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Pasa's Guide to Publishing 2016 (Paperback): PASA Pasa's Guide to Publishing 2016 (Paperback)
PASA
R185 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R32 (17%) In stock

PASA's Guide to Publishing 2016 provides the latest overview of all sectors of the South African publishing industry. This, together with a comprehensive list of training providers and industry-related bodies, including government department contacts, and a list of book fairs and festivals will enable publishing staff to make informed decisions about publishing, marketing and training. Academics and authors will find the sections on intellectual property and copyright and 'how to get published' particularly useful. The comprehensive PASA membership directory and index of publishers, their imprints and agencies will be invaluable to booksellers, librarians and academics.

The Bookseller's Tale (Hardcover): Martin Latham The Bookseller's Tale (Hardcover)
Martin Latham
R340 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R68 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'The Bookseller's Tale is a joy. I read the first chapters in a single binge-read, and each chapter instantly became my favourite ... I loved this gnarly old bookshop in nifty book form' David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas 'Entertaining, erudite, eccentric - a delight' Alison Light, author of Common People 'The right book has a neverendingness, and so does the right bookshop.' This is the story of our love affair with books, whether we arrange them on our shelves, inhale their smell, scrawl in their margins or just curl up with them in bed. Taking us on a journey through comfort reads, street book stalls, mythical libraries, itinerant pedlars, radical pamphleteers, extraordinary bookshop customers and fanatical collectors, Canterbury bookseller Martin Latham uncovers the curious history of our book obsession - and his own. Part cultural history, part literary love letter and part reluctant memoir, this is the tale of one bookseller and many, many books.

Guide to Publishing in South Africa 2019 (Paperback): PASA Guide to Publishing in South Africa 2019 (Paperback)
PASA
R240 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R42 (18%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

PASA's Guide to Publishing 2019 provides an overview of the South African publishing industry and the latest developments, including digital publishing, in the various sectors: Education, Academic, Scholarly, Trade and TVET. This, together with a comprehensive list of training providers and industry-related bodies, including government department contacts, and a list of international, African and local book fairs and festivals, will enable publishing staff to make informed decisions about publishing trends and issues, marketing opportunities and training providers. Publishers, marketing staff and authors should also engage with the section on selling international rights, written by an international expert in the field, to maximise the potential of their publications. Academics and (potential) authors should find the sections on intellectual property and copyright, and information on `how to get published' and key publishing and design terms, particularly useful. The comprehensive PASA membership directory and index of publishers, their imprints and agencies, and their areas of speciality, should prove to be invaluable to booksellers, librarians and academics alike.

Merchants of Culture - The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century (Paperback, 2nd Edition): John B. Thompson Merchants of Culture - The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
John B. Thompson
R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

These are turbulent times in the world of book publishing. For nearly five centuries the methods and practices of book publishing remained largely unchanged, but at the dawn of the twenty-first century the industry finds itself faced with perhaps the greatest challenges since Gutenberg. A combination of economic pressures and technological change is forcing publishers to alter their practices and think hard about the future of the books in the digital age. In this book - the first major study of trade publishing for more than 30 years - Thompson situates the current challenges facing the industry in an historical context, analysing the transformation of trade publishing in the United States and Britain since the 1960s. He gives a detailed account of how the world of trade publishing really works, dissecting the roles of publishers, agents and booksellers and showing how their practices are shaped by a field that has a distinctive structure and dynamic. This new paperback edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of the most recent developments, including the dramatic increase in ebook sales and its implications for the publishing industry and its future.

Removable Type - Histories of the Book in Indian Country, 1663-1880 (Paperback, New edition): Phillip H. Round Removable Type - Histories of the Book in Indian Country, 1663-1880 (Paperback, New edition)
Phillip H. Round
R788 Discovery Miles 7 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this ambitious and multidisciplinary work, Round examines the relationship between Native Americans and printed books over a two-hundred-year period, uncovering the individual, communal, regional, and political contexts for Native peoples' use of the printed word. From the northeastern woodlands to the Great Plains, Round argues, alphabetic literacy and printed books mattered greatly in the emergent, transitional cultural formations of indigenous nations threatened by European imperialism.

