The son of the late master tale spinner, Fulton Oursler, Jr. artfully s in the gaps in this incomplete but fascinating...

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BEHOLD THIS DREAMER: An Autobiography

The son of the late master tale spinner, Fulton Oursler, Jr. artfully s in the gaps in this incomplete but fascinating autobiography of one of the Twenties' roaring voices and one who was a journalistic trailblazer. Born the son of a laboring man in Baltimore, poverty-schooled, Oursler, after an early farewell o formal learning, and a turn or two as a magician, began to write, and as the orrent of words rolled from his typewriter, his rise from reporter on a Baltimore paper to MacFadden publications in New York was astoundingly rapid. In an era of journalistic flamboyance, Oursler had found his mark. True Story was a brief stop was as editor of Liberty, a bargain bromide of tremendous circulation, that Oursler became, in a sense, a kingmaker, for headliners from Trotsky to Hoover and FDR found an eager and enormous reading public. Oursler's White House notes rackle with bias, but they crackle-- he was Vicious to Mrs. Roosevelt, and susicious of FDR. Other sizzling prejudices shape lively stories from crimes, trials, celebrities, politics, but more peaceful days are ahead as editor of The Reader's Digest, and The Greatest Story Ever Told climaxed years of published plays, novels, Mysteries, articles, speeches and broadcasts. Believe it or not. Tops for the ""Only Yesterday"" shelf.

Pub Date: Nov. 24, 1964

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: ittle, Brown

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1964

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