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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY DAVID SCHOENBRUN RE SETTING UP AN INTERVIEW WITH CHARLES DE GAULLE, (De Gaulle, Charles). Schoenbrun, David. (1915-1988). CBS journalist known for his reporting on postwar France
1 (De Gaulle, Charles). Schoenbrun, David. (1915-1988). CBS journalist known for his reporting on postwar France AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY DAVID SCHOENBRUN RE SETTING UP AN INTERVIEW WITH CHARLES DE GAULLE
New York: (December), circa [1968]. [1968]. Signed
New York: (December), circa [1968].. [1968].. - A letter penned in blue ink and filling both sides of a sheet of his personalized letterhead, approximately 7 inches high by 6-1/4 inches wide. Undated but "12/13" has been noted in another hand and the year was around 1968. Signed "David." The letterhead is very lightly bumped. Folded 3 times for mailing. Very good.

An amusingly frustrated letter about the difficulties of setting up an interview with Charles De Gaulle, to whom Schoenbrun refers throughout as if he were royalty: "My friends at Court are still hoping to set a firm date for an Audience. I cannot go on a maybe basis but He does not like to set firm dates in advance....If and when it is arranged and I actually see Him, then there is the agony of having the Audience authorized as an interview. I managed it in 1959 by devious means -- 'a literary conversation about His Memoirs'...". The letter is addressed to "Don", probably Don Hewitt, who was a CBS television news producer in the '50s and '60s, and was the creator of "60 Minutes". There is a pencil notation above the body of the letter: "FYI -- Don".

David Schoenbrun [1915-1988], joined CBS television news in 1947 and was one of Edward R. Murrow's original news team. Fred W. Friendly, who worked with Schoenbrun said of him: "There were people who were more handsome. There were people with more charisma, and people who better understood the chemistry of television. But nobody ever covered Paris and Charles de Gaulle as well as he did." Dust jacket present. 
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2 (Mark E. Mitchell, Inc.) ORIGINAL HISTORIC NEWSPAPERS / CATALOG FOURTEEN
(Fairfax, VA: Mark E. Mitchell, Inc.), circa [1985]. [1985]. Very good 
(Fairfax, VA: Mark E. Mitchell, Inc.), circa [1985].. [1985].. Very good. - Quarto, pictorial wraps. Lightly creased & soiled. 20 pp. Illustrated with B&W facsimiles. Very good.

115 newspapers fully described and priced. 
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TYPED LETTER TO CONGRESSMAN SEYMOUR HALPRIN SIGNED BY MEDIA MOGUL RUPERT MURDOCH AND MENTIONING JOHN MCGOFF., (McGoff, John). Murdoch, Rupert. (b. 1931). Media mogul.
3 (McGoff, John). Murdoch, Rupert. (b. 1931). Media mogul. TYPED LETTER TO CONGRESSMAN SEYMOUR HALPRIN SIGNED BY MEDIA MOGUL RUPERT MURDOCH AND MENTIONING JOHN MCGOFF.
New York: November 22, 1978. 1978. Very good Signed
New York: November 22, 1978.. 1978.. Very good. - 104 words typed on a sheet of New York Post letterhead, approximately 11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide, with "Office of the Publisher" printed at top left. Signed "Rupert Murdoch". The top edge of the letter is slightly creased with a paper-clip mark at top left. Folded twice for mailing. Near fine.

Murdoch writes to Halprin to apologize for canceling a luncheon at which he was to meet John McGoff, among other friends of Halprin. He hopes Halprin will understand if the lunch is further delayed "as Mr. McGoff is the subject of a great deal of journalistic investigation here following the sensational disclosures in South Africa last week. I would not want to embarrass Mr. McGoff if we should by chance be publishing material about him at the same time as your lunch."

John McGoff, who owned seventy newspapers was a competitor of Murdoch's. He was accused of using South African government money to try and buy the Washington Star - which Murdoch also tried to buy.

