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 Paperbacks 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.
At last, the definitive history of Al Capone, Eliot Ness´s Untouchables, and gangster-era Chicago - a landmark magnum opus on America´s great crime epic that reads like a novel ´´REVOLUTIONIZES OUR UNDERSTANDING OF AL CAPONE AND ELIOT NESS.´´ — Matthew Pearl • ´´GRIPPING. READS LIKE A NOVEL.´´ — Chicago magazine • ´´AN EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENT.´´ — Sara Paretsky In 1929, thirty-year-old gangster Al Capone ruled both Chicago´s underworld and its corrupt government. To a public who scorned Prohibition, ´´Scarface´´ became a local hero and national celebrity. But after the brutal St. Valentine´s Day Massacre transformed Capone into ´´Public Enemy Number One,´´ the federal government found an unlikely new hero in a twenty-seven-year-old Prohibition agent named Eliot Ness. Chosen to head the legendary law enforcement team known as ´´The Untouchables,´´ Ness set his sights on crippling Capone´s criminal empire. Today, no underworld figure is more iconic than Al Capone and no lawman as renowned as Eliot Ness. Yet in 2016 the Chicago Tribune wrote, ´´Al Capone still awaits the biographer who can fully untangle, and balance, the complexities of his life,´´ while revisionist historians have continued to misrepresent Ness and his remarkable career. Enter Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz, a unique and vibrant writing team combining the narrative skill of a master novelist with the scholarly rigor of a trained historian. Collins is the New York Times bestselling author of the gangster classic Road to Perdition . Schwartz is a rising-star historian whose work anticipated the fake-news phenomenon. Scarface and the Untouchable draws upon decades of primary source research—including the personal papers of Ness and his associates, newly released federal files, and long-forgotten crime magazines containing interviews with the gangsters and G-men themselves. Collins and Schwartz have recaptured a bygone bullet-ridden era while uncovering the previously unrevealed truth behind Scarface´s downfall. Together they have crafted the definitive work on Capone, Ness, and the battle for Chicago.
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.