Thursday, July 18, 2019

AP publishes Apollo 11 biography for 50th anniversary

Originally posted on AP.org

The Associated Press has published “Apollo 11: An AP Special Anniversary Edition” to mark the 50th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing.

The biography explores how the U.S. forged the necessary technology during the turbulent 1960s to allow man to set foot on the moon. It remembers those who sacrificed to make the great enterprise succeed.
The triumph of the astronauts, especially Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, was more than a victory for the U.S. It was also a milestone for mankind.
“What makes this biography about the Apollo 11 mission special is its real-time approach to how the AP covered this historic event as it happened,” said Peter Costanzo, AP’s director of programming. “It also includes a section featuring original newspapers with headlines that captured the excitement of that pivotal moment back in 1969.”
The space race began in 1957, when the Soviet Union hurled Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, into orbit. The U.S. took up the challenge to also explore the next frontier. A dozen years and $25 billion later, Apollo 11 landed on the moon and man set foot on the lunar surface for the first time.
“Apollo 11: An AP Special Anniversary Edition” features an introduction by AP Aerospace Correspondent Marcia Dunn, a photo gallery, and images of artifacts from the AP Corporate Archives.
It is available in paperback and e-book exclusively on Amazon.
About AP
The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP. On the web: www.ap.org
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Lauren Easton
Director of Media Relations
The Associated Press
212-621-7005
leaston@ap.org
Patrick Maks
Senior Communications Associate
The Associated Press
212-621-7536
pmaks@ap.org

Thursday, May 16, 2019

AP publishes biography of newspaper that illuminated Hitler’s rise to power

Originally posted on AP.org

The Associated Press has published a new biography about a German newspaper that exposed Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in Germany during the 1930s despite persistent attempts to silence any paper that strove to report the truth.

Written by former AP reporter Terrence Petty, “Enemy of the People: The Munich Post and the Journalists Who Opposed Hitler” examines how the newspaper covered Hitler and the Nazi party, including telling readers how the country would change if he and the Nazis were to assume power.
Often a lone but loud voice, the Munich Post’s reporting on the actions of Hitler and his regime was met with intense resistance. The Nazis decried the Post as the “Poison Kitchen” and as “enemies of the state and of the people” for its probing and critical coverage.
Ultimately Nazi forces would ransack and shut down the Munich Post in March 1933; a front-page headline published days before its shuttering read: “We Will Not Be Intimidated!”
“This important and timely biography serves as a reminder that the freedom of the press is at the core of any democracy,” said Peter Costanzo, AP’s digital publishing specialist.
Petty, the author, was an AP journalist for 35 years. He covered German and European affairs and traveled between East and West Germany throughout the Cold War.
Enemy of the People: The Munich Post and the Journalists Who Opposed Hitler” is available exclusively as part of Amazon’s “Original Stories” for Kindle and in paperback featuring expanded chapters and more than 30 photographs from the AP archives.

About AP

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP. On the web: www.ap.org

Contact

Patrick Maks
Senior Communications Associate
The Associated Press
212-621-7536
pmaks@ap.org