Good News, Bad News... a secret agent is trained to try to think of every possible outcome and eventuality. Who could have guessed, though, that a bureaucratic error would send two men to the same ´cover´ job, working in a shabby photo-processing booth, where each must keep his real identity secret from the other, while awaiting orders. Or that those orders would be to assassinate... each other. Thrown together by this apparently ghastly mistake, Charlie and George decide to go on the run together. In the whole world, the only people they can trust are each other. Or can they? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gordon Griffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/001622/bk_howe_001622_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This memoir by Dan Rather - one of the most pre-eminent journalists of our time - is told in a straightforward and conversational manner. Rather, - who has won every prestigious journalism award in his distinguished career - discusses all the big stories from his decades of reporting. This very personal accounting includes (but is certainly not limited to) his dismissal from CBS, the Abu Ghraib story, the George W. Bush Air National Guard controversy, his coverage of the JFK assassination, the origin of ´´Hurricane Dan´´, as well as inside stories about all the top personalities Dan has either interviewed or worked with over his remarkable career. Also included are Dan´s thoughts and reflections on the state of journalism today and what he sees for its future, as well as never-before-revealed personal observations and commentary. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Rather. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000849/bk_hach_000849_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bunk traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly American phenomenon, examining what motivates hucksters and makes the rest of us so gullible. Disturbingly, Young finds that fakery is woven from stereotype and suspicion, race being the most insidious American hoax of all. He chronicles how Barnum came to fame by displaying figures like Joice Heth, a black woman whom he pretended was the 161-year-old nursemaid to George Washington, and What Is It?, an African-American man Barnum professed was a newly discovered missing link in evolution. Bunk then turns to the hoaxing of history and the ways that forgers, plagiarists, and journalistic fakers invent backstories and falsehoods to sell us lies about themselves and about the world in our own time, from pretend Native Americans Grey Owl and Nasdijj to the deadly imposture of Clark Rockefeller, from the made-up memoirs of James Frey to the identity theft of Rachel Dolezal. In this brilliant and timely work, Young asks what it means to live in a post-factual world of ´´truthiness´´ where everything is up for interpretation and everyone is subject to a pervasive cynicism that damages our ideas of reality, fact, and art. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mirron Willis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/001407/bk_high_001407_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From her years as a presidential press secretary to her debates with colleagues on Fox News´ The Five, Dana Perino reveals the lessons she´s learned that have guided her through life, including stories from behind the scenes at the White House with President George W. Bush that the cameras never captured. Thoughtful, inspiring, and often surprising, And the Good News Is... traces Dana´s unlikely journey through politics, the White House, and television. She has an uncanny ability for knowing what to say and how best to say it. A recurring theme in And the Good News Is... is that planning has never worked for Dana; every time she has made a plan, something unexpected - and often better - has happened. And the Good News Is... blends a candid self-portrait with advice for allowing one´s very best personality traits to shine through, emphasizing that dignity and civility are choices we make for ourselves. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Orlagh Cassidy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/002074/bk_hach_002074_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Walter´s Perspective provides a unique glimpse into the rough-and-tumble Chicago news business as seen through the eyes of one of its legendary players. From his first news job working as a legman to his later role as a news anchor and political commentator, Jacobson battled along the front lines of an industry undergoing dramatic changes. While it is ultimately Jacobson´s story, a memoir of a long and distinguished (and sometimes highly controversial) career, it is also an insider´s account of the inner workings of Chicago television news, including the ratings games, the process of defining news and choosing stories, the media´s power and its failures, and the meddling by corporate and network executives. As a reporter, Jacobson was regularly contentious and confrontational. Yet it was this gutsy attitude that put him at the top of the news game, enabling him to get inside information on Chicago government and politics, and helped him become the first local television reporter to be granted a visa to visit Communist China. Jacobson recollects his interactions with Chicago mayors Richard J. and Richard M. Daley, Jane Byrne, Harold Washington, and Rahm Emanuel; recounts his coverage of such fascinating news stories as the violent 1968 Democratic National Convention and the execution of convicted mass murderer John Wayne Gacy; and recalls his reporting on and interviews with Louis Farrakhan, governors George Ryan and Rod Blagojevich, and Barack Obama. The book is published by Sourthern Illinois University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Sipple. