Beach Reading Redux

CJR's summer reading list for journalists

Recently, we asked readers to recommend a book to members of the journalistic community for their summer vacations. Below, we present an alphabetized list of the recommendations we received, with a link to more information for each book.

Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion - Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, and Harry Lewis

Confessions of a Muckraker - Jack Anderson, with James Boyd

The Wealth of Networks - Yochai Benkler

Passionate Minds - David Bodanis

Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet - Christine L. Borgman

Backroom Politics - Bill and Nancy Boyarsky

The Corpse Had A Familiar Face - Edna Buchanan

On Being Certain - Robert Burton

The Death of Discourse - Ronald K.L. Collins and David M. Skover

The Scarecrow - Michael Connelly

The Muckrakers - Fred J. Cook

Why Evolution is True - Jerry Coyne

The Boys on the Bus - Timothy Crouse

36 Views of Mount Fuji - Cathy Davidson

Thomas Morton of Merrymount; The Life and Renaissance of an Early American Poet - Jack Dempsey

A Century of Spin: How Public Relations Became the Cutting Edge of Corporate Power - William Dinan and David Millar

The Financier - Theodore Dreiser

The Titan - Theodore Dreiser

The Investigative Journalist - James Dygert

Wallace - Marshall Frady

Angels and Ages - Adam Gopnik

Who Will the People - William Greider

American Radical:The Life and Times of I.F.Stone - D.D. Guttenplan

The Best and the Brightest - David Halberstam

The Powers That Be - David Halberstam

The Histories - Herodotus

What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 - Daniel Walker Howe

Untended Gates: The Mismanaged Press - Norman Isaacs

The Age of American Unreason - Susan Jacoby

There Are No Children Here - Alex Kotlowitz

Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy - Lawrence Lessig

The Bedbug and Selected Poetry - Vladimir Mayakovsky

The Political Economy of Media - Robert McChesney

Bending Science - Tom McGarity and Wendy Wagner

To Keep the Waters Troubled: The Life of Ida B. Wells - Linda O. McMurray

Poison Penmanship - Jessica Mitford

Field of Blood, The Dead Hour, and Slip of the Knife - Denise Mina

Investigative Reporting : From Courthouse to White House - Clark R. Mollenhoff

Corpocracy - Robert Monks

The Republican War on Science - Chris Mooney

A Matter of Opinion - Victor S. Navasky

The Eliminationists - David Neiwert

The Orwell Reader: Fiction, Essays, And Reportage - George Orwell

I.F. Stone: A Portrait - Andrew Patner

The How and the Why - David Park

Scandals, Scamps and Scoundrels - James Phelan

Stone’s Fall - Iain Pears

Amusing Ourselves to Death - Neil Postman

Everybody Loves a Good Drought: Stories from India’s Poorest Districts - P Sainath

Dwarf Rapes Nun, Flees in UFO - Arnold Sawislak

Muckraking!: Journalism that Changed America - William Serrin and Judith Serrin

24 Days: How Two Wall Street Journal Reporters Uncovered the Lies that Destroyed Faith in Corporate America - Rebecca Smith and John R. Emshwiller

The Trouble with Physics- Lee Smolin

Nudge - Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler

The Rum Diary - Hunter S. Thompson

Be the Media - Various

The Last Empire: Essays 1992 – 2000 - Gore Vidal

Scoop - Evelyn Waugh

Strangers to Ourselves - Timothy Wilson

All the President’s Men - Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

Anabasis - Xenophon

Passionate Declarations - Howard Zinn

The Future of the Internet—And How to Stop It - Jonathan Zittrain

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