History of Communication Study by Everett M. Rogers

A History of Communication Study: A Biographical Approach - Everett M. Rogers

One of the most readable books I have from grad school. I actually wish it'd been assigned prior to comprehensive exam reading because the material inside has a lot to do with the grad school experience as well as communications. The last 80 pages contain a list of "Principal Figures in the History of Communication Theory" (REALLY good for comps studying), references, and two indexes (names and subjects).