John McGoff [d. 1998] was an entrepreneur and conservative Republican fund- raiser. He rose from humble beginnings to become the owner of several radio stations and about seventy newspapers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Texas. His legal problems concerned a criminal charge by the U.S. Justice Department alleging that, without registering as a foreign agent, he accepted millions of dollars from the South African government with a view to buying the Washington Star and turning it into a propaganda organ for South Africa. Federal courts dismissed the case because the statute of limitations had expired.

The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. 
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TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHER OF THE NEW YORK JOURNAL-AMERICAN SEYMOUR BERKSON., Berkson, Seymour. (1905-1959). Publisher of the New York Journal-American.
4 Berkson, Seymour. (1905-1959). Publisher of the New York Journal-American. TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHER OF THE NEW YORK JOURNAL-AMERICAN SEYMOUR BERKSON.
New York: October 11, 1957. 1957. Very good Signed
New York: October 11, 1957.. 1957.. Very good. - 35 words typed on a cream-colored, 10-1/2 inch high by 7-1/4 inch wide sheet of New York Journal and American letterhead with "Office of the Publisher" printed below the address. Signed "Seymour Berkson". There is a light crease to the upper left margin of the letterhead with some very light creasing to the bottom edge. Folded twice for mailing. Very good.

Berkson accepts an invitation from Edward Hirtenstein of the Insurist Corporation of America to attend "the cocktail party in honor of my good friend, Seymour Halpern at the 21 Club on Tuesday, October 22."

Seymour Berkson [1905-1959] was born and educated in Chicago, From his schooldays, he was interested in newspaper work. He advanced through the ranks from reporter to vice president and general manager of the International News Service before being named publisher of the New York Journal-American. He was active in civic affairs and in 1958 served as chairman of the newspaper committee for Brotherhood week, the national observance sponsored by the National Conference of Christians and Jews.

The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co-sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. 
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AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED BY SIR ALGERNON BORTHWICK IN THE THIRD PERSON., Borthwick, Sir Algernon. (1830-1908). British journalist, owner of the Morning Post.
5 Borthwick, Sir Algernon. (1830-1908). British journalist, owner of the Morning Post. AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED BY SIR ALGERNON BORTHWICK IN THE THIRD PERSON.
Piccadilly [London]: 30 March, 1895. 1895. Good Signed
Piccadilly [London]: 30 March, 1895.. 1895.. Good. - 26 words penned in black ink on a sheet of cream letterhead, 7-5/8 inches high by 5 inches wide, with his address printed in blind at top right. Signed in the third person in the body of the letter: "Sir Algernon Borthwick presents his compliments...". There is some rubbing & light creasing to the top edge of the letterhead with a tiny area of soiling at bottom left. There are scraps of gray paper adhering to the verso where the letter has been removed from an album. Good.

Borthwick sends his compliments to a Mrs. Jackson and informs her that Lady Borthwick is abroad until May.

Sir Algernon Borthwick [1830-1908] was a British journalist, who inherited the proprietorship of the "Morning Post" from his father. Borthwick not only saved the newspaper from financial ruin, but also turned it into a paper with considerable political influence. In 1886, he was returned to Parliament as member for South Kensington, London, where he was a resolute opponent of Gladstone's Home Rule Bill for Ireland. 
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6 Cook, Fred J MAVERICK: Fifty Years of Investigative Reporting
New York: G. P Putnam's Sons, (1984). (1984). 0399129936 / 9780399129933 Fine 
New York: G. P Putnam's Sons, (1984).. (1984).. Fine. - Octavo, cloth-backed boards titled in gilt on the spine, in a dust wrapper. The top edge of the dust jacket is slightly chipped. 320 pages. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper.

Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper to Ed Fitzgerald, then editor of "Saga" magazine, who gave Cook the William Remington assignment: "For Ed Fitzgerald, Whose memoir (a Christmas gift) I've been reading with interest - and so, in memory of old times I'm sending you this (a book you probably never heard of) because an assignment from you played such a pivotal role in my life, With best wishes, Fred J. Cook".

The introduction is by Studs Terkel. Dust jacket present. 
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7 Crane, R. S.; and Kaye, F. B A CENSUS OF BRITISH NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS 1620-1800 by R. S. Crane and F. B. Kaye with the assistance of M. E. Pryor
(London): Holland Press, (1979). (1979). Fine 
(London): Holland Press, (1979).. (1979).. Fine. - Octavo, red cloth titled in gilt, in dw. The dw is very lightly soiled. [vi] & 205 pp. Near fine.

