Monthly Archives: September 2018

Journalism Book Special!

Journalism is a central institution in the social, cultural, and political lives of communities, nations, and the world, and citizens rely on the information and analysis that journalists produce each day. Our new book series, Journalism in Perpective: Continuities and Disruptions explores journalism’s institutional features, including its roles, ethics, operations, and boundaries. Take a look at some of the books in the Journalism series (and some that aren’t in the series) that are now 30% to 50% off!

Use code JNLM2018 on our website or by calling (800)-621-2736.
Offer expires October 31st, 2018.


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Before Journalism Schools: How Gilded Age Reporters Learned the Rules by Randall S. Sumpter

Regularly $35 • Now $25 • 978-0-8262-2159-9 • hardcover

“Sumpter introduces the notion that the day’s news work rules were spread through communities of practice, that is, informal interpersonal networks involving ‘knowledge brokers,’ as well as through news fiction, newswriters’ autobiographies, and trade and general interest publications. The author’s early point about how studying this topic can offer insight into today’s technology-driven upsetting of the boundaries of journalism underscores why this study is important.”—Patricia Dooley, Wichita State University; author of Taking Their Political Place: Journalists and the Making of an Occupation and The Technology of Journalism: Cultural Agents, Cultural Icons


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The Struggle for the Soul of Journalism: The Pulpit Versus the Press, 1833-1923 by Ronald R. Rodgers

Regularly $40 • Now $30 • 978-0-8262-2158-2 • hardcover

“This may be a book about history, but its concerns are remarkably contemporary. Its central concern is the struggle for journalism that is both trustworthy and important, a concern that resonates with today’s society that urgently needs credible news reporting but that distrusts media more than ever. It should become essential reading for those who want to understand media criticism in the United States.”—John Ferré, University of Louisville; co-author of Good News: Social Ethics and the Press


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Tangled Bylines: A Father and Son Cover the Twentieth Century by Clyde H. Farnsworth

Regularly $26.95 • Now $20 • 978-0-8262-2108-7 • hardcover • 14 photos

“Two of the most respected bylines of twentieth century American newspapering were Clyde A. and Clyde H. Farnsworth. The son sweeps the reader along with his dad-from a police beat in small-town Ohio to the Communist revolution in China-and on his own journey-from the massive Billy Sol Estes scam in rural Texas to the miasma of post-Baby Doc Duvalier’s Haiti. A two-for-one tour de force.”—Lewis Simons, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-author of The Next Front: Southeast Asia and the Road to Global Peace with Islam


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Charles K. McClatchy and the Golden Era of American Journalism by Steven M. Avella

Regularly $36.95 • Now $25 • 978-0-8262-2068-4 • hardcover • 12 illus.

“Any historian searching for insight into the influences of early American newspapers on policy, the issues affecting the history and development of the American West, or simply the personality of such an imposing historical figure will find it in these pages.”—American Journalism


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Words Matter: Writing to Make a Difference Edited by Mary Kay Blakely and Amanda Dahling

Regularly $29.95 • Now $20 • 978-0-8262-2089-9 • hardcover

The book is divided into three broad categories: profiles, first person journalism, and personal memoirs, and includes the original articles as well as a “postscript” by the writers in which they discuss what they’ve learned about writing, journalism, and the business of getting published. Useful for students and instructors in writing programs, the book also appeals to writers interested in both the art and the craft of successful writing.


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Not So Wild a Dream by Eric Sevareid

Regularly $29.95 • Now $15 • 978-0-8262-1014-2 • paperback

In this brilliant first-person account of a young journalist’s experience during World War II, Sevareid records both the events of the war and the development of journalistic strategies for covering international affairs. He also recalls vividly his own youth in North Dakota, his decision to study journalism, and his early involvement in radio reporting during the beginnings of World War II.

