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Newspaper Tales for the Book Club that Loved The Post

by Karen Kleckner Keefe

Sometimes the juiciest bits of the news are the stories behind the story. These nonfiction titles are perfect for the book clubs who enjoyed the Oscar-nominated film The Post and want more stories where journalists take center stage.

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Personal History

by Katherine Graham

As seen in the new movie The Post, here is the captivating, inside story of the woman who helmed the Washington Post during one of the most turbulent periods in the history of American media.

Knopf, 1997.

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Oriana Fallaci: The Journalist, the Agitator, the Legend

by Cristina De Stafano, Tr. Marina Harss.

A landmark biography of the famous Italian journalist, an inspiring and controversial woman who defied the codes of reportage and established the “La Fallaci” style of interview.

Other Press, 2017.

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All the President’s Men

by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

All the President’s Men is a riveting detective story, capturing the exhilarating rush of the biggest presidential scandal in US history as it unfolded in real time. It is, as Time magazine wrote in their All-Time 100 Best Nonfiction Books list, “the work that brought down a presidency...perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history.”

Simon & Schuster, 1974.

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The Chain Gang: One Newspaper versus the Gannett Empire.The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America

by Ethan Michaeli

Veteran reporter Ethan Michaeli tells the story of Chicago’s iconic black newspaper, the family and the journalists who made it great, and the hidden history of black America in the twentieth century.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.

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Mary McGrory: The First Queen of Journalism

by John Norris

A wildly entertaining biography of the trailblazing Washington columnist and the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for commentary.

Viking, 2015.

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Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library, a Booklist reviewer, and one of Library Journal's 2009 "Movers and Shakers." Follow her on Twitter at @KarenKleckner.

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