Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and the War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America

Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and the War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America

Acclaimed author Gail Jarrow explores in riveting detail the famous War of the Worlds radio broadcast from 1938, in this nonfiction title. Jarrow highlights the artists behind the broadcast, the broadcast itself, the aftermath, and the repercussions which remain relevant today. On the night of October 30, 1938, thousands of Americans panicked when they believed that Martian Acclaimed author Gail Jarrow explores in riveting detail the famous War of the Worlds radio broadcast from 1938, in t...

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Title:Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and the War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America
Author:Gail Jarrow
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1629797766
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:144 pages pages

Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and the War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America Reviews

  • Abby Johnson
    Aug 26, 2018
    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...
  • Alexa Hamilton
    Oct 11, 2018
    I love Gail Jarrow's books. I've always been fascinated with the War of Worlds broadcast and the reaction it provoked at the time. But unfortunately, you have to be fascinated with this broadcast to understand the book the way it's set up--or at least you have to know that the invasion...
  • Kathy
    Oct 04, 2018
    A very topical discussion of what we would now call fake news back in the days of radio. Orson Welles and his team didn't set out to cause such a reaction, they were just trying to produce an exciting radio drama and weren't even convinced it would be very good at that. Of course, we'v...
  • Angela
    Aug 16, 2018
    I raced through the account of creating and broadcasting the War of the Worlds but stalled a bit on the fallout. Still, this is very very well done YA NF. The photographs and illustrations are well chosen and perfectly placed. The relevance to our times carefully drawn and it?s a gre...
  • Lynn
    Jun 26, 2018
    I read this flying home from the ALA conference, the new hard copy clutched protectively through all the bounces, take-offs and landings and it took me right into the 1938 broadcast that set the world talking. This book couldn't be more timely as it depicts the original fake news event...
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    Sep 02, 2018
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  • Karen Arendt
    Aug 26, 2018
    Fascinating. A great book to share when introducing fake news. ...
  • Suzanne
    Sep 29, 2018
    It seems, looking back into the dim recesses of the past, that a language arts teacher played the recording of the Orson Welles radio broadcast for us in class at some point. If you haven't heard it yet, you can find it online in a variety of places from YouTube to Audible. But what Ga...
  • Joy Bratton
    Aug 20, 2018
    I enjoy reading nonfiction from this author. Even though the target age range is 10-14, I have recommended her books to adults. I enjoy the pictures, the extensive research, and her talent for making nonfiction read like fiction. ...
  • Sarai
    Oct 01, 2018
    This book purports to be about the 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, which caused panic among many as they thought it was really happening. It's really about fake news. But it also covers many other topics, including WWII, science, hoaxes, information about the people involved...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Aug 19, 2018
    Copy provided by the publisher In these days of "fake news", this overview of the 1930s radio scene and the specific event of the broadcast of The War of the Worlds is both timely and fascinating. Starting with the adaptation of the H.G. Wells' novel to radio and details of what it ...
  • Melinda
    Sep 15, 2018
    So interesting and timely! Middle grade nonfiction always feels like it's written riiiiiiiiight at the right level for me to understand. ...
  • Maryann
    Oct 16, 2018
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  • Anne
    Sep 14, 2018
    Excellent. In light of the daily barrage of Tweets coming out of the White House, this book talks about REAL "fake news", specifically about the myth of mass-hysteria after listening to the broadcast of the War of the World by Orson Wells, et al. I learned a lot and enjoyed reading thi...
  • Betsy
    Sep 02, 2018
    Just a fantastic accounting of the War of the Worlds broadcast in October 1938 and its consequences. Jarrow has thoroughly researched her topic and includes information on all the clues that should have made it clear to listeners that this was not a real event - if they were paying att...
  • PWRL
    Aug 30, 2018
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  • Michele Knott
    Sep 16, 2018
    Fascinating nonfiction that explores being critical when hearing/seeing what is believed to be the truth. Interesting how an event in our history has relevancy to today. ...
  • Kaitlyn
    Aug 29, 2018
    Well now I want to listen to the radio play! ...
  • Jennifer Eckert
    Sep 09, 2018
    A fantastic nonfiction middle grade book about the War of the Worlds radio broadcast in 1938 that caused some panic (but probably not as much as you thought). The author does a great job connecting the events back then to our interactions with media today. You should definitely read th...
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    Oct 01, 2018
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    Oct 04, 2018
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    Sep 15, 2018
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  • Joan Marie
    Sep 15, 2018
    Gail Jarrow does a wonderful job setting the stage, incorporating interesting facts and quotes, using historical photos and illustrations, conducting extensive research, and including a wealth of back matter. No surprise, this thrilling title received five star reviews and was publishe...
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    Aug 31, 2018
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  • Lilyn G. | Sci-Fi & Scary
    Sep 12, 2018
    Review to come soon. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publicity company for review consideration ...
  • Kyra Nay
    Sep 05, 2018
    In an age where false, misleading, and fear-mongering information spreads like wildfire over social media networks, often garnering more clicks, likes, and shares than trustworthy or verified information, the story of the infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast seems eerily familiar...
  • Scott Fillner
    Aug 26, 2018
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  • Shella
    Sep 05, 2018
    What a great layout and research. I want a class set- what a timely topic!! All your books a phenomenal!! ...
  • John Shannon
    Sep 07, 2018
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  • CCPL Buzz
    Oct 03, 2018
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