by Jessica Mitford“The Making of a Muckraker is worth dropping everything for; it should be read from beginning to end, without missing a glorious word, and never on any account lent to friends.” –Brian Masters, Books and Bookmen
Jessica Mitford, once called ‘Queen of the Muckrakers’ by Time, gives us a collection of her best articles including ‘Let Us Now Appraise Famous Writers,’ her near fatal attack on the Famous Writers school and ‘My Short and Happy Life as a Distinguished Professor,’ her war against fingerprinting by a Californian university. Her comments after each piece give an insight into the after-effects of each investigation. The introduction to the collection also serves as an excellent primer for reporting. Reporting, as she knows, is the best obtainable version of the truth. Then she shows us how to get there with grace, wit, cunning, style, imagination—and above all—a sense of enjoying the journey.
“My favorite Mitford blasts...are sharp and witty exercises in counter- malevolence” –Clancy Sigal, Listener
“Her best pieces are a delight because...Miss Mitford writes as she talks, with and enthusiasm for her subject.” —Robert Chesshyre, Observer.
|Title||The Making Of A Muckraker|
|eBook format||eBook, (torrent)|
|File size||7 Mb|
|Book rating||4.5 (16 votes)