THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF JOURNALISM
Edited by Jon E. Lewis. Eyewitness reports demonstrate why journalism is called the "first draft of history." Covering such diverse topics as war, politics, sports, disasters, crime, fashion, humor, civil rights, and culture, this unique encyclopedic collection includes articles, editorials, reviews, commentary, interviews, and reportage by such award-winning and event-making writers as H.L. Mencken, Studs Terkel, William Shirer, Harrison Salisbury, Tom Wolfe, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, and John Hersey. Samples of the 101 crisply written dispatches: Charles Dickens witnesses an execution, Stephen Crane reports from the Spanish-American War, Jack London describes the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Martha Gellhorn attends a Mississippi lynching, and Robert Fisk details a cruise missile strike on Iraq. Carroll and Graf. 546 pages. ©2003.
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