Reprint of the original 1927 edition. Dust jacket present. 
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TYPED LETTER TO EDUCATOR HAROLD RUGG SIGNED BY JEWISH AMERICAN JOURNALIST LOUIS FISCHER., Fischer, Louis. (1896-1970). Jewish American journalist and author who worked for The Nation.
8 Fischer, Louis. (1896-1970). Jewish American journalist and author who worked for The Nation. TYPED LETTER TO EDUCATOR HAROLD RUGG SIGNED BY JEWISH AMERICAN JOURNALIST LOUIS FISCHER.
New York: October 4, 1950. 1950. Very good Signed
- 65 words typed on a 9-3/8 inch high by 6 inch wide sheet of Hotel Duane letterhead. Signed "Louis Fischer". Together with an unsigned carbon copy of Rugg's reply. The top left corner of Fischer's letter is lightly creased with 2 pinholes where it has been stapled to Rugg's reply. Very good. Fischer replies to an invitation from Rugg to speak at one of Rugg's luncheon forums at Teachers College of Columbia University. He also writes "Your praise of my Gandhi book is very heartening. This is the real recompense for the work and heart one puts into such a task". Fischer's "The Life of Mahatma Gandhi" on which the Academy Award-winning film was based was published in 1950. Rugg replies confirming the date Fischer has suggested for the talk. Louis Fischer [1896-1970] was a Jewish American journalist. Between 1917 and 1938, Fischer spent periods abroad, joining the Jewish Legion military unit based in Palestine and, while working for the New York Evening Post and The Nation, was in Berlin and Moscow. He also covered the Spanish Civil War and for a time was a member of the International Brigade. He was initially sympathetic to Communism, attracting criticism for supporting the Soviet denial of the 1932-33 famine in Ukraine. Subsequently his disillusion with Communism was reflected in his contribution to "The God That Failed" [1949]. In 1938 he settled in New York City and continued working for The Nation. Among his published works were an autobiography "Men in Politics" and books on the Soviet Union, Stalin, Lenin and the Spanish Civil War. Harold Rugg [1886-1960] was a professor of education at Teachers College of Columbia University. A civil engineer, he became interested in how students learn and pursued a doctorate in education. He was responsible for producing the first series of school textbooks from 1929 until the 1940s. 
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TYPED NOTE SIGNED BY PULITZER PRIZE WINNING REPORTER MAX FRANKEL TO MADELINE SHERWOOD., Frankel, Max.
9 Frankel, Max. TYPED NOTE SIGNED BY PULITZER PRIZE WINNING REPORTER MAX FRANKEL TO MADELINE SHERWOOD.
New York: February 5, 1982. 1982. Very good Signed
- 24 words typed on a cream sheet of New York Times letterhead with the newspaper's address printed at the top and Frankel's title "Max Frankel / Editor, Editorial Page" below & to the left. The New York Times watermark appears in the lower right corner of the letterhead. Dated February 5, 1982. Signed "Max Frankel" in black ink. The letterhead is lightly bumped. Folded twice for mailing. Near fine.

Frankel writes to Mrs. Robert E. Sherwood, widow of the playwright: "I am, sorry to say, not the author", but as the responsible editor, he thanks her for her kind note.

