Radio's America : the Great Depression and the rise of modern mass culture (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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Radio's America : the Great Depression and the rise of modern mass culture

Author: Bruce Lenthall
Publisher: London : University of Chicago Press, 2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Orson Welles' greatest breakthrough into the popular consciousness occurred in 1938, three years before Citizen Kane, when his "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast succeeded so spectacularly that terrified listeners believed they were hearing a genuine report of an alien invasion - a landmark in the history of radio's powerful relationship with its audience. In "Radio's America", Bruce Lenthall documents the enormous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Lenthall
ISBN: 9780226471914 0226471918 9780226471921 0226471926
OCLC Number: 475110525
Description: 261 s

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Documents the impact radio had on the lives of Depression-era Americans and charts the formative years of our modern mass culture. Offering insight into radio's use as a persuasive tool, this work  Read more...

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