Winter Reading List Revisited

A reader-recommended list of books for journalists

Earlier this month, we asked readers to recommend a book to members of the journalistic community. Below, we present an alphabetized list of the recommendations we received, with a link to more information for each book. If you’ve left your shopping until the last minute, you could do worse than to give one or more of these books.

Tokyo Vice—Jake Adelstein

The Ambition and the Power—John Barry

The Lonely Soldier—Helen Benedict

The New New Journalism: Conversations with America’s Best Nonfiction Writers on Their Craft—Robert Boynton, ed.

Battle for Justice—Ethan Bronner

Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance—Ian Buruma

The Associated Press Guide to News Writing—Rene J. Cappon

Ghost Wars—Steve Coll

The Chicago Manual Of Style

Necessary Illusions—Noam Chomsky

Homer and Langley—E.L. Doctorow

The Unknown Soldier—Joshua Dysart

Breaking the News—James Fallows

The Great War for Civilization—Robert Fisk

Great Plains and Family—Ian Frazier

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda—Philip Gourevitch

Gaily, Gaily—Ben Hecht

War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning—Chris Hedges

Out of His Skin: The John Barnes Phenomenon—Dave Hill

The True Believer—Eric Hoffer

The Great Game—Peter Hopkirk

The Curse of the Mogul—Jonathan A. Knee, Bruce C. Greenwald and Ava Seave

Finding George Orwell in Burma—Emma Larkin

Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx—Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes you a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East—Neil Macfarquhar

Paris 1919—Margaret MacMillan

China Safari: On the Trail of Beijing’s Expansion in Africa—Serge Michel, Michel Beurut, and Paulo Woods

Journalistas: 100 Years of the Best Writing and Reporting—Eleanor Mills and Naomi Wolf, eds.

I.F. Stone: A Portrait—Andrew Patner

Scandals, Scamps, and Scoundrels: The Casebook of an Investigative Reporter—James Phelan

Don’t Make No Waves … Don’t Back No Losers—Milton Rakove

The Girls in the Balcony—Nan Robertson

Queen of the Oil Club: The Intrepid Wanda Jablonski and the Power of Information—Anna Rubino

Lords of the Press—George Seldes

The Brass Check—Upton Sinclair

Deogratias—JP Stassen

Taking on the Trust: The Epic Battle of Ida Tarbell and John D. Rockefeller—Steve Weinberg

Hella Nation—Evan Wright

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The Editors are the staffers of Columbia Journalism Review.