Max Frankel was born in Germany in 1930 and came to the United States in 1940. He spent a long and brilliant career at the New York Times, joining the paper as a full-time reporter in 1952. After the war, he spent some time as a foreign correspondent, then served as chief Washington correspondent and head of the Washington bureau from 1968 to 1971. He was editor of the editorial page from 1977 to 1986 and executive editor of the paper from 1986 to 1994. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for his coverage of Richard Nixon's trip to China. 
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10 Furhoff, Lars; Hederberg, Hans DAGSPRESSEN I SVERIGE
Stockholm: Bokforlaget Aldus/Bonniers, (1965). (1965). Good 
Stockholm: Bokforlaget Aldus/Bonniers, (1965).. (1965).. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed wrappers. The binding is bumped & lightly soiled. The spine & the adjacent edge of the rear wrap are darkened with a small chip to the mid-section of the spine. 249 pages plus 5-page publisher's catalog. The page corners in the first third of the book are lightly bumped. Good. Dust jacket present. 
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11 Gandarias, Leon de JORNADAS PERIODISTICAS: Etapas notables de la prensa guatemalteca
Guatemala: Diario de Centro America, n.d. [1960?]. n.d. [1960?]. Good 
Guatemala: Diario de Centro America, n.d. [1960?].. n.d. [1960?].. Good. - Small quarto [7-3/4 inches high by 5-7/8 inches wide] softcover bound in pictorial green & cream wraps. The wraps are rubbed & darkened with a vertical crease to the front wrap & a piece out of its top edge. 80 pages. Black-and-white illustrations [portraits of journalists]. The pages are darkened & there is a very light vertical crease to the leaves. Good. 
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TYPED LETTER ABOUT ROBERT BROWNING'S RACE SIGNED BY BOOK REVIEW COLUMNIST LEWIS GANNETT., Gannett, Lewis. (1891-1966). Journalist and editor who wrote a daily book review column published in the New York Herald Tribune from 1928 to 1956.
12 Gannett, Lewis. (1891-1966). Journalist and editor who wrote a daily book review column published in the New York Herald Tribune from 1928 to 1956. TYPED LETTER ABOUT ROBERT BROWNING'S RACE SIGNED BY BOOK REVIEW COLUMNIST LEWIS GANNETT.
New York: February 26, 1937. 1937. Good Signed
New York: February 26, 1937.. 1937.. Good. - A lengthy typed letter filling one side of a sheet of 10-7/8 inch high by 8-3/8 inch wide sheet of New York Herald Tribune letterhead. Signed "Lewis Gannett". There is creasing & chipping to the left edge of the letter. Folded 3 times for mailing with a small area of additional creasing along the vertical fold. Good.

Gannett answers an inquiry from a Mrs. Baker about the theory that the English poet Robert Browning had negro blood in him. He replies by quoting a letter he has received from E. J. Simmons of Harvard, author of "Pushkin". Simmons writes that the one certainty is that Browning's grandmother was a Creole. There are two meanings of Creole, one in New Orleans and a very different one in the West Indies, "and one of them means that such a person has negro blood". Browning's grandmother was born in the West Indies and may or may not have had a strain of negro blood. "On the whole, except by very squeamish southerners, I should say that Browning would definitely not be considered a Negro in any of our Southern states."

Lewis Gannett [1891-1966] was educated at Harvard and was on the editorial staff of the Nation from 1919 to 1929. He wrote a daily book review column which was published in the New York Herald-Tribune and other newspapers from 1928 through 1956. 
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PORTRAIT INSCRIBED TO NEW YORK POLITICIAN SEYMOUR HALPERN AND SIGNED BY NEWSPAPER PROPRIETOR HAROLD HARMSWORTH, 1ST VISCOUNT ROTHERMERE., Harmsworth, Harold, 1st Viscount Rothermere. (1868-1940). Highly successful British newspaper proprietor and pioneer of popular journalism.
13 Harmsworth, Harold, 1st Viscount Rothermere. (1868-1940). Highly successful British newspaper proprietor and pioneer of popular journalism. PORTRAIT INSCRIBED TO NEW YORK POLITICIAN SEYMOUR HALPERN AND SIGNED BY NEWSPAPER PROPRIETOR HAROLD HARMSWORTH, 1ST VISCOUNT ROTHERMERE.
Circa [1930]. [1930]. Very good Signed
Circa [1930].. [1930].. Very good. - Sepia-toned portrait, 5-3/4 inches high by 3-3/4 inches wide, clipped from a magazine and mounted on a sheet of cream card, approximately 7 inches high by 4-1/4 inches wide. Inscribed below the photograph and signed "Rothermere". The mount is very lightly creased at top left & its bottom right corner is slightly bumped. Near fine.

