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The portable radio in American life

In this fascinating history of the portable radio, Michael Schiffer shows how this invention is as American as apple pie. Along the way, he tells how technology has responded to consumer preference, how corporate 'cryptohistory' has made us believe the Japanese invented the radio, and how the spread of the portable radio mirrors that of other technologies. More than four hundred photographs make this book both a definitive resource and a delightful browse
Print Book, English, ©1991
University of Arizona Press, Tucson, ©1991