The Resource Spooked! : how a radio broadcast and the War of the worlds sparked the 1938 invasion of America, Gail Jarrow

Spooked! : how a radio broadcast and the War of the worlds sparked the 1938 invasion of America, Gail Jarrow

Label
Spooked! : how a radio broadcast and the War of the worlds sparked the 1938 invasion of America
Title
Spooked!
Title remainder
how a radio broadcast and the War of the worlds sparked the 1938 invasion of America
Statement of responsibility
Gail Jarrow
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Describes the panic induced when listeners believed Orson Welles' radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" to be news of an alien invasion, discussing the context in which the broadcast was aired and why it was so convincing
  • On Halloween eve 1938, people across America gathered around the radio to listen to their favorite Sunday evening program. Expecting to hear the latest drama from Orson Welles's Mercury Theatre, many were alarmed when news bulletins interrupted the show. New Jersey had been rocked by mysterious explosions. The announcements continued, each more frantic than the last. An invading army's strange and powerful weapons had killed thousands. Listeners feared the worse. Was America under attack by the Germans? Could this be the start of another world war? Award-winning author Gail Jarrow reveals in riveting detail the events leading up to the terrifying radio broadcast and its aftermath. She explores the reactions of listeners, the mass hysteria reported by the media, the public's susceptibility to propaganda, and the role of radio as a source of both entertainment and information. The SHOCKING broadcast has never been forgotten. Tune in... -- From dust jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jarrow, Gail
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
1000L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PN1991.77.W3
LC item number
J37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science fiction radio programs
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Hoaxes in mass media
  • Radio broadcasting
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • Hoaxes in mass media
  • Radio broadcasting
  • United States
  • Science fiction radio programs
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Hoaxes in mass media
  • Radio broadcasting
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Spooked! : how a radio broadcast and the War of the worlds sparked the 1938 invasion of America, Gail Jarrow
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 120-134) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • "Wreckage"
  • It's all over
  • Extra! Extra! Read all about it!
  • Dear Mr. Welles
  • Fallout
  • Dear FCC
  • "Too darn realistic"
  • Soft landing
  • Haunted on Halloween Eve
  • Mercury rises
  • Taking to the air
  • Blood-red planet
  • Plotting the invasion
  • The final day
  • The attack
  • Panic
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
139 pages
Isbn
9781629797762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Stock number
40028950954
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1011610853
  • (OCoLC)on1011610853
Label
Spooked! : how a radio broadcast and the War of the worlds sparked the 1938 invasion of America, Gail Jarrow
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 120-134) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • "Wreckage"
  • It's all over
  • Extra! Extra! Read all about it!
  • Dear Mr. Welles
  • Fallout
  • Dear FCC
  • "Too darn realistic"
  • Soft landing
  • Haunted on Halloween Eve
  • Mercury rises
  • Taking to the air
  • Blood-red planet
  • Plotting the invasion
  • The final day
  • The attack
  • Panic
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
139 pages
Isbn
9781629797762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Stock number
40028950954
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1011610853
  • (OCoLC)on1011610853

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