True Story Murder Memoir Mea Culpa

True Story  Murder  Memoir  Mea Culpa
Author: Michael Finkel
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN: 006184098X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Story Murder Memoir Mea Culpa Book Excerpt:

The improbable but true story of a man accused of murdering his entire family and the journalist he impersonated while on the run In 2001, Mike Finkel was on top of the world: young, talented, and recently promoted to a plum job at the New York Times Magazine. Then he made an irremediable slip: Under extraordinary pressure to keep producing blockbuster stories, he fabricated parts of an article. Caught and excommunicated from the Times, he retreated to his home in Montana, swearing off any contact with the media. When the phone rang, though, he couldn’t resist. At the other end was a reporter from the San Francisco Chronicle, whom Finkel congratulated on being the first in what was sure to be a long and bloodthirsty line of media watchdogs. The reporter was puzzled. In Waldport, Oregon, Christian Longo had killed his young wife and three children and dumped their bodies into the bay. With a stolen credit card, he fled south, making his way to Cancun, where he lived for several weeks under an assumed identity: Michael Finkel, journalist for the New York Times. True Story is the tale of a bizarre and convoluted collision between fact and fiction, and a meditation on the slippery nature of truth. When Finkel contacts Longo in jail, the two men begin a close and complex relationship. Over the course of a year, they exchange long letters and weekly phone calls, playing out a cat-and-mouse game in which it’s never quite clear if the pursuer is Finkel or Longo—or both. Finkel’s dogged pursuit of the true story pays off only at the end, in the gripping trial scenes in which Longo, after a lifetime of deception, finally tells the whole truth. Or so he says.

True Story tie in edition

True Story tie in edition
Author: Michael Finkel
Publsiher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN: 9780062339270
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Story tie in edition Book Excerpt:

Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Jonah Hill & James Franco and Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures When New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo–who has taken on Finkel's identity–his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat and mouse. True Story weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, deceit, and redemption, following Finkel's relentless pursuit of the shocking truth.

The Readers Advisory Guide to Nonfiction

The Readers  Advisory Guide to Nonfiction
Author: Neal Wyatt
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2007-05-14
ISBN: 9780838909362
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Readers Advisory Guide to Nonfiction Book Excerpt:

With a focus on eight catagories including memoir, sports, and true crime, a readers' advisory guide includes coverage of the major authors and works, popularity, and style.

True Story

True Story
Author: Michael Finkel
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-07-02
ISBN: 1473513340
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Story Book Excerpt:

Michael Finkel was a top New York Times Magazine journalist publicly fired and disgraced for making up a composite character for a big investigative news piece about Africa. This book is about how this brilliant, high achieving journalist found himself at that point in his life. But in parallel it's also about Christian Longo, a man accused of the multiple murder of his own wife and three children. After the deaths, Longo fled to Mexico, where he passed himself off as Michael Finkel, New York Times journalist. These two weird stories come together as Finkel in turn becomes fascinated (perhaps obsessed) with Longo the accused murderer, who while in prison and during his trial would talk only to Finkel. Who is using whom...?

The Stranger in the Woods

The Stranger in the Woods
Author: Michael Finkel
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-03-09
ISBN: 1471151999
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stranger in the Woods Book Excerpt:

*THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* Could you leave behind all that you know and live in solitude for three decades? This is the extraordinary story of the last true hermit - Christopher Knight. 'This was a breath-taking book to read and many weeks later I am still thinking about the implications for our society and - by extension - for my own life' Sebastian Junger, bestselling author of The Perfect Storm 'A wry meditation on one man's attempt to escape life's distractions and look inwards, to find meaning not by doing, but by being' Martin Sixsmith, bestselling author of Philomena and Ayesha's Gift 'Not all heroes wear capes. My latest one is a man called Christopher Knight – a silent idol for anyone who has felt the urge to just sack it all off and live the life of a hermit' Lucy Mangan, Stylist 'An extraordinary story about solitude, community, identity and freedom' Guardian 'A meditation on solitude, wildness and survival. It is also, unexpectedly, a tribute to the joys of reading' The Wall Street Journal In 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. He would not speak to another human being until three decades later when he was arrested for stealing food. Christopher survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store food and water in order to avoid freezing to death in his tent during the harsh Maine winters. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothes, reading material and other provisions, taking only what he needed. In the process, he unwittingly terrified a community unable to solve the mysterious burglaries. Myths abounded amongst the locals eager to find this legendary hermit. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life and the challenges he faced returning to the world. The Stranger in the Woods is a riveting story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude and what makes for a good life. Above all, this is a deeply moving portrait of a man determined to live life his own way.

