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A History of the Book in America: Volume 5: The Enduring Book: Print Culture in Postwar America (A History of the Book in America #5)
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The fifth volume of A History of the Book in America addresses the economic, social, and cultural shifts affecting print culture from World War II to the present. During this period factors such as the expansion of government, the growth of higher education, the climate of the Cold War, globalization, and the development of multimedia and digital technologies influenced th ...more
Hardcover, 618 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by University of North Carolina Press
(first published July 15th 2009)
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This was truly as well-edited and conceived as an anthology could be, with plenty to interest the general reader/publisher/librarian but also more than enough rigor to satisfy academics. I found the organization of the volume, the decisions of what to include and exclude, and the quality of writing to all be excellent. I further appreciate the balance of voices the volume brought to the table, helping to fully illuminate both the continuities and changes to the book world since WWII. It was an e ...more
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