Reviews

Author: 
Roger Parry
Reviewer: 
Norma Fay Green

Green on Parry, 'The Ascent of Media: From Gilgamesh to Google via Gutenberg'

Roger Parry. The Ascent of Media: From Gilgamesh to Google via Gutenberg. London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2011. ix + 406 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-85788-570-5.

Reviewed by Norma Fay Green (Columbia College Chicago) Published on Jhistory (October, 2012) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Author: 
Uriel Heyd
Reviewer: 
Eugenia M. Palmegiano

Palmegiano on Heyd, 'Reading Newspapers: Press and Public in Eighteenth-Century Britain and America'

Uriel Heyd. Reading Newspapers: Press and Public in Eighteenth-Century Britain and America. Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2012. Illustrations. xii + 302 pp. $102.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7294-1042-7.

Reviewed by Eugenia M. Palmegiano (St. Peter's University) Published on Jhistory (October, 2012) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

The Press: Its Readers and Writers

Author: 
Laura Beers
Reviewer: 
Carole O'Reilly

O'Reilly on Beers, 'Your Britain: Media and the Making of the Labour Party'

Laura Beers. Your Britain: Media and the Making of the Labour Party. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2010. Illustrations. x + 272 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-05002-0.

Reviewed by Carole O'Reilly (University of Salford) Published on Jhistory (October, 2012) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

"Squaring the Contradictions"

Author: 
Jim Ramsburg
Reviewer: 
Noah Arceneaux

Arceneaux on Ramsburg, 'Network Radio Ratings, 1932-1953: A History of Prime Time Programs through the Ratings of Nielsen, Crossley and Hooper'

Jim Ramsburg. Network Radio Ratings, 1932-1953: A History of Prime Time Programs through the Ratings of Nielsen, Crossley and Hooper. Jefferson: Mcfarland, 2011. 378 pp. $65.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-4558-5.

Reviewed by Noah Arceneaux (School of Media and Journalism Studies, San Diego State University) Published on Jhistory (October, 2012) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Author: 
Edward J. Klekowski, Libby Klekowski
Reviewer: 
Kenneth Sexton

Sexton on Klekowski and Klekowski, 'Eyewitnesses to the Great War: American Writers, Reporters, Volunteers and Soldiers in France, 1914-1918'

Edward J. Klekowski, Libby Klekowski. Eyewitnesses to the Great War: American Writers, Reporters, Volunteers and Soldiers in France, 1914-1918. Jefferson: McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2012. 261 pp. $38.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-6348-0.

Reviewed by Kenneth Sexton (Morehead State University) Published on Jhistory (October, 2012) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Author: 
Julie Anne Taddeo
Reviewer: 
Dale Moler

Moler on Taddeo, 'The Tube Has Spoken: Reality TV and History'

Julie Anne Taddeo. The Tube Has Spoken: Reality TV and History. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2010. 275 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8131-3388-1.

Reviewed by Dale Moler (Central Michigan University) Published on Jhistory (August, 2012) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

The Tube Has Spoken: Reality TV and History

Author: 
Michael Kindman
Reviewer: 
Susan Keith

Keith on Kindman, 'My Odyssey through the Underground Press'

Michael Kindman. My Odyssey through the Underground Press. Edited by Ken Wachsberger. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2011. xx + 206 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61186-000-9.

Reviewed by Susan Keith (Department of Journalism and Media Studies, Rutgers University) Published on Jhistory (August, 2012) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Author: 
Anthony DiMaggio
Reviewer: 
Andrew Salvati

Salvati on DiMaggio, 'The Rise of the Tea Party: Political Discontent and Corporate Media in the Age of Obama'

Anthony DiMaggio. The Rise of the Tea Party: Political Discontent and Corporate Media in the Age of Obama. New York: Monthly Review Press, 2011. 287 pp. $18.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-58367-247-1; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58367-248-8.

Reviewed by Andrew Salvati (Rutgers University) Published on Jhistory (July, 2012) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Tempest in a Teapot

Author: 
Tim Kiska
Reviewer: 
William Mari

Mari on Kiska, 'A Newscast for the Masses: The History of Detroit Television Journalism'

Tim Kiska. A Newscast for the Masses: The History of Detroit Television Journalism. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2009. xix + 198 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8143-3302-0.

Reviewed by William Mari (University of Washington, Department of Communication) Published on Jhistory (July, 2012) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Author: 
Winston James
Reviewer: 
James McGrath Morris

McGrath Morris on James, 'The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm: The Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799-1851'

Winston James. The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm: The Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799-1851. New York: New York University Press, 2010. xiv + 305 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-4289-1; $22.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8147-4290-7; ISBN 978-0-8147-4314-0.

Author: 
John Bloom
Reviewer: 
Jon Marshall

Marshall on Bloom, 'There You Have It: The Life, Legacy, and Legend of Howard Cosell'

John Bloom. There You Have It: The Life, Legacy, and Legend of Howard Cosell. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2010. xviii + 220 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55849-837-2; $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55849-836-5.

Reviewed by Jon Marshall (Medill School, Northwestern University) Published on Jhistory (July, 2012) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Author: 
Susan D. Moeller
Reviewer: 
Jeanette McVicker

McVicker on Moeller, 'Packaging Terrorism: Co-opting the News for Politics and Profit'

Susan D. Moeller. Packaging Terrorism: Co-opting the News for Politics and Profit. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. 240 pp. $89.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4051-7366-7; $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4051-7365-0.

Reviewed by Jeanette McVicker (SUNY Fredonia) Published on Jhistory (June, 2012) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Author: 
Patricia G. McNeely, Debra Reddin Van Tuyll, Henry H. Schulte, eds.
Reviewer: 
David Bulla

Bulla on McNeely and Van Tuyll and Schulte, 'Knights of the Quill: Confederate Correspondents and their Civil War Reporting'

Patricia G. McNeely, Debra Reddin Van Tuyll, Henry H. Schulte, eds. Knights of the Quill: Confederate Correspondents and their Civil War Reporting. West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2010. xiv + 729 pp. $150.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55753-566-5.

Reviewed by David Bulla (Zayed University, Abu Dhabi) Published on Jhistory (June, 2012) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Author: 
Catherine Keyser
Reviewer: 
Tracy Lucht

Lucht on Keyser, 'Playing Smart: New York Women Writers and Modern Magazine Culture'

Catherine Keyser. Playing Smart: New York Women Writers and Modern Magazine Culture. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2011. 242 pp. $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-5178-4.

Reviewed by Tracy Lucht (Iowa State University) Published on Jhistory (June, 2012) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

New York Women Writers and Magazine Culture

Author: 
Alice Fahs
Reviewer: 
Julia Guarneri

Guarneri on Fahs, 'Out on Assignment: Newspaper Women and the Making of Modern Public Space'

Alice Fahs. Out on Assignment: Newspaper Women and the Making of Modern Public Space. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011. 400 pp. $37.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3496-1.

Reviewed by Julia Guarneri (Yale University) Published on Jhistory (May, 2012) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Out on Assignment: Newspaper Women and the Making of Modern Public Space

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