Harmsworth is photographed at waist length, wearing a high-necked brocaded waistcoat with his left hand apparently resting on the hilt of a sword. The portrait is inscribed "To Seymour Halpern / with best wishes / Rothermere".

Harold Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere [1868-1940] was a highly successful newspaper proprietor, owner of Associated Newspapers Ltd. He was a pioneer of popular journalism and, together with his brother Alfred Harmsworth, developed the Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror, During the 1930s he was known to be a supporter of Nazi Germany.

The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co-sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. First Edition. 
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TYPED LETTER SIGNED by RALPH INGERSOLL HIRING BEN HECHT to WRITE A COLUMN FOR PM MAGAZINE., Ingersoll, Ralph. (1900-1985). Editor and publisher.
14 Ingersoll, Ralph. (1900-1985). Editor and publisher. TYPED LETTER SIGNED by RALPH INGERSOLL HIRING BEN HECHT to WRITE A COLUMN FOR PM MAGAZINE.
Brooklyn, NY: December 19, 1940. 1940. Very good Signed
- A lengthy 2-page letter typed on two sheets of 10-3/8 inch high by 7-1/4 inch wide cream paper with the magazine's PM logo printed in red at the top of the first. A smaller logo, at the top of the second page, indicates that the letter is continued on this page. Signed "Ralph Ingersoll". There are some pencil notes [probably in Ben Hecht's hand] above the letter's salutation. The bottom edges of the 2 sheets are slightly darkened. Folded 4 times for mailing. With a later mailing envelope. Very good.

A wonderfully impassioned letter setting out the terms for Ben Hecht's proposed daily column for PM but, more significantly, in answering Hecht's request for ideas, Ingersoll expands on his vision for the magazine: "The papers print news, but rarely get interested in what's more interesting than the news: what caused the news -- the situation out of which the news came...As I also told you, I can amuse myself almost indefinitely stopping to talk with whoever happens to be on the street. I find if you simply talk and don't ask questions -- questions scare people until they know you -- all kinds of interesting things come out. This is a hell of a big city and nobody's ever done a decent travelogue adventure narrative of it -- visiting various sections as if you were visiting foreign cities for the first time -- and reporting them, wide eyed..."

Hecht's wife Rose has noted on the envelope; "Ben did this job & made 150,000 elsewhere. But this was the important job". Other notations on the envelope are probably in Hecht's hand.

Editor and publisher Ralph Ingersoll led a remarkable career. He was involved in the early years of the New Yorker, Fortune and Life magazines and for two decades ran a large number of small and medium-sized northeast newspapers through his Ingersoll Publications. However, he was best known as founder and editor of the liberal New York City newspaper PM. The paper began publishing in 1940 and closed eight years later. To ensure his independence, Ingersoll refused to accept advertising. PM was the first major American newspaper to advocate United States entry into World War II. Ingersoll enlisted in the war as a private, was promoted to lieutenant colonel and eventually joined the staff of General Omar Bradley. He provided much of PM's European war coverage from his firsthand experience. He also helped to execute the secret plan to deceive the Germans about the location of the Allies' D-Day invasion. 
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15 Ingram, John Van Ness; compiler A CHECK LIST OF AMERICAN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY NEWSPAPERS IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1912. 1912. Good 
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1912.. 1912.. Good. - Tall octavo, maroon cloth titled in gilt. Lightly bumped & stained. 186 pp. Rear hinge cracked. Large piece out of the bottom corner of 1 leaf, not affecting text. Good.

First edition. First Edition. 
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TYPED LETTER TO HAROLD RUGG SIGNED BY MAX LERNER. Together with 2 pages of Rugg's autograph notes on possible speakers for his lecture series., Lerner, Max. (1902-1992). Controversial American journalist.
16 Lerner, Max. (1902-1992). Controversial American journalist. TYPED LETTER TO HAROLD RUGG SIGNED BY MAX LERNER. Together with 2 pages of Rugg's autograph notes on possible speakers for his lecture series.
New York: October 6, 1948. 1948. Very good Signed
New York: October 6, 1948.. 1948.. Very good. - 119 words typed on a sheet of New York Star letterhead, 10-1/2 inches high by 7-1/4 inches high. Signed "Max". There is light creasing to the letterhead at top right with a light paper-clip mark to the top edge. Folded twice for mailing. Together with 2 pages of Harold Rugg's scribbled ink notes on possible speakers for his lecture series. The letter is in very good condition.

