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Publisher Description

On August 26, 1835, a fledgling newspaper called the Sun brought to New York the first accounts of remarkable lunar discoveries. A series of six articles reported the existence of life on the moon -- including unicorns, beavers that walked on their hind legs, and four-foot-tall flying man-bats. In a matter of weeks it was the most broadly circulated newspaper story of the era, and the Sun, a working-class upstart, became the most widely read paper in the world.

An exhilarating narrative history of a divided city on the cusp of greatness, and tale of a crew of writers, editors, and charlatans who stumbled on a new kind of journalism, The Sun and the Moon tells the surprisingly true story of the penny papers that made America a nation of newspaper readers.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2008
October 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
360
Pages
PUBLISHER
Basic Books
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
1.8
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 8-17

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