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The Battle of the Books: Book Clubs and Conservatism in the 1930s

E. H. H. GREEN

in Ideologies of Conservatism: Conservative Political Ideas in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198205937
eISBN:
9780191717116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205937.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the genesis and development of the Conservative book clubs, namely the Right Book Club, championed by Christina Foyle of the booksellers W & G Foyle, and the National Book ... More


Ideologies of Conservatism: Conservative Political Ideas in the Twentieth Century

E. H. H. Green

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198205937
eISBN:
9780191717116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205937.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book investigates developments and changes in the nature of Conservative political thought and the meaning of Conservatism throughout the 20th century. Starting from the Edwardian crisis under ... More


Just 15 Minutes a Day

Edwin L. Battistella

in Do You Make These Mistakes in English?: The Story of Sherwin Cody's Famous Language School

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367126
eISBN:
9780199867356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367126.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Chapter 9 looks at the advertising and cultural positioning of mail‐order book culture, focusing on the Harvard Classics and the Book‐of‐the Month Club.


Do You Make These Mistakes in English?: The Story of Sherwin Cody's Famous Language School

Edwin L. Battistella

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367126
eISBN:
9780199867356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367126.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

In the early 1900s, the language of America was becoming colloquial English — the language of the businessman, manager, and professional. Since college and high school education were far from ... More


Empathy in the Marketplace

Suzanne Keen

in Empathy and the Novel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195175769
eISBN:
9780199851232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175769.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the impact of empathy on the saleability or the market performance of novels. It argues that novels inviting empathy do better in the marketplace and that empathetic reading ... More


Introduction

E. H. H. GREEN

in Ideologies of Conservatism: Conservative Political Ideas in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198205937
eISBN:
9780191717116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205937.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the purpose of this book, which is to explore aspects of the ideas, values, arguments, and beliefs that have informed Conservative thought in the ... More


Good Books Build Character: Promoting Religious Reading in the 1920s

Erin A. Smith

in What Would Jesus Read?: Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621326
eISBN:
9781469621340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621326.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses efforts to better market religious books to a general audience in the 1920s, including the industry-wide “Religious Book Week” promotional campaign organized in 1921 and the ... More


The Left Book Club and its associates: the transnational circulation of socialist ideas in an Atlantic network

Matheus Cardoso-da-Silva

in The Red and the Black: The Russian Revolution and the Black Atlantic

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781526144300
eISBN:
9781526166692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526144317.00017
Subject:
History, Social History

Focusing on the histories of the New Era Fellowship (founded in South Africa in 1937), the Current Affairs Group (founded in Southern Rhodesia in 1938) and the Left Book Club in Jamaica (founded in ... More


Ashridge and the media

Clarisse Berthezène

in Training minds for the war of ideas: Ashridge College, the Conservative Party and the cultural politics of Britain, 1929-54

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719086496
eISBN:
9781781708941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086496.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

In the interwar years the political education institutions the Conservatives created, the Philip Stott College and the Bonar Law Memorial College, Ashridge were designed to attract a large student ... More


The Book-of-the-Month Club as a New Enterprise

Daniel M.G. Raff

in The Emergence of Routines: Entrepreneurship, Organization, and Business History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198787761
eISBN:
9780191829857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787761.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

In 1926, two entrepreneurially minded direct-mail advertising copywriters and a largely silent partner prepared test-marketing materials for a postal subscription service for recently published ... More


Benediction

Aneeka Ayanna Henderson

in Veil and Vow: Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469651767
eISBN:
9781469651781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651767.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter concludes the book with an exploration of how African American book clubs and reading communities, gender reveal ceremonies, prom proposals or promposals, child marriage, reality ... More


Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture

Trystan T. Cotten and Kimberly Springer (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734072
eISBN:
9781604734089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734072.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This is a collection of essays that explores Oprah Winfrey’s broad reach as an industry and media brand. Contributors analyze a number of topics touching on the ways in which Oprah’s cultural output ... More


Book, Image, and Social Presence

Stuart Sillars

in Picturing England between the Wars: Word and Image 1918-1940

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198828921
eISBN:
9780191938351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828921.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In the early 1920s, the literary editor Sidney Clark wrote about English classic texts as moral guides for new readers. In 1932, Q. D. Leavis bemoaned the growth of popular fiction as simple escape. ... More


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