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A treasury of great reporting; "literature under pressure" from the…

by Louis L. Snyder, Richard B. Morris (Editor)

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"Including 200 masterpieces of journalism from Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo, Mark Twain, and Rudyard Kipling, to Winston Churchill, Irvin S. Cobb, H. G. Wells, Ernest Hemingway, John Hersey, and Rebecca West together with a representative section of eyewitness radio reporting. Each account is placed in its full setting by a biographical and historical introduction and a well-authenticated record of the consequences of events." ( )
1 vote Shonamarie | Jun 30, 2016 |
This wonderful book was first published in 1949. My copy is the fourth printing, 1962, revised and enlarged.

In his Preface to the 1949 edition, Herbert Bayard Swope sums it up nicely: “Professors Snyder and Morris give us in this collection nearly two hundred of the greatest examples of 'literature under pressure' – or, in the words of Matthew Arnold, 'literature in a hurry.' … The editors have done a truly creative job. They begin with a comprehensive and analytical introduction on the art and technique of reporting. They have also given us the historical and professional background of each story – the story behind the story – and they have added whenever necessary the aftermath and significance.

The editors include selections written by British and American reporters from a witch's trial and conviction in 1587 to the trial of Adolf Eichmann in 1961. The fourth printing is a massive 795 pages and covers many important events in Western history. It's a book that one may wish to read over many days because each selection is a standalone.

The book includes an excellent table of contents and Index. I purchased my copy in 1965 as a supplemental text to a college course and am enjoying rereading many selections. ( )
  SCRH | Feb 1, 2013 |
An exceptional resource for journalists and history buffs. This 800-page collection of newspaper articles showcases about 100 historic incidents, ranging from the Boston Tea Party, to Jack the Ripper and milestones in World War II. Not the type of book most folks would read cover-to-cover, but it's fun to read articles about events of interest. A thorough index also makes this book a great reference tool. ( )
  brianinbuffalo | Jan 21, 2007 |
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