Best Communication & Media Studies Books
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1. Behold a Pale Horse
Author: by Milton William Cooper
Bill Cooper, former United States Naval Intelligence Briefing Team member, reveals information that remains hidden from the public eye. This information has been kept in topsecret government files since the 1940s. His audiences hear the truth unfold as he writes about the assassination of John F.
Kennedy, the war on drugs, the secret government, and UFOs. Bill is a lucid, rational, and powerful speaker whose intent is to inform and to empower his audience. Standing room only is normal. His presentation and information transcend partisan affiliations as he clearly addresses issues in a way that has a striking impact on listeners of all backgrounds and interests.
He has spoken to many groups throughout the United States and has appeared regularly on many radio talk shows and on television. In 1988 Bill decided to “talk” due to events then taking place worldwide, events that he had seen plans for back in the early 1970s.
Bill correctly predicted the lowering of the Iron Curtain, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the invasion of Panama. All Bill’s predictions were on record well before the events occurred. Bill is not a psychic. His information comes from top secret documents that he read while with the Intelligence Briefing Team and from over seventeen years of research.
2. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know
Author: by Malcolm Gladwell
Little, Brown & Co.
Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangersand why they often go wrong. A Best Book of the Year: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, and Detroit Free Press How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation?
Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to one another that isn’t true? Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news.
He revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University, and the death of Sandra Blandthrowing our understanding of these and other stories into doubt.
3. Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism
Author: by Amanda Montell
The author of the widely praised Wordslut analyzes the social science of cult influence: how cultish groups from Jonestown and Scientology to SoulCycle and social media gurus use language as the ultimate form of power. What makes cults so intriguing and frightening?
What makes them powerful? The reason why so many of us binge Manson documentaries by the dozen and fall down rabbit holes researching suburban moms gone QAnon is because we’re looking for a satisfying explanation for what causes people to joinand more importantly, stay inextreme groups.
We secretly want to know: could it happen to me? Amanda Montell’s argument is that, on some level, it already has … Our culture tends to provide pretty flimsy answers to questions of cult influence, mostly having to do with vague talk of brainwashing.
But the true answer has nothing to do with freaky mind-control wizardry or Kool-Aid. In Cultish, Montell argues that the key to manufacturing intense ideology, community, and us/them attitudes all comes down to language. In both positive ways and shadowy ones, cultish language is something we hearand are influenced byevery single day.
4. Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most
Author: by Douglas Stone
The 10th-anniversary edition of the New York Times business bestseller-now updated with “Answers to Ten Questions People Ask” We attempt or avoid difficult conversations every day-whether dealing with an underperforming employee, disagreeing with a spouse, or negotiating with a client.
From the Harvard Negotiation Project, the organization that brought you Getting to Yes, Difficult Conversations provides a step-by-step approach to having those tough conversations with less stress and more success. You’ll learn how to: Decipher the underlying structure of every difficult conversation Start a conversation without defensiveness Listen for the meaning of what is not said Stay balanced in the face of attacks and accusations Move from emotion to productive problem solving
Leadership: Theory and Practice
Author: by Peter G. Northouse
SAGE Publications, Inc
In this fully updated Eight Edition of Leadership: Theory and Practice, a new chapter on Followership examines the central role followers play in the leadership process and unpacks the characteristics of both effective and ineffective followers. The new edition also includes a new Ethical Leadership Style Questionnaire and new coverage on the dark side of leadership and destructive leadership.
Adopted at more than 1600 institutions in 89 countries and translated into 13 different languages, this market leading text successfully combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with an accessible style and special emphasis on how leadership theory can inform leadership practice.Peter G.
Northouse uses a consistent structure for each chapter, allowing students to easily compare and contrast the various theories. Case studies and questionnaires provide students with practical examples and opportunities to deepen their personal understanding of their own leadership.
6. The Storm Is Upon Us: How QAnon Became a Movement, Cult, and Conspiracy Theory of Everything
Author: by Mike Rothschild
“I hope everyone reads this book. It has become such a crucial thing for all of us to understand.” Erin Burnett, CNN “An ideal tour guide for your journey into the depths of the rabbit hole that is QAnon. It even shows you a glimmer of light at the exit.” Cullen Hoback, director of HBO’s Q: Into the Storm Its messaging can seem cryptic, even nonsensical, yet for tens of thousands of people, it explains everything: What is QAnon, where did it come from, and is the Capitol insurgency a sign of where it’s going next?
On October 5th, 2017, President Trump made a cryptic remark in the State Dining Room at a gathering of military officials. He said it felt like the calm before the stormthen refused to elaborate as puzzled journalists asked him to explain.