Max Lerner, after regretting that he is unable to accept an invitation to speak in Harold Rugg's lecture series, writes: "By the way, have I told you how much I enjoyed your book? I liked your discussion of Veblen so well that I put it into the bibliography of my Portable Veblen....".

Max Lerner [1902-1992] was an American journalist and educator known for his controversial syndicated column in the New York Post. The column, which debuted in 1949, earned him a place on Nixon's enemies list. His most influential book was "America as a Civilization: Life and Thought in the United States Today" [1957].

One of the most [significant educators during the Progressive era of education, Harold Rugg [1886-1960] was a professor of education at Teachers College of Columbia University. A Civil Engineer, he had become interested in how students learn and pursued a doctorate in education. He was responsible for producing the very first series of school textbooks from 1929 until the 1940s. The second page of Rugg's notes on possible lecturers lists "Labor Speakers", including the editor of "Labor and Nation" and trade union officials. 
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THE WAYWARD PRESSMAN., Liebling, A. J.
17 Liebling, A. J. THE WAYWARD PRESSMAN.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1947. 1947. Very good 
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1947.. 1947.. Very good. - Octavo, gray cloth in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is rubbed & lightly chipped wih some soiling to its rear panel. 284 pages with an errata slip bound in. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO LEEDS MERCURY EDITOR THOMAS WEMYSS REID SIGNED BY SCOTTISH JOURNALIST JAMES MACDONELL., Macdonell, James. (1841-1879). Scottish journalist, author of posthumously published "France Since the First Empire".
18 Macdonell, James. (1841-1879). Scottish journalist, author of posthumously published "France Since the First Empire". AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO LEEDS MERCURY EDITOR THOMAS WEMYSS REID SIGNED BY SCOTTISH JOURNALIST JAMES MACDONELL.
[London]: November 16, 1874. 1874. Very good Signed
- Letter penned in black ink & filling both sides of a sheet of black-bordered, 7 inch high by 4-3/8 inch wide cream paper. Signed "James Macdonell". Folded twice for mailing. Very good.

Macdonell writes to Thomas Wemyss Reid, editor of the Leeds Mercury. He apologizes at length for not having answered a note from Reid which arrived while Macdonell was away in the Highlands. He goes on to describe his current busy life as a journalist, mentioning "I am also gathering the material for a big book" [probably his book on France]. "But I have almost abandoned the hope of being able to write anything of that kind until I shall have freed myself from the shackles of my journalism."

Scottish journalist James Macdonell [1841-1879] began by writing for the Aberdeen Free Press in his native city and at the age of 22 became editor of the Northern Daily Express. He moved to London in 1865 to take up a staff position at the Daily Telegraph, which he held until 1875, serving as special correspondent in France in 1870 and 1871. He became a leader writer on the Times of London in 1873. His posthumous "France since the First Empire" was incomplete at his death but yielded insights into the French politics of his time. 
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19 Matthews, Albert. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTES ON BOSTON NEWSPAPERS 1704-1780.
Cambridge, MA: John Wilson and Son, 1907. 1907. Fair 
- Octavo, printed gray wraps. The spine is perished. The wraps are heavily chipped & detached. 527 pp. Minor creasing & soiling. The contents are very good and well worth rebinding.

Reprinted from the publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Volume IX.

Laid in is a TLS from the author to a Mr. Sargent, encouraging him to mention the publication in his column. 
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THE SWEDISH PRESS., Pers, Anders Yngve.
20 Pers, Anders Yngve. THE SWEDISH PRESS.
Stockholm: The Swedish Institute, 1966. 1966. Very good 
- Octavo, softcover bound in folding pictorial wrappers. There is some minor foxing & soiling to the binding. 46 pages. Illustrated with tables & diagrams, including 1 folding table. Very good.

The text is translated into English from the Swedish manuscript. 
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