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048036/bk_acx0_048036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Roger Mudd joined CBS in 1961 and rose to fame as the congressional correspondent, covering the historic Senate filibuster debate over the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Mudd was there to see Dan Rather going toe-to-toe with the Nixon White House, Marvin Kalb deciphering the State Department, Daniel Schorr bird-dogging Watergate, Lesley Stahl and Connie Chung staking out all the president´s men, George Herman presiding over Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer covering the Pentagon like a police reporter, and Eric Sevareid making what he called ´´small sounds in the night.´´The Place to Be is the story of both a unique news bureau - instrumental at the time in setting the agenda at home and abroad on issues like Vietnam, civil rights, and Watergate - and of one reporter´s passion and commitment to the pursuit of news. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger Mudd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/puba/000021/bk_puba_000021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Before Barbara Walters, before Katie Couric, there was Nancy Dickerson. The first female member of the Washington TV news corps, Nancy was the only woman covering many of the most iconic events of the 1960s. She was the first reporter to speak to President Kennedy after his inauguration, and she was on the Mall with Martin Luther King, Jr., during the march on Washington; she had dinner with LBJ the night after Kennedy was assassinated and got late-night calls from President Nixon. Ambitious, beautiful, and smart, she dated senators and congressmen and got advice and accolades from Edward R. Murrow. She was one of President Johnson´s favorite reporters, and he often greeted her on-camera with a familiar ´´Hello, Nancy´´. In the ´60s, Nancy and her husband, Wyatt Dickerson, were Washington´s golden couple, and the capital´s power brokers coveted invitations to swank dinners at their estate on the Potomac. Growing up in the shadow of Nancy´s fame, John Dickerson rarely saw his mother. This frank memoir - part remembrance, part discovery - describes a freewheeling childhood in which Nancy Dickerson was rarely around unless John was in trouble or she was throwing a party for the president and John was instructed to check the coats. By the time John was old enough to know what the news was, his mother was no longer in the national spotlight and he didn´t see why she should be. He thought she was a liar and a phony. When he was 14, his parents divorced, and he moved in with his father. As an adult, John found himself in Washington, a reporter covering her old beat. A long-delayed connection between mother and son began, only to be cut short by Nancy´s death in 1997. In her journals, letters, and yellowed newspaper clippings, John discovered the woman he never knew - an icon in television history whose achievement was the result of her relentless determination to reinvent herself and excel. On Her Trail is a fascinating picture of the early days 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Newbern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009000/bk_sans_009000_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Puppetry´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: Glenn Beck´s crusade against George Soros.OUR FAR-FLUNG CORRESPONDENTS´´Are You the Messiah?´´, by Lauren Collins: Raj Patel gets a following he wasn’t expecting. PERSONAL HISTORY´´The Fun Stuff´´, by James Wood: My life as Keith Moon. BOOKS´´Dead Certain´´, by George Packer: The Presidential memoirs of George W. Bush.SHOUTS & MURMURS´´Nutty´´, by Paul Rudnick: Mr. Peanut gets a makeover, a voice and his first sidekick.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Command Performances´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The King’s Speech and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/101124/pe_nyer_101124_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Introduction Jim Dorn and George Selgin on their new books on monetary policy. Jonah Goldberg on the dangers of growing populism and nationalism. Mustafa Akyol on liberty and Islam. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on the government’s abuse of stingrays for surveillance. Robert L. Bradley Jr. on the principles of a classical liberal energy policy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caleb Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/170410/sp_cato_170410_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.