But on the infamous message boards of 4chan, a mysterious poster going by Q Clearance Patriot, who claimed to be in military intelligence, began the elaboration on their own. In the days that followed, Q’s wild yarn explaining Trump’s remarks began to rival the sinister intricacies of a Tom Clancy novel, while satisfying the deepest desires of MAGA-America.
7. Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the Distance
Author: by Erica Dhawan
An instant Wall Street Journal BestsellerThe definitive guide to communicating and connecting in a hybrid world. Email replies that show up a week later. Video chats full of oops sorry no you go and can you hear me?! Ambiguous text-messages.
Weird punctuation you can’t make heads or tails of. Is it any wonder communication takes us so much time and effort to figure out? How did we lose our innate capacity to understand each other? Humans rely on body language to connect and build trust, but with most of our communication happening from behind a screen, traditional body language signals are no longer visible – or are they?
In Digital Body Language, Erica Dhawan, a go-to thought leader on collaboration and a passionate communication junkie, combines cutting edge research with engaging storytelling to decode the new signals and cues that have replaced traditional body language across genders, generations, and culture.
In real life, we lean in, uncross our arms, smile, nod and make eye contact to show we listen and care. Online, reading carefully is the new listening. Writing clearly is the new empathy. And a phone or video call is worth a thousand emails.
8. Surrounded by Idiots
Author: by Thomas Erikson
Do you ever think you’re the only one making any sense? Or tried to reason with your partner with disastrous results? Do long, rambling answers drive you crazy? Or does your colleague’s abrasive manner rub you the wrong way?You are not alone.
After a disastrous meeting with a highly successful entrepreneur, who was genuinely convinced he was surrounded by idiots’, communication expert and bestselling author, Thomas Erikson dedicated himself to understanding how people function and why we often struggle to connect with certain types of people.
Surrounded by Idiots is an international phenomenon, selling over 1. 5 million copies worldwide. It offers a simple, yet ground-breaking method for assessing the personalities of people we communicate with in and out of the office based on four personality types (Red, Blue, Green and Yellow), and provides insights into how we can adjust the way we speak and share information.
Erikson will help you understand yourself better, hone communication and social skills, handle conflict with confidence, improve dynamics with your boss and team, and get the best out of the people you deal with and manage. He also shares simple tricks on body language, improving written communication, advice on when to back away or when to push on, and when to speak up or shut up.
9. The Missing Diary Of Admiral Richard E. Byrd
Author: by Adm Richard E. Byrd
IS THERE A GREAT UNKNOWN LAND – A PARADISE – BEYOND THE POLES? DID ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS EXPLORERS OF ALL TIME TRAVEL TO THIS “UNDISCOVERED CONTINENT” THAT EXISTS INSIDE THE EARTH? Said to be the great explorer’s “missing journal” describing his mysterious voyage inside the earth which was never revealed to the public.
Supposedly, Byrd say a great land beyond the pole that was NOT covered in ice and met beings of a super nature.
10. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
Author: by Chip Heath
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The instant classic about why some ideas thrive, why others die, and how to make your ideas stick. Anyone interested in influencing othersto buy, to vote, to learn, to diet, to give to charity or to start a revolutioncan learn from this book.
The Washington Post Mark Twain once observed, A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on. His observation rings true: Urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus news stories circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideasentrepreneurs, teachers, politicians, and journalistsstruggle to make them stick.
In Made to Stick, Chip and Dan Heath reveal the anatomy of ideas that stick and explain ways to make ideas stickier, such as applying the human scale principle, using the Velcro Theory of Memory, and creating curiosity gaps. Along the way, we discover that sticky messages of all kindsfrom the infamous kidney theft ring hoax to a coach’s lessons on sportsmanship to a vision for a new product at Sonydraw their power from the same six traits.
11. Leadership: Theory and Practice
Author: by Peter G. Northouse
SAGE Publications, Inc
The market-leading Leadership: Theory and Practice presents an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with a focus on how theory can inform practice.Author Peter G. Northouse uses a consistent structure for each chapter that allows readers to easily compare and contrast different theories.
Case studies and questionnaires provide students with practical examples and opportunities to deepen their understanding of their own leadership style. The fully updated Ninth Edition features a new chapter on inclusive leadership, 17 new real-world cases that profile leaders from across the globe, a new discussion on leadership and morality, and examples of timely issues such as leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.
12. I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships
Author: by Michael S. Sorensen
Autumn Creek Press
+ 2018 IPA Book Award Winner+ 2018 Readers’ Favorite Award WinnerWhat if making one tweak to your day-to-day conversations could immediately improve every relationship in your life? In this 3-hour, conversational read, you’ll discover the whats, whys, and hows of one of the most valuable (yet surprisingly little-known) communication skillsvalidation.
Whether you’re looking to improve your relationship with your spouse, navigate difficult conversations at work, or connect on a deeper level with friends and family, this book delivers simple, practical, proven techniques for improving any relationship in your life. Mastery of this simple skill will enable you to:Calm (and sometimes even eliminate) the concerns, fears, and uncertainties of othersIncrease feelings of love, respect, and appreciation in your romantic relationshipsQuickly resolve, or even prevent, argumentsHelp others become open to your point of viewGive advice and feedback that sticksProvide support and encouragement to others, even when you don’t know how to fix the problemAnd much moreIn short: this skill is powerful.
13. Shit I Can’t Remember: password book, password log book and internet password organizer, alphabetical password book, Logbook To Protect Usernames and … notebook, password book small 6” x 9”
Author: by Frid Huu
Shit I Can’t Remember – this funny notebook is a perfect companion in everyday life! This is the perfect and inexpensive gift for anyone who has problems remembering anything! A great gift for friends, colleagues, office employees, mothers, daughters, sons, dads, seniors, wedding planners, florists.
You can use this notebook for record: Website addresses All usernames and passwords Phone numbers E-mail addresses Software license keys The Pages are arranged in alphabetical orderYou can use this funny notebook at school, at university, at work or at home.
Specifications:Cover Finish: MatteDimensions: 6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)Pages: 120
14. Slanted: How the News Media Taught Us to Love Censorship and Hate Journalism
Author: by Sharyl Attkisson
USA Today Bestseller! New York Times bestselling author Sharyl Attkisson takes on the media’s misreporting on Black Lives Matter, coronavirus, Joe Biden, Silicon Valley censorship, and more. When the facts don’t fit their Narrative, the media abandons the facts, not the Narrative.
Virtually every piece of information you get through the media has been massaged, shaped, curated, and manipulated before it reaches you. Some of it is censored entirely. The news can no longer be counted on to reflect all the facts.
Instead of telling us what happened yesterday, they tell us what’s new in the prepackaged soap opera they’ve been calling the news. For the past four years, five-time Emmy Awardwinning investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Sharyl Attkisson has been collecting and dissecting alarming incidents tracing the shocking devolution of what used to be the most respected news organizations on the planet.
For the first time, top news executives and reporters representing every major national television news outletfrom ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN to FOX and MSNBCspeak frankly, confiding in Attkisson about the death of the news as they once knew it.
15. Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Author: by Edward S. Herman
In this pathbreaking work, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, social, and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society, the state, and the global order.
Based on a series of case studiesincluding the media’s dichotomous treatment of worthy versus unworthy victims, legitimizing and meaningless Third World elections, and devastating critiques of media coverage of the U.S. Wars against IndochinaHerman and Chomsky draw on decades of criticism and research to propose a Propaganda Model to explain the media’s behavior and performance.
Their new introduction updates the Propaganda Model and the earlier case studies, and it discusses several other applications. These include the manner in which the media covered the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement and subsequent Mexican financial meltdown of 1994-1995, the media’s handling of the protests against the World Trade Organization, World Bank, and International Monetary Fund in 1999 and 2000, and the media’s treatment of the chemical industry and its regulation.
16. The Revolt of The Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium
Author: by Martin Gurri
In the words of economist and scholar Arnold Kling, Martin Gurri saw it coming. Technology has categorically reversed the information balance of power between the public and the elites who manage the great hierarchical institutions of the industrial age government, political parties, the media.
The Revolt of the Public tells the story of how insurgencies, enabled by digital devices and a vast information sphere, have mobilized millions of ordinary people around the world. Originally published in 2014, this updated edition of The Revolt of the Public includes an extensive analysis of Donald Trump’s improbable rise to the presidency and the electoral triumphs of Brexit and concludes with a speculative look forward, pondering whether the current elite class can bring about a reformation of the democratic process, and whether new organizing principles, adapted to a digital world, can arise out of the present political turbulence.
“All over the world, elite institutions from governments to media to academia are losing their authority and monopoly control of information to dynamic amateurs and the broader public. This book, until now only in samizdat (and Kindle) form, has been my #1 handout for the last several years to anyone seeking to understand this unfolding shift in power from hierarchies to networks in the age of the Internet.” -Marc Andreessen, co-founder, Netscape and Andreessen Horowitz “We are in an open war between publics with passionate and untutored interests and elites who believe they have the right to guide those publics.