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9780786711697

The Mammoth Book of Journalism: 101 Masterpieces from the Finest Writers and Reporters, Including Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, Martha Gell

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    9780786711697

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    0786711698

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-07-01
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group
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Summary

While it's said that journalism is the first draft of history, The Mammoth Book of Journalism demonstrates that sometimes the reporters have outdone the historians in analyzing great events and bringing them to life. Veteran editor and former journalist Jon E. Lewis has chosen the best articles, editorials, reviews, commentary, interviews, and reportage for this unique anthology, which spans from Charles Dickens on "Execution by Guillotine" and Mark Twain on "Americans Abroad" to contemporary reporting of the first McDonald's in Moscow and the funeral of Princess Diana. Covering such diverse topics as war, politics, sports, disasters, crime, fashion, humor, civil rights, and culture, this unique encyclopedic collection features such award-winning and event-making writers as H. L. Mencken, Martha Gellhorn, Studs Terkel, William Shirer, Harrison Salisbury, Tom Wolfe, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, John Hersey, and many more. Whether with the humor of P. J. O'Rourke, the film criticism of Pauline Kael, the observations of Bill Byrson, the book reviews of Dorothy Parker, or the political analysis of I. F. Stone, The Mammoth Book of Journalism will delight and inform not only the student of the modern newspaper but also lovers of history-in-the-making.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION ix
CHARLES DICKENS,
A Man is Guillotined in Rome, 1845
1(5)
CHARLES DICKENS,
A Sleep to Startle Us, 1852
6(9)
WILLIAM HOWARD RUSSELL,
The Battle of Balaclava, 1854
15(13)
WILLIAM HOWARD RUSSELL,
Moscow Goes to Town, 1856
28(8)
GEORGE AUGUSTUS SALA,
Explosion Aboard the Great Eastern, 1859
36(4)
GEORGE W. SMALLEY,
The Contest in Maryland, 1862
40(16)
MARK TWAIN,
The American Assault on the Pyramids, 1869
56(7)
ARCHIBALD FORBES,
The Suppression of the Paris Commune, 1871
63(8)
JOE MELVIN,
Extermination of the Kelly Gang, 1880
71(8)
GEORGE WARRINGTON STEEVENS,
The Attack on the Atbara, 1898
79(4)
STEPHEN CRANE,
Marines Signalling Under Fire at Guantanamo, 1899
83(7)
J.E. DILLON,
"Ah, You Cowards": The Second Trial of Dreyfus, 1899
90(5)
WINSTON S. CHURCHILL,
Escape, 1900
95(12)
JACK LONDON,
The Story of an Eye-Witness: The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906
107(7)
G. WARD-PRICE,
My Zeppelin Crash, 1910
114(4)
PHILIP GIBES,
The Siege of Sidney Street, 1923
118(4)
RICHARD HARDING DAVIS,
Saw German Army Roll On Like Fog, 1914
122(3)
HENRY G. WALES,
Death Comes to Mata Hari, 1917
125(3)
JOHN REED,
A Day That Shook the World, 1919
128(9)
H.J. GREENWALL,
Red Terror in Berlin, 1919
137(4)
ARTHUR RANSOMS,
A Trip Up the Volga, 1921
141(4)
KIRKE L. SIMPSON,
Bugles Sound Taps for Warrior's Requiem, 1921
145(6)
WEBB MILLER,
Landru is Executed, 1922
151(3)
GRANTLAND RICE,
Notre Dame's "Four Horsemen", 1924
154(6)
J.J. JONES,
Total Eclipse of the Sun, 1927
160(4)
DOROTHY PARKER,
A Book of Great Short Stories, 1927
164(3)
ELLIOTT V. BELL,
24 October 1929 - Wall Street Crashes!, 1929
167(5)
CLAUD COCKBURN,
Interview with Al Capone, 1930
172(3)
JOHN DOS PASSOS,
Red Day on Capitol Hill, 1931
175(4)
D. SEFTON DELMER,
Reichstag Fire, 1933
179(3)
WESTBROOK PEGLER,
Are Wrestlers People?, 1934
182(4)
H.R.S. PHILPOTT,
The Gresford Colliery Disaster, 1934
186(5)
JOSEPH COOKMAN,
Louisiana's Kingfisk Lies in State, 1935
191(4)
JONATHAN MITCHELL,
Joe Louis Never Smiles, 1935
195(5)
JOHN STEINBECK,
Death in the Dust, 1936
