Overload:Finding the Truth in Today´s Deluge of News Bob Schieffer, H. Andrew Schwartz
Broadcast Hysteria:Orson Welles´s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News Hill and Wang A. Brad Schwartz
Grandma´s Dead:Breaking Bad News with Baby Animals William Morrow Amanda Mccall, Ben Schwartz
In Broadcast Hysteria, A. Brad Schwartz examines the history behind the infamous radio play. Did it really spawn a wave of mass hysteria? Schwartz is the first to examine the hundreds of letters sent directly to Orson Welles after the broadcast. He draws upon them, and hundreds more sent to the FCC, to recapture the roiling emotions of a bygone era, and his findings challenge conventional wisdom. Relatively few listeners believed an actual attack was underway. But even so, Schwartz shows that Welles´s broadcast prompted a different kind of ´´mass panic´´ as Americans debated the bewitching power of the radio and the country´s vulnerabilities in a time of crisis. Schwartz´s original research, gifted storytelling, and thoughtful analysis make Broadcast Hysteria a groundbreaking work of media history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Runnette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000938/bk_high_000938_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On this edition of Fresh Air, host Terry Gross talks with Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down. Bowden is also the author of the cover story for the May issue of The AtlanticMonthly. The story is Tales of the Tyrant: The Private Life and InnerWorld of Saddam Hussein. Essayist Richard Rodriquez from The Lehrer News Hour will discuss his latest book. And, a classical recording review from critic Lloyd Schwartz. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020404/rt_whyy_020404_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Als schippernde Reporter der ´´Birdy News´´ getarnt, schmuggeln sich Henry Bates und Becky Flemming unter die vogelvernarrten Passagiere eines Luxusliners: Schönheitschirurg Dr. Malcolm Sadicarus steht im Verdacht, hinter den Kulissen der maritimen Papageienschau ein großes Ding zu drehen. Es kommt zu Turbulenzen - und da John Simmons undercover in der Kombüse werkelt, wird nicht nur den gefiederten Kreuzfahrtgästen schlecht... 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Stephan Schwartz, Charles Rettinghaus, Dorette Hugo, Utz Richter, Thomas Franke. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pand/000055/bk_pand_000055_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
In Cows Save the Planet, journalist Judith D. Schwartz looks at soil as a crucible for our many overlapping environmental, economic, and social crises. Schwartz reveals that for many of these problems - climate change, desertification, biodiversity loss, droughts, floods, wildfires, rural poverty, malnutrition, and obesity - there are positive, alternative scenarios to the degradation and devastation we face. In each case, our ability to turn these crises into opportunities depends on how we treat the soil. Drawing on the work of thinkers and doers, renegade scientists and institutional whistleblowers from around the world, Schwartz challenges much of the conventional thinking about global warming and other problems. For example, land can suffer from undergrazing as well as overgrazing, since certain landscapes, such as grasslands, require the disturbance from livestock to thrive. Regarding climate, when we focus on carbon dioxide, we neglect the central role of water in soil - ´´green water´´ - in temperature regulation. And much of the carbon dioxide that burdens the atmosphere is not the result of fuel emissions, but from agriculture; returning carbon to the soil not only reduces carbon dioxide levels but also enhances soil fertility. Cows Save the Planet is at once a primer on soil´s pivotal role in our ecology and economy, a call to action, and an antidote to the despair that environmental news so often leaves us with. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Judith D. Schwartz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102257/bk_acx0_102257_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.