Secrets of 24: The Unauthorized Guide to the Political & Moral Issues Behind TV's Most Riveting Drama

Secrets of 24: The Unauthorized Guide to the Political & Moral Issues Behind TV's Most Riveting Drama

by Dan Burstein
     
 

Critics and audiences agree: 24 is the most addictive thrill ride on TV.

Learn the secrets of its richly complex and irresistible world.

Every week some 15 million people watch the most riveting show in postmodern pop culture: the television series 24. That’s why it has earned countless cover stories and in-depth

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Critics and audiences agree: 24 is the most addictive thrill ride on TV.

Learn the secrets of its richly complex and irresistible world.

Every week some 15 million people watch the most riveting show in postmodern pop culture: the television series 24. That’s why it has earned countless cover stories and in-depth commentaries in publications ranging from The New Yorker to USA Today, as well as attention from hundreds of bloggers. For political pundits as varied as New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd to Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, it’s a Rorschach test of our views on terrorism.

Secrets of ‘24’: The Unauthorized Guide to the Politics, Moral Philosophy, and Technology Behind the Most Riveting Show in TV History uses this blockbuster series as a jumping off point to pursue real issues of relevance to our times—from whether torture is ever justified to whether individual rights should be sacrificed in the fight against terrorism. These are “big think” issues, complemented by a survey and analysis of the technologies and methods that drive the suspenseful plots. The illuminating collection combines original interviews and commissioned essays from leading political figures, cultural commentators, celebrities, and experts on technology, security, and terrorism with carefully selected anthologized op-eds and essays. It follows the wildly successful model the authors established with Secrets of the Code and their Secrets books—which have more than four million copies in print worldwide and have been on more than a dozen international bestseller lists, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, and USA Today.

Secrets of ‘24’ is an exciting, engaging, and informative read for everyone fascinated with the series—and an essential companion for understanding the show’s central concerns. It will be in stores just in time for the start of the show’s seventh season in January 2008, and the widely anticipated movie.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402753961
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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