200(5)
MARTHA GELLHORN,
Justice at Night, 1936
205(7)
GEORGE ORWELL,
The Brookers, 1937
212(7)
ERNEST HEMINGWAY,
The Loyalists, 1938
219(7)
JOHN GUNTHER,
A Portrait of Hitler, 1940
226(14)
WILLIAM L. SHIRER,
France Surrenders, 1940
240(5)
EDWARD R. MURROW,
A Report During the Blitz, 1940
245(3)
O.D. GALLAGHER,
The Loss of Repulse, 1941
248(11)
ERNIE PYLE,
The Death of Captain Waskow, 1944
259(3)
WILLIAM L. LAURENCE,
A Mushroom Cloud, 1945
262(3)
JOHN HERSEY,
Hiroshima, 1945
265(5)
HOMER BIGART,
Hope This is the Last One, Baby, 1945
270(4)
GEORGE ORWELL,
"The Moon Under Water", 1946
274(3)
MAURICE FAGENGS,
Sentence Day at Nuremberg, 1946
277(4)
JOHN HISLOP,
The Grand National: The View from the Saddle, 1947
281(3)
JIMMY CANNON,
Club Fighter, 1948
284(10)
JAMES MORRIS,
Everest Conquered, 1953,
294(6)
ALISTAIR COOKS,
Billy Graham in New York, 1955
300(7)
DONALD EDGAR,
The Wedding of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier, 1956
307(3)
D. SEFTON DELMER,
The Revolution in Hungary, 1956
310(2)
SAM WHITE,
Picasso, 75, Gets a Surprise Present, 1956
312(3)
BOB ADIE,
The Sportswriter, 1957
315(3)
RELMAN MORIN,
Little Rock - Violence at Central High, 1957
318(3)
R.M. MACCOLL,
Woman Stoned to Death, 1958
321(4)
EDWIN TETLOW,
Inside the Cuban Revolution, 1958
325(13)
HUMPHREY TYLER,
Eye-witness at Sharpeville, 1960
338(3)
MARK ARNOLD-FORSTER,
The Berlin Wall, 1961
341(5)
GLORIA STEINEM,
I Was a Playboy Bunny, 1963
346(7)
MERRIMAN SMITH,
Kennedy Assassinated, 1963
353(2)
TOM WOLFE,
The Magic Bus, 1964
355(6)
DAVID LEITCH,
Norman Mailer's Night Out, 1965
361(6)
NORMAN MAILER,
A Vote for Bobby K, 1965
367(3)
JOHN CROSBY,
London, The Most Exciting City in the World, 1965
370(7)
MAUREEN CLEAVE,
John Lennon "We're More Popular Than Jesus Now", 1966
377(6)
DAVID MILLER,
England Win the World Cup, 1966
383(5)
WILLIAM REES-MOGG,
Who Breaks a Butterfly on a Wheel?, 1967
388(4)
MICHAEL HERR,
Airmobility, Dig It, 1967-8
392(7)
RICHARD GOTT,
US Intelligence Agent in at Che Guevara's Death, 1967
399(3)
ALISTAIR COOKS,
A Mule Cortege for the Apostle of the Poor, 1968
402(4)
JOHN FETTERMAN,
P.F.C. Gibson Comes Home, 1968
406(6)
GREIL MARCUS,
Woodstock, 1969
412(5)
SEYMOUR M. HERSH,
My Lai: Lieutenant Accused of Murdering 109 Civilians, 1969
417(4)
SALLY BEAUMAN,
But the People are Beautiful, 1971
421(13)
HUNTER S. THOMPSON,
Fear and Loathing at the 1972 Republican Convention, 1972
434(5)
CLIVE JAMES,
Drained Crystals, 1973
439(3)
PETER JENKINS,
Miss Woods Puts Her Foot In It, 1973
442(3)
SIMON WINCHESTER,
Rattle of a Broken Man, 1974
445(4)
SYDNEY H. SCHANBERG,
An American Reporter's Brief Brush with Arrest and Death, 1975
449(2)
GEORGE FRANK,
A Member of the Manson Gang Tries to Kill President Ford, 1975
451(2)
JILL TWEEDIS,
Letter from a Fainthearted Feminist, 1981
453(4)
MAX HASTINGS,
Max Hastings Leads the Way: The First Man into Port Stanley, 1982
457(7)
ROBERT FISK,
"It was the Christians": Massacre at Chatila Refugee Camp, 1982
464(4)
GORE VIDAL,
A Yankee in Outer Mongolia, 1982
468(8)
MARTIN AMIS,
The World According to Spielberg,1982
476(6)
JAMES CAMERON,
Sacred Blues, 1982
482(3)
SIMON HOGGART,
Britannia Runs the Shop, 1983
485(8)
IAN JACK,
Modern Life is Rubbish, 1985
493(6)
I. VEDENEEVA,
The Ultimate Step, 1989
499(9)
MARY ANN GWINN,
A Deadly Call of the Wild, 1989
508(4)
JIM MURRAY,
One Man's Sun-baked Theory on Athletic Supremacy, 1989
512(4)
JONATHAN STEELS,
McDonald's In Moscow, 1990
516(2)
JOHN SIMPSON,
The Bombing of Baghdad, 1991
518(8)
MARK FRITZ,
Back with a Vengeance: Refugee Rebels Battle to Conquer Hell, 1994
526(3)
JON KRAKAUER,
Death at the Top of the World, 1997
529(3)
JONATHAN FREEDLAND,
The Homecoming, 1997
532(2)
JOHN F. BURNS,
An Afghan Village, Destroyed, 1997
534(5)
ROBERT FISK,
The clock said 7.55 - precisely the time the missle struck, 2003
539(2)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 541

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