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Recent Content

Author: 
Patricia Leavy
Reviewer: 
Amy Mattson Lauters

Lauters on Leavy, 'Iconic Events: Media, Politics and Power in Retelling History'

Patricia Leavy. Iconic Events: Media, Politics and Power in Retelling History. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2007. 199 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7391-1520-6.

Reviewed by Amy Mattson Lauters (Elliott School of Communication, Wichita State University) Published on Jhistory (February, 2008)

Author: 
Amanda D. Lotz
Reviewer: 
Samantha Thrift

Thrift on Lotz, 'Redesigning Women: Television after the Network Era'

Amanda D. Lotz. Redesigning Women: Television after the Network Era. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006. x + 224 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07310-6; $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03067-3.

Reviewed by Samantha Thrift (Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University) Published on Jhistory (January, 2008)

Author: 
Maurine H. Beasley
Reviewer: 
Karen Dearlove

Dearlove on Beasley, 'First Ladies and the Press: The Unfinished Partnership of the Media Age'

Maurine H. Beasley. First Ladies and the Press: The Unfinished Partnership of the Media Age. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2005. xxi + 335 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8101-2312-0.

Reviewed by Karen Dearlove (McMaster University) Published on Jhistory (January, 2008)

First Ladies and the Press

Author: 
Philip Seib
Reviewer: 
Maudie Whelan

Whelan on Seib, 'Broadcasts from the Blitz: How Edward R. Murrow Helped Lead America into War'

Philip Seib. Broadcasts from the Blitz: How Edward R. Murrow Helped Lead America into War. C.: Potomac Books, 2006. 209 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-59797-012-9.

Reviewed by Maudie Whelan (Department of History, Memorial University of Newfoundland) Published on Jhistory (January, 2008)

Murrow the Persuader

Author: 
Jerry W. Knudson
Reviewer: 
William E. Huntzicker

Huntzicker on Knudson, 'Jefferson and the Press: Crucible of Liberty'

Jerry W. Knudson. Jefferson and the Press: Crucible of Liberty. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2006. xvii + 221 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57003-607-1.

Reviewed by William E. Huntzicker (Department of Mass Communications, St. Cloud State University) Published on Jhistory (January, 2008)

Thomas Jefferson often wrote about newspapers and press freedom, but he was far from consistent.

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