Printer's Pie

Printer's Pie

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...too many articles of an educational nature. "TheLife of Napoleon," "The Life of Lincoln," "The Memoirs of General Grant," are three of the most successful features that have ever been published in the American magazines. Articles attacking the Trusts, and others showing up the corruption in the municipal government of some of the large cities, created a tremendous demand for the magazines in which they appeared. The most successful number the Cosmopolitan Magazine ever issued was devoted entirely to the St. Louis Exhibition. The price of the magazine was ten cents, but shortly after publication copies were selling for a dollar. If there is a difference in the magazines there is a still greater difference in the newspapers. From one end of America to the other there is no newspaper published at all similar in appearance to the Times, the Standard, the Telegraph, the Morning Post, the Manchester Guardian, the Scotsman, or any other of the leading British papers. The solid appearance, the somewhat ponderous literary style, the lengthy editorials, would prevent such papers from gaining any considerable support. With the exception of'the New York Herald there is, I believe, no American newspaper which does not publish news on the front page. The head lines are much larger than ours. Many of the leading papers are illustrated, and although the news is not noticeably condensed it is written in a sprightly style. The editorials are much to the point and comparatively brief, although not often so short as the editorial in the New Tork Sun which appeared at the time when John Sherman, then Secretary of State, was the subject of considerable criticism, and it was widely stated and often denied that he was going to resign....show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236622405
  • 9781236622402