Priscilla Coit Murphy

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"Books and the Media: The Silent Spring Debate" History of the Book in America

A case study of the relationship between books and the media system focusing on the public debate around Silent Spring, called "a powerful reminder that a book can still make a wide and lasting difference."

-- Journal of Scholarly Publishing

Selected Works with links

“Highly readable and often illuminating history of the writing and aftermath of Rachel Carson's masterpiece”
Chapter on books and the media in History of the Book in America Vol. 5
Historical survey of predictions about the end of books

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