Creating America George Horace Lorimer and The Saturday Evening Post

By: Cohn, Jan

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1st edition hardcover in bright green cloth boards with gilt lettering. Glossy illustrated DJ is fine. No writing, tears or soil. Not exlib. Collectible crisp copy. Notes. Index. Frontispiece portrait. Dozens of b/w photos, including copies of POST covers. BUSINESS HISTORY. At one time the Saturday Evening Post was the preeminent vehicle of mass culture in the US. No single medium of today has the powerful hold over mass society as was exercised by the fiction, articles, cartoons, editorials, and advertisements of the POST during the 38 years of Lorimer's editorship (1899-1936) . This book tells how Lorimer made the POST into a uniquely powerful magazine that both celebrated and helped to form the values of its time. Cohn analyzes the ethos of the POST through its contents and also traces the history of the POST through minutes of board meetings, memos, correspondence, and interviews with survivors of Lorimer's era. Here is a perceptive and witty view of America in the formative years of a popular culture, seen through one of the great vehicles of the mass media.

Title: Creating America George Horace Lorimer and The Saturday Evening Post

Author Name: Cohn, Jan

Illustrator: Photographs

Categories: HISTORY,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: PA, University of Pittsburgh Press: 1989

ISBN Number: 0822936097

ISBN Number 13: 9780822936091

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller Id: 31243

Keywords: SATURDAY EVENING POST, NEWSPAPER HISTORY,