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    TYPED LETTER TO CONGRESSMAN SEYMOUR HALPRIN SIGNED BY MEDIA MOGUL RUPERT MURDOCH AND MENTIONING JOHN MCGOFF. by (McGoff, John). Murdoch, Rupert. (b. 1931). Media mogul

    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. <p>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."<p>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.<p>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.<p>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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    3 On A Toothbrush. Adventures and Encounters Around The Globe by Paar, Jack

    New York: Doubleday & Company ., 1965. This account of Paar's travels reveals a different Paar than the one familiar to television viewers from his five years on the "To-night Show" and his own "Jack Paar Show" on NBC-TV. This is the private Paar, a sensitive, adventurous, courageous man....Here are fascinating stories unearthed in his travels. Come along with Jack to the South Pacific as he retraces the fateful last mission of Lt. John F. Kennedy's PT boat 109, to Moscow where he was installed in Lenin's suite (especially bugged for honored guests) Etc. Meet the people he encounters along the way.....Dr. Albert Schweitzer at his jungle hospital, the Solomon Island native who helped rescue President Kennedy in WW II, singer Mary Martin, Richard Nixon, etc. Photo section present. Bookplate to fep, name to ffep. Photo dust jacket. It remains bright and most serviceable.. Book Club Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.


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    CENTRAL AFRICAN PLANTER, by Hynde, R. S. (editor)

    Society of Malawi (Historical and Scientific), 1983. (1895-6, 1983), #342/1000 copies, 250pp + several contemporary sepia photos, tall hardback, cloth spine with boards, originally published in 1895 - 1896, large title label pasted on front cover, dust jacket has slight wear around top edge, VG, facsimile reprint,1983, Volumes 1 - 12 of a scarce periodical published by early white planatation owners trying to succeed in British Central Africa (present day Malawi) by raising coffee, tea and cocoa, . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.


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    Prime Time At Ten. Behind-the-Camera Battles of Canadian TV Journalism by Nash, Knowlton

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1987. . The inside story of television journalism in Canada as only could be told by Knowlton Nash, the authoritative, believable symbol of news for Canadians. For more than three decades as globetrotting foreign correspondent, senior broadcasting executive, and TV anchorman, Nash has given us the news and battled behind the scenes for better TV journalism. Prime Time At Ten dramatically demonstrates, he has played a central role both on and off camera in helping to make TV the most potent instrument of journalism ever known. Illustrated with a section of b/w photos. Blue boards with silver print to spine. No ownership markings. A very nice copy in a photographic dust jacket. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.


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    PORTRAIT OF JAMES LOUIS GARVIN, EDITOR OF THE BRITISH NEWSPAPER THE OBSERVER, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY HIM. by Garvin, James Louis. (1868-1947). British journalist, editor and author. Editor of The Observer from 1908 to 1942

    Beaconsfield, Bucks., U.K.: 26 March, 1930., 1930.. Fine. - A 4-3/8 inch high by 3-1/4 inch wide black-and-white photographic portrait clipped from a magazine is mounted on an approximately 6 inch high by 4 inch wide cream-colored card. Inscribed and signed on the mount in black ink above and below the photo: "To Seymour Halpern / J. L. Garvin / 26 March 1930 / Gregories / Beaconsfield". Fine. A head-and shoulders portrait of Garvin seated at a desk with his arms folded over a pile of papers. The photo is inscribed to future Congressman Seymour Halpern, then a young autograph collector. James Louis Garvin [1868-1947] was a British journalist, editor and author. Garvin, who had always wanted to be an editor, was given a job as a proof reader and occasional contributor at the Newcastle Evening Chronicle. In 1908, after years of honing his skills as a journalist at various newspapers and moving to London, he accepted the editorship of the British Sunday newspaper The Observer. He revolutionized Sunday journalism and returned the paper, which was facing financial troubles at the time, to profitability. In 1921, Garvin moved to Beaconsfield, continuing to edit The Observer and starting work on a biography of his hero Joseph Chamberlain. After Churchill, an old friend, became Prime Minister in 1940, Garvin offered him unstinting support. This led to disagreements with the proprietors, the Astor family, who asked him to resign. He continued writing weekly columns, first for the Sunday Express and then the Daily Telegraph until shortly before his death in 1947. 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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    Red Line. The Chronicle-Herald and The Mail-Star 1875 - 1954 by March, William

