I Cover the Waterfront

I Cover the Waterfront

by Max Miller
     
 

Max Miller was a lonely reporter on the waterfront beat for six years when he first typed, I have been here so long that even the seagulls must recognize me.... That was more than 70 years ago, and while the country was in the depths of the Depression, I Cover the Waterfront made a quiet initial appearance. Neither the 28-year-old author nor his publisher expected

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Max Miller was a lonely reporter on the waterfront beat for six years when he first typed, I have been here so long that even the seagulls must recognize me.... That was more than 70 years ago, and while the country was in the depths of the Depression, I Cover the Waterfront made a quiet initial appearance. Neither the 28-year-old author nor his publisher expected much from a series of simple strung-together real-life tales. But there was something about Miller's writing that created a kind of magic. It went on to sell millions of copies.

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Library Journal
This book became a very unlikely smash hit when released in 1932. Miller, who was 28 at the time, had been covering the San Diego waterfront beat as a reporter for six years when he began pulling it together. In it he relates true stories of waterfront people from all walks of life, including dock workers, criminals, bums, prostitutes, and cops. Some of the sketches range from humorous to serious to sad. These many years later, this is still interesting reading. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569802632
Publisher:
Barricade Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.61(d)

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