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The autobiography of William Allen White

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The autobiography of William Allen White
Title
The autobiography of William Allen White
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the time of his death in 1944, William Allen White, editor of the Emporia Gazette, was a national celebrity, proclaimed one of the truly great Americans of his age. Life magazine called him "a living symbol of small-town simplicity and kindliness and common sense." During his career White had managed to expand his circle of influence far beyond Emporia Kansas to include most of the nation. By the end of his life he had become a nationally acclaimed journalist and author of biographies, novels, and short stories. He was also widely known for his shrewd commentary on contemporary events in the national media. An influential Republican political leader, he helped found the Progressive party and was a longtime advocate of social reform and individual rights. But what endeared him most to his contemporaries was that, in spite of national fame, he remained first and foremost a small-town newspaperman. First published posthumously in 1946, White's Autobiography was immediately hailed as a classic portrait, not simply of White himself, but of the men and women who transformed America from an agrarian society to a powerful industrial nation in the years before World War I
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize, Biography, 1947.
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1868-1944
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, William Allen
Dewey number
  • 920.5
  • 818/.5209
  • B
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4874.W52
LC item number
A3 1946
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • White, William Allen
  • White, William Allen
  • White, William Allen
  • White
  • White, William Allen
  • Journalists
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Journalists
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Journalists
  • United States
  • Autobiographie
Label
The autobiography of William Allen White
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "First printing."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00315805
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
7 preliminary leaves, 3-669 pages
Lccn
46001656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 6109
  • (OCoLC)00315805
Label
The autobiography of William Allen White
Publication
Note
  • "First printing."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00315805
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
7 preliminary leaves, 3-669 pages
Lccn
46001656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 6109
  • (OCoLC)00315805

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