The Faithless Shepherd

The Mirror Makers: A History of American Advertising and Its Creators

by Stephen Fox

Advertising the American Dream: Making Way for Modernity, 1920–1940

by Roland Marchand
Between 1875 and 1920, advertising helped to create a new kind of economy and a new kind of society. Until then, many of the commonest articles of consumption were made at home. Virtually all other goods came from local workshops and local merchants. Relatively little merchandise circulated nationally or had …

The Golden Arm


edited by Marvin Minsky

Work Transformed: Automation and Labor in the Computer Age

by Harley Shaiken
During the 1960s, researchers at a company now called SRI International built a mobile robot. “Shakey,” a wheel-driven cart that carried a television camera and a radio link to a separate minicomputer, was designed to move in response to programmed commands. When he received instructions to go from one point …