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Garrulities of an octogenarian editor : with other essays somewhat biographical and autobiographical

Author: Henry Holt
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1923.
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Biography
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Holt, Henry, 1840-1926.
Garrulities of an octogenarian editor.
Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1923
(OCoLC)590809135
Named Person: Henry Holt; Henry Holt
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Holt
OCLC Number: 1107962
Notes: British edition published by G. Allen & Unwin ltd. in 1924 under title: Sixty years as a publisher.
Includes index.
Description: viii, 460 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates : 4 portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: PART I: LIFE AND FRIENDS. The octogenarian --
The editor --
Loose ends pickt up ; College days ; Town and gown ; Does Human nature improve? --
More about Yale ; The Civil War and the World War --
The Columbia Law School ; Piratical publishing days ; Some authors ; Clubs and more authors --
The author confesses to Bolshevism ; Literary society in New York of half a century ago --
Quincy Ward ; The Dickens dinner ; Sanford Gifford ; Some jokesmiths and story tellers ; The early manhood of some prominent men --
Gilman and Johns Hopkins University ; McKim ; St. Gaudens ; Eastman Johnson ; Charles O'Connor ; Winslow Homer ; Homer Martin ; Farrar ; Ruskin --
"Old New York" and new ; Various miracles ; Colonel Waring ; Some artists --
Sixty years' social changes in New York ; Dress and its purveyors ; More about clubs ; Social penalties ; Standards proving better and worse ; The young folks still puzzle the old folks ; Prize fights --
Defective planning in Old New York ; Reminiscences of William M. Evarts, Bayard Taylor, Herman Melville, Francis Hopkinson Smith, Some bishops, Henry HIgginson, Dr. Holmes --
A wolf chosen shepherd by the lambs ; Mrs. Humphry Ward as guest and observer ; Sir Henry Maine ; Turgénieff [i.e. Turgenev] ; Moncure Conway ; Alma Tadema ; Millais ; Some idiotic geniuses ; William Black --
Of and for the book trade --
Recollections of Richard Gilder, Edwin Booth, Count Greppi, Lord Bryce ; Some soldiers and statesmen ; Strange dreams of Lincoln and Carnegie ; Rafael Pumpelly --
More memorials. PART II: MY FOUR GREAT TEACHERS. Francis Amasa Walker --
Edwin Lawrence Godkin --
Herbert Spencer --
John Fiske. PART III: CONCLUSIONS. Some old truths rediscovered in the art of living --
The changed world ; Conclusions on some political questions ; Differences in fortune mean differences in men ; Competition ; Striking ; Taxation ; Legislation ; League of Nations ; Marriage and divorce ; Birth control ; Prohibition --
Some cultural questions ; Education ; Some wastes ; Simplified spelling ; Some unpopular reforms ; Reform in general --
Religion --
A little let up and then to the depths again ; Simon Newcomb ; The cosmic memory ; More about religion.
Responsibility: by Henry Holt.

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