THE TOWER OF JEWELS by R. L. Duffus

THE TOWER OF JEWELS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A book to fascinate those young people specially interested in the newspaper world and politics. In autobiographical form, it tells of the author's apprenticeship as a reporter on the San Francisco Bulletin in pre-World War I days. Duffus recalls the kinds of stories the crusading Bulletin covered, the assignments which overawed him as a cub, and the attitudes of humanitarian Fremont Older, who, as managing editor, gave his youthful editorial writer a free rein -- in spite of the determined Republican prejudices of the publishers. A wistful nostalgic dip back into an age of innocence and sentiment which saw very clearly who were the villains and who were the heroes.

Pub Date: Jan. 12th, 1960
Publisher: Norton