The Essential Mystery Lists

The Essential Mystery Lists
Author: Roger M Sobin
Publsiher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2011-09-30
ISBN: 1615952039
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Mystery Lists Book Excerpt:

For the first time in one place, Roger M. Sobin has compiled a list of nominees and award winners of virtually every mystery award ever presented. He has also included many of the “best of” lists by more than fifty of the most important contributors to the genre.; Mr. Sobin spent more than two decades gathering the data and lists in this volume, much of that time he used to recheck the accuracy of the material he had collected. Several of the “best of” lists appear here for the first time in book form. Several others have been unavailable for a number of years.; Of special note, are Anthony Boucher’s “Best Picks for the Year.” Boucher, one of the major mystery reviewers of all time, reviewed for The San Francisco Chronicle, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and The New York Times. From these resources Mr. Sobin created “Boucher’s Best” and “Important Lists to Consider,” lists that provide insight into important writing in the field from 1942 through Boucher’s death in 1968.? This is a great resource for all mystery readers and collectors.; ; Winner of the 2008 Macavity Awards for Best Mystery Nonfiction.

From Me to We

From Me to We
Author: Jason Griffith
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2016-08-19
ISBN: 1317290089
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Me to We Book Excerpt:

With this practical book, you’ll learn effective ways to engage students in reading and writing by teaching them narrative nonfiction. By engaging adolescents in narrative, literary, or creative nonfiction, they can cultivate a greater understanding of themselves, the world around them, and what it means to feel empathy for others. This book will guide you to first structure a reading unit around a narrative nonfiction text, and then develop lessons and activities for students to craft their own personal essays. Topics include: Engaging your students in the reading of a nonfiction narrative with collaborative chapter notes, empathy check-ins, and a mini-research paper to deepen students’ understanding; Helping your students identify meaningful life events, recount their experiences creatively, and construct effective opening and closing lines for their personal essays; Encouraging your students to use dialogue, outside research, and a clear plot structure to make their narrative nonfiction more compelling and polished. The strategies in this book are supplemented by examples of student work and snapshots from the author’s own classroom. The book also includes interviews with narrative nonfiction writers MK Asante and Johanna Bear. The appendices offer additional tips for using narrative nonfiction in English class, text and online resources for teaching narrative nonfiction, and a correlation chart between the activities in this book and the Common Core Standards.

Crime Fiction Migration

Crime Fiction Migration
Author: Christiana Gregoriou
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-07-27
ISBN: 1474216544
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime Fiction Migration Book Excerpt:

Crime narratives form a large and central part of the modern cultural landscape. This book explores the cognitive stylistic processing of prose and audiovisual fictional crime 'texts'. It also examines instances where such narratives find themselves, through popular demand, 'migrating' - meaning that they cross languages, media formats and/or cultures. In doing so, Crime Fiction Migration proposes a move from a monomodal to a multimodal approach to the study of crime fiction. Examining original crime fiction works alongside their translations, adaptations and remakings proves instrumental in understanding how various semiotic modes interact with one another. The book analyses works such as We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Killing trilogy and the reimaginings of plays such as Shear Madness and films such as Funny Games. Crime fiction is consistently popular and 'on the move' - witness the spate of detective series exported out of Scandinavia, or the ever popular exporting of these shows from the USA. This multimodal and semiotically-aware analysis of global crime narratives expands the discipline and is key reading for students of linguistics, criminology, literature and film.

Popular Crime

Popular Crime
Author: Bill James
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2012-05-08
ISBN: 141655274X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Popular Crime Book Excerpt:

Presents a cultural analysis of sensational crime in America that profiles such infamous cases as the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the Black Dahlia murder, and O.J. Simpson's trial to offer insight into topics ranging from evidence practices to radicalism.