    Halifax, Nova Scotia.: Chebucto Agencies Limited, 1986. 415 pp including bibliography and index. A history of the Herald and Mail newspapers and the vigorous struggle with their rivals the Chronicle and the Star until on Jauuary 1, 1949 the Chronicle-Herald and the Mail-Star became the only dailies in the Nova Scotia capital. Black cloth boards with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Gift inscription to title page. A bright handsome copy in an illustrated dust jacket.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.


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    TYPED LETTER TO CITY CENTER PRODUCER JEAN DALRYMPLE SIGNED BY NEW YORK POST PUBLISHER DOROTHY SCHIFF, NEW YORK'S FIRST FEMALE NEWSPAPER PUBLISHER. by Schiff, Dorothy. (1903-1989). Publisher of the New York Post, New York's first female newspaper publisher

    New York: May 19, 1969., 1969.. Very good. - 26 words typed on a sheet of 9-1/2 inch high by 6-inch wide cream-colored sheet of New York Post letterhead with the address and "Office of the President " printed at the top. Signed "Dorothy Schiff". The corners of the letter are lightly creased. Folded twice for mailing. Very good. <p>Schiff writes to Jean Dalrymple thanking her for sending a copy of her new book "Careers and Opportunities in the Theatre" and hoping it becomes a best seller.<p>Dorothy Schiff [1903-1989] was an owner and then the leftist publisher of the New York Post for nearly forty years. She was a granddaughter of financier Jacob Schiff. She was interested in social services and reform and was involved in several welfare groups. Schiff sold the Post to Rupert Murdoch in 1976. It was believed she was pessimistic about the future of New York afternoon papers, and she was also concerned about the effect of owning the paper on the value of her estate.


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    Only In America by Golden, Harry. Foreword by Carl Sandburg

    Ohio: The Word Publishing Company, 1958. Fourteenth Printing. Harry Golden - Publisher, editor and writer of 'The Carolina Israelite'. What ever is human interests, Harry Golden. Honest men, crooks, knuckleheads, particularly anybody out of the ordinary.... he writes about them. In this book, the reader will find writing of varied subject matter : Death and the Call Girl.... We Toast the Journey-For Two Cents.... Does It Sell Flour.... The Vertical Negro.... Merry Christmas, Billy Graham....etc, etc. all written in a non-conformist, original style. 317 printed page of good reading. Decorated blue-green cloth boards. Price-clipped dust jacket. A sound, respectable copy.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.


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    TYPED LETTER SIGNED by RALPH INGERSOLL HIRING BEN HECHT to WRITE A COLUMN FOR PM MAGAZINE. by Ingersoll, Ralph. (1900-1985). Editor and publisher

    Brooklyn, NY: December 19, 1940., 1940.. Very good. - 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. <p>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..."<p>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.<p>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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    A Funny Way To Run A Country, Further Memoirs of a Political Voyeur by Lynch, Charles

    Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1986. A Funny Way To Run A Country is full of exuberant, witty and deliciously insightful stories of the politicians who governed Canada in the last half of the century: Brian Mulroney, Pierre Trudeau, John Diefenbaker, Robert Stanfield and backroom boys, huckster Mel Jack and Tory bagman Finlay MacDonald. Some of the stories also concern the reporters who follow the politicians around. Nobody reading this book will ever say Canadian politics are dull. Price intact dust jacket. Jacket caricature illustration by Graham Pilsworth. This immaculate book promises to please.. ISBN: 0-88830-294-0. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Charles Lynch Canadian Journalist + Canadian Journalism + Canadiana + Canadian Politics Brian Mulroney + Pierre Trudeau + John Diefenbaker + Robert Stanfield + Graham Pilsworth Illustrator + Journalists + News Reporters.


