Spooked! : how a radio broadcast and The War of the Worlds sparked the 1938 invasion of America
Title
Spooked! : how a radio broadcast and The War of the Worlds sparked the 1938 invasion of America

Author
Jarrow, Gail. author.

ISBN
9781629797762

Edition
First edition.

Physical Description
139 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm

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.

Abstract
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.

Title Subject
War of the worlds (Radio program) -- Juvenile literature.

Subject
Science fiction radio programs -- Psychological aspects -- Juvenile literature.
 
Radio broadcasting -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
 
Hoaxes in mass media -- Juvenile literature.
 
Instructional and educational works.


LibraryCollectionMaterial TypeCall NumberStatus
Washington BranchJuvenile Non-fictionJuvenile Non-fictionJ791.4472 JarrowChecked In
St. George BranchJuvenile Non-fictionJuvenile Non-fictionJ791.4472 JarrowChecked In