The Powers That Be

5 best books like The Powers That Be (David Halberstam): Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, Empires of the Sea: The Final Battle for the Mediterranean, 1521-1580, Outlaw Journalist, The Boys on the Bus, The Corpse Had a Familiar Face: Covering Miami, America's Hottest Beat

Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America
AuthorT.J. Stiles
From the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner, a brilliant new biography of Gen. George Armstrong Custer that radically changes our view of the man and his turbulent times.

In this magisterial biography, T. J. Stiles paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in...
Empires of the Sea: The Final Battle for the Mediterranean, 1521-1580
AuthorRoger Crowley
Cervantes, of the "Don Quixote" fame, was in one of these battles. He was a 24-year-old volunteer.

Now I know that hundreds of years ago the Mediterranean Sea and its surrounding land areas were considered the center of the world and were a battleground for two great conflicting forces: the...
AuthorWilliam McKeen
Hunter S. Thompson detonated a two-ton bomb under the staid field of journalism with his early magazine pieces and revelatory "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" and "Fear and Loathing" campaign coverage in Rolling Stone. When Thompson was on, there was no one better at capturing who Americans were and...
AuthorTimothy Crouse
Cheap booze. Flying fleshpots. Lack of sleep. Endless spin. Lying pols.

Just a few of the snares lying in wait for the reporters who covered the 1972 presidential election. Traveling with the press pack from the June primaries to the big night in November, Rolling Stone reporter Timothy Crouse...
AuthorEdna Buchanan
I read another review on this site that said this book was far better than Connelly's book on his career as a journalist covering the crime beat. Buchanan's book is far more interesting in many aspects - first, she was a woman entering a man's career world in the late 60's/early 70's; second, she illustrated...
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