By Gail Crowther,Peter K. Steinberg
By Robert L. Gale
Ambrose Bierce was once born in 1842 and mysteriously disappeared in 1914. in the course of his lifetime, he used to be a arguable and prolific author, and there's growing to be curiosity in his works. As a Union soldier in the course of the Civil battle, he witnessed bloodshed and the atrocities of conflict. After the conflict, he begun a occupation as a journalist in San Francisco, the place a lot of his newspaper columns have been packed with venom and bold. additionally, he wrote battle tales and stories of the supernatural, in addition to 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 consultant to his lifestyles and writings.
An starting essay overviews Bierce's contribution to literature and journalism, and a chronology summarizes crucial occasions in his lifestyles. the majority of the spouse includes alphabetically prepared entries on Bierce's significant works and characters and on ancient 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. the various entries record works for additional analyzing, and the ebook closes with a specific, normal bibliography. due to Bierce's drawback with such a lot of problems with his day, the quantity bargains a necessary viewpoint on American tradition through the time within which he lived.
By Bob Cole,Stephen Brunt
If you're a hockey fan, you recognize Bob Cole's mythical voice.
He has performed the play-by-play for a few of hockey's best-remembered video games, together with the Summit sequence, Canada's gold-medal video game in Salt Lake urban, and two decades of Stanley Cup finals. The infectious pleasure in his voice, his boyish love of the sport, and his uncanny skill to count on the play have earned him the love of generations of fanatics, induction into the corridor of reputation, and the unofficial identify of most sensible hockey broadcaster ever.
Now, for the 1st time, readers will see Cole on the centre of the tale instead of looking at it from the published sales space. We meet the younger guy starting to be up in Newfoundland within the years earlier than it joins Canada. We see him speak his means into Foster Hewitt's place of work and into his first activity. and naturally we see probably the most adored gamers within the online game behind the curtain: at the aircraft again from Russia in 1972, rubbing elbows with Bobby Orr; within the hallway at the outdated Montreal discussion board, operating into Jean Beliveau; assembly younger gamers like Steve Stamkos, who grew up hearing him on Hockey evening in Canada.
Written with the professional support of vastly bestselling writer and revered broadcaster Stephen Brunt, those tales come to lifestyles with the attraction and element of a talk with Cole. They sound like Cole.
not anyone has been in the direction of the sport through the years than Cole, and not anyone is extra heavily linked to all we adore concerning the online game than the fellow whose eyes we have seen it notwithstanding. Now we are going to see much more via those self same eyes and in that unforgettable voice.
By Jonatan Meir,Jeffrey G. Amshalem
Michael Levi Rodkinson (1845–1904) used to be a journalist, writer, and writer whose literary tasks spanned various nations and continents. Hero to a few and scoundrel to others, Rodkinson was once a polemical determine whose ideals underwent many ameliorations over the process his lifestyles, most importantly from Hasidism to combative Haskalah to finally looking forward to the neo-Romantic developments of the early 20th century. all through his occupation, Rodkinson’s writing challenged the accepted genres of the literature of Hasidism and the Haskalah, shaping the spiritual realities of his readers and articulating a non secular and group lifestyles between Jews, who took his principles to center in stunning ways.
this present day, Rodkinson is usually often called a minor Hasidic writer and writer, a characterization in keeping with the feedback of his rivals instead of on his writings. In Literary Hasidism, Meir attracts upon these writings and their reception to give a totally diversified photograph of this colourful and influential author. interpreting Rodkinson’s lifelong function as a catalyzing agent of other cultural phenomena, his diversified publishing actions, and his writings of their respective levels, Meir offers readers a provocative new vantage element from which to think about this divisive, enigmatic figure.
By Conrad M. Leighton
He additionally wrote nearly day-by-day letters domestic to his parents—personal dispatches choked with frank statement and poignant, from time to time hectic, anecdotes. His tales and letters are mixed the following in chronological order, supplying a richly certain narrative of strive against in Vietnam.
By Mario Andreose
By Frank Mankiewicz,Joel L. Swerdlow
“I first met Robert Kennedy simply because I spoke Spanish. I spoke Spanish as the U.S. military taught me that earlier than sending me to France, Belgium, and Germany to struggle Hitler’s military. This makes whole feel while you're accustomed to army bureaucracy.”
Such is the trademark wit of Frank Mankiewicz. along with his dry humorousness and self-deprecating humility—despite his many accomplishments—Frank’s voice speaks from the pages of in order i used to be Saying... in a fashion that's either conversational and profound. sooner than he died in 2014 Frank’s interesting existence took him from Beverly Hills to the battlefields of Europe; from the halls of energy in Washington D.C. to the some distance corners of the realm. A lifelong pupil of humanity and mentor to many, together with presidents, Frank was once a loving father, husband, and buddy, and his legacy is will suffer for generations.
