Froth and Scum: Truth, Beauty, Goodness, and the Ax Murder in America's First Mass Medium

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Product Details

Price
$48.88
Publisher
University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date
Pages
266
Dimensions
6.15 X 9.21 X 0.65 inches | 0.97 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780807844724
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About the Author

Andie Tucher is the H. Gordon Garbedian Professor and the director of the Communications PhD Program at the Columbia Journalism School. She is the author of Froth and Scum: Truth, Beauty, Goodness, and the Ax Murder in America's First Mass Medium and Happily Sometimes After: Discovering Stories from Twelve Generations of an American Family. Tucher previously worked in documentary production at ABC News and Public Affairs Television.

Reviews

This is scholarship as solid as oak and history as timely as today's tabloid titillation.

Bill Moyers
"From the yellowed columns of newsprint, Ms. Tucher . . . skillfully draws a contemporary moral.

"New York Times Book Review""
"[Tucher] presents the colorful story of the early penny press with all the verve, intelligence, and humor it merits.

"American Heritage""
This well-written book is a valuable contribution to the literature on journalism in the nineteenth century.

"Journal of the Early Republic"
"A deceptively complex book. . . . A readable, racy, and often funny study of an important aspect of antebellum social history.

"American Historical Review""
From the yellowed columns of newsprint, Ms. Tucher . . . skillfully draws a contemporary moral.

"New York Times Book Review"
ÝTucher¨ presents the colorful story of the early penny press with all the verve, intelligence, and humor it merits.

"American Heritage"
A deceptively complex book. . . . A readable, racy, and often funny study of an important aspect of antebellum social history.

"American Historical Review"
[Tucher] presents the colorful story of the early penny press with all the verve, intelligence, and humor it merits.

"American Heritage"