Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The Archdruid Report: Green Wizardries, Collected Essays, Volume IV, 2010

The Archdruid Report: Green Wizardries, Collected Essays, Volume IV, 2010
by John Michael Greer

Publication Date: December 2017
ISBN-13: 978-1945810-12-1       
Trade Paperback: 344 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

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During its eleven-year run, The Archdruid Report was one of the most controversial and widely cited blogs on the future of industrial society. This fourth volume of the collected essays from The Archdruid Report covers the year 2010. The essays in this volume examine the disastrous of the early 1980s, when the Reagan-Thatcher counterrevolution scrapped the promising steps towards sustainability taken in the previous decade and they set the industrial world on its current trajectory towards disaster. In the process, they begin revisiting the appropriate technology movement of the 1970s -- a movement that still offers some of the best options for building an ecologically sane future.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Pictures on the Prairie: The First Ten Years of Mid-Illinois Television

Pictures on the Prairie: The First Ten Years of Mid-Illinois Television
by Doug Quick

Publication Date: January 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1-945810-13-8    
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Dimensions: 7 x 10 inches

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COMING JANUARY 26, 2018!

In 1953, across the prairie of mid-Illinois brand new television sets began to flicker with pictures from St. Louis, Peoria, Decatur, Springfield, Champaign, Bloomington and Danville. Local entrepreneurs invested their lives and fortunes in a new industry hoping to attract advertisers and capture viewers in each of those cities and rural areas to the images and sounds they would broadcast.

Each new television station owner had different obstacles to overcome, some achieved success, while others failed. Competition brought on many legal challenges between stations and owners. Television careers began, on-air personalities became local celebrities while other broadcasters worked behind the scenes.

This book is the story of those entrepreneurs, managers, sales representatives, studio engineers, on-air personalities along with politicians, the FCC, even the legal system all the way to the Supreme Court. It's a detailed story of a budding local industry during television's golden years, the first years we saw “Pictures on the Prairie.”