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A Trumpet to Arms

Alternative Media in America

David Armstrong; Ben Bagdikian (Foreword)

Pages: 388
ISBN: 0-89608-193-1
Format: paper only
Release Date: 1981-01-01

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Description of A Trumpet to Arms.

Chronicles 200 years of US publications, from Tom Paine's Common Sense to I.F. Stone’s Weekly, The Berkeley Bard, LA Free Press, and Mother Jones.

“[O]ffers compelling evidence that these alternative media are often ‘the unacknowledged cutting edge’ of American journalism.”—Publishers Weekly

“David Armstrong has written a useful, intelligent and comprehensive chronicle of the origins and impact of the alternative media in contemporary American society.”—Los Angeles Times

“Armstrong clearly sympathizes with the idealism and whimsy of the underground journalists whose aim was ‘nothing less than changing the world,’ yet his sentiments do not get in the way of the steady analysis he applies to the subject.”—The Progressive