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Bernstein, William J
Masters of the word : how media shaped history, from the alphabet to the Internet / William J. Bernstein
1st ed
New York, NY : Grove Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2013
book jacket
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 4th Floor  P90 .B43 2013x    IN PROCESS
Subject(s) Mass media -- History
Communication -- History
Writing -- History
Social media -- History
Mass media -- Social aspects -- History
Communication and technology -- History
Physical Description 420 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-395) and index
Contents Origins -- The ABCs of democracy -- Twelve tables, seven hills, and a few early Christians -- Before Gutenberg -- Punch and counterpunch -- The captive press -- With a machete in one hand and a radio in the other -- The comrades who couldn't broadcast straight -- The argus
Summary From the birth of writing in Mesopotamia to the technologies of today, documents the technology of media - a revolutionary tool that allowed rulers to extend their control far and wide, giving rise to the world's first empires
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