Guardians of Liberty (Hardcover)

Freedom of the Press and the Nature of News

By Linda Barrett Osborne

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419736896, 176pp.

Publication Date: August 18, 2020

List Price: 18.99*
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About the Author

Linda Barrett Osborne is the author of Traveling the Freedom Road, Miles to Go for Freedom, This Land Is Our Land, and Come On In, America. She was a senior writer-editor in the Library of Congress Publishing Office for 15 years. She lives in Washington, DC.

Praise For Guardians of Liberty: Freedom of the Press and the Nature of News

"Offers an excellent foray into the hows and whys of U.S. press freedom, beginning just prior to nationhood. . .Timely, essential reading."

— Kirkus Reviews

"Deeply researched and beautifully written, Guardians of Liberty enlightens and entertains readers of any age."

— Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic for the Washington Post

“A free society cannot function without a free press, and Osborne explains this very effectively in this thorough, comprehensive look at the history of freedom of the press in the U.S. . . a very valuable book.”

— Maxwell King, former editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer and president of the Pittsburgh Foundation

"An eloquent and comprehensive history of press freedom. . . a great resource volume as well as a darn good read!”

— Jen Bryant, author and winner of a Robert F. Sibert Medal

“A masterful history of press freedom in America."

— Don Brown, author and winner of a Robert F. Sibert Honor

" [An] informative, timely resource."

— Booklist