About the Author
A.R. Riverol received a Ph.D. in Communications from New York University. He has taught at the secondary and college levels and supervised at the district level and has conducted professional lectures and workshops from San Juan to San Francisco in various disciplines. As media critic, his acerbic pieces have appeared in North Hudson News, the Hudson Dispatch, and the media journal ETC.
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From dust jacket: "A great American institution"; "the bane of feminist ideology"; "a cornucopia of corn"; "the world's largest source of scholarship for women"-whatever the descriptor, few are those neutral about The Miss America Pageant. Live from Atlantic City
traces the pageant's history from its birth as pseudo-event in 1920 through its emergence as American popular culture icon.
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