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The Box: An Oral History of Television, 1920-1961
By Jeff Kisseloff
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 282,240. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013 by ReAnimus Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Guaranteed to keep you up long after prime time, The Box re-creates the old-time TV years through more than three hundred interviews with those who invented, manufactured, advertised, produced, directed, wrote, and acted in them. “Wondrous... An oral scrapbook of the pioneering days of our video nation” —The New York Times Book Review
Sunflower Diaries: Cryptology Applied to the Pink Panther, Herbie, Star Blazers, and the Wave Motion Gun, Volume 12
By Rod Island
Series: Sunflower Diaries, Book 12. Price: Free! Words: 32,840. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » History
This volume shows how the map of the United States can be grafted onto the Space Battleship Yamato (Argo) in the 1970s cartoon "Star Blazers." It discusses how the cartoon was laced with symbols and metaphors that apply to the current state of world affairs. The journey that the Argo makes to Queen Starsha in Iscandar is the journey people must make within themselves to save Mother Earth.