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- Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 13.99
The ultimate†biography of National Lampoon and its cofounder Doug Kenney, this book offers the first complete history of the immensely popular magazine and its brilliant and eccentric characters. With wonderful stories of the comedy scene in New York City in the 1970s and National Lampoon ?s place at the center of it, this chronicle shares how... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 35.00
By examining the changing ways in which Reader?s Digest has explained America and its relation to the world, Sharp exposes the links that the magazine has forged between the individual reader and the destiny of the United States, particularly as this relates to the Soviet Union, the Cold War enemy whose character the Digest is often credited with helping... more...
- SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 46.00
This book provides a practical and richly informative introduction to feature writing and the broader context in which features journalists operate. As well as covering the key elements and distinctive features that constitute good feature writing, Feature Writing: A Practical Introduction also offers a rich resource of real life examples, case... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00
This volume takes a critical discourse approach to the ways women's magazines contribute to the social construction of particular kinds of female body - as ideal, beautiful, ugly, overweight or engineered. Looking at the language used, it provides an insight into the experience of the female reader, and the likely impact upon her self-image. more...
- Liverpool University Press 2007; US$ 75.00
This third volume in Mike Ashleys four-volume study of the science-fiction magazines focuses on the turbulent years of the 1970s, when the United States emerged from the Vietnam War into an economic crisis. It saw the end of the Apollo moon programme and the start of the ecology movement. This proved to be one of the most complicated periods... more...
- Liverpool University Press 2007; US$ 39.00
Obelisk: A History of Jack Kahane and the Obelisk Press tells the story of one of the twentieth centurys most extraordinary publishing enterprises. Censor-baiting and provocative, a publisher of dirty books as well as those of the literary elite, Jack Kahanes Obelisk Press was the first publisher of the early work of Henry Miller,... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 11.00
The recent announcement that Google will digitize the holdings of several major libraries sent shock waves through the book industry and academe. Google presented this digital repository as a first step towards a long-dreamed-of universal library, but skeptics were quick to raise a number of concerns about the potential for copyright infringement... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 36.00
At the turn of the nineteenth century, geology?and its claims that the earth had a long and colorful prehuman history?was widely dismissedasdangerous nonsense. But just fifty years later, it was the most celebrated of Victorian sciences. Ralph O?Connor tracks the astonishing growth of geology?s prestige in Britain, exploring how a new geohistory... more...
- OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
For the last century, the tastes and preferences of readers of fiction have been reflected in the American and British bestseller lists, and this Very Short Introduction takes an engaging look through the lists to reveal what we have been reading - and why. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.95
The 1990s. African Americans achieved more influence?and faced more explosive issues?than ever before. One word captured those times. One magazine expressed them. Emerge . In those ten years, with an impressive circulation of 170,000 and more than forty national awards to its credit, Emerge became a serious part of the American mainstream. Time... more...