Nellie Bly

Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist

Author: Brooke Kroeger

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780812925258

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 631

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Nellie Bly viewed every situation as an opportunity to make a significant difference in other peoples lives as well as her own.
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Ten Days In a Mad-House

Author: Nellie Bly

Publisher: Jester House Publishing via PublishDrive


Category: Psychology

Page: 92

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SINCE my experiences in Blackwell's Island Insane Asylum were published in the World I have received hundreds of letters in regard to it. The edition containing my story long since ran out, and I have been prevailed upon to allow it to be published in book form, to satisfy the hundreds who are yet asking for copies. I am happy to be able to state as a result of my visit to the asylum and the exposures consequent thereon, that the City of New York has appropriated $1,000,000 more per annum than ever before for the care of the insane. So I have at least the satisfaction of knowing that the poor unfortunates will be the better cared for because of my work.
Posted in Psychology

Nellie Bly

A Name to Be Reckoned With

Author: Stephen Krensky

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689855737

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Tells the story of a young woman from Pennsylvania who overcame social barriers and other challenges to become the successful and respected investigative reporter she had always dreamed of becoming. Reader's Guide available. Simultaneous.
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A Photobiography of Nellie Bly

Author: Sue Macy

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426305141

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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The life story of this daring news reporter, globetrotter, and advocate for women's rights is presented chronologically from birth to death.
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Around the World in Seventy-Two Days

Author: Nellie Bly

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1508001618

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 252

View: 6641

Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations.All our books contain a linked table of contents. Nellie Bly was the pen name of Elizabeth Jane Cochrane, an American journalist.Bly was a famous reporter and a pioneer of investigative journalism.Bly wrote a popular memoir on her experience in taking a trip around the world in 1889 and 1890.
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Around the World in Eighty Days

Author: Jules Verne

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140449068

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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Follows the 1872 adventures of the reserved Phileas Fogg, an imperturbable English gentleman, and his French manservant Passepartout, as he tries to win his rash wager that he can travel completely around the world in eighty days. Reprint.
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The Formula for Murder

Author: Carol McCleary

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780765367105

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Investigating the alleged suicide of a fellow journalist on the haunted moors of England, the intrepid Nellie Bly taps the knowledge of handsome biology teacher H. G. Wells and finds herself stalked by a determined killer. By the author of The Alchemy of Murder. 10,000 first printing.
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Nellie Bly

Daredevil Reporter

Author: Charles Fredeen

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780822549567

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 7255

Presents the life of the first woman prime minister of India, from her childhood to her assassination.
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Nellie Bly and Investigative Journalism for Kids

Mighty Muckrakers from the Golden Age to Today, with 21 Activities

Author: Ellen Mahoney

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 0914090038

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 4294

In the late 1800s, the daring young reporter Elizabeth Cochrane—known by the pen name Nellie Bly—faked insanity so she could be committed to a mental institution and secretly report on the awful conditions there. This and other highly publicized investigative "stunts" laid the groundwork for a new kind of journalism in the early 1900s, called "muckraking," dedicated to exposing social, political, and economic ills in the United States. In Nellie Bly and Investigative Journalism for Kids budding reporters learn about the major figures of the muckraking era: the bold and audacious Bly, one of the most famous women in the world in her day; social reformer and photojournalist Jacob Riis; monopoly buster Ida Tarbell; antilynching crusader Ida B. Wells; and Upton Sinclair, whose classic book The Jungle created a public outcry over the dangerous and unsanitary conditions of the early meatpacking industry. Young readers will also learn about more contemporary reporters, from Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein to Amy Goodman, who have carried on the muckraking tradition, and will get excited about the ever-changing world of journalism and the power of purposeful writing. Twenty-one creative activities encourage and engage a future generation of muckrakers. Kids can make and keep a reporter's notebook; write a letter to the editor; craft a "great ideas" box; create a Jacob Riis–style photo essay; and much more.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Eighty Days

Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World

Author: Matthew Goodman

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345527275

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 465

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Documents the 1889 competition between feminist journalist Nellie Bly and Cosmopolitan reporter Elizabeth Bishop to beat Jules Verne's record and each other in a round-the-globe race, offering insight into their respective daunting challenges as recorded in their reports sent back home. 50,000 first printing.
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Ten Days a Madwoman

The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original "Girl" Reporter, Nellie Bly

Author: Deborah Noyes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101616873

