Biographical Dictionary of Radio

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1136993762
Pages : 480 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (136 users)

Download or read book Biographical Dictionary of Radio written by Christopher H. Sterling and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-05-13 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Biographical Encyclopedia of American Radio presents the very best biographies of the internationally acclaimed three-volume Encyclopedia of Radio in a single volume. It includes more than 200 biographical entries on the most important and influential American radio personalities, writers, producers, directors, newscasters, and network executives. With 23 new biographies and updated entries throughout, this volume covers key figures from radio’s past and present including Glenn Beck, Jessie Blayton, Fred Friendly, Arthur Godfrey, Bob Hope, Don Imus, Rush Limbaugh, Ryan Seacrest, Laura Schlesinger, Red Skelton, Nina Totenberg, Walter Winchell, and many more. Scholarly but accessible, this encyclopedia provides an unrivaled guide to the voices behind radio for students and general readers alike.

Book-of-the-Month Club News

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Download or read book Book-of-the-Month Club News written by Book-of-the-Month Club and published by . This book was released on 1956 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

Publisher : Copyright Office, Library of Congress
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Pages : 1130 pages
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Download or read book Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series written by Library of Congress. Copyright Office and published by Copyright Office, Library of Congress. This book was released on 1964 with total page 1130 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes Part 1, Number 2: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals July - December)

Encyclopedia of Radio 3-Volume Set

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1135456496
Pages : 1696 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (135 users)

Download or read book Encyclopedia of Radio 3-Volume Set written by Christopher H. Sterling and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2003-12-02 with total page 1696 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Produced in association with the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, the Encyclopedia of Radio includes more than 600 entries covering major countries and regions of the world as well as specific programs and people, networks and organizations, regulation and policies, audience research, and radio's technology. This encyclopedic work will be the first broadly conceived reference source on a medium that is now nearly eighty years old, with essays that provide essential information on the subject as well as comment on the significance of the particular person, organization, or topic being examined.

The Teaching of English

Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN : 9780226601229
Pages : 361 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (61 users)

Download or read book The Teaching of English written by National Society for the Study of Education and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1977-02 with total page 361 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Analyzes recent and present concerns and controversies in the field of English teaching and suggests guidelines for curriculum development from the preschool to the early college years

The Dream of a Democratic Culture

Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 1137042621
Pages : 324 pages
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Download or read book The Dream of a Democratic Culture written by T. Lacy and published by Springer. This book was released on 2013-11-26 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents a moderately revisionist history of the great books idea anchored in the following movements and struggles: fighting anti-intellectualism, advocating for the liberal arts, distributing cultural capital, and promoting a public philosophy, anchored in mid-century liberalism, that fostered a shared civic culture.

When Men Were the Only Models We Had

Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
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ISBN : 9780812236323
Pages : 159 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (236 users)

Download or read book When Men Were the Only Models We Had written by Carolyn G. Heilbrun and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 159 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A leading feminist critic and novelist describes the influence of three important scholars, writers, and thinkers on her life and philosophy--Clifton Fadiman, Lionel Trilling, and Jacques Barzun--in an intriguing look at intellectual endeavors, the romance of ideas, and the hopelessness of female ambition in the years prior to the feminist movement.

Conversations with Ray Bradbury

Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN : 9781578066414
Pages : 208 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (66 users)

Download or read book Conversations with Ray Bradbury written by Ray Bradbury and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2004 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a collection of interviews with twentieth-century novelist, short story writer, and playwright, Ray Bradbury, that covers five decades of his life and works.

Vic and Sade on the Radio

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 0786463031
Pages : 220 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (786 users)

Download or read book Vic and Sade on the Radio written by John T. Hetherington and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-04-16 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Recommended…diligent research…a wealth of information about daytime programming of the 1930’s”—Radio Recall Vic and Sade, an often absurd situation comedy written by the prolific Paul Rhymer, aired on America’s radios from 1932 to 1944 (with short-lived revivals afterward). The title characters, known as “radio’s home folks,” were a married couple exploring the comedic side of ordinary life along with their adopted son and an eccentric uncle. This book examines the program’s depiction of many aspects of American culture—leisure activities, community groups, education, films—in light of the critiques put forward by the era’s critics such as William Orton. Vic and Sade offered its own subtle cultural critique that reflected how ordinary people experienced mass culture of the time.