Bunk

Bunk
Author: Kevin Young
Publsiher: Graywolf Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2017-11-14
ISBN: 1555979823
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bunk Book Excerpt:

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction “There Kevin Young goes again, giving us books we greatly need, cleverly disguised as books we merely want. Unexpectedly essential.”—Marlon James Award-winning poet and critic Kevin Young tours us through a rogue’s gallery of hoaxers, plagiarists, forgers, and fakers—from the humbug of P. T. Barnum and Edgar Allan Poe to the unrepentant bunk of JT LeRoy and Donald J. Trump. Bunk traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly American phenomenon, examining what motivates hucksters and makes the rest of us so gullible. Disturbingly, Young finds that fakery is woven from stereotype and suspicion, race being the most insidious American hoax of all. He chronicles how Barnum came to fame by displaying figures like Joice Heth, a black woman whom he pretended was the 161-year-old nursemaid to George Washington, and What Is It?, an African American man Barnum professed was a newly discovered missing link in evolution. Bunk then turns to the hoaxing of history and the ways that forgers, plagiarists, and journalistic fakers invent backstories and falsehoods to sell us lies about themselves and about the world in our own time, from pretend Native Americans Grey Owl and Nasdijj to the deadly imposture of Clark Rockefeller, from the made-up memoirs of James Frey to the identity theft of Rachel Dolezal. In this brilliant and timely work, Young asks what it means to live in a post-factual world of “truthiness” where everything is up for interpretation and everyone is subject to a pervasive cynicism that damages our ideas of reality, fact, and art.

American Carnival

American Carnival
Author: Neil Henry
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2007-05-29
ISBN: 0520243420
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Carnival Book Excerpt:

An award-winning journalist offers a revealing study of the crisis confronting professional journalism in an era of rapid technological innovation and change, explaining why a decline in journalistic professionalism prompted by the economic challenge of new media could have serious repercussions for democracy as a whole.

The Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean
Author: Andrew O'Hagan
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-11-25
ISBN: 0571266126
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Atlantic Ocean Book Excerpt:

As he grew up, Andrew O'Hagan witnessed the decline of Britain and the rise of America, the end of British industry and the rise of Blair and the tabloids. This collection of essays tells the story of that period in our cultural and political life. Through the reported essays that first made O'Hagan's name, it's a book filled both with personal story and the power of documentary witness. Opening with a major personal piece examining the journey of Britain and America since the closing of the Thatcher years, it concludes with a piece of reportage telling the story of a British and an American soldier who died in Iraq on the same day in 2006. A fascinating, important and timely collection from a hugely important essayist.

Ethical Consumption

Ethical Consumption
Author: James G. Carrier,Peter Luetchford
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0857453424
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethical Consumption Book Excerpt:

Increasingly, consumers in North America and Europe see their purchasing as a way to express to the commercial world their concerns about trade justice, the environment and similar issues. This ethical consumption has attracted growing attention in the press and among academics. Extending beyond the growing body of scholarly work on the topic in several ways, this volume focuses primarily on consumers rather than producers and commodity chains. It presents cases from a variety of European countries and is concerned with a wide range of objects and types of ethical consumption, not simply the usual tropical foodstuffs, trade justice and the system of fair trade. Contributors situate ethical consumption within different contexts, from common Western assumptions about economy and society, to the operation of ethical-consumption commerce, to the ways that people's ethical consumption can affect and be affected by their social situation. By locating consumers and their practices in the social and economic contexts in which they exist and that their ethical consumption affects, this volume presents a compelling interrogation of the rhetoric and assumptions of ethical consumption.

Blindsided by a Diaper

Blindsided by a Diaper
Author: Dana Bedford Hilmer
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-06-19
ISBN: 030739476X
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blindsided by a Diaper Book Excerpt:

It used to be just the two of you. Now you have a baby, or maybe even a few kids, and the luxury of time—to frolic, talk, romance, and simply hang out—is gone, replaced by a big dose of chaos and the demands of little people who rule your home with small, adorable iron fists. Parenthood brings changes to your relationship, changes that are at once profound, beautiful, irrevocable, and scary. These changes knock you off balance, forcing even the most secure couples to go back to the basics in figuring out how to define a new version of “we.” In Blindsided by a Diaper, some of today’s most popular writers dare to tell what it’s really like for couples in the trenches of the parenting experience. They boldly reveal intimate aspects of their relationships, sharing the choices they’ve made, the joy and frustrations they’ve experienced, the trials and tribulations of their sex lives, the lessons they have learned, and how their lives together as parents may or may not be what they were expecting. The writers have quite literally invited you inside their bedrooms, their minds, and their lives as parents.

The Word Weavers

The Word Weavers
Author: Jean Aitchison
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2007-05-31
ISBN: 9780521540070
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Word Weavers Book Excerpt:

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The Boys of Everest

The Boys of Everest
Author: Clint Willis
Publsiher: Mountaineers Books
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2017-03-15
ISBN: 1680510886
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boys of Everest Book Excerpt:

•The exploits of mountaineering’s most colorful band of adventurers The Boys of Everest by Clint Willis tells the gripping story of “Bonington’s Boys,” a band of climbers who reinvented mountaineering during the three decades after Everest’s first ascent. It is a story of tremendous courage, astonishing achievement, and heartbreaking loss. Chris Bonington’s inner circle included a dozen of mountaineering’s most legendary figures—Don Whillans, John Harlin, Dougal Haston, Doug Scott, Peter Boardman, Joe Tasker, and others—who together gave birth to a new brand of climbing. They took increasingly challenging risks on now-legendary expeditions to the world’s most fearsome peaks—and they paid an enormous price. Most of them died in the mountains, leaving behind the hardest question of all: was it worth it? “Willis's classy style turns reportage into literature . . . Bonington's Boys come across as raw, anguished souls . . . As Willis describes in his artful prose, their suffering is not just a means to an end (the summit), it is an end.” –The New York Times “A gripping adventure saga . . .”–Publishers Weekly “A death-haunted saga of the scalers of heaven . . .” –Kirkus Reviews “Mr. Willis tells a story that is gripping and poignant and even appalling . . .” –The Wall Street Journal

Lawyers in the Dock

Lawyers in the Dock
Author: Richard L. Abel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2011-05-12
ISBN: 0199772878
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lawyers in the Dock Book Excerpt:

In Lawyers in the Dock, Richard L. Abel examines accounts of disciplined New York lawyers, whose vivid, compelling dramas breathe life into the ethical rules governing the legal profession. Abel identifies ways to devise better strategies for restoring trust in lawyers, a prerequisite for an effectively functioning justice system. This book is essential for lawyers, prospective and current law students, and anyone who has sought or might seek legal representation.

Inside the Ropes

Inside the Ropes
Author: Zachary Michael Jack
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2008-12-01
ISBN: 0803219075
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside the Ropes Book Excerpt:

Most of us will never know what it's like to parachute out of a Cessna, tend goal for the Boston Bruins, burn rubber on a NASCAR track, scale Everest, or quarterback the Detroit Lions. So it's our good fortune when dauntless literary journalists actually play the sports they cover--returning with firsthand tales from "inside the ropes." Here, in the tradition popularized by George Plimpton, is participatory sportswriting at its finest and most far-out. Editor Zachary Michael Jack fields a dream team of today's best sports journalists, hotshots, and rising stars in search of the game behind the.

The Real Story

The Real Story
Author: Sarah Statz Cords,Robert Burgin
Publsiher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Real Story Book Excerpt:

Explores the genres and sub-genres of nonfiction and provides an annotated bibliography of more than five hundred popular nonfiction titles, organized according to genre with a focus on titles published in the last decade.

The Stranger in the Woods

The Stranger in the Woods
Author: Michael Finkel
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN: 1101875690
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stranger in the Woods Book Excerpt:

Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality—not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own. A New York Times bestseller In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even through brutal winters, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water, and to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothing, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life—why did he leave? what did he learn?—as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world. It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded.