THOSE WERE THE DAYS by Edward R. Hewitt


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Old New York for old New Yorkers, which will charm those who collect Valentine Manuals -- who rejoice in intimate reminiscences of days that will never come again. Edward Hewitt is the grandson of stalwart Peter Cooper, and shares his memories of the old man with his readers; he knew Andrew Carnegie and the first Morgan and Buffalo Bill and tells anecdotes of them all; Governor Ashley of Montana was his father-in-lar; Hiram Maxim was his associate for years, and perhaps the most interesting part of his story deals with beginnings of scientific discoveries for which others got the credit. Inventor, scientist, humanitarian, individualist, he lived -- and lives -- life full-flavored, full savored. But his writing lacks the finish, the sparkle of Clarence Day; hie viewpoint suggests social and geographical interest boundaries, definite snob appeal.

Pub Date: Nov. 29th, 1943
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce