Spooked! How a radio broadcast and the war of the worlds sparked the 1938 invasion of America

Gail Jarrow

Book - 2018

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.

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Genres
Instructional and educational works
Published
Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights [2018]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
139 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 120-134) and index.
ISBN
9781629797762
Main Author
Gail Jarrow (author)
  • 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.