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    THE SWEDISH PRESS. by Pers, Anders Yngve

    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. <p>The text is translated into English from the Swedish manuscript.


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    Mark My Words: The Memoirs of a Very Political Reporter by Nichols, Margorie with Jane O'Hara

    Vancouver, Canada: Douglas & McIntyre, 1992. Margorie Nichols was one of Canada's most influential political commentators. Her insights into major political leaders such as Pierre Trudeau, Brian Mulroney, John Turner, Judy La Marsh, Richard Hatfield, Dave Barrett, Bill Bennett, and Pat Carney are fascinating reading. Her revelations about friends and colleagues such as Jack Webster, Allan Fotheringham and Pauline Jewette are witty and astute. But "Mark My Words" is also a poignant and unflinching honest portrait of the private Margorie Nichols as she talks openly about her life and her loves; about winning one battle with alcoholism yet slowly losing another to cancer. We see the vulnerable woman behind the hard-hitting journalist. Photographs and index supplied. A bright book in a photo illustrated, price-intact dust jacket.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.


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    TYPED LETTER ABOUT ROBERT BROWNING'S RACE SIGNED BY BOOK REVIEW COLUMNIST LEWIS GANNETT. by 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

    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. <p>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."<p>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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    How Many Words Do You Want? An Insider's Story of Print and Television Journalism by Midgley, Leslie

    New York: A Birch Lane Press Book, Published By Carol Publishing Group , 1989. Leslie Midgley explores and clearly explains the differences between how newspapers, magazines and television report the news not through an analysis of statistics but by recounting his experiences through a brilliant career in both print and broadcast news. Illustrated with b/w photos. White boards, black spine with red print. No ownership markings. Remainder mark to top edge. Price-intact dust jacket with photo of author to rear panel. A solid bright, clean copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.


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    AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY DAVID SCHOENBRUN RE SETTING UP AN INTERVIEW WITH CHARLES DE GAULLE by (De Gaulle, Charles). Schoenbrun, David. (1915-1988). CBS journalist known for his reporting on postwar France

    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. <p>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".<p>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."


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    Before The Colors Fade by Reasoner, Harry

    New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1981. Memoirs of over 25 years in television. Reasoner began working in television in 1954. In 1956 he joined CBS in New York and except for eight years (1970-78) at ABC where he was co-anchor with Barbara Walters, he has been with CBS.Harry Reasoner is without question one of the most loved and admired of all television newsmen. His book- amiable, forthright, exactly to the point - is a delight. Light blue boards, navy cloth spine with gilt lettering. No ownership markings. Price-intact photo dust jacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.


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    TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHER OF THE NEW YORK JOURNAL-AMERICAN SEYMOUR BERKSON. by Berkson, Seymour. (1905-1959). Publisher of the New York Journal-American

    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. <p>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."<p>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.<p>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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    You Can't Print That! Memoirs of a Political Voyeur by Lynch, Charles

    Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1983. A riveting collection of rip-roaring anecdotes, thoughtful commentary, and earthly humour. Hilarious, uproarious and at times outrageous, Charles Lynch's memoirs give a close-up view of many of the great figures of the era, revealing everything from the naked truth (literally) about John Diefenbaker to Prince Philip's remarks about the Queen. Repleat with a b/w photo section. Charles Lynch's work has taken him far across the world and brought him the Order of Canada, the 1965 National Newspaper Award and for staff correspondents, the title "Dean of Canadian Correspondents" and a place in the National Newspaper Hall of Fame.Price-intact dust jacket caricature illustration by Graham Pilsworth. This bright book promises to please.. ISBN: 0-88830-245-2. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Canadian Journalist + Biography + Canadiana + Canadian Politics + John Diefenbaker + Prince Philip + Charles Lynch Journalist + Graham Pilsworth Illustrator + Political Commentator + David Lewis + Canadian Media.


