Radio Goes to War: The Cultural Politics of Propaganda during World War II PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Gerd Horten

Radio Goes to War: The Cultural Politics of Propaganda during World War II

University of California Press
Publication date: January 2002
ISBN: 9780520930735
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""By focusing on the medium of radio during World War II, Horten has provided us with a window into an important change in radio broadcasting that has previously been ignored by historians. The depth of research, the book's contribution to our understanding of radio and the war make Radio Goes to War an outstanding work.""â¿¿Lary May, author of The Big Tomorrow: Hollywood and the Politics of the American Way ""Radio broadcasting, and its impact on American life, still remains a neglected area of our national history. Radio Goes to War demonstrates conclusively how short-sighted that omission is. As we enter what is sure to be another era of contested claims of government control over freedom of speech, the controversies and compromises of wartime broadcasting sixty years ago provide an ominous example of difficult decisions to be made in the future. The alliance of big business, advertising, and wartime propaganda that Horten so convincingly illuminates takes on a heightened significance, especially as this relationship has tightened in the last several decades. When radio and television go to war again, will they follow the same course? This is cautionary reading for our new century.""â¿¿Michele Hilmes, author of Radio Voices: American Broadcasting 1922-1952
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