Inventing American Broadcasting

A superb portrait of the communications revolution that profoundly altered 20th-century life.”  Kenneth BilbyWashington Post Book World

“Not only the best history of early radio we have, but also a valuable contribution to our understanding of twentieth-century America.”  Daniel J. Czitrom, author of Media and the American Mind

“Fascinating Detail…A far clearer picture than has been previously available.”  Journal of Communication


“A successful, at times elegant interdisciplinary work.  Douglas…draws from an impressive range of contemporary newspapers and technical magazines, government and business reports, and personal correspondence.  This is a significant contribution to the understanding of American radio.”  Robert B. HorowitzBusiness History Review