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The Influencing Machine

Brooke Gladstone on the Media

Brooke Gladstone (Author), Josh Neufeld (Author)

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"Mind-opening, thought-provoking and incredibly timely… An absolutely spectacular read."—Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing

A million listeners trust NPR's Brooke Gladstone to guide them through the complexities of the modern media. Bursting onto the page in vivid comics by acclaimed artist Josh Neufeld, this brilliant radio personality guides us through two millennia of media history, debunking the notion that "The Media" is an external force beyond our control and equipping us to be savvy consumers and shapers of the news.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • May 2012
  • ISBN 978-0-393-34246-8
  • 7 × 9.1 in / 208 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

Endorsements & Reviews

“One of the coolest and most charming book releases of this year.” — The Atlantic

“A comic book with zest and brains—and it just might help a reader understand the brave new world.” — The New Yorker

“A great book.” — Stephen Colbert

“It’s easy to imagine The Influencing Machine becoming mandatory reading in journalism classes around the country.” — Philadelphia Inquirer

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