“A beautifully written, idealistically inclined book that captured the youthful dreams of America and the postwar world. . . . What was once read as a personal story can now be seen as a part of our history.”New York Times


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Before THE BIG BONANZA: Dan De Quille’s Early Comstock Accounts Edited by donnelyn Curtis and Lawrence I. Berkove

Regularly $60 • Now $30 • 978-0-8262-2038-7 • hardcover • 15 illus., index

“Donnelyn Curtis, head of Special Collections at the University of Nevada Reno, and Lawrence Berkove, a widely published authority on Mark Twain and Western literature, have joined together to rescue fifty uncollected letters written by William Wright (better known by his pen name Dan De Quille) that appeared in newspapers and magazines between 1860 and 1863….Curtis and Berkove’s uncannily descriptive explanatory notes add much to this newly discovered literary ore.”Mark Twain Journal


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The Sagebrush Anthology: Literature from the Silver Age of the Old West Edited by Lawrence I. Berkove

Paperback: regularly $30 • Now $20 • 978-0-8262-1651-9 • 5 tables

Hardcover: regularly $50 • Now $25 • 978-0-8262-1662-5 • 5 tables

“A representative and lively collection. The Sagebrush School receives much comment, but we have not had, until now, an anthology which enables readers to experience firsthand the best of the writings produced during this brief, but important, period.”Joseph McCullough, coeditor of The Bible According to Mark Twain

Biography Book Special!

Biography month is just around the corner! Start early with five of our biographies that are 40% off.

Use code BIO2018 on our website or by calling (800)-621-2736.
Offer expires October 31st, 2018.


Hill - Public Private CitizenA Very Private Public Citizen: The Life of Grenville Clark by Nancy Peterson Hill

Regularly $24.95 • Now $15 • 978-0-8262-2091-2 • paperback • 24 illus.

An enthusiastic husband, father, and friend, Clark was a lawyer, civil rights activist, traveler, advisor, and world citizen at large. Memories from Clark’s family and friends weave through the book, as do Clark’s own inimitable observations on his life and the world in which he lived. A Very Private Public Citizen brings Clark out of the shadows, offering readers an inspiring example of a true patriot and humanitarian, more concerned with the well-being of his country and his fellow man than with his own fame.


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George Washington Carver: In His Own Words, Second Edition by Gary R. Kremer

Regularly $29.95 • Now $18 • 978-0-8262-2139-1 • hardcover • 14 illus.

“Kremer’s background and transitional comments, along with Carver’s writings, succeed in bringing Carver to life; helping readers to encounter, empathize with, and appreciate this complex, often contradictory man.”―The Journal of Southern History, for the first edition


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Henry Ware Lawton: Union Infantryman, Frontier Soldier, Charismatic Warrior by Michael E. Shay

Regularly $29.95 • Now $18 • 978-0-8262-2100-1 • hardcover • 24 illus.

“Shay provides an excellent balance between Lawton’s life and the historical context in which he lived. Lawton was a man of his times who shaped the society he lived in and the wars he fought.”—Tony R. Mullis, United States Army Command and General Staff College, author of Peacekeeping on the Plains: Army Operations in Bleeding Kansas


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American Tragedian: The Life of Edwin Booth by Daniel J. Watermeier

Regularly $55 • Now $33 • 978-0-8262-2048-6 • hardcover • 25 illus.

“One may say that any life or any company is without consequence, but well-done biographies and performance histories, such as Edwin Booth and American Tragedian, remind theatre historians that, without them, further histories will also suffer in consequence.”—Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism


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The Story of Rose O’Neill: An Autobiography by Miriam Formanek-Brunell

Regularly $35 • Now $21 • 978-0-8262-1106-4 • hardcover

In these memoirs, O’Neill reveals herself as a woman who preferred art, activism, and adventure to motherhood and marriage. Featuring photographs from the O’Neill family collection, The Story of Rose O’Neill fully reveals the ways in which she pushed at the boundaries of her generation’s definitions of gender in an effort to create new liberating forms.