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The Next Big Story: My Journey Through the Land of Possibilities

By Soledad O'Brien, Rose Marie Arce

From best CNN anchor and designated correspondent Soledad O'Brien comes a hugely own examine her greatest reporting moments from storm Katrina, the tsunami in Southeast Asia, the devastating Haiti earthquake, and to the old 2008 U.S. elections and excessive profile interviews with daily americans. Drawing on her personal designated historical past in addition to her reports on the entrance strains of the main provocative concerns in modern society, and from her paintings at the acclaimed documentaries Black in America and Latino in America, O'Brien deals her candid, clear-eyed tackle the place we're as a rustic and the place we are going.

What emerges is either an inspiring message of desire and a glimpse into the guts and soul of 1 of America's such a lot straight-talking reporters.

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ZeroZeroZero: Look at Cocaine and All You See Is Powder. Look Through Cocaine and You See the World. (Penguin History American Life)

By Roberto Saviano

An electrifying, the world over bestselling research of the worldwide cocaine exchange, from the writer of the number 1 overseas bestseller Gomorrah
 
“Zero 0 0” flour is the best, whitest to be had. it's also the nickname between narcotraffickers for the purest cocaine out there. And it's the identify of Roberto Saviano’s unforgettable exploration of the internal workings of the worldwide cocaine trade—its principles and armies, and the genuine intensity of its succeed in into the area economy.
 
Saviano’s Gomorrah, his explosive account of the Neapolitan mob, the Camorra, used to be a world sensation. It struck any such nerve with the Camorra that Saviano has lived with twenty-four-hour police safety for greater than 8 years. in this time he has come to grasp legislation enforcement firms and officers around the globe. With their cooperation, Savaiano has broadened his viewpoint to soak up the whole international “corporate” entity that's the drug alternate and the advanced money-laundering operations that let it to operate, usually with assistance from the world’s greatest banks.
 
the result's a harrowing and groundbreaking synthesis of literary narrative and geopolitical research exploring the most strong darkish forces in our financial system. Saviano tracks the shift within the cocaine trade’s axis of strength, from Colombia to Mexico, and relates how the Latin American cartels and gangs have solid alliances with crime syndicates around the globe. He charts the expanding sophistication of those felony entities as they diversify into different items and markets. He additionally finds the impressive raise within the severity of violence as they've got fought to guard and expand their power.
 
Saviano is a author and journalist of infrequent braveness and a philosopher of extraordinary highbrow intensity, capable of see connections among far-flung phenomena and bind them right into a unmarried epic tale. such a lot drug-war narratives consider adequately faraway from our personal lives; Saviano deals no such convenience. either heart-racing and eye-opening, ZeroZeroZero is an investigative tale like none other.
 
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“[Saviano] has constructed a literary variety that switches from shiny descriptions of human depravity to a philosophical attention of the which means of violence within the sleek international. . . . most vital of all is the desire Saviano supplies to numerous sufferers of legal violence by means of status as much as its perpetrators.” —Financial Times

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Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires

By David Folkenflik

Rupert Murdoch is the main major media mogul the English-speaking international has ever identified. nobody earlier than him has trafficked in media impact throughout these international locations so successfully, nor has somebody else so singularly redefined the tradition of stories and the principles of journalism. In a stretch spanning six a long time, he equipped information Corp from a small paper in Adelaide, Australia right into a multimedia empire in a position to demanding nationwide broadcasters, rolling governments, and swatting apart advertisement competitors. Then, over years, a chain of scandals threatened to resolve his whole creation.

Murdoch’s defenders puzzled how a lot he can have recognized concerning the bribery and make contact with hacking undertaken by means of his reporters in London. yet to an outstanding measure, information Corp used to be an establishment forged within the picture of a unmarried guy. The company’s tradition was once deeply rooted in an Australian buccaneering spirit, a brawling British populism, and an oversized American libertarian sensibility—at least while it ideal Murdoch’s interests.

David Folkenflik, the media correspondent for NPR information, explains how the guy at the back of Britain’s take-no-prisoners tabloids, who reinvigorated Roger Ailes through backing his imaginative and prescient for Fox information, who gave a brand new swagger to the New York Post and a brand new type to the Wall road Journal, survived the scandals—and the genuine expense of this survival. He summarily ended his marriage, alienated a lot of his family members, and cut up his company asunder to guard the resource of his massive wealth (on the only side), and the resource of his id (on the other). there have been moments whilst the worldwide information leader panicked. yet so long as Rupert Murdoch is still the individual on the most sensible, Murdoch’s World might be making news.

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