On Essays

Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN : 019870786X
Pages : 400 pages
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Download or read book On Essays written by Thomas Karshan and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2020-07-29 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sets out in a new and authoritative way the history of the essay; explains how the essay has come to mean what it does, surveys the widely various incarnations of the form, offers new accounts of major essayists in English, and traces a wide range of significant themes.

A Passion for Books

Publisher : Crown
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ISBN : 0307419665
Pages : 384 pages
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Download or read book A Passion for Books written by Harold Rabinowitz and published by Crown. This book was released on 2007-12-18 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of sixty classic and contemporary essays, stories, lists, poems, quotations, and cartoons that celebrates the joys of reading, the feeling of spending hours browsing through a bookstore, and the people for whom buying books is a necessity. Booklovers will find themselves in good company within the pages of A Passion for Books, beginning with science-fiction great Ray Bradbury's foreword and throughout contributions like-- Umberto Eco's How to Justify a Private Library, dealing with the question everyone with a sizable library is inevitably asked: "Have you read all these books?"; Gustave Flaubert's Bibliomania, the tale of a book collector so obsessed with owning a book that he is willing to kill to possess it; and Anna Quindlen's How Reading Changed My Life, in which she shares her optimistic view on the role of reading and the future of books in the computer age. Interspersed throughout are entertaining lists--Ten Bestselling Books Rejected by Publishers Twenty Times or More, Norman Mailer's Ten Favorite American Novels and many more-- plus select writings on bookstores, book clubs, cartoons about books and a specially prepared "bibliobibliography" of books about books. Whether you consider yourself a bibliomaniac or just someone who enjoys reading, A Passion for Books will provide you with a lifetime's worth of entertaining, informative, and pleasurable reading on your favorite subject--the love of books.

Dark Matter of the Mind

Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN : 022652678X
Pages : 394 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (226 users)

Download or read book Dark Matter of the Mind written by Daniel L. Everett and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2017-11-06 with total page 394 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Is it in our nature to be altruistic, or evil, to make art, use tools, or create language? Is it in our nature to think in any particular way? For Daniel L. Everett, the answer is a resounding no: it isn’t in our nature to do any of these things because human nature does not exist—at least not as we usually think of it. Flying in the face of major trends in Evolutionary Psychology and related fields, he offers a provocative and compelling argument in this book that the only thing humans are hardwired for is freedom: freedom from evolutionary instinct and freedom to adapt to a variety of environmental and cultural contexts. Everett sketches a blank-slate picture of human cognition that focuses not on what is in the mind but, rather, what the mind is in—namely, culture. He draws on years of field research among the Amazonian people of the Pirahã in order to carefully scrutinize various theories of cognitive instinct, including Noam Chomsky’s foundational concept of universal grammar, Freud’s notions of unconscious forces, Adolf Bastian’s psychic unity of mankind, and works on massive modularity by evolutionary psychologists such as Leda Cosmides, John Tooby, Jerry Fodor, and Steven Pinker. Illuminating unique characteristics of the Pirahã language, he demonstrates just how differently various cultures can make us think and how vital culture is to our cognitive flexibility. Outlining the ways culture and individual psychology operate symbiotically, he posits a Buddhist-like conception of the cultural self as a set of experiences united by various apperceptions, episodic memories, ranked values, knowledge structures, and social roles—and not, in any shape or form, biological instinct. The result is fascinating portrait of the “dark matter of the mind,” one that shows that our greatest evolutionary adaptation is adaptability itself.

The Transcendental Philosophy of Franklin Merrell-Wolff

Publisher : SUNY Press
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ISBN : 9780791442159
Pages : 389 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (442 users)

Download or read book The Transcendental Philosophy of Franklin Merrell-Wolff written by Ron Leonard and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 1999-07-29 with total page 389 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides a critical exposition of the philosophy of Franklin Merrell-Wolff, a contemporary Western mystic.