Born into Hollywood royalty yet decided to make his personal means, Frank served in international struggle , wrote speeches for Robert Kennedy, ran a presidential crusade, carried messages to Fidel Castro, served as president of nationwide Public Radio (helping create Morning Edition), and as neighborhood director for the Peace Corps. evidently this type of lengthy and fascinating existence gave upward thrust to a myriad of reviews, and Frank was once now not afraid to percentage them. during this fascinating, insightful, and sometimes funny memoir, Frank remembers his favourite thoughts whereas sharing his critiques on every thing from Zionism to smartphones. Imbued with the character of 1 of the 20 th century’s such a lot proficient raconteurs, in order i used to be Saying... invokes nostalgia for the earlier whilst it supplies desire for the future.
By Tom Nolan
Now, within the first full-length biography of this notable and influential author, a far fuller photo emerges of a guy to whom hiding issues got here as moment nature. whereas it used to be no mystery that Ross Macdonald was once the pseudonym of Kenneth Millar -- a Santa Barbara guy married to a different strong secret author, Margaret Millar -- his professional biography used to be spare. Drawing on unrestricted entry to the Kenneth and Margaret Millar files, on greater than 40 years of correspondence, and on enormous quantities of interviews with those that knew Millar good, writer Tom Nolan has performed a masterful task of filling within the blanks among the psychologically complicated novels and the author's existence -- either mystery and overt.
Ross Macdonald got here to crime-writing in truth. Born in northern California to Canadian mom and dad, Kenneth Millar grew up in Ontario nearly fatherless, terrible, and with a mom whose psychological balance was once greatly in query. From the age of twelve, younger Millar was once combating, stealing, and breaking social and ethical legislation; by way of his personal admission, he slightly escaped being a legal. Years later, Millar could come to work out himself in his stories' wrongdoers. "I would not have to be violent," he acknowledged, "My books are."
How this younger guy got here to be essentially the most wonderful graduate scholars within the heritage of the collage of Michigan and the way this author, who excelled in a style all too frequently appeared down upon through literary critics, got here to have a lifelong friendship with Eudora Welty are all tested within the pages of Tom Nolan's meticulous biography. We come to a sympathetic realizing of the Millars' lengthy, and infrequently rancorous, marriage and in their existence in Santa Barbara, California, with their in basic terms daughter, Linda, whose felony and emotional traumas lie on the very center of the tale. yet we additionally persist with the trajectory of a literary profession that started within the pages of Manhunt and ended with the nice appreciate of such fellow writers as Marshall McLuhan, Hugh Kenner, Nelson Algren, and Reynolds fee, and the longtime unusual writer Alfred A. Knopf.
As Ross Macdonald: A Biography makes abundantly transparent, Ross Macdonald's maximum personality -- above and past his well-known Lew Archer -- was once none except his writer, Kenneth Millar.
By Qidong Zhang
I have discovered the articles written by way of Qidong Zhang (Kelly) for China day-by-day united states to be a number of the very finest assurance of Silicon Valley which i've got ever learn. The articles are transparent, accomplished and compelling. Interviews convey out the essence of the themes lined with no pointless and diverting testimony. while direct prices are valuable they're constantly integrated. most significantly, Qidong is attached to a large community of the head expertise in Silicon Valley.
She cultivates the movers and shakers and so they wish to proportion their perspectives together with her. i actually try and learn every little thing she has written and it's been a thrilling schooling for me.
With a main Journalism venture nowadays the enhancing of figuring out among China and the U.S., Qidong Zhang (Kelly) has emerged as a hugely gifted and perceptive analyst. trained in China and US, she absorbed the tradition of her graduate reviews in Arkansas and California, and now brilliantly enlightens readers in either one of her nations approximately how a lot alike they're, after all.
Qidong Zhang (Kelly) is the correct journalist to bridge the space among China and the U.S. in informing the general public – she is aware either cultures in detail via schooling and private adventure. Her articles written for China day-by-day united states express an extraordinary figuring out of either international locations and why it can be crucial for americans to appreciate China and for the chinese language to appreciate the United States.
By Andy Furillo,Tommy Lasorda
As a reporter, columnist, editor, and pioneer of activities speak radio, the Steamer dished out perception and realizing to Southern California activities enthusiasts whereas la grew right into a activities empire. On his watch, L.A. got the Rams from Cleveland, the Dodgers from Brooklyn, and the Lakers from Minneapolis. He coated all of them whereas they gained championships for the city.
In The Steamer: Bud Furillo and the Golden Age of L.A. Sports, Furillo’s son, Andy, himself an established newspaperman, makes use of his father’s lens to offer concentration to the city’s upward thrust as a activities empire. The Steamer is a heritage of a superb activities city at its such a lot dynamic, instructed from the viewpoint of a mythical reporter who used his out of the ordinary entry to bare the interior tale of the best athletes and groups to ever play in Los Angeles.