TEN YEARS BEFORE THE MIKE by Ted Husing

TEN YEARS BEFORE THE MIKE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Entertaining account of the history of radio, starting with Caruso singing into a cardboard cone in 1909, and ending with Ethel Merman in 1935, with a lot of personal Ted Husing thrown in. There's enough of the radio vernacular to give the the uninitiate a sense of being ""in the know"" -- and enough human interest material about headliners to feed curiosity. Most of the book is concerned with anecdotes of broadcasting big events -- the National Democratic Convention, the landing of the Graf Zeppelin, Queen Marie's talk to the women of America, etc. And chiefly his own (though he would like to deny it) specialty, sports. Probably the sport enthusiasts will compose a goodly number of the readers of the book. Amusingly written without being cheap. Call to men's attention.

Pub Date: Oct. 24th, 1935
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart