WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE OF EMPORIA by Frank C. Clough

WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE OF EMPORIA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is less exhaustive, less thorough than Everett Rich's William Allen White. (Farrar & Rinehart, reported on page 273), but it is the same story, told from the same intimate, sympathetic angle. The author is managing editor of White's Emporia Gazette and provides a behind the scenes of the man, his paper, its development, family life, community, life, etc. White's attitudes toward politics, advertising, the Ku Klux Klan the past and present war, his wife, dead daughter and very much alive son, the esteem in which he is held, nationally and locally. Definitely commendatory, uncritical, and hitting the high spots. Easier reading than the Rich book and not as interpretative. As a portrait, watercolor rather than oil.

Publisher: Whittlesey House