The Scandal of the Century - And Other Writings (Paperback): Gabriel Garcia Marquez The Scandal of the Century - And Other Writings (Paperback)
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
R340 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R65 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Place value chart for Grade 4 - 1 to 10,000 and 1000 to 1/1000 (A3-size double-sided): North American Serials Interest Group Place value chart for Grade 4 - 1 to 10,000 and 1000 to 1/1000 (A3-size double-sided)
North American Serials Interest Group
R169 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R20 (12%) In stock

For use with Prime Mathematics Grade 1/Year 4. Double-sided sheet - one side has colour-coded columns for Ones to Ten Thousands; the flip side has colour-coded columns for Thousands to Thousandths (A3-size; laminated).

The Scientific Journal - Authorship and the Politics of Knowledge in the Nineteenth Century (Paperback): Alex Csiszar The Scientific Journal - Authorship and the Politics of Knowledge in the Nineteenth Century (Paperback)
Alex Csiszar
R698 Discovery Miles 6 980 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Not since the printing press has a media object been as celebrated for its role in the advancement of knowledge as the scientific journal. From open communication to peer review, the scientific journal has long been central both to the identity of academic scientists and to the public legitimacy of scientific knowledge. But that was not always the case. At the dawn of the nineteenth century, academies and societies dominated elite study of the natural world. Journals were a relatively marginal feature of this world, and sometimes even an object of outright suspicion. The Scientific Journal tells the story of how that changed. Alex Csiszar takes readers deep into nineteenth-century London and Paris, where savants struggled to reshape scientific life in the light of rapidly changing political mores and the growing importance of the press in public life. The scientific journal did not arise as a natural solution to the problem of communicating scientific discoveries. Rather, as Csiszar shows, its dominance was a hard-won compromise born of political exigencies, shifting epistemic values, intellectual property debates, and the demands of commerce. Many of the tensions and problems that plague scholarly publishing today are rooted in these tangled beginnings. As we seek to make sense of our own moment of intense experimentation in publishing platforms, peer review, and information curation, Csiszar argues powerfully that a better understanding of the journal's past will be crucial to imagining future forms for the expression and organization of knowledge.

Women and the Periodical Press in China's Long Twentieth Century - A Space of their Own? (Paperback): Michel Hockx, Joan... Women and the Periodical Press in China's Long Twentieth Century - A Space of their Own? (Paperback)
Michel Hockx, Joan Judge, Barbara Mittler
R765 Discovery Miles 7 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this major new collection, an international team of scholars examine the relationship between the Chinese women's periodical press and global modernity in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The essays in this richly illustrated volume probe the ramifications for women of two monumental developments in this period: the intensification of China's encounters with foreign powers and a media transformation comparable in its impact to the current internet age. The book offers a distinctive methodology for studying the periodical press, which is supported by the development of a bilingual database of early Chinese periodicals. Throughout the study, essays on China are punctuated by transdisciplinary reflections from scholars working on periodicals outside of the Chinese context, encouraging readers to rethink common stereotypes about lived womanhood in modern China, and to reconsider the nature of Chinese modernity in a global context.

John Haynes - The man behind the manuals (Hardcover): Ned Temko John Haynes - The man behind the manuals (Hardcover)
Ned Temko 1
R533 R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 Save R151 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This fascinating and inspiring biography of John H Haynes - the man behind Haynes Manuals - looks 'under the bonnet' at his extraordinary life, and his legacy to the motoring world. This is the story of how one man's vision and enthusiasm gave a small enterprise in rural Somerset a global footprint. The story begins with John's childhood in Ceylon and his school days - when as a young entrepreneur he sowed the seeds for what would become the iconic Haynes car-repair manuals - to his time as a young RAF officer, and then as the driving force behind the growth of the iconic Haynes brand and the Haynes International Motor Museum. This biography will appeal not only to motoring enthusiasts, but a wider audience who will be intrigued by the story of the Haynes family and the business dynamics - exploring the evolution of a global, yet truly British company and brand, led and overseen by John Haynes for 59 years.

Getting Published - The Insider Guide to What it Really Takes to Land a Nonfiction Book Deal (Paperback, annotated edition):... Getting Published - The Insider Guide to What it Really Takes to Land a Nonfiction Book Deal (Paperback, annotated edition)
Paul B. Brown
R310 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R20 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

There are many books that show you how to write a book, but far fewer that concentrate on strategies for getting your book published. 'Getting Published' goes well beyond the standard "get an agent advice" to reveal how to distinguish your work from countless others, and it offers the author's own proven steps for maximizing your book's chances.

The Trials of Portnoy (Paperback): Patrick Mullins The Trials of Portnoy (Paperback)
Patrick Mullins
R417 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R75 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

For fans of Banned Book Week and champions of freedom of speech, a riveting read about the way a publisher changed censorship laws in Australia with Portnoy's Complaint. Until fifty years ago, books that might damage the morals of the Australian public were banned, seized, and burned. Bookstores were raided. Publishers were fined. Writers were charged, even jailed. In 1970, in great secrecy and at considerable risk, Penguin Books Australia resolved to publish Portnoy's Complaint--Philip Roth's frank, funny, and profane bestseller. The Trials of Portnoy draws on archival records and interviews to show how Penguin and a band of writers, booksellers, academics, and lawyers sought for the freedom to read what they wished, even through criminal charges, police raids, and trials.

Guide to Literary Agents 2019 - The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published (Paperback, Twenty-eighth Edition): Robert Lee... Guide to Literary Agents 2019 - The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published (Paperback, Twenty-eighth Edition)
Robert Lee Brewer
R606 R482 Discovery Miles 4 820 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Guide to Literary Agents 2019 is a writer's best resource for finding a literary agent who can represent their work to publishing houses, big and small. The days when a writer could deal directly with a large publisher are over. Literary agents represent writers and shepherd manuscripts to the right editor; and a good representative is the difference between a published book and a manuscript that never gets read. In addition, agents have now taken on a new role for writers, in response to the changing landscape of publishing. Agents now act as editors, advocates, promoters, digital rights managers, and much more. GLA provides names and specialties for more than 750 individual agents around the United States and the world. GLA includes more than 100 pages of original articles on finding the best agent to represent your work and how to seal the deal. The articles in this edition take a greater focus on getting the voice of the agent in this guide, with original articles from Carly Watters, Annie Hwang, and Kaitlyn Johnson, plus articles on Twitter Pitch Hashtags, today's hottest genres, and a roundtable of agents who are also authors. FEATURES Approximately 100 pages of instructional content More than 750 literary agents detailed--with submission info More than 100 writing conferences listed--so writers can see where agents will be and when.

Memories (Paperback): Naim Attallah Memories (Paperback)
Naim Attallah 1
R403 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R72 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This engaging and illuminating potpourri of vignettes selected from Naim Attallah's fifteen books of memoirs and interviews, along with a sprinkling of blog posts, gives a taste of late 20th century London culture and entertainingly evokes the shifting fortunes of publishing life over the past forty years. In Memories, Attallah not only writes about his contemporaries at length, but is also written about by them and he is never shy in expressing the highs and lows of his different relationships with a catalogue of cultural luminaries, many of whom are still close friends of his to this day. These range from violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin to the late Christina Foyle, owner of Foyles; jeweller Tomasz Starzewski to artist Emma Sergeant and the former chairman of Conde Nast Britain, Nicholas Coleridge. As the chairman of Quartet and former owner of the Women's Press, Naim has published a diverse roll call of notable literary names throughout the years, including Angela Carter, Leni Riefenstahl, Annie Ernaux, Tahar Ben Jelloun and Thomas Bernhard, to name but a few. Attallah was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to literature and the arts.

This Is Not Propaganda - Adventures in the War Against Reality (Paperback): Peter Pomerantsev This Is Not Propaganda - Adventures in the War Against Reality (Paperback)
Peter Pomerantsev
R341 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R65 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Indecent Advances - A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall (Paperback): James Polchin Indecent Advances - A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall (Paperback)
James Polchin
R346 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R65 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Bite of the Apple - A Life with Books, Writers and Virago (Hardcover): Lennie Goodings A Bite of the Apple - A Life with Books, Writers and Virago (Hardcover)
Lennie Goodings 1
R446 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R129 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'The moment I got my job at Virago in 1978 I knew it would be a long time before I would leave. I certainly wouldn't have had the brazen hope then-only twenty-five and very recently new to Britain-that I would ever become the Publisher, but I did know that I had found my home: where books, ideas, politics, imagination, feminism, and business was the air we breathed . . .' A Bite of the Apple is part-memoir, part history of Virago, and part thoughts on over forty years of feminist publishing. This is the story of how the authors and staff who, driven by passion, conviction and excitement, have made Virago Press one of the most important and influential English-language publishers in the world. Lennie Goodings has been with the iconic press founded by Carmen Callil almost since the start. First a publicist and then for over twenty years, publisher and editor, she has worked with extraordinary authors: Margaret Atwood, Marilynne Robinson, Sarah Waters, Linda Grant, Natasha Walter, Naomi Wolf and Maya Angelou among many others. Virago has been a life-changer for Lennie Goodings - but certainly not only for her. Following the chronology of the press and the enormous breadth of the Virago titles published over these years, she sets her story in the context of feminism, and segues into thoughts on editing, post-feminism, reading, breaking boundaries, and the Virago Modern Classics. Virago lives within the tension between idealism and pragmatism; between sisterhood and celebrity; between watching feminism wax and wane at the same time as knowing so many of the battles are still to be won. This book is about how it felt to be there. A Bite of the Apple is a celebration of writing, of publishing, and of reading.

Shooting Arrows and Slinging Mud - Custer, the Press, and the Little Bighorn (Hardcover): James E. Mueller Shooting Arrows and Slinging Mud - Custer, the Press, and the Little Bighorn (Hardcover)
James E. Mueller
R761 Discovery Miles 7 610 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The defeat of George Armstrong Custer and the Seventh Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn was big news in 1876. Newspaper coverage of the battle initiated hot debates about whether the U.S. government should change its policy toward American Indians and who was to blame for the army's loss--the latter, an argument that ignites passion to this day. In "Shooting Arrows and Slinging Mud, "James E. Mueller draws on exhaustive research of period newspapers to explore press coverage of the famous battle. As he analyzes a wide range of accounts--some grim, some circumspect, some even laced with humor--Mueller offers a unique take on the dramatic events that so shook the American public.
Among the many myths surrounding the Little Bighorn is that journalists of that time were incompetent hacks who, in response to the stunning news of Custer's defeat, called for bloodthirsty revenge against the Indians and portrayed the "boy general" as a glamorous hero who had suffered a martyr's death. Mueller argues otherwise, explaining that the journalists of 1876 were not uniformly biased against the Indians, and they did a credible job of describing the battle. They reported facts as they knew them, wrote thoughtful editorials, and asked important questions.
Although not without their biases, journalists reporting on the Battle of the Little Bighorn cannot be credited--or faulted--for creating the legend of Custer's Last Stand. Indeed, as Mueller reveals, after the initial burst of attention, these journalists quickly moved on to other stories of their day. It would be art and popular culture--biographies, paintings, Wild West shows, novels, and movies--that would forever embed the Last Stand in the American psyche.

Ed Kennedy's War - V-E Day, Censorship, and the Associated Press (Hardcover): E. D Kennedy, Julia Kennedy Cochran, Tom... Ed Kennedy's War - V-E Day, Censorship, and the Associated Press (Hardcover)
E. D Kennedy, Julia Kennedy Cochran, Tom Curley, John Maxwell Hamilton
R787 Discovery Miles 7 870 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

On May 7, 1945, Associated Press reporter Ed Kennedy became the most famous -- or infamous -- American correspondent of World War II. On that day in France, General Alfred Jodl signed the official documents as the Germans surrendered to the Allies. Army officials allowed a select number of reporters, including Kennedy, to witness this historic moment -- but then instructed the journalists that the story was under military embargo. In a courageous but costly move, Kennedy defied the military embargo and broke the news of the Allied victory. His scoop generated instant controversy. Rival news organizations angrily protested, and the AP fired him several months after the war ended.

In this absorbing and previously unpublished personal account, Kennedy recounts his career as a newspaperman from his early days as a stringer in Paris to the aftermath of his dismissal from the AP. During his time as a foreign correspondent, he covered the Spanish Civil War, the rise of Mussolini in Italy, unrest in Greece, and ethnic feuding in the Balkans. During World War II, he reported from Greece, Italy, North Africa, and the Middle East before heading back to France to cover its liberation and the German surrender negotiations. His decision to break the news of V-E Day made him front-page headlines in the New York Times. In his narrative, Kennedy emerges both as a reporter with an eye for a good story and an unwavering foe of censorship.

This edition includes an introduction by Tom Curley and John Maxwell Hamilton, as well as a prologue and epilogue by Kennedy's daughter, Julia Kennedy Cochran. Their work draws upon newly available records held in the Associated Press Corporate Archives.

Journalism's Roving Eye - A History of American Foreign Reporting (Hardcover): John Maxwell Hamilton Journalism's Roving Eye - A History of American Foreign Reporting (Hardcover)
John Maxwell Hamilton
R964 R760 Discovery Miles 7 600 Save R204 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In all of journalism, nowhere are the stakes higher than in foreign news-gathering. For media owners, it is the most difficult type of reporting to finance; for editors, the hardest to oversee. Correspondents, roaming large swaths of the planet, must acquire expertise that home-based reporters take for granted -- facility with the local language, for instance, or an understanding of local cultures. Adding further to the challenges, they must put news of the world in context for an audience with little experience and often limited interest in foreign affairs -- a task made all the more daunting because of the consequence to national security.

In Journalism's Roving Eye, John Maxwell Hamilton -- a historian and former foreign correspondent -- provides a sweeping and definitive history of American foreign news reporting from its inception to the present day and chronicles the economic and technological advances that have influenced overseas coverage, as well as the cavalcade of colorful personalities who shaped readers' perceptions of the world across two centuries.

From the colonial era -- when newspaper printers hustled down to wharfs to collect mail and periodicals from incoming ships -- to the ongoing multimedia press coverage of the Iraq War, Hamilton explores journalism's constant -- and not always successful -- efforts at "dishing the foreign news," as James Gordon Bennett put it in the mid-nineteenth century to describe his approach in the New York Herald. He details the highly partisan coverage of the French Revolution, the early emergence of "special correspondents" and the challenges of organizing their efforts, the profound impact of the non-yellow press in the run-up to the Spanish-American War, the increasingly sophisticated machinery of propaganda and censorship that surfaced during World War I, and the "golden age" of foreign correspondence during the interwar period, when outlets for foreign news swelled and a large number of experienced, independent journalists circled the globe. From the Nazis' intimidation of reporters to the ways in which American popular opinion shaped coverage of Communist revolution and the Vietnam War, Hamilton covers every aspect of delivering foreign news to American doorsteps.

Along the way, Hamilton singles out a fascinating cast of characters, among them Victor Lawson, the overlooked proprietor of the Chicago Daily News, who pioneered the concept of a foreign news service geared to American interests; Henry Morton Stanley, one of the first reporters to generate news on his own with his 1871 expedition to East Africa to "find Livingstone"; and Jack Belden, a forgotten brooding figure who exemplified the best in combat reporting. Hamilton details the experiences of correspondents, editors, owners, publishers, and network executives, as well as the political leaders who made the news and the technicians who invented ways to transmit it. Their stories bring the narrative to life in arresting detail and make this an indispensable book for anyone wanting to understand the evolution of foreign news-gathering.

Amid the steep drop in the number of correspondents stationed abroad and the recent decline of the newspaper industry, many fear that foreign reporting will soon no longer exist. But as Hamilton shows in this magisterial work, traditional correspondence survives alongside a new type of reporting. Journalism's Roving Eye offers a keen understanding of the vicissitudes in foreign news, an understanding imperative to better seeing what lies ahead.

From Pigeons to News Portals - Foreign Reporting and the Challenge of New Technology (Paperback): David D. Perlmutter, John... From Pigeons to News Portals - Foreign Reporting and the Challenge of New Technology (Paperback)
David D. Perlmutter, John Maxwell Hamilton
R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Ever since the invention of the telegraph, journalists have sought to remove the barriers of time and space. Today, we readily accept that reporters can jet quickly to a distant location and broadcast instantly from a satellite-connected, video-enabled cell phone hanging from their belts. But now that live news coverage is possible from virtually anywhere, is foreign correspondence better? And what are the implications of recent changes in journalistic technology for policy makers and their constituents?

In From Pigeons to News Portals, edited by David D. Perlmutter and John Maxwell Hamilton, scholars and journalists survey, probe, and demystify the new foreign correspondence that has emerged from rapidly changing media technology. These distinguished authors challenge long-held beliefs about foreign news coverage, not the least of which is whether, in our interconnected world, such a thing as "foreign news" even exists anymore. Essays explore the ways people have used new media technology -- from satellites and cell phones to the Internet -- to affect content, delivery modes, and amount and style of coverage. They examine the ways in which speedy reporting conflicts with in-depth reporting, the pros and cons of "parachute" journalism, the declining dominance of mainstream media as a source of foreign news, and the implications of this new foreign correspondence for foreign policy.

Entertainment media such as film, television, and video gaming form worldwide opinions about America, often in negative ways. Meanwhile, live reporting abroad is both a blessing and curse for foreign policy makers. Because foreign news is so vital to effective policy making and citizenship, we imperil our future by failing to understand the changes technology brings and how we can wrest the best practice out of those changes. This provocative volume offers valuable insights and analyses to help us better understand the evolving state of foreign news.

The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain (Hardcover): Andrew Nash, Claire Squires, I.R. Willison The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain (Hardcover)
Andrew Nash, Claire Squires, I.R. Willison
R2,975 Discovery Miles 29 750 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain is an authoritative series which surveys the history of publishing, bookselling, authorship and reading in Britain. This seventh and final volume surveys the twentieth and twenty-first centuries from a range of perspectives in order to create a comprehensive guide, from growing professionalisation at the beginning of the twentieth century, to the impact of digital technologies at the end. Its multi-authored focus on the material book and its manufacture broadens to a study of the book's authorship and readership, and its production and dissemination via publishing and bookselling. It examines in detail key market sectors over the course of the period, and concludes with a series of essays concentrating on aspects of book history: the book in wartime; class, democracy and value; books and other media; intellectual property and copyright; and imperialism and post-imperialism.

Conde Nast - The Man and His Empire - a Biography (Paperback): Susan Ronald Conde Nast - The Man and His Empire - a Biography (Paperback)
Susan Ronald
R404 R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Save R77 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The first biography in over thirty years of Conde Nast, the pioneering publisher of Vogue and Vanity Fair and main rival to media magnate William Randolph Hearst. Conde Nast's life and career was as high profile and glamourous as his magazines. Moving to New York in the early twentieth century with just the shirt on his back, he soon became the highest paid executive in the United States, acquiring Vogue in 1909 and Vanity Fair in 1913. Alongside his editors, Edna Woolman Chase at Vogue and Frank Crowninshield at Vanity Fair, he built the first-ever international magazine empire, introducing European modern art, style, and fashions to an American audience. Credited with creating the "cafe society," Nast became a permanent fixture on the international fashion scene and a major figure in New York society. His superbly appointed apartment at 1040 Park Avenue, decorated by the legendary Elsie de Wolfe, became a gathering place for the major artistic figures of the time. Nast launched the careers of icons like Cecil Beaton, Clare Boothe Luce, Lee Miller, Dorothy Parker and Noel Coward. He left behind a legacy that endures today in media powerhouses such as Anna Wintour, Tina Brown, and Graydon Carter. Written with the cooperation of his family on both sides of the Atlantic and a dedicated team at Conde Nast Publications, critically acclaimed biographer Susan Ronald reveals the life of an extraordinary American success story.

Louder Than Bombs - A Life with Music, War, and Peace (Paperback): Ed Vulliamy Louder Than Bombs - A Life with Music, War, and Peace (Paperback)
Ed Vulliamy
R432 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R73 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Part memoir, part reportage, Louder Than Bombs is a story of music from the front lines. Ed Vulliamy, a decorated war correspondent and journalist, offers a testimony of his lifelong passion for music. Vulliamy's reporting has taken him around the world to cover the Bosnian war, the fall of the Berlin Wall and collapse of Communism, the Iraq wars of 1991 and 2003 onward, narco violence in Mexico, and more, places where he confronted stories of violence, suffering, and injustice. Through it all, Vulliamy has turned to music not only as a reprieve but also as a means to understand and express the complicated emotions that follow. Describing the artists, songs, and concerts that most influenced him, Vulliamy brings together the two largest threads of his life--music and war. Louder Than Bombs covers some of the most important musical milestones of the past fifty years, from Jimi Hendrix playing "Machine Gun" at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 to the Bataclan in Paris under siege in 2015. Vulliamy was present for many of these historic moments, and with him as our guide, we see them afresh, along the way meeting musicians like B. B. King, Graham Nash, Patti Smith, Daniel Barenboim, Gustavo Dudamel, and Bob Dylan. Vulliamy peppers the book with short vignettes--which he dubs 7" singles--recounting some of his happiest memories from a lifetime with music. Whether he's working as an extra in the Vienna State Opera's production of Aida, buying blues records in Chicago, or drinking coffee with Joan Baez, music is never far from his mind. As Vulliamy discovers, when horror is unspeakable, when words seem to fail us, we can turn to music for expression and comfort, or for rage and pain. Poignant and sensitively told, Louder Than Bombs is an unforgettable record of a life bursting with music.

In Touch with his Roots (Hardcover): Naim Attallah In Touch with his Roots (Hardcover)
Naim Attallah
R479 Discovery Miles 4 790 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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