Hidden Persuaders, The

by vance packard | Nonfiction | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by LJB-550032 on 7/14/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by LJB-550032 on Saturday, July 14, 2007

While I am a writer who writes long when the spirit, and the subject, moves him you, dear fellow Journaler, aren't required to put in anything but the bare minimum ( Where Caught, where re-released, or whatever other fate you have in store for the book, even a brief review ) ...BUT longer is permissible, and encouraged, IF you are so moved to do so by my own such entries.

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I Caught this Book at Benjies Deli, 1828 N. Tustin Ave, North of 17th, during the Monthly Orange County BookCrossers Meeting, on June 13th. ( Click on Picture to Enlarge! )

Paperback, 38th printing, from 1969, of a 1958 PB edition of a 1957 Hardcover, #1 Bestselling Sociology Study.

A Pocket paperback with a cover price of a whopping 95 cents. ;-D

At some point in the past a reader really got into it, and did a lot of underlining, throughout the book, of passages that were of particular interest. ;-D

"This million-selling book, about media manipulation of the populace in the 1950s, was a forerunner of pop sociology: science-based thinking without the weight of detail or eloquence, geared for sale to the mass market."

Check out Wikepedia for more about the author, and this book.

"Vance Packard never got much respect during his lifetime. But his best-selling critiques of consumer capitalism and the machinations of advertising may be more relevant than ever." By David Futrelle for Salon Online, at the time of his death, in 1996.

Stay Free Magazine'sFirst Annual Memorial Tribute and Festival of VANCE:

This is a hoot! ;-D

The Pitch.

The Aftermath.

Journal Entry 2 by LJB-550032 at Westwood Park ( Sepulveda/Ohio ) in Westwood, California USA on Saturday, August 04, 2007

Released 12 yrs ago (8/5/2007 UTC) at Westwood Park ( Sepulveda/Ohio ) in Westwood, California USA



Today I revisited a 66 mile bike ride I 1st took in 2002, along Pacific Coast Highway, and in the mountains above it, in the Malibu area along the SoCal Coast, north of Santa Monica.

I did it to finally add photos to a story I wrote for my BikeBlog ( I'll post a link to an updated story, with pictures, later in the week. ).

I've taken the opportunity to do some truly "Wild" Releases. ;-D

This is #1.

I remember there being a parking lot next to a Baseball Diamond, at this corner, so left the book there at 7am. ( Click on Picture to Enlarge! ). ;-D

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