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Fifty years a journalist

Author: Melville Elijah Stone
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. ; Toronto : Doubleday, Page and Company, 1921.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Stone, Melville Elijah, 1848-1929.
Fifty years a journalist.
Garden City, N.Y., Toronto, Doubleday, Page and Company, 1921
(OCoLC)592324225
Named Person: Melville Elijah Stone; Melville Elijah Stone
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melville Elijah Stone
OCLC Number: 1520155
Notes: Plates printed on both sides.
List of halftone illustrations: The author at his desk -- "Five Oaks," the cottage in which I was born -- My father -- My mother -- A dedication from Eugene Field -- President Arthur -- President McKinley -- Mr. Kancko -- President Roosevelt -- Prince William of Sweden -- Lord Northcliffe -- President Taft -- President Wilson -- The hero fo the Battle of the Marne -- George Clemenceau -- Marshal Foch.
Description: 1 preliminary leaf, v-xiv pages, 1 leaf, 371, [1] pages : frontispiece, illustrations, plates, portraits, facsimiles ; 24 cm
Contents: First decade --
The year of my birth --
The state of Illinois --
The town of Hudson --
My family --
My childhood days --
At Nauvoo --
The underground railway --
Second decade --
The year 1858 --
Mr. Lincoln's election --
Boyhood in Chicago --
Third decade --
Election of General Grant --
The great Chicago fire --
In daily journalism --
Meeting with Ito --
The case of Baron de Palm --
A tour of the south --
As a Washington Correspondent --
Founding a daily paper --
Creating 99-cent stores --
Enter Victor F. Lawson --
Sotry of "Ross Raymond" --
Dick Lane, my burglar friend --
The case of Judge Blodgett --
Detective journalism-the Spencer case --
Fourth decade --
A tour in europe --
Meeting Gambetta and Clemenceau --
More detective journalism --
The campaign of 1880 --
What I knew about Grant --
Founding the "Morning News" --
Origin of a famous phrase --
Acquaintance with Diaz --
An invitation from New York --
Founding the first mail train --
Day with Eugene Field --
Corrrecting some false ideas --
The puritan strain --
Practical jokes --
Emory Storrs and his tailor --
The campaign of 1884 --
"Nor for forty nominations!" --
The famous Mackin case --
The case of McGarigle --
Organizing the linotype company --
Convicting the Chicago anarchists --
Welfare in earnest --
Words can kill --
Hunting down the guilty --
Tense days --
Punishing corrupt public officials --
Retiring from journalism --
Fifth decade --
A sentimental journey --
Days with Andrew D. White --
The Diedrichs affair --
Banking and other activities --
Visit of W.T. Stead --
Evolution of news gathering --
The first asssociated press --
A masterpiece of reporting --
The campaign of 1896 --
Collapse of the United Press --
A princely offer --
Reporting the Spanish War --
Leonard Wood's protégé --
A rascal named Smith --
Sixth decade --
Forming a new associated press --
Wireless telegraphy --
The assassination of President McKinley --
Prince Henry's visit --
The Martinique disaster --
Extension of the foreign service and the associated press --
Audience with the Italian king --
Audience of Pope Leo XIII --
Dinner with the Kaiser --
The death of Pope Leo XIII --
The removal of the Russian censorship on foreign news --
The Russo-Japanese war --
The qualities needed in a war correspondent --
The Portsmouth conference --
The case of Langerkranz --
Seventh decade --
Genesis of the world war --
Discovery of the North Pole --
An English panic --
Days in Paris --
The German situation --
Visiting Asia --
Selecting an associate --
The world war --
Lack of preparedness --
Reporting the war --
Case of Cardinal Mercier --
Case of the "Lusitania" --
Doctor Depage's hospital --
America in the war --
The memorable year 1918 --
A fine funeral --
Creel committee --
Greetings abroad --
The associated press of to-day --
Presidential years --
Our critics.
Responsibility: by Melville E. Stone ... halftone illustrations from photographs ; line cuts by Paul Brown.

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