When Journalists Become the Story: Newspaper Tales for Fans of THE POST

Without getting too meta, sometimes the juiciest bits of the news are the stories behind the story. With this mix of novels, non-fiction, and wherever Hunter S. Thompson falls between the two, use the buzz from Oscar-nominated film The Post to draw attention to your other journalist-forward titles.

 All the President’s Men, by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward

American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood, by Marie Arana

 The Chain Gang: One Newspaper versus the Gannett Empire, by Richard McCordf

The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst, by David Nasaw

The Deal from Hell: How Moguls and Wall Street Plundered Great American Newspapers, by James O’Shea

The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America: From the Age of the Pullman Porters to the Age of Obama, by Ethan Michaeli

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, by Hunter S. Thompson

The Golden Age, by Gore Vidal

Good Times, Bad Times, by Harold Evans

The Invention of News, by Andrew Pettegree

Is Journalism Worth Dying For? Final Dispatches, by Anna Politkovskaya

The Journalist and the Murderer, by Janet Malcolm

 Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America, by Nathan McCall

 Mary McGrory: The First Queen of Journalismby John Norris

 Oriana Fallaci: The Journalist, the Agitator, the Legend, by Cristina De Stafano, Tr. Marina Harss.

 Personal History, by Katherine Graham

The Quiet American, by Graham Greene

Scoop, by Evelyn Waugh

The Times of My Life and My Life with the Times, by Max Frankel

Towards the End of Morning, by Michael Frayn

The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind the New York Times, by Susan E. Tifft

 An Unfinished Season, by Ward Just

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About the Author:

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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