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Virtual Marshall McLuhan
Donald F. Theall
0773521194
March 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
A major critical discussion of the work of Marshall McLuhan.


Marshall McLuhan: The Medium and the Messenger
Philip Marchand
0262631865
May 1998
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Was media guru Marshall McLuhan a deep thinker, a charlatan, a '60s fad or a bit of all three? "His books will probably be mined for years to come by clever prospectors hunting . . . for bits of invaluable ore," observes Marchand in this first full-scale biography. McLuhan grew up on the Canadian prairie and learned "irrepressible verbal aggressiveness" from his violent-tempered mother. He had a photographic memory and suffered repeated blackouts as an adult. He taught English at Cambridge University in the 1930s, becoming an ardent convert to Catholicism, a cultural conservative steeped in T. S. Eliot, scornful of popular culture. Then, at the University of Toronto, this self-described "intellectual thug" discovered his true metier in the global network of electronic media and communications. Marchand, who...


Marshall McLuhan: Wise Guy
Judith Fitzgerald
0968816673
May 1996
Paperback
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Marshall McLuhan - Escape into Understanding: A Biography
W. Terrence Gordon
1584231440
March 2003
Paperback
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Canadian Communication Thought: Ten Foundational Writers
Robert E. Babe
0802079490
June 2000
Paperback
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Harold Innis (Key Thinkers in Critical Media Studies Series)
Paul Heyer
0742524841
October 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
His name may not be as well known as that of his colleague and spiritual descendent, Marshall McLuhan, but Harold Innis's (1894-1952) influence on contemporary critical media and communication studies has been no less profound. This concise look at Innis's life and contributions to the communication field charts his beginnings in political economy to his later work in critical media studies and communications history, synthesizing his key publications and clearly showing their ongoing resonance for the field today.


The Book of Letters: 150 Years of Private Canadian Correspondence
Audrey Grescoe
077103556X
October 2004
Paperback
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Review
“Letters are history on the fly, captured, often unwittingly, by unselfconscious witnesses and brought gloriously to life. The Book of Letters is a little treasure box of Canadian history… it is the voice of the past, ringing clear and fine across the years.”
Globe and Mail (selected by the Globe as one of 2002’s 100 best books)

“Plenty to admire, inform, surprise, amuse, and keep the pages turning.”
Edmonton Journal

“[A] treasure trove of Canadian letters carefully selected from personal collections, archives and museums, some of them dating back to the days before Confederation.… Collectively they form an archaeological dig of sorts that paints a wonderful and revealing portrait of who we are as Canadians.… A...


Book of Letters: 150 Years of Private Canadian Correspondence
Audrey Grescoe (Editor)
1551991047
November 2002
Hardcover
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Review
“Letters are history on the fly, captured, often unwittingly, by unselfconscious witnesses and brought gloriously to life. The Book of Letters is a little treasure box of Canadian history… it is the voice of the past, ringing clear and fine across the years.”
Globe and Mail (selected by the Globe as one of 2002’s 100 best books)

“Plenty to admire, inform, surprise, amuse, and keep the pages turning.”
Edmonton Journal

“[A] treasure trove of Canadian letters carefully selected from personal collections, archives and museums, some of them dating back to the days before Confederation.… Collectively they form an archaeological dig of sorts that paints a wonderful and revealing portrait of who we are as Canadians.… A...


First Generation: An Autobiography
Ernest Sirluck
0802007937
June 1996
Hardcover
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Running The Rapids
Kildare Dobbs
1550025945
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Poet, travel writer, teacher, quiz-show presenter, broadcaster, adventurer - Kildare Dobbs has played many parts, met many people, and been many places. His life journey, marked by frequent diversions and detours, reflects the exuberant eclecticism of the man himself. In Kildare Dobbs: A Writing Life, Dobbs takes us from a gas-lit big-house childhood in 1930s Tipperary, to college days at Cambridge, to commando training and naval service in the Second World War. After a stint as a colonial administrator in Tanganyika, he moved to Canada in 1952, where he became variously an editor at Macmillan, managing editor of Saturday Night magazine, and literary editor of the Toronto Star. This is a self-portrait of a fascinating man of letters driven by a hunger for adventure.

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