER SIEGE: The Muslimeen Uprising, 6 Days of Terror.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback.

    Port of Spain, Trinidad: Trinidad Express Newspapers Ltd., 1990. First edition - "On Friday July 27, 1990 the Imam Abu Bakr's Muslim army stormed Parliament and held Prime Minister ANR Robinson and members of his Cabinet hostage until their unconditional surrender on Wednesday, August 1, 1990 " In addition to the day by day reporting of the events as they happened, this also contains some in-depth articles profiling the Muslimeen sect, who would mount the attack, and its leader Abu Bakr, written in the years and months before the attack took place which help to explain the growing tensions and conflicts between the radical sect and the government. Large format, printed on glossy stock and illustrated with black and white photographs throughout. 126 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in glossy illustrated wrappers (minor wear to covers, lower corner slightly bumped.). Uncommon.

    Book ID: 53953
    View cart More details Price: $100.00
  • CHINA IN THE MORNING: Impressions of a journey through China and Indo-China. by Wollaston, Nicholas.
    Wollaston, Nicholas.
    CHINA IN THE MORNING: Impressions of a journey through China and Indo-China.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Roy Publishers, (c. 1960) dj. Hardcover first edition - As an independent journalist, Wollaston traveled through Communist China, observing both the rapid progress the country was making and the drastic oppression and lack of freedom, and then he traveled through North and South Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, down the Mekong, and ending his journey at Angkor Wat. An interesting picture of the contrast between China and Southeast Asia in the years immediately preceding the Vietnam War. Illustrated throughout with photographs. Maps. 208 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, slight spine slant, in a very good unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68246
    View cart More details Price: $15.00