TED MALONE'S FAVORITE STORIES by Ted Malone

TED MALONE'S FAVORITE STORIES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

To anyone who has heard Ted Malone tell his stories, this will have a nostalgic flavor; to those who are not familiar with this favorite radio story-teller, here's a sheaf of brief human interest tales of characters known and unknown, told in his inimitable, heart warming way. Sentimental corn, some will say. Surely a bit of sentiment does not . They are true stories, too, of people as widely divergent as Petrarch and his Laura, ayne, who wrote Home Sweet Home. Horatio Alger, Jane Addams, Helen Keller, Gilbert and Sullivan, Audubon, the Brownings the Curies, Jack London, Louisa May Alcott, Florence Nightingale, Stephen Foster, Louis Armstrong, Emily Dickinson. There are bits of legend and fantasy. In the truck rider's night ride with a ghost, in the Paul Bunyan legend, in the semi true story of Alexander Selkirk. There's an O. Henry story not found in his collected works. And there are stories of places, -- the Taj Mahal, Madame Tussaud's Waxworks, and so on. Good for pickup reading. Good for inspirational reading by preachers and speakers. There's a bit of heart and a bit of head- and a not too obvious moral tucked in between the lines.

Pub Date: May 18th, 1950
Publisher: Doubleday