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Work for a New York newspaper Fall in love Marry a millionaire Change the world Young Nellie Bly had ambitious goals, especially for a woman at the end of the nineteenth century, when the few female journalists were relegated to writing columns about cleaning or fashion. But fresh off a train from Pittsburgh, Nellie knew she was destined for more and pulled a major journalistic stunt that skyrocketed her to fame: feigning insanity, being committed to the notorious asylum on Blackwell's Island, and writing a shocking exposé of the clinic’s horrific treatment of its patients. Nellie Bly became a household name as the world followed her enthralling career in “stunt” journalism that raised awareness of political corruption, poverty, and abuses of human rights. Leading an uncommonly full life, Nellie circled the globe in a record seventy-two days and brought home a pet monkey before marrying an aged millionaire and running his company after his death. With its sensational (and true!) plot, Ten Days a Madwoman dares its readers to live as boldly as its remarkable heroine. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Daring Nellie Bly

America's Star Reporter

Author: Bonnie Christensen

Publisher: RH Childrens Books

ISBN: 0307793435

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5196

From the award-winning picture book biographer of Woody Guthrie comes the inspirational story of Nellie Bly. Born in 1864, during a time in which options were extremely limited for women, Nellie defied all expectations and became a famous newspaper correspondent. Her daring exploits included committing herself to an infamous insane asylum in New York City to expose the terrible conditions there and becoming the first American war correspondent of either sex to report on the front lines of Austria during World War I. In 1889, Nellie completed her most publicized stunt, her world-famous trip around the world in just 72 days, beating the record of Jules Vernes’ fictional hero in Around the World in 80 Days. With an informative text and pen-and-ink illustrations reminiscent of the graphic style of the late 1800s, The Daring Nellie Bly captures the independent spirit of America’s first star reporter, Nellie Bly.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction


Reporting for the New York World 1887 - 1894

Author: Nellie Bly,Tom Streissguth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990713722

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

View: 664

A compilation of original, unabridged newspaper articles by Elizabeth Jane Cochran, who wrote under the name Nellie Bly. By disguising her voice, mannerisms and appearance, this intrepid reporter gained admittance to New York's vast cultural underground of criminals, con artists, and frauds, and fearlessly exposed their scams and shenanigans to a rapt and growing audience on the front pages of Joseph Pulitzer's The New York World. Bly's reporting introduced the era of muckraking journalism, and originated the practice of undercover reporting that has remained a vital journalistic art to the present day.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Six Months in Mexico

Author: Nellie Bly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 6051766294

Category: History

Page: N.A

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One wintry night I bade my few journalistic friends adieu, and, accompanied by my mother, started on my way to Mexico. Only a few months previous I had become a newspaper woman. I was too impatient to work along at the usual duties assigned women on newspapers, so I conceived the idea of going away as a correspondent.
Posted in History

It Can't be Done, Nellie Bly!

A Reporter's Race Around the World

Author: Nancy Butcher,Jen L. Singh

Publisher: Peachtree Jr

ISBN: 9781561452897

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 84

View: 9838

In 1888, a young, female reporter for New York World newspaper sets out to travel around the world in fewer than eighty days, while a Cosmopolitan magazine reporter tries to beat her to the goal.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Nellie Bly's Monkey

Author: Joan W Blos

Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media

ISBN: 1630831786

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 9470

In 1889, daredevil reporter Nellie Bly announced her intention to circle the world in seventy-two days. Nobody thought a woman could do such a thing, but, accompanied by a monkey named McGinty she acquired in Singapore, she did just that.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Nellie Bly

Reporter for the World

Author: Martha E. Kendall

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780785742364

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 5727

A biography of the woman whose expose of the insane asylums in New York City in the late 1800s was the beginning of her journalistic career.
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The Alchemy of Murder

Author: Carol McCleary

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429991766

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 3370

The world's most famous reporter, the intrepid Nellie Bly, teams up with science fiction genius Jules Verne, the notorious wit and outrageous rogue Oscar Wilde, and the greatest microbe-hunter in history, Louis Pasteur. Together, they must solve the crime of the century. They are all in Paris—the capital of Europe and center of world culture—for the 1889 World's Fair. A spectacular extravaganza dedicated to new industries, scientific discoveries, and global exploration, its gateway is the soaring Eiffel Tower. But an enigmatic killer stalks the streets and a virulent plague is striking down Parisians by the thousands. Convinced that the killings are connected to the pandemic, Nellie is determined to stop them both... no matter what the risks. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The Amazing Nellie Bly

Author: Mignon Rittenhouse

Publisher: N.A



Page: 254

View: 3908

A biography of one of the first women reporters, whose trip around the world in less than 80 days made her an international celebrity.
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