The Independent Volume 76

The Independent Volume 76

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...ever breaks in on his train of thoughts--on election night, the most important and busiest night in the 365 for a newspaper office, all sorts of questions can be fired at him, questions that demand instant decision; yet he rarely takes his cigar out of his mou$h and can pick up his train of thought and go right on dictating what the election means without a break. Hennessy is regarded as a "find." And yet he is not that; he has been preparing for this momentous fortnight of campaign for twenty-five years. This was merely the opportunity; he would have been ready ten years ago or twenty years ago. The cartoonists have not caught his expression yet, but the editorial writers have caught up with him. The New York World said of him: "No other man in this campaign has rendered such notable service to the cause of honest government." And Brisbane wrote: "Hennessy is extremely apt to tell many things and to make Mr. Murphy's Mr. McCall wish that he had picked up something less decidedly Irish." When Hennessy broke into the campaign within a fortnight of election, he came in, as they say on Broadway, "with rubber shoes." He was not heralded, but his first speech landed on the front page of every New York newspaper and after that he was the only speaker whose speeches were printed stenographically in the newspapers. Hennessy makes no "set speeches." In one newspaper shop the managing editor of the paper, who knew, said to the citv editor on the first day following his sensational utterances: "Better put a good man on Hennessy's trail; he never fires all his ammunition at the first shot." That is why the replies to Hennessy's speeches from the other side were simply "Liar!" No...show more

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  • Paperback | 520 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 916g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236793927
  • 9781236793928