Manipulating the Ether: The Power of Broadcast Radio in Thirties America

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Roosevelt was the first politician to recognize the power of radio, his speeches and fireside chats were broadcast over networks only recently equipped with newsrooms, allowing listeners to learn of events immediately. The full power of the medium was demonstrated by the young Orson Welles' War of the Worlds, which caused widespread panic.

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Robert J. Brown is pursuing a Ph.D. in history at Syracuse University.

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"a first rate, serious history...explains how radio changed listeners' perception of the world" -- Classic Images

"a timely reminder of old-time radio's influence on American politics and culture. Well-told and meticulously documented" -- C&RL News

"an absorbing, well-documented history" -- Past Times

"builds on three developments in the decade to describe radio's growing impact on American life" -- Communication Booknotes Quarterly

"interesting and fully documented...does a splendid job of eliminating gaps in readers' knowledge" -- Choice

"treasure trove of information.... There isn't enough space in this review to properly describe the information in this book...truly remarkable" -- The Illustrated Press

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