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The Portable Radio in American Life
By Michael Brian Schiffer
259 pp. / 8.50 in x 11.00 in / 1992
Paper (978-0-8165-1284-3)
  
Series
  - Culture and Technology

Related Interest
  - History of Science


As an artifact of culture, the portable radio is an unusual but perfect subject for investigation by archaeologist Schiffer. Seeing the history of everyday objects as the history of the life of a
Schiffer has melded the hobbyist and archaeologist. . . . As a work of social history, The Portable Radio in American Life is eminently worthwhile.

—USA Today

Schiffer has a breezy writing style, which makes a book that could have been deadly into something amusing and enjoyable.

—Past Times

people, he shows how the portable radio has reflected changes in American society as surely as clay pots have for ancient cultures.


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