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Broadcast Hysteria

Orson Welles's War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News

by A. Brad Schwartz

Hardcover, 337 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $35 |

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Broadcast Hysteria
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Orson Welles's War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News
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A. Brad Schwartz

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Examining the history behind the infamous War of the Worlds radio drama, the author draws upon the hundreds of letters sent directly to Orson Welles after the broadcast, revealing its true aftermath.