Fighting Evil by Macer Gifford

Fighting Evil by Macer Gifford

Fighting Evil by Macer Gifford – The Ordinary Man who went to War Against ISIS – is such a wonderful book. I’ve been following Macer on Twitter for a while. He is a Brit fighting alongside the Ukrainians, in the army. This book was written…

Putin’s Russia by Anna Politkovskaya

Putin’s Russia by Anna Politkovskaya

I had high expectations from Putin’s Russia by Anna Politkovskaya. It was disappointing. Politkovskaya had a rather liberal russian approach, which is not particularly anti-imperialistic. I will use some quotes from the book to highlight what is wrong with this approach. Nevertheless, I would recommend…

The Ethics of Journalism by Nelson Antrim Crawford

The Ethics of Journalism by Nelson Antrim Crawford

The Ethics of Journalism by Nelson Antrim Crawford is the first book of its kind, published in 1924. It is a fascinating book, well worth reading, although it’s unlikely it is easy to find. I recommend this book for non-researchers for a simple reason –…

Media ethics and self-regulation by Chris Frost

Media ethics and self-regulation by Chris Frost

Media ethics and self-regulation by Chris Frost is a book I read for my research. It is a good book, but mostly suitable to either those who study journalism or those who study the history of journalism. It covers various aspects and it offers a…

Catherine of Aragon by Giles Tremlett

Catherine of Aragon by Giles Tremlett

Catherine of Aragon by Giles Tremlett – The Spanish Queen of Henry VIII – a book I decided to review on 29 January, to mark the anniversary of her burial. I planned to go to Peterborough, but the commemorations were on Friday, thus it did…

The Power of Platforms by Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

The Power of Platforms by Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

The Power of Platforms by Rasmus Kleis Nielsen with Sarah Anne Ganter – Shaping Media and Society – is a book that must be read. I bought this book when I went to Oxford Martin School to hear Rasmus Kleis Nielsen give a talk about…

The News by Alain de Botton

The News by Alain de Botton

The News by Alain de Botton – A User’s Manual – is a book well worth reading. It’s not dry at all and the themes covered could be really interesting for anyone. He offers a lot of examples from various newspapers and that makes the…

Mindhunter by John E. Douglas

Mindhunter by John E. Douglas

Mindhunter by John E. Douglas was written in collaboration with Mark Olshaker – Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit – is a fascinating book. I saw the series about Douglas and loved it, so I was very eager to read the book too. It…

Objectivity in Journalism by Steven Maras

Objectivity in Journalism by Steven Maras

Objectivity in Journalism by Steven Maras was very interesting to read. It is a bit old, but it deals with objectivity from different perspectives, such as historical, sociological, ethical. It offers a great overview of different schools of thought on the subject, making it a…

We Are Bellingcat by Eliot Higgins

We Are Bellingcat by Eliot Higgins

We Are Bellingcat by Eliot Higgins – An Intelligence Agency for the People – is a fascinating book. If you are familiar with OSINT, then this book is for you. If you are not familiar with OSINT (open source intelligence), then this book is for…

Freezing Order by Bill Browder

Freezing Order by Bill Browder

Freezing Order by Bill Browder is a must read book, particularly at this time. Browder recounts his story of fighting to get the Magnitsky Act approved and the legal challenges as russia was trying to stop him. They used American and British lawyers to stop…

Gareth Jones by Ray Gamache

Gareth Jones by Ray Gamache

Gareth Jones by Ray Gamache – Eyewitness to the Holodomor is a great biography of a great man. Gareth Jones was the Welsh journalist who raised awareness about Holodomor, the man-made famine in Ukraine in 1932-1933, where about 4 million people died. This is a…

Diary of an Invasion by Andrey Kurkov

Diary of an Invasion by Andrey Kurkov

Diary of an Invasion by Andrey Kurkov is such a good book. Andrey was born in russia, but he feels Ukrainian. He wrote a few books so far and, while this is the first book I read by him it will not be the last.…

Live. Fight. Survive by Shaun Pinner

Live. Fight. Survive by Shaun Pinner

Live. Fight. Survive by Shaun Pinner – An ex-British soldier’s account of courage, resistance and defiance fighting for Ukraine against Russia – is a must read. I bought the book almost as it went out. It was only published 3 weeks ago. I was eager…

The Rooster House by Victoria Belim

The Rooster House by Victoria Belim

The Rooster House by Victoria Belim – My Ukrainian Family Story, A Memoir – is such a wonderful book. It is a memoir written by an Ukrainian who lived most of her life in US and Belgium. She went back to Ukraine to search her…

You Don’t Know What War Is by Yeva Skalietska

You Don’t Know What War Is by Yeva Skalietska

You Don’t Know What War Is by Yeva Skalietska is a short diary kept by a 12 year old Ukrainian girl who fled Ukraine after russia’s full-scale invasion. I hoped that I would enjoy it when I saw it on the shelves at the library…