April 20, 2015

Renata Adler spoke about his book, After the Tall Timber, at Politics & Prose on Monday, April 20, 2015.

Kerr introduced Bernie Gunther in his 1989 March Violets. Now in his tenth thriller, Bernie, decorated WWI veteran, widower, and tough-talking, somewhat cynical Berlin private investigator, has been ordered by Hitler’s Propaganda Minister to go to Croatia. There Bernie gets tangled up with the Ustashe, witnesses shocking acts of brutality, and tries to figure out how these events are connected to a rising film star back at home. Kerr is in conversation with novelist James Grady.

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By Renata Adler, Michael Wolff (Preface by)
ISBN: 9781590178799
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Published: New York Review Books - April 7th, 2015

THE STORY by Judith Miller

April 16, 2015

Judith Miller spoke about her book, The Story, at Politics & Prose on Thursday, April 16, 2015.

Now a Fox News commentator and adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Miller is as well-known for being part of a story as for any she’s written. Her memoir traces her childhood and rise from covering national politics at The New York Times to holding top positions at the paper’s bureaus in Cairo, Paris, and Washington. But the book’s focus is Miller’s reporting on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, reports that proved erroneous and cost her her job, though her refusal at the time to reveal her sources earned her the Society of Professional Journalists’ First Amendment Award. Miller is in conversation with William Drozdiak.

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ISBN: 9781476716022
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 19th, 2016


January 6, 2015

Joel Simon spoke about his book, The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom, at Politics & Prose on Monday January 05, 2014.

Journalists are being imprisoned and killed in record numbers. Online surveillance is annihilating privacy, and the Internet can be brought under government control at any time. Joel Simon, the executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, warns that we can no longer assume our global information ecosystem is stable, protected, and robust. Journalists--and the crucial news they report--are increasingly vulnerable to attack by authoritarian governments, militants, criminals, and terrorists, who all seek to use technology, political pressure, and violence to set the global information agenda.

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ISBN: 9780231160643
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Published: Columbia University Press - November 11th, 2014