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The Princeton reader : contemporary essays by writers and journalists at Princeton University

Author: John McPhee; Carol Rigolot; Princeton University.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
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Dealing with subjects ranging from a Swedish hotel made of ice to the enigma of UFOs, from a tragedy on Lake Minnetonka to the gold mine of cyberpornography, this book presents over 90 essays. It  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John McPhee; Carol Rigolot; Princeton University.
ISBN: 9780691143071 0691143072 9780691143088 0691143080
OCLC Number: 587249017
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 389 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface / John McPhee --
Aliens / Joel Achenbach --
Baby Jessica ; History: How American Myths Are Made / Evan Thomas --
If You Want to Humble an Empire / Nancy Gibbs --
/ Fighting for Life 50 Floors Up, with One Tool and Ingenuity; US Airways Flight 1549: Old Hands on the River Didn't Have to be Told What to Do / Jim Dwyer --
Anthrax / Marilyn Thompson --
The Everyman Who Exposed Tainted Toothpaste / Walt Bogdanich --
When the Terror Began / Alexander Wolff --
Saboteurs: The Nazi Raid on America / Michael Dobbs --
A Knock on the Door / Serge Schmemann --
Tiananmen Massacre / Rose Tang --
Finding Respite from Worries / Jill Abramson --
My Father's Closet / John Seabrook --
A Backward Glance / Elizabeth Kendall --
Silk Parachute / John McPhee --
The Road Block ; Burning My Father / Peter Godwin --
A Moving Experience / Paula Span --
The Lure of the Frozen Lake / Julia Keller --
True Love Is Made of This ; The Greatest Penn Success Story / Michael Vitez --
A Pit Bull Who Provided Lessons in Loyalty and Unfailing Love ; A Sign: It's Jesus, or a Lunch Bargain / Peter Applebome --
The Two Lives of John Favors '72: A Political Activist Becomes a Monk in the Hare Krishna Movement / Melvin R. McCray --
In Albania, a Girl Who Became a Man ; The North Korean Film Festival: No Stars, No Swang, but What a Crowd! / Barbara Demick --
Title Inflation: How Hollywood Watches Our Wallets / --
Bob Mondello --
Ice Accommodations / Juliet Eilperin --
The Renaissance of the Marais / Mitchel Levitas --
Walking to Vermont / Christopher S. Wren --
Between a Woman and Her Doctor: A Story about Abortion / Martha Mendoza --
Baby's First Helmet / James V. Grimaldi --
After Etan: The Missing Child Case That Held America Captive / Lisa Cohen --
A Hostage Crisis Hits Latin America / Juanita Darling --
Children Caught in the Immigration Crossfire / Kathy Kiely --
A Father's Promise / Geraldine Moriba Meadows --
McKinley High School / Athelia Knight / A Believing Principal Leads a Battle to Save a School Edison's Big Loss / Dan Grech --
Yodobashi No.6 / T.R. Reid --
Sports: The Glue for Lost Kids / Filip Bondy --
Curtis Williams-Victory and Ruins/ Ken Armstrong --
Arson Science- To Their Rescue? / Emilie Lounsberry --
Stinging Tentacles Offer Hint of Oceans' Decline / Elisabeth Rosenthal --
Chernobyl: The Danger Persists / Felicity Barringer --
Alaska: Oil's Groud Zero / Jeffrey Bartholet --
Artic Rush / Craig Duff --
The X Files / Thomas E. Weber --
Internet Gambling / Gilbert Gaul --
Seeking New Ways to Nurture the Capacity to Report / Charles Lewis --
Role Model: Sarah McClendon ; Remembering a Friend: Ed Bradley Was a Gift to Journalism / Roberta Oster Sachs --
Whose Media Are We? / Ralph J. Begleiter --
The West and the Arab World: The Case of Media / Daoud Kuttab --
Don't E-mail Me ; Millions of Women Weep ; The Lessons of Cain / Joel Stein --
A View to a Kill / Charles Lane --
Cuba: The End of the End of the Revolution / Roger Cohen --
Guantanamo / Jane Mayer --
The Promise ; Gaza Notebook: The Bullets in My In-Box / Ethan Bronner --
A Gaza Diary / Chris Hedges --
In Horses, a Personal Refuge ; Hints of Lives Are All That Remains ; Now They Execute Polite Shuffles: There's a Strange Semeness in the Stories of Baath Party Members in Iraq ; In Land of Ruin, a House of Stone Shelters Delight / Paul Salopek --
Iraq: Transformation Bypasses the Heartland ; Hezbollah Fighter Strove to be a Martyr / Thanassis Cambanis --
Love Thy Neighbor: A Story of War / Peter Maass --
Bosnia's Elite "Disappeared" / Roy Gutman --
Stone Age Ways Surviving, Barely ; Oshima Journal: After 90 Years, Small Gestures of Joy for Lepers / Calvin Sims --
Ella in Wonderland ; On Writers and Writing: D.H. Lawrence Frees the Slaves / Margo Jefferson --
Max Perkins: Editor of Genius / A. Scott Berg --
The Prince / Claudia Roth Pierpont --
Diary of a Bad Year, by J.M. Coetzee ; Beowulf and Fate Meet in a Modern Poet's Lens / Richard Eder --
John Leonard / Robert Christgau --
Growing by Degrees: Kanye West --
Pop Music: The Durability of Doo-Wop ; On the White Side of Crossover Dreams / Martin Gottlieb --
Something in the Air / Marc Fisher --
The Sonata Seminar / Alex Ross --
Shooting War / Mark Feeney --
A Battalion of One's Own Injured in Iraq, a Soldier Is Shattered at Home / Deborah Sontag --
David Maraniss / Connections --
Trevor Manuel and the Liberation of Nelson Mandela / Pippa Green --
Jerry Brown Still Wants Your Vote / Michael Duffy --
"I Don't Feel No Ways Tired" / Jeff Gerth --
Fannie Lou Hamer / Kay Mills --
The Fourth of July / Greil Marcus.
Responsibility: edited by John McPhee and Carol Rigolot.

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