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Author Jarrow, Gail, author.

Title Spooked! : how a radio broadcast and The war of the worlds sparked the 1938 invasion of America / Gail Jarrow.

Publication Info. Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 791.4472 JAR    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 139 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-134) and index.
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.
Contents Haunted on Halloween Eve -- Mercury rises -- Taking to the air -- Blood-red planet -- Plotting the invasion -- The final day -- The attack -- Panic -- "Wreckage" -- It's all over -- Extra! Extra! Read all about it! -- Dear Mr. Welles -- Fallout -- Dear FCC -- "Too darn realistic" -- Soft landing.
Subject War of the worlds (Radio program) -- Juvenile literature.
War of the worlds (Radio program).
Science fiction radio programs -- Psychological aspects -- Juvenile literature.
Radio broadcasting -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Hoaxes in mass media -- Juvenile literature.
Radio broadcasting -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781629797762 (hardcover)
1629797766 (hardcover)

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