You Don't Belong Here, by Elizabeth Becker

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Veteran journalist Elizabeth Becker tells the stories of three pioneering women war correspondents against the backdrop of the Vietnam War. Becker, who as a young reporter herself reported from Cambodia, describes how Frances FitzGerald, Catherine Leroy, and Kate Webb ventured from different backgrounds into war coverage—an area long dominated by men—and succeeded through their work and experiences to influence war reporting for generations.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781541768208
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Published: PublicAffairs - February 23rd, 2021

True Believer, by Abraham Riesman

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Who was Stan Lee, really? An influential producer who collaborated with some of the defining comics artists of his era? A grifter who took credit for the work of others to promote his own brand, then abandoned his collaborators to heartbreak and destitution? Or something else? The first great biography to emerge since Lee's death, True Believer is an origin story of the modern entertainment industry, a portrait of a man who never felt comfortable with the industry his tastes came to dominate, and--in its dizzying last third--a true crime story that rivals Bad Blood.

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ISBN: 9780593135716
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Published: Crown - February 16th, 2021

Pelosi, by Molly Ball

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As a native of the Bay Area and having once covered Baltimore politics as a journalist, I thought I knew everything about Nancy Pelosi, from her political roots in Charm City to her political ascent in San Francisco. But reading Ball’s excellent biography, I realized quickly that I knew less than I thought. Ball’s dispassionate reporting (which includes interviews with Pelosi) left me even more admiring of Pelosi’s extraordinary rise from housewife in the Mad Men era to the nation’s first woman Speaker of the House. Ball explores and explains the discipline, energy, tenacity, and sheer political skill required on Pelosi’s part, especially as she constantly confronted double standards as a woman. As flattering as the portrait is, it is not a whitewash but a rich portrait of an historic figure in American politics.

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$27.99
ISBN: 9781250252869
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - May 5th, 2020

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