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Marshall McLuhan

Author (21-Jul-1911 — 31-Dec-1980)


Richard Cavell. McLuhan in Space: A Cultural Geography. University of Toronto Press. 2003. 360pp.

Harry H. Crosby; George R. Bond. The McLuhan Explosion: A Casebook on Marshall McLuhan and Understanding Media. American Book Company. 1968. 235pp.

Sidney Finkelstein. Sense and Nonsense of McLuhan. International Publishers. 1968. 122pp.

Gary Genosko. McLuhan and Baudrillard: The Masters of Implosion. Routledge. 1999. 140pp.

W. Terrence Gordon. Marshall McLuhan: Escape Into Understanding: A Biography. New York: Basic Books. 1997. 465pp.

Philip Marchand. Marshall McLuhan: The Medium and the Messenger. Random House. 1989. 320pp.

Janine Marchessault. Marshall McLuhan: Cosmic Media. Sage Publications. 2005. 253pp.

Jonathan Miller. McLuhan. Fontana. 1971. 140pp.

John Moss; Linda M. Morra (editors). At the Speed of Light There is Only Illumination: A Reappraisal of Marshall McLuhan. University of Ottawa Press. 2004. 261pp.

Samuel D. Neill. Clarifying McLuhan: An Assessment of Process and Product. Greenwood Press. 1993. 151pp.

Raymond Rosenthal. McLuhan: Pro & Con. Funk & Wagnalls. 1968. 308pp.

Lance Strate; Edward Wachtel (editors). The Legacy of McLuhan. Hampton Press. 2005. 373pp.

Donald F. Theall. The Virtual Marshall McLuhan. McGill-Queen's University Press. 2006. 305pp.

Donald F. Theall. The Medium is the Rear View Mirror: Understanding McLuhan. McGill-Queen's University Press. 1971. 261pp.


  1. How to Become a Famous Media Scholar: The Case of Marshall McLuhan
    by Jefferson Pooley. The Los Angeles Review of Books, 20-Dec-2016.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.500)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.444)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.946)

  10. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.319)

  11. Current Biography, 1967 Yearbook (pp.270-73)

  12. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.913-16)

  13. Les Brown's Encyclopedia of Television (p.349)

  14. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.631)

  15. Public Intellectuals: A Study in Decline (p.201)

  16. The Encyclopedia of Television (vol.2, pp.1024-27)

  17. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.3, p.329)

  18. The New York Times Encyclopedia of Television (p.268)

  19. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.324)

  20. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.120)

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