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The Improbable First Century Of Cosmopolitan Magazine

Author : James Landers
ISBN : 9780826272331
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Today, monthly issues of Cosmopolitan magazine scream out to readers from checkout counters and newsstands. With bright covers and bold, sexy headlines, this famous periodical targets young, single women aspiring to become the quintessential “Cosmo girl.” Cosmopolitan is known for its vivacious character and frank, explicit attitude toward sex, yet because of its reputation, many people don’t realize that the magazine has undergone many incarnations before its current one, including family literary magazine and muckraking investigative journal, and all are presented in The Improbable First Century of Cosmopolitan Magazine. The book boasts one particularly impressive contributor: Helen Gurley Brown herself, who rarely grants interviews but spoke and corresponded with James Landers to aid in his research. When launched in 1886, Cosmopolitan was a family literary magazine that published quality fiction, children’s stories, and homemaking tips. In 1889 it was rescued from bankruptcy by wealthy entrepreneur John Brisben Walker, who introduced illustrations and attracted writers such as Mark Twain, Willa Cather, and H. G. Wells. Then, when newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst purchased Cosmopolitan in 1905, he turned it into a purveyor of exposé journalism to aid his personal political pursuits. But when Hearst abandoned those ambitions, he changed the magazine in the 1920s back to a fiction periodical featuring leading writers such as Theodore Dreiser, Sinclair Lewis, and William Somerset Maugham. His approach garnered success by the 1930s, but poor editing sunk Cosmo’s readership as decades went on. By the mid-1960s executives considered letting Cosmopolitan die, but Helen Gurley Brown, an ambitious and savvy businesswoman, submitted a plan for a dramatic editorial makeover. Gurley Brown took the helm and saved Cosmopolitan by publishing articles about topics other women’s magazines avoided. Twenty years later, when the magazine ended its first century, Cosmopolitan was the profit center of the Hearst Corporation and a culturally significant force in young women’s lives. The Improbable First Century of Cosmopolitan Magazine explores how Cosmopolitan survived three near-death experiences to become one of the most dynamic and successful magazines of the twentieth century. Landers uses a wealth of primary source materials to place this important magazine in the context of history and depict how it became the cultural touchstone it is today. This book will be of interest not only to modern Cosmo aficionadas but also to journalism students, news historians, and anyone interested in publishing.

Women S Magazines In Print And New Media

Author : Noliwe Rooks
ISBN : 9781134832460
Genre : Social Science
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This book contributes to our collective understanding of the significance of representations of women and gender in magazines in both their print and online forms. The essays are authored by scholars, writers and cultural producers in fields such as art, film and visual studies, literature, critical race studies, communications, broadcast and print journalism, history, and women and gender studies. Taken as a whole, the volume offers historical breadth and perspectives that are transnational and cross-racial on women in magazines and digital media in a variety of ways. It examines how women are represented, how women have created and produced magazines and how women make meaning of themselves and their world using magazines as key sources of information.

Reforming America A Thematic Encyclopedia And Document Collection Of The Progressive Era 2 Volumes

Author : Jeffrey A. Johnson
ISBN : 9781440837210
Genre : History
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Presenting a detailed look at the individuals, themes, and moments that shaped this important Progressive Era in American history, this valuable reference spans 25 years of reform and provides multidisciplinary insights into the period. • Offers more than 200 entries on the most significant people, places, themes, and moments of the era in one collected two-volume work • Presents authoritative information by scholars and specialists in the period • Enables readers to gain a sense of the times through an understanding of the problems, viewpoints, and approaches that dominated the day

A Seamless Web

Author : Cheryll May
ISBN : 9781443857475
Genre : Art
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In recent years, American art scholars have increasingly focused on the importance of cross-cultural exchanges during the nineteenth century. As essayist François Brunet puts it, mid-nineteenth century landscapes were “transnational . . . permeated by complex transactions where ‘American’ originality produced itself not only in imitation of or reaction against ‘European’ influences, . . . but as critical mirroring and incorporating of ‘European’ images.” Articles in this collection make clear that the “conversation of cultures” went both ways, with American artworks and culture also affecting European artistic and literary practice. Essays explore the transnational origin of many types of American artworks, from stained glass windows, which usually copied their European originals with great exactitude, to paintings and sculptures using distinctly American motifs, such as the Puritan and the cowboy, to distinguish American art students from their Parisian masters. It also examines American cultural icons, particularly the American Indian, appropriated by European writers, artists, and philosophers to embody primeval wisdom. A distinguished international group of scholars, including Brunet, Robert Rydell, and Peter Gibian, offer valuable perspectives on the ever-broadening field of transnational cultural studies.

Der Krieg Der Welten

Author : H. G. Wells
ISBN : 9783849649586
Genre : Fiction
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Das Nationale Der Politischen Oekonomie

Author : Friedrich List
ISBN : UVA:X002147854
Genre : Economics
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M Rderm Dchen

Author : Elizabeth Little
ISBN : 9783641155667
Genre : Fiction
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Janie Jenkins hat alles: Ruhm, Geld und gutes Aussehen. Doch dann wird ihre Mutter ermordet – und alle Beweise sprechen gegen sie. Das Problem: Janie kann sich selbst nicht daran erinnern, was in jener Nacht geschehen ist. Als sie zehn Jahre später aus dem Gefängnis entlassen wird, macht sie sich auf die verzweifelte Suche nach der Wahrheit. Eine Spur führt sie in die kleine Stadt Adeline in South Dakota, wo sie unter falscher Identität Stück für Stück die Vergangenheit ihrer Mutter entschlüsselt. Warum musste diese sterben – und trägt Janie tatsächlich Schuld an ihrem Tod?

Harper S New Monthly Magazine

Author : Henry Mills Alden
ISBN : CORNELL:31924079600072
Genre : American literature
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Harper's informs a diverse body of readers of cultural, business, political, literary and scientific affairs.

Harper S Magazine

Author : Henry Mills Alden
ISBN : UCR:31210004961031
Genre : American literature
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Important American periodical dating back to 1850.

Die Ersten Menschen Im Mond

Author : H. G. Wells
ISBN : 1543037119
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"Die ersten Menschen auf dem Mond" ist ein Roman des britischen Schriftstellers Herbert George Wells. Das Buch wurde zum ersten Mal 1901 unter dem Titel "The First Men in the Moon" veroffentlicht. Im Bruns Verlag/Minden erfolgt im Jahr 1905 die Deutsche Erstveroffentlichung unter dem Titel "Die ersten Menschen im Mond."

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