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Objection!
Nancy Grace
1401301800
June 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Grace, an ex-prosecutor who for years has been a fixture on Court TV and now CNN, attacks criminals and their lawyers in this fiercely opinionated critique of the criminal justice system. Grace became a prosecutor after her fiancé was murdered and claims to have achieved a 100% conviction rate. A political shuffle cost her that job, but God, she believes, led her to the airwaves to continue her battle of good against evil. Defense attorneys, she contends, are con artists whose job is "to obscure the truth from the jury." Other targets of the author's wrath are celebrity defendants who, she says, receive special treatment at trials and in sentencing; greedy citizens who talk their way onto juries to gather material for instant books; and hucksters who sell memorabilia collected from depraved criminals....


Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 PC for Dummies

0764543571


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Book Description
The fun and easy way to get up and running quickly with Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition, the new operating system version specially outfitted for TV, DVD, video, music, and digital photo applications
Media Center PCs are the first PCs to feature an easy-to-use interface and all preconfigured hardware and preloaded software needed to create a complete integrated home entertainment system
Explains how to integrate a home computer network with a home theater system, control connected TVs with the Remote Control Interface, record TV programs using a TiVo-like recorder, acquire and play back music files, organize digital videos and photos, play DVD movies, and much more
Written by the authors of Home Theater For Dummies (0-7645-1801-1)and Wireless Home Networking For Dummies (0-7645-3910-8),...


The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law
Norm Goldstein (Editor)
0465004881
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
The world is divided into two types of people: those who wince when they see the words Canadian geese in print, and those who don't. If you are the former, or if you are the latter working for the former, the The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual provides invaluable assistance when you need to get your Canada geese all in a row. Countless newspapers and other publications base their style guides on this manual. The entries are arranged alphabetically and include issues of spelling, punctuation (there is no period in Dr Pepper), grammar, abbreviation, capitalization (Popsicle and Dumpster are, tollhouse cookies aren't), hyphenation (none, surprisingly, in ball point pen), and frequently misused words. There are also longer discussions of things such as Arabic...


News Writing and Reporting for Today's Media

0072492120


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Book Description
News Writing and Reporting takes students on the beat, into the press box, council chambers, courthouse, and to a speech and press conference. It introduces them to current issues such as cultural sensitivity and legal and ethical considerations, and to reporters and editors who offer their down-to-earth advice. Whenever possible, professional journalists covering actual stories are used as instructional models. Students are exposed to the work of professionals while gathering the tools to follow in their footsteps.

About the Author
BRUCE D. ITULE is an editor and writer. For nearly two decades, he was director of student media at Arizona State University, where he is also a clinical professor in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Telecommunication. He also is a...


Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
Noam Chomsky
1583225366
December 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
"Propaganda," says Noam Chomsky, "is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state"--in other words, the means by which leaders keep the masses in line. In this slim pamphlet, he looks at American propaganda efforts, from the warmongering of Woodrow Wilson to the creation of popular support for the 1991 military intervention in Kuwait, and reveals how falsification of history, suppression of information, and the promotion of vapid, empty concepts have become standard operating procedure for the leaders of the United States--both Democrats and Republicans--in their efforts to prevent citizens from raising awkward questions about U.S. policy. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
Chomsky's classic back-pocket primer...


The Religions Next Door: What We Need To Know About Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, And Islam---and What Reporters Are Missing

0805431438


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Book Description
The Religions Next Door will educate readers as to the truth about world religions that the media often misrepresent. Our neighborhoods are full of religious diversity these days, but the media would have us believe they all hold different variations of the same tenets. But this isn’t so, and it is in those missed details that serious and grave misjustice is done to the American people by the misreporting of religion.


Crime Beat: A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers
Michael Connelly
031615377X
May 2006
Hardcover
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Book Review
Book Description:
From No. 1 bestseller Michael Connelly's first career as a prizewinning crime reporter--the gripping, true stories that inspired and informed his novels. Before he became a novelist, Michael Connelly was a crime reporter, covering the detectives who worked the homicide beat in Florida and Los Angeles. In vivid, hard-hitting articles, Connelly leads the reader past the yellow police tape as he follows the investigators, the victims, their families and friends--and, of course, the killers--to tell the real stories of murder and its aftermath. Connelly's firsthand observations would lend inspiration to his novels, from The Black Echo, which was drawn from a real-life bank heist, to Trunk Music, based on an unsolved case of a man found in the trunk of his Rolls Royce. And the vital...


How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must)
Ann H. Coulter
1400054192
Sept 2005
Paperback
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Review
“No one on the right is so iconic. . . . The officialdom of punditry, so full of phonies and dullards, would suffer without her humor and fire.” —Time magazine, in a cover story

Book Description
CAUTION: You’re about to enter the world of Ann Coulter

How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must), the instant New York Times bestseller, shows why Ann Coulter has become the most recognized—and controversial—conservative intellectual in years. Coulter ranges far and wide in this powerful and entertaining book, which draws on her weekly columns. No subject is off-limits, no comment left unsaid. She even includes a special chapter featuring the pieces that squeamish editors refused to publish—“what you could have read if you...


PostSecret : Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives
Frank Warren
0060899190
December 1, 2005
Hardcover
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– A contributor on Postsecret.com
"Humanity at its finest . . . And because of it I am falling in love with the world again."

– TIME.com, "50 Coolest Websites of 2005"
"A fascinating public airing of private thoughts. . . The range of efforts (meticulous, sloppy, artful, ponderous) will astound you."

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Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News
Bernard Goldberg
0060520841
February 2003
Paperback
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Book Description

In his nearly thirty years at CBS News, Emmy Award winner Bernard Goldberg earned a reputation as one of the preeminent reporters in the television news business. When he looked at his own industry, however, he saw that the media far too often ignored their primary mission: to provide objective, disinterested reporting. Again and again he saw that the news slanted to the left. For years, Goldberg appealed to reporters, producers, and network executives for more balanced reporting, but no one listened. The liberal bias continued.

Now, breaking ranks and naming names, he reveals a corporate news culture in which the closed-mindedness is breathtaking and in which entertainment wins over hard news every time.

From the Publisher
IN HIS NEARLY thirty years at CBS News, Emmy...



Disinformation: 22 Media Myths That Undermine the War on Terror
Richard Miniter
0895260069
October 2005
Hardcover
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From the Inside Flap
You’ve been fooled. If you think...— Al Qaeda terrorists are likely to cross the Mexican border— Suitcase nuclear weapons are a real threat— There was no link between al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein (and no WMD in Iraq)— That Halliburton made a fortune off Iraq ..then you’ve accepted some of the most prevalent myths about the War on Terror—myths that are demonstrably untrue. If truth is the first casualty of war, urban legends are the first product of America’s War on Terror. In Disinformation, investigative reporter and terrorism expert Richard Miniter punctures twenty-two myths about terrorism, al Qaeda, and the war in Iraq. He has sifted the written record, met with countless high-level sources, and traveled the globe, from Sudan to the Philippines, Egypt to Iraq, to track...


Apple Pro Training Series : Logic Pro 7 and Logic Express 7 (Apple Pro Training)
Martin Sitter
032125614X
January 18, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
With a new plug-in that re-creates the sounds of 11 of the world's best-known guitar amps, distributed audio processing (which lets you tap into a virtually unlimited number of Macs), new software instruments (including a killer drum machine), and a slew of workflow enhancements, it's no wonder you're chomping at the bit to start using Logic Pro 7 and its streamlined sibling Logic Express 7. This Apple-certified guide ensures that you do-effectively, efficiently, and in as little time as possible! Veteran audio producer Martin Sitter uses step-by-step, project-based instruction and straightforward, jargon-free prose to detail the countless creative options Logic affords for audio production. After showing you how to set up Logic and begin recording audio with it, Martin details editing sequences, mixing techniques, and...


All the President's Spin: George W. Bush, the Media, and the Truth
Ben Fritz
0641670060

Paperback
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The Complete New Yorker: Eighty Years of the Nation's Greatest Magazine (Book & 8 DVD-ROMs)
David Remnick (Introduction)
1400064740
September 20, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
EVERY PAGE OF EVERY ISSUE
ON 8 DVD-ROMS, WITH A COMPANION BOOK OF HIGHLIGHTS.

A cultural monument, a journalistic gold mine, an essential research tool, an amazing time machine.


What has the New Yorker said about Prohibition, Duke Ellington, the Second World War, Bette Davis, boxing, Winston Churchill, Citizen Kane, the invention of television, the Cold War, baseball, the lunar landing, Willem de Kooning, Madonna, the internet, and 9/11?

Eighty years of The New Yorker offers a detailed, entertaining history of the life of the city, the nation, and the world since 1925.

Every article, every cartoon, every illustration, every advertisement, exactly as it appeared on the printed page, in full color. Flip through full spreads of the magazine to browse...


Surrounded by Idiots
Mike Gallagher
0060737980
July 2005
Bargain - Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Conservative radio talker and Fox News regular Gallagher celebrates his career, his views, and his beloved liberal-Democratic wife in this chatty, self-confident debut. "The left is trying to destroy the pillars of our great country," Gallagher says. After a foreword by Sean Hannity, regular listeners will expect—and enjoy—attacks on familiar targets: Bill Clinton, Michael Moore, the Dixie Chicks, animal-rights groups, Hollywood liberals, parents who won't spank their kids and immigrants who don't or can't learn clear English ("Heh-yo, Hoppy China, yoh ohrduh peez?"). One chapter describes Gallagher's heated interview with "smarmy, arrogant" pollster John Zogby, who wrongly predicted a John Kerry win in 2004. Yet the right-wing host spends as much time, and perhaps has more fun, with anecdotes from...


Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Edward S. Herman
0375714499
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
An absolutely brilliant analysis of the ways in which individuals and organizations of the media are influenced to shape the social agendas of knowledge and, therefore, belief. Contrary to the popular conception of members of the press as hard-bitten realists doggedly pursuing unpopular truths, Herman and Chomsky prove conclusively that the free-market economics model of media leads inevitably to normative and narrow reporting. Whether or not you've seen the eye-opening movie, buy this book, and you will be a far more knowledgeable person and much less prone to having your beliefs manipulated as easily as the press. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From Publishers Weekly
Herman of Wharton and Chomsky of MIT lucidly document their argument that America's...


PowerPointAdvanced Presentation Techniques
Faithe Wempen
0764568817
July 16, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
* The first and only book to focus exclusively on advanced PowerPoint techniques, this latest addition to our successful Power Pack series shows veteran users how to harness sophisticated program features-and take their presentations to the next level
* Techniques covered include putting together design templates and color schemes, working with master layouts, importing and manipulating digital photos and video clips, creating sophisticated animation and transition effects, and building interactive Web-based presentations
* The CD-ROM offers add-ins, utilities, background images, presentation templates, sound effects, animated image clips, third party software toolboxes, presentation libraries, sound effects, and much more

From the Back Cover
Are you about to put...


Osama's Revenge
Paul L. Williams
1591022525
June 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The plot outlined in this lurid exposé is a frightening one: Osama bin Laden has nuclear weapons—lots of them—and is preparing to use them to create "an American Hiroshima." Williams, a journalist, former FBI consultant and author of The Vatican Exposed: Money, Murder and the Mafia, contends that bin Laden has purchased of dozens low-yield Russian "suitcase" atomic bombs and gotten his hands on enough weapons-grade uranium to build Hiroshima-sized 10-kiloton devices, and that one nuclear device may already have been smuggled into America. Contrary to the subtitle, Williams relies heavily on media reports to flesh out the arch-terrorist’s nuclear intrigues, detailing bin Laden’s lucrative heroin trafficking operations, his ties to the Chechen mafia and to Pakistani nuclear scientists,...


Attack the Messenger: How Politicians Turn You against the Media
Craig Crawford
0742538168
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In 1988, Vice President George H.W. Bush successfully evaded Dan Rather's questions about his Iran-Contra affair involvement by going on the attack in a live interview on CBS. Crawford, a TV pundit and Congressional Quarterly columnist, identifies this event as the turning point in the media's relationship to both politicians and the nation. In this impassioned dissection of the rapid devolution of the media's power in today's political environment, he asserts that the public's distrust of the news media has reached at a high point, an issue he considers one of "the most hazardous political challenges now facing Americans." Politicians—liberals and conservatives alike (though Republicans bear the brunt of Crawford's ire)—have deflected criticism and convinced the public to blame the media. Though...


The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life
Ramesh Ponnuru
1596980044
April 24, 2006
Hardcover
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From the Inside Flap
Is the Democratic Party the "Party of Death"? If you look at their agenda they are. IT’S NOT JUST abortion-on-demand. It’s euthanasia, embryo destruction, even infanticide—and a potentially deadly concern with "the quality of life" of disabled people. If you think these issues don’t concern you—guess again. The Party of Death could be roaring into the White House, as National Review senior editor Ramesh Ponnuru shows, in the person of Hillary Rodham Clinton. In The Party of Death, Ponnuru details how left-wing radicals, using abortion as their lever, took over the Democratic Party—and how they have used their power to corrupt our law and politics, abolish our fundamental right to life, and push the envelope in ever more dangerous directions. In The Party of Death, Ponnuru reveals: ...


