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Witness to a century : encounters with the noted, the notorious, and the three SOBs

Author: George Seldes
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Includes material on Leon Trotsky, Isadora Duncan, John Reed, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Vladimir Lenin, William Jennings Bryan, Emma Goldman, George Bernard Shaw, Theodore Roosevelt, J. Edgar Hoover, Tito, Benito Mussolini, Sinclair Lewis, Ernest Hemingway, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Ralph Nader.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: George Seldes; George Seldes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Seldes
ISBN: 0345331818 9780345331816
OCLC Number: 15108902
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxi, 490 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: "So many interesting people" --
Part I: The Muckraking Era --
First encounter with the press --
Byran, theodore roosevelt, andrew mellon --
"The divine sarah," "red emma," and others --
Part II: Four Strange Interludes --
Havard: professor copeland, jack reed --
Greenwich village in 1916 --
Wartime london: a traitor, a hero --
Paris: editor, Chi Trib army edition --
Part III: The War to End All Wars --
Great correspondents --
Rickenbacker, guthrie, macarthur, pershing, patton, woollcott --
Armistice day, 1918 --
Hindenburg confessess: U.S. won the war --
Peace journey with woodrow wilson --
Foch originates the cold war --
Part IV: Tribune decade: Berlin to baghdad --
Colonel mccormick, captain patterson --
Lady astor, irish rebels, d'annunzio --
Berlin: the men who lost the war --
Einstein, freud, isadora duncan --
The adlon: a world in itself --
The greatest inflation in history --
Part V: Trotsky, Lenin, Lenin's America --
How the united states saved russia --
The lenin interview --
Lenin speaks of his american mentors --
Inside the dread chekah --
Part VI: Rome, Mussolini, and Fascism --
Vincent Sheean in trouble --
Mussolini: "my dear colleague" --
Cianfarra, sturzo, pirandello --
Dr. Alfred adler on mussolini --
Part VII: Damascus and Mexico via chicago --
Sarrail: a tragic general --
The suppressed mexico series --
Katherine medill mccormick --
Part VIII: France: Artists and Writers --
The one-man lost generation --
Adventures in the latin quarter --
The french riveria --
Angelica balabanoff --
Part IX: Return to the U.S.A. --
Paris: Marriage; honeymoon in spain --
Encounters with theodore dreiser --
Sinclair lewis in vermont --
Woodward, boyd, h.g. wells again --
Part X: The spanish war-and after --
"Spain broke the heart of the world" --
Hemingway: man and myth --
A hero, a villain, and an SOB --
Esquire's mr. smart-wasn't --
Ken's engraved letterheads --
You may owe your life to mr. ickes --
Part XI: The in fact decade --
Now it can be told --
How we defeated martin dies --
Face to face with joe mccarthy --
The third SOB: reader's choice --
Friend or enemy? J. Edgar hoover --
Secret friends: polk, hollenbeck, others --
Public friends: truman, eleanor roosevelt --
Part XII: Through the iron curtain --
Guglielmo emmanuel vs. mussolini --
A man named sermonetti? carlos? vidali? --
My last hero: marshal tito --
Rakosi: dictator (?) of hungary --
Journalists and cardinal mindszenty --
Part XIII: In our time --
Tito interviews us --
Comrade pavlov owes me $5,000 --
Perico chicote and ernesto emenwhey --
Women's lib: chicote style --
La pasionaria-the new spain --
Part XIV: And in conclusion... --
Citizen nader --
I was there
Responsibility: George Seldes.

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Includes material on Leon Trotsky, Isadora Duncan, John Reed, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Vladimir Lenin, William Jennings Bryan, Emma Goldman, George Bernard Shaw, Theodore Roosevelt, J. Edgar Hoover, Tito, Benito Mussolini, Sinclair Lewis, Ernest Hemingway, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Ralph Nader.

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