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    PORTRAIT INSCRIBED TO NEW YORK POLITICIAN SEYMOUR HALPERN AND SIGNED BY NEWSPAPER PROPRIETOR HAROLD HARMSWORTH, 1ST VISCOUNT ROTHERMERE. by Harmsworth, Harold, 1st Viscount Rothermere. (1868-1940). Highly successful British newspaper proprietor and pioneer of popular journalism

    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. <p>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".<p>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.<p>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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    Giles 50th Commemorative Annual.....Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales by Sunday Express & Daily Express Cartoons

    Devon: Pedigree Books 1996 Fiftieth Series. Oblong format. Cartoon illustrated heavy card covers. Frontispiece is a colour portrait of HRH The Prince of Wales. His foreword begins..." It is an enormous sadness that, with the death of Carl Giles in 1995, this will be the last traditional Giles Annual to be published...." For over half a century, the cartoons of Giles have been a quintessential aspect of British public life. With his unique blend of draughtsmanship, observation, dark humour and affection, he has never been equalled. Throughout his career, his work was published twice a week in the Daily Express and once a week in the Sunday Express. This commemorative volume of the best five decades, offers an unpaginated book of b/w cartoons, some in colour, others in wonderful two-page colour spreads. A great keep-sake. Price intact. A nice copy.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.


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    AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED BY SIR ALGERNON BORTHWICK IN THE THIRD PERSON. by Borthwick, Sir Algernon. (1830-1908). British journalist, owner of the Morning Post

    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. <p>Borthwick sends his compliments to a Mrs. Jackson and informs her that Lady Borthwick is abroad until May.<p>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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    Too Old, Too Ugly, And Not Deferential To Men by Craft, Christine (Foreword By Larry King)

    Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing & Communications, 1988. An anchor woman's courageous battle against sex discrimination. In 1983, Christine Craft, Anchorwoman and a first class reporter in a male dominated industry, sued Metromedia and its TV Station in Kansas City for fraud and sex discrimination. Christine Craft tells her story without rancor. She does it with wit and style...Dark blue boards, gilt title print to spine. Gift inscription to ffep. A bright book in a bright photo dust jacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.


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    TYPED LETTER TO EDUCATOR HAROLD RUGG SIGNED BY JEWISH AMERICAN JOURNALIST LOUIS FISCHER. by Fischer, Louis. (1896-1970). Jewish American journalist and author who worked for The Nation

    New York: October 4, 1950., 1950.. Very good. - 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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    Six Men by Cooke, Alistar

    New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1977. Sixth Printing 1977 From the time Alistar Cooke left Yale in the 1930's he has been the most authoritative interpreter of the American scene and American mores.... a man who has approached the unfolding history of his adopted country with wit, style, reason and a refreshing idealism. In this major book, Cooke brings the same quality to bear on six famous transatlantic figures....three of them English, three American....each of whom has a legendary meaning for our time, and a special meaning for Alistar Cooke. We will know them better from having seen them through his eyes. The contents include " A Note on Fame and Friendship". The six chapters are of Charles Chaplin, Edward VIII, Charles Menchen, Adlai Stevenson, Bertrand Russell and Humphrey Bogart. Illustrated with six photographs of these six figures. Navy blue cloth boards with natural-color cloth spine. No ownership markings. The spine ends of the dust jacket have been neatly strengthened with scotch tape. This copy carries a remainder mark to top edge. It remains to be a clean book in a bright photo dust jacket.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.


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    TYPED NOTE SIGNED BY PULITZER PRIZE WINNING REPORTER MAX FRANKEL TO MADELINE SHERWOOD. by Frankel, Max

    New York: February 5, 1982., 1982.. Very good. - 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. <p>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.<p>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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