Tell Me No Lies
Investigative Journalism That Changed the World
Edited by John Pilger
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Tell Me No Lies by John Pilger
Book DescriptionPrison scandals, terrorism, corporate fraud, election rigging--most likely you have heard something of the sort in the last ten minutes. But what is truth and what is part of the great "washout" of biased reporting? A celebration of lucid investigative reporting, selected by titan of the craft John Pilger, could come at no better moment. Pilger's book travels through contemporary history, from war correspondent Martha Gelhorn's wrenching 1945 account of the liberation of Dachau to Edward R. Murrow's groundbreaking excavation of McCarthyism to recent coverage of the war in Iraq. This homage to brave, often unsettling coverage features a range of great writing, from Seymour Hersh's Vietnam-era muckraking to Eric Schlosser's expose of the fast-food industry to preeminent theorist Edward Said's writing on Islam and terrorism. Unrepentant in its mission to expose the truth behind the messages that politicians, warmongers, and corporate-run media inculcate, Tell Me No Lies is essential for anyone who wants to understand the world around them objectively and intelligently. It's not just a collection of high-quality reporting, but a call-to-arms to all who believe in honesty and justice for humanity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781560257868
(229mm x 153mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Thunder's Mouth Press
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John Pilger
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Pilger tackles the injustices and double standards inherent in the politics of globalization and exposes the terrible truth behind the power and wealth of states and corporations.
Rebel Journalism, Paperback (November 2007)
An anthology of the writing of Wilfred Burchett, perhaps the greatest journalist and war correspondent Australia has ever produced.
Freedom Next Time, Paperback (June 2007)
Looks at five countries, in each of which a long struggle for freedom has taken place; in each the people, having shed blood and dreams, are still waiting. This book shows us the lives behind the headlines.
Tell Me No Lies, Paperback (October 2005)» View all books by John Pilger
A selection of articles, broadcasts, and books extracts that revealed important and disturbing truths, ranging from across many of the critical events, scandals, and struggles. This book bears witness to epic injustices committed against the peoples of Vietnam, Cambodia, East Timor, and Palestine.
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Author Biography - John Pilger
John Pilger is a two-time winner of British journalism's highest award, Journalist of the Year, and has won the United Nations Association Media Peace Prize. For his broadcast journalism he has won an Oscar, an Emmy, France's Reporter Sans Frontieres, and Britain's Richard Dimbleby Award. He lives in London but makes frequent trips to Cornell University, where he holds a Frank H. T. Rhodes Professorship.
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