Public Relations Books

    O'Dwyer's database is where communicators shop online for the companies that supply the PR industry with products and services. Listed below are some of the books recommended for PR pros.

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A Perfect Pair: Public Relations and Event Promotions, by Alan Taylor, CreateSpace Independent Publishing, June 2018, 238 pages.

Advancing Higher Education: New Strategies for Fundraising, Philanthropy, and Engagement, by Michael J. Worth and Matthew T. Lambert, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, July 2019, 282 pages.

Adventures in PR, by Leo Pearlstein, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, March 2016, 168 pages.

All the Truth is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid, by Matt Bai, Vintage, 1st edition, September 2015, 288 pages.

Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, by Peter Schweizer, Harper, 1st Edition, May 2015, 256 pages.

Clinton Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine, by Daniel Halper, Broadside Books, Reprint Edition, July 2014, 352 pages.

Crisis Tales: Five Rules for Coping with Crises in Business, Politics and Life, by Lanny J. Davis, Threshold Editions, Reprint Edition, January 2014, 400 pages.

Dear Folks: Essays and Insights from a Public Relations Leader, by Bill Doescher, Doescher Group Ltd., January 2019, 394 pages.

A Fighting Chance, by Elizabeth Warren, Picador, Reprint Edition, March 2015, 400 pages.

False Light, by Eric Dezenhall, Greenleaf Book Group Press. Feb. 2021, 331 pages.

Friend of the Court: On the Front Lines of the First Amendment, by Floyd Abrams, Yale University Press, June 2013, 488 pages.

From Kristallnacht to Watergate: Memoirs of a Newspaperman, by Harry Rosenfeld, Excelsior Editions, 1st Edition, September 2013, 377 pages.

Glass Jaw: A Manifesto for Defending Fragile Reputations in an Age of Instant Scandal, by Eric Dezenhall, Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, October 2014, 288 pages.

Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World, by Anya Schiffrin, The New Press, August 2014, 256 pages.

Good Business: The Talk, Fight, Win Way to Change the World, by Bill Novelli, Johns Hopkins University Press, February 2021, 392 pages.

Guilt by Accusation: The Challenge of Proving Innocence in the Age of #MeToo, by Alan Dershowitz, Skyhorse Publishing, November 2019, 168 pages.

How to Write and Give a Speech: A Practical Guide for Anyone Who Has to Make Every Word Count, by Joan Detz, St. Martin’s Griffin, 3rd Edition, March 2014, 240 pages.

In the Line of Fire: How to Handle Tough Questions...When it Counts, by Jerry Weissman, Pearson FT Press, 2nd Edition, September 2013, 224 pages.

International Libel & Privacy Handbook: A Global Reference for Journalists, Publishers, Webmasters, and Lawyers, by Charles J. Glasser Jr., Bloomberg Press, 3rd Edition, February 2013, 592 pages.

JFK and Bobby, Arnie and Jack…and David!: The Unusual PR Career of David Pearson, By David Pearson, Paperback, RoseDog Books, November 2016, 160 pages.

The Authentic Brand, by Christopher Rosica, Noble Press, October 2007, 212 pages.

The Business of Cause Marketing - Doing Well by Doing Good, by Christopher Rosica, Noble Press, August 2012, 189 pages.

The Last Magazine: A Novel, by Michael Hastings, Plume, Reprint Edition, May 2015, 352 pages.

The Law of Public Communication, by Kent R. Middleton and William E. Lee, Routledge, 9th Edition, August 2013, 624 pages.

League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for the Truth, by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, Three Rivers Press, 1st Edition, August 2014, 432 pages.

The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes built Fox News--and Divided a Country, by Gabriel Sherman, Random House, 1st Edition, January 2014, 560 pages.

Mad as Hell: The Making of Network and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies, by Dave Itzkoff, Picador, Reprint Edition, March 2015, 304 pages.

Making News at The New York Times (The New Media World), by Nikki Usher, University of Michigan Press, April 2014, 294 pages.

Marketing: An Introduction, by Gary Armstrong and Philip Kotler, Prentice Hall, 12th Edition, January 2014, 672 pages.

The Nazi Account, by Larry Roth, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 1st edition, August 2014, 290 pages.

Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You, by Greg Gutfeld, Crown Forum, 1st edition, March 2014, 272 pages.

On Deadline: Managing Media Relations, by Carole M. Howard, Wilma K. Mathews, Waveland Press Inc., 5th Edition, March 2013, 240 pages.

The PR Masterclass: How to Develop a Public Relations Strategy that Works!, by Alex Singleton, Wiley, 1st Edition, February 2014, 208 pages.

The Practice of Public Relations, by Fraser P. Seitel, Prentice Hall, 12th Edition, May 2013, 456 pages.

Public Relations: Strategies and Tactics, by Dennis L. Wilcox, Glen T. Cameron, and Bryan H. Reber, Pearson Education Limited, 11th Edition, July 2014, 624 pages.

Public Relations Writing: The Essentials of Style and Format, by Thomas H. Bivins, McGraw-Hill Education, 8th Edition, February 2013, 352 pages.

Reputation Management: The Key to Successful PR and Corporate Communication, by John Doorley and Helio Fred Garcia, Routledge, 3rd Edition, February 2015, 442 pages.

RFK Jr.: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and the Dark Side of the Dream, by Jerry Oppenheimer, St. Martin’s Press, Sept. 2015, 416 pages.

S Street Rising: Crack, Murder and Redemption in D.C., by Ruben Castaneda, Bloomsbury USA, 1st Edition, July 2014, 304 pages.

The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech, by Kirsten Powers, Regnery Publishing, May 2015, 304 pages.

So Wrong for So Long: How the Press, the Pundits – and the President – Failed on Iraq, by Greg Mitchell, Sinclair Books, March 2013, 320 pages.

Start with The Future and Work Back: A Heritage Management Manifesto, by Bruce Weindruch, Hamilton Books, April 2015, 200 pages.

Too Fast to Think: How to Reclaim Your Creativity in a Hyper-connected Work Culture, by Chris Lewis, Kogan Page, October 2016, 232 pages.

What Did Jesus Drive? Crisis PR in Cars, Computers and Christianity, by Jason Vines. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 1st Edition, September 2014, 400 pages.