Imagine Math 3

Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 3319012312
Pages : 330 pages
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Download or read book Imagine Math 3 written by Michele Emmer and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-03-04 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Imagine mathematics, imagine with the help of mathematics, imagine new worlds, new geometries, new forms. This volume in the series “Imagine Math” casts light on what is new and interesting in the relationships between mathematics, imagination and culture. The book opens by examining the connections between modern and contemporary art and mathematics, including Linda D. Henderson’s contribution. Several further papers are devoted to mathematical models and their influence on modern and contemporary art, including the work of Henry Moore and Hiroshi Sugimoto. Among the many other interesting contributions are an homage to Benoît Mandelbrot with reference to the exhibition held in New York in 2013 and the thoughts of Jean-Pierre Bourguignon on the art and math exhibition at the Fondation Cartier in Paris. An interesting part is dedicated to the connections between math, computer science and theatre with the papers by C. Bardainne and A. Mondot. The topics are treated in a way that is rigorous but captivating, detailed but very evocative. This is an all-embracing look at the world of mathematics and culture.

The Book of the Month

Publisher : Open Road Media
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ISBN : 1504028244
Pages : 335 pages
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Download or read book The Book of the Month written by Al Silverman and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2016-01-19 with total page 335 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays and reviews from the Book-of-the-Month Club offers a unique literary history of American readership in the twentieth century. From The Sun Also Rises to The Accidental Tourist, the judges, editors, and reviewers of the Book-of-the-Month Club help readers all across America find their next favorite book. In this comprehensive anthology compiled from the Club’s monthly News, astute reviewers praise and critique a diverse array of authors including Dashiell Hammett, Barbara Tuchman, Sinclair Lewis, Saul Bellow, Margaret Mitchell, James Baldwin, Willa Cather, and Evelyn Waugh. Harper Lee affectionately profiles Truman Capote, poet laureate Robert Penn Warren praises his friend Bill Styron, and Gore Vidal interviews himself. John le Carré shares why it was particularly hard to write A Perfect Spy, and E. L. Doctorow reveals the intentions of his masterpiece, Ragtime. A celebration of the life-affirming power of the written word and a treasure trove of reviews, essays, and author portraits related to classic books we all know and love and less famous titles well-deserving of rediscovery, The Book of the Month is a must-read for bibliophiles everywhere.

The Genteel John O'Hara

Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN : 9783039105151
Pages : 304 pages
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Download or read book The Genteel John O'Hara written by Pamela Carol Mac Arthur and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2009 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The writer John O'Hara (1905-1970) came from Pottsville in Pennsylvania. He put his home town and the surrounding vicinity under a microscope to produce an account of 'The Anthracite Region' that rivals Edith Wharton's descriptions of New York and Sinclair Lewis's anatomy of Sauk Centre. With the discerning eye of a local resident, O'Hara recreated this coal-rich region and its people so well that his novelettes, novellas, novels, plays and short stories give a true record of his 'Pennsylvania Protectorate' in the latter part of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century. In order to reveal the ethnographical, geographical and historical authenticity of the O'Hara Canon, this book examines his writings in the context of Pottsville and the borough of Tamaqua, as well as the nearby towns and villages. The author also investigates both O'Hara's genteel upbringing and his gangster stratum. The book explores the many dimensions of O'Hara's life from the time of his birth until his escape to New York City in 1928. New sources such as unpublished letters and interviews with O'Hara's family, friends and enemies provide important insights into O'Hara, as well as into Pottsville and the surrounding region.

The Pseudoscience Wars

Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN : 0226304426
Pages : 291 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (226 users)

Download or read book The Pseudoscience Wars written by Michael D. Gordin and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2012-09-26 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recounts the works of Immanuel Velikovsky and the controversies surrounding it, discussing his influence on the counterculture and debates with such luminaries as Carl Sagan.