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Title:
Invasion of the mind snatchers : television's conquest of America in the fifties
Author:
Burns, Eric.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
viii, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction : Philo T. Farnsworth's discontent -- The medium. Damning the "theenk" -- The new American family -- The hula hoop and the bomb -- Invisible doughnuts and coonskins caps -- "Really big shows" -- The competition -- The messages. The first senator -- The second senator -- The third senator -- Advertising for President -- The mystic knights of the sea -- "The technological equivalent of a crucifix" -- Sexless objects -- The constant parade -- Serving the sky chief -- The Black Sox of the airwaves -- Epilogue : the man with a secret.
ISBN:
9781439902882
Format :
Book