Search Results: "Touchzing Media"


BOOK REVIEW

MAHATMA GANDHI INTERACTIVE BIOGRAPHY by Touchzing Media
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 27, 2013

"Although it lacks a sense of passion, this app does a yeoman's job of bringing Gandhi and his philosophy into focus. (Biography. 12 & up)"
An earnest survey of the life and thoughts of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, better known to the world as Mahatma. Read full book review >

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WORLD WAR I INTERACTIVE by Touchzing Media
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 16, 2013

"An unsatisfactory app that treats history less like David McCullough and more like USA Today."
This uninspired and often pedantic chronicle of one of the 20th century's cruelest moments consistently fails to take advantage of exciting media. Read full book review >

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CIVIL WAR INTERACTIVE by Touchzing Media
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"Both richly constructed and altogether winning, a fine history of our nation's most calamitous conflict. (iPad nonfiction app. 10 & up)"
A natty and comprehensive scrutiny of the American Civil War. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"But this book will convince many that the counterculture is alive and well—and more widely dispersed than ever. (Author tour)"
An inspired look at how ideas are disseminated by the media and at how new concepts can be injected into the mainstream, altering views about critical social issues. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"A cautionary, wide-ranging critique that's both entertaining and informative. (For another inside-look at the decline of the American newspaper, see James D. Squires's Read All About It!, published in February)"
A gossipy, ad rem diagnosis of what ails US newspapers. Read full book review >

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MEDIA MARATHON by Erik Barnouw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"If Barnouw's book misses an overall theme or meditation, it is saved by his deep knowledge and intimate, jargon-free style. (30 b&w photos, not seen)"
A compact companion to his monumental History of Broadcasting in the United States (not reviewed, etc.), Barnouw's spry and episodic selection of personal experiences covers a multimedia career ranging from musical revues and radio shows to TV and books. Read full book review >

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Released: May 20, 1964

"The printed word, however, is a cold medium, and this book requires concentrated reader application for reward."
The Director of the Center for the Study of the Extensions of Man at the University of Toronto, Marshall MoLuhan here investigates the psychic and social consequences of technological media on man and his societies. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2013

"May serve as a useful handbook for digital media strategists and marketers, but this dense tome will take a major effort for nonspecialists to fully understand."
A wide-ranging examination of the contemporary media environment as individuals increasingly control their own creation of content. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2002

"Diffuse."
Thousands and thousands of channels, but nothing on. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 1991

"Prickly analysis, peppered with the remains of neatly dissected cultural icons."
Having previously taken aim at, among other topics, American foreign policy (The Sword and the Dollar, 1988) and media propaganda techniques (Inventing Reality, 1986), veteran progressive critic Parenti now delivers a swift kick to the assumption that American mass entertainment, although vapid, remains basically harmless. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"Nonetheless, a sobering reminder that TV long ago abandoned serious journalism and that watchdogs and skeptics are thin on the ground in all media—bad news for those who believe a vibrant, informative press is one of the bedrocks of democracy."
Journalist Alterman disproves with vigor the notion of news organizations' left-wing bias, only to leave the more important question hanging: why ignorance trumps ideology. Read full book review >