Reviewed in Popular Communications, December 1999. Reprinted with permission of Popular Communications.
Here's a 280 page hardbound book that includes more than 150 photos and illustrations that's an absolute must if you're interested in radio's golden days. Author Jerome S. Berg has done such a superb job with this impressive book that we found it hard to put down!
Throughout the history of radio, shortwave has been a mainstay, from its role as a news source and propaganda tool, but until you get your hands on this one-of-a-kind book by McFarland & Co. publishers, you haven't read the whole story of radio. Even included is a complete chapter on verifications--QSLs--done in such an easy-read way with great samples of oldtime QSLs from stations such as the BBC and Radio Excelsior from 1936!
For more information on this highly informative book that sells for $42.50 (plus $4 s/h), contact the publisher directly at Box 611, Jefferson, NC 28640. Phone 800-253-2187 or FAX 336-246-5018. You can also check out the various Internet booksellers for On the Short Waves, 1923-1945.