BOOKS ON JOURNALISM
All the President’s men
The book traces the inside story of how two Washington Post reporters led the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation that uncovered the Watergate scandal which led to the resignation of former US President Nixon.
Personal History is the autobiography of Katharine Graham who led the Washington Post through some of the most testing times for the American media, including the Watergate scandal and Pentagon Papers.
In Reporter, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh recalls some his greatest work, including his exposé of the atrocities committed in My Lai, Vietnam by a US Platoon.
Warrior of the Fourth Estate: Ramnath Goenka of the Express
The book traces Rammath Goenka’s journey — from his modest beginnings to building the Indian Express empire. The book introduces Goenka as bundle of contradictions, a man who had staunch admirers and bitter enemies.
Yours in Truth: A Personal Portrait of Ben Bradlee
A profile of former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, the book documents his career at the Post as well as his relationship with the Kennedy family and Post publisher Katharine Graham.
The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983–1992
The book written by former Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown documents the inside story behind some of the magazine’s biggest breaks. The book also gives an insight into New York’s competitive media circles.
The book is a collection of journalist Lillian Ross’s profile of various celebrities including Charlie Chaplin and Clint Eastwood. Ross has been credited with shaping the way entertainment profiles are written and the book includes some of her best work.
First Draft: Witness to the Making of Modern India
Journalist B.G. Verghese traces the history of modern India, delving into various topics such as economic reforms, comprises made to democratic institutions during Indira Gandhi’s tenure and modern India’s security concerns.
Hicky’s Bengal Gazette: The Untold Story of India’s First Newspaper
The book traces the journey of Irishman James Augustus Hicky who decided to establish a newspaper in late eighteenth century Calcutta. In the process he discovered corrupt British officers who tried to stall his endeavors. Hicky’s Bengal Gazette went on to be a four page weekly which continuously took on the establishment and even had to battle cases of libel in court, only to emerge victorious.