Letters from the Editor

Book Name : Letters from the Editor_x000D_
The New Yorker's Harold Ross

By by Thomas Kunkel

Sub Title : The New Yorker's Harold Ross

Written by : by Thomas Kunkel

Subject Category : Academic Business

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These exhilarating letters—selected and introduced by Thomas Kunkel, who wrote Genius in Disguise, the distinguished Ross biography—tell the dramatic story of the birth of The New Yorker and its precarious early days and years. Ross worries about everything from keeping track of office typewriters to the magazine's role in wartime to the exact questions to be asked for a "Talk of the Town" piece on the song "Happy Birthday." We find Ross, in Kunkel's words, "scolding Henry Luce, lecturing Orson Welles, baiting J. Edgar Hoover, inviting Noel Coward and Ginger Rogers to the circus, wheedling Ernest Hemingway— offering to sell Harpo Marx a used car and James Cagney a used tractor, and explaining to restaurateur-to-the-stars Dave Chasen, step by step, how to smoke a turkey." These letters from a supreme editor tell in his own words the story of the fierce, lively man who launched the world's most prestigious magazine. From the Hardcover edition. Random House Publishing Group; July 2009 ISBN 9780307557384 Read online, or download in secure EPUB format Title: Letters from the Editor Author: Thomas Kunkel (ed.) Imprint: Modern Library Subject categories Academic Business > Industries Literary Collections > Letters Biography & Autobiography > Literary Literary Criticism Journalism and Media > Journalism. The periodical press, etc. > Magazines and other periodicals Professions and Applied Sciences Media > Publishing ISBNs 0307557383 9780375756948 9780307557384 About The Author Thomas Kunkel is the author of a biography of Ross, Genius in Disguise, and Enormous Prayers. He works at the University of Maryland College of Journalism and lives in Burtonsville, Maryland. From the Hardcover edition.

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Academic Business - Industries Literary Collections - Letters Biography & Autobiography - Literary Literary Criticism Journalism and Media - Journalism. The periodical press, etc. - Magazines and other periodicals Professions and Applied Sciences Media - Publishing

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0307557383 - 9780375756948 - 9780307557384

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Thomas Kunkel is the author of a biography of Ross, Genius in Disguise, and Enormous Prayers. He works at the University of Maryland College of Journalism and lives in Burtonsville, Maryland. From the Hardcover edition.

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Modern Library