The Creation of the Media: The Political Origins of Modern Communication (Art of Mentoring Series)
Paul Starr
0641689942

Textbook Hardcover
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Serenity: Those Left Behind (Serenity)
Joss Whedon, et al
1593074492
January 25, 2006
Paperback
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From Booklist
With the war between the Alliance and the independent Browncoats over, Mal Reynolds, captain of the Serenity, and his crew of misfits, fugitives, and would-be outlaws work the frontier. Defeated and directionless, their goal has become simply to keep flying, and Mal is willing to take any job, in- or outside the law, to achieve it. Although their willingness to flout rules has occasionally played to their favor, they may be in over their heads in taking aboard Simon and his damaged sister, River, secretive fugitives from the Alliance. Mal and his crew may not know it, but the hunt is on, and the Alliance is right behind them. Whedon elaborates on his Firefly universe in this small prequel to the movie Serenity. If this story doesn't have much in the way of plot or background, an aura of character study...


God of War (with DVD)
Kaizen Media Group
0761551336
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Whom the Gods Would Destroy, They First Make Mad — Euripides, 480 - 406 B.C.
·All treasures chests revealed
·Maps of every level
·Extensive Art collection with developer commentary
·Challenge of the Gods, secret costumes, and more
·Classic Mythology history and factoids
·Every foe's strengths & weaknesses revealed


End of the Line : The Rise and Fall of AT&T
Leslie Cauley
0743250257
August 2, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
There is much more fall than rise in this riveting account of AT&T's disastrous recent history from USA Today telecom reporter Cauley. While offering only a brief look at AT&T's long, iconic history, Cauley digs in with gusto near the end of Robert Allen's reign as CEO and chairman in the mid-1990s, when the company lost precious years as its long-distance cash cow began wasting away. Cauley is hitting on all cylinders by the time she reaches the heart of the book, the period after Allen was belatedly deposed and Michael Armstrong came to power. Armstrong latched onto cable as AT&T's lifeline to the future, a laudable vision that, the journalist makes mercilessly clear, was butchered in execution. As Armstrong's team overpaid for second-rate companies and bobbled the complex integration issues, the...


Nursing Against the Odds: How Health Care Cost Cutting, Media Stereotypes, and Medical Hubris Undermine Nurses and Patient Care
Suzanne Gordon
0801439760
April 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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Library Journal, March 15, 2005
"Up-to-date investigations like Gordon's should be required reading for nursing students, public healthcare advocates, and all medical interns."

Book Description
Gordon examines how health care cost cutting and hospital restructuring undermine the working conditions necessary for quality care. She shows how the historically troubled workplace relationships between RNs and physicians become even more dysfunctional in modern hospitals.

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Apple Pro Training Series : Advanced Logic Pro 7 (Apple Pro Training Series)
David Dvorin
0321256077
April 8, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description

If you want to do more than simply use Logic to improve the audio in your video projects-if you want to start actually creating and producing music with it-this Apple-certified guide provides the key. Whether you're a composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, studio programmer or simply want to create and produce pro-quality music in your Logic-based home studio, you'll find all the self-paced, step-by-step instruction you need here to begin creating your audio master works immediately. As both a professional musician and a former employee of eMagic and Apple (the former and current makers of the software), author David Dvorin knows Logic like no one else. Here, he uses project-based tutorials to reveal all of its secrets, including its newest: advanced DSP techniques and the ability to layer...



Mastering Digital SLR Photography (Mastering)
David D. Busch
1592006051
December 21, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This unique guide emphasizes digital "photography", rather than software. You'll learn how to take compelling pictures and make great images using imaging technology while focusing on the special strengths of digital SLR cameras. Whether you're a snap-shooting tyro, or an experienced photographer moving into the digital SLR realm, you'll find the knowledge you need inside the pages of "Mastering Digital SLR Photography." If you have mastered you digital camera's basic features and now wonder what to do with them, this is your dream guide to pixel proficiency. Learn how to overcome the quirks and maximize the strengths of your dSLR camera. From lens selection and creative exposure techniques to controlling composition and mastering special features, this book will help you effectively combine the essentials of...

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