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Attack from Within: How Disinformation Is Sabotaging America By Barbara McQuade Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781644213636
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Published: Seven Stories Press - February 27th, 2024

An urgent, comprehensive explanation of the ways disinformation is impacting democracy, and practical solutions that can be pursued to strengthen the public, media, and truth-based politics

MSNBC's legal expert breaks down the ways disinformation has become a tool to drive voters to extremes, disempower our legal structures, and consolidate power in the hands of the few.


The Lede: Dispatches from a Life in the Press By Calvin Trillin Cover Image
$31.00
ISBN: 9780593596449
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Published: Random House - February 13th, 2024

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A fascinating portrait of journalism and the people who make it, told through pieces collected from the incomparable six-decade career of bestselling author and longtime New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin


The Lie Detectives: In Search of a Playbook for Winning Elections in the Disinformation Age By Sasha Issenberg Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9798987053621
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Published: Columbia Global Reports - March 12th, 2024

How can political campaigns fight back against disinformation?


The Freaks Came Out to Write: The Definitive History of the Village Voice, the Radical Paper That Changed American Culture By Tricia Romano Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781541736399
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Published: PublicAffairs - February 27th, 2024

A rollicking history of America's most iconic weekly newspaper told through the voices of its legendary writers, editors, and photographers. 

You either were there or you wanted to be.


How to Win an Information War: The Propagandist Who Outwitted Hitler By Peter Pomerantsev Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781541774728
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Published: PublicAffairs - March 5th, 2024

From one of our leading experts on disinformation, this inventive biography of the rogue WWII propagandist Sefton Delmer confronts hard questions about the nature of information war: what if you can't fight lies with truth? Can a propaganda war ever be won?

In the summer of 1941, Hitler ruled Europe from the Atlantic to the Black Sea.


Toxic: Women, Fame, and the Tabloid 2000s By Sarah Ditum Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781419763113
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Published: Abrams Press - January 23rd, 2024

A scathing reexamination of the lives of nine female celebrities in the 2000s, and the sexist, exploitative culture that took them down

Welcome to celebrity culture in the early aughts: the reign of Perez Hilton, celebrity sex tapes, and dueling tabloids fed by paparazzi who were willing to do anything to get the shot.


What Works in Community News: Media Startups, News Deserts, and the Future of the Fourth Estate By Ellen Clegg, Dan Kennedy Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780807009949
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Published: Beacon Press - January 9th, 2024

A groundbreaking study of the journalism startups that are solving the local news crisis one community at a time

A must-read for activists, entrepreneurs, and journalists who want to start local news outlets in their communities


Benny the Blue Whale: A Descent into Story, Language and the Madness of ChatGPT By Andy Stanton Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780861547401
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Published: Oneworld Publications - January 16th, 2024

AI is changing the world at frightening speed. A bestselling author decides to find out more…

‘Something profound and utterly brilliant is going on… hilarious.’ THE TIMES

Is ChatGPT the end of creative industries as we know them? An ethical quagmire from which there is no return?


Project Censored's State of the Free Press 2024 By Andy Lee Roth (Editor), Mickey Huff (Editor), Alan MacLeod (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Andy Lee Roth (Editor), Mickey Huff (Editor), Alan MacLeod (Foreword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781644213322
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Published: Seven Stories Press - December 5th, 2023

Highlighting the year’s most significant independent journalismincluding reports on toxic chemicals, climate disinformation, and union victories—Project Censored’s State of the Free Press 2024 illuminates issues and raises voices that the establishment press have throttled.


The End of Love: Racism, Sexism, and the Death of Romance By Sabrina Strings Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780807008621
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Published: Beacon Press - January 30th, 2024

From Playboy to Jay-Z, the racial origins of toxic masculinity and its impact on women, especially Black and “insufficiently white” women


Not My Type: Automating Sexual Racism in Online Dating By Apryl Williams, Safiya Noble (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Apryl Williams, Safiya Noble (Foreword by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781503635050
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Published: Stanford University Press - February 6th, 2024

In the world of online dating, race-based discrimination is not only tolerated, but encouraged as part of a pervasive belief that it is simply a neutral, personal choice about one's romantic partner.


Funny Boy: The Richard Hunt Biography By Jessica Max Stein Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9781978836716
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Published: Rutgers University Press - March 15th, 2024

"The most sensational, perpetual teenager in the world.” —Jim Henson

"To know him was to love him, and we do." —Mark Hamill
 
Funny Boy: The Richard Hunt Biography tells the life story of a gifted performer whose gleeful irreverence, sharp wit and generous spirit inspired millions.