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"Marse Henry" An Autobiography

by Henry Watterson
 

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Henry Watterson (February 16, 1840 – December 22, 1921) was a United States journalist who founded the Louisville Courier-Journal. He also served part of one term in the United States House of Representatives as a Democrat.

Born in Washington, D.C., the son of Harvey Magee Watterson, a journalist and Congressman, Watterson became a newspaper reporter

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Henry Watterson (February 16, 1840 – December 22, 1921) was a United States journalist who founded the Louisville Courier-Journal. He also served part of one term in the United States House of Representatives as a Democrat.

Born in Washington, D.C., the son of Harvey Magee Watterson, a journalist and Congressman, Watterson became a newspaper reporter early in his life. He fought for the Confederate States of America under General Nathan B. Forrest during the American Civil War, and edited a pro-Confederate newspaper, the Chattanooga Rebel. (wiki)

Contents
Chapter the First
I Am Born and Begin to Take Notice--John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson--James K. Polk and Franklin Pierce--Jack Dade and "Beau Hickman"--Old Times in Washington
Chapter the Second
Slavery the Trouble-Maker--Break-Up of the Whig Party and Rise of the Republican--The Key--Sickle's Tragedy--Brooks and Sumner--Life at Washington in the Fifties
Chapter the Third
The Inauguration of Lincoln--I Quit Washington and Return to Tennessee--A Run-a-bout with Forest--Through the Federal Lines and a Dangerous Adventure--Good Luck at Memphis
Chapter the Fourth
I Go to London--Am Introduced to a Notable Set--Huxley, Spencer, Mill and Tyndall--Artemus Ward Comes to Town--The Savage Club
Chapter the Fifth
Mark Twain--The Original of Colonel Mulberry Sellers--The "Earl of Durham"--Some Noctes Ambrosianæ--A Joke on Murat Halstead
Chapter the Sixth
Houston and Wigfall of Texas--Stephen A. Douglas--The Twaddle about Puritans and Cavaliers--Andrew Johnson and John C. Breckenridge
Chapter the Seventh
An Old Newspaper Rookery--Reactionary Sectionalism in Cincinnati and Louisville--The Courier-Journal
Chapter the Eighth
Feminism and Woman Suffrage--The Adventures in Politics and Society--A Real Heroine
Chapter the Ninth
Dr. Norvin Green--Joseph Pulitzer--Chester A. Arthur--General Grant--The Case of Fitz-John Porter
Chapter the Tenth
Of Liars and Lying--Woman Suffrage and Feminism--The Professional Female--Parties, Politics, and Politicians in America
Chapter the Eleventh
Andrew Johnson--The Liberal Convention in 1872--Carl Schurz--The "Quadrilateral"--Sam Bowles, Horace White and Murat Halstead--A Queer Composite of Incongruities
Chapter the Twelfth
The Ideal in Public Life--Politicians, Statesmen and Philosophers--The Disputed Presidency in 1876--The Persona and Character of Mr. Tilden--His Election and Exclusion by a Partisan Tribunal
Chapter the Thirteenth
Charles Eames and Charles Sumner-Schurzand Lamar--I Go to Congress--A Heroic Kentuckian--Stephen Foster and His Songs--Music and Theodore Thomas
Chapter the Fourteenth
Henry Adams and the Adams Family--John Hay and Frank Mason--The Three Mousquetaires of Culture--Paris--"The Frenchman"--The South of France
Chapter the Fifteenth
Still the Gay Capital of France--Its Environs--Walewska and De Morny--Thackeray in Paris--A Pension Adventure
Chapter the Sixteenth
Monte Carlo--The European Shrine of Sport and Fashion--Apocryphal Gambling Stories--Leopold, King of the Belgians--An Able and Picturesque Man of Business
Chapter the Seventeenth
A Parisian Pension--The Widow of Walewska--Napoleon's Daughter-in-Law--The Changeless--A Moral and Orderly City
Chapter the Eighteenth
The Grover Cleveland Period--President Arthur and Mr. Blaine--John Chamberlin--The Decrees of Destiny
Chapter the Nineteenth
Mr. Cleveland in the White House--Mr. Bayard in the Department of State--Queer Appointments to Office--The One-Party Power--The End of North and South Sectionalism
Chapter the Twentieth
The Real Grover Cleveland--Two Clevelands Before and After Marriage--A Correspondence and a Break of Personal Relations
Chapter the Twenty-First
Stephen Foster, the Song-Writer--A Friend Comes to the Rescu His Originality--"My Old Kentucky Home" and the "Old Folks at Home"--General Sherman and "Marching Through Georgia"
Chapter the Twenty-Second
Theodore Roosevelt--His Problematic Character--He Offers Me an Appointment--His Bonhomie and Chivalry--Proud of His Rebel Kin
Chapter the Twenty-Third
The Actor and the Journalist--The Newspaper and the State--Joseph Jefferson--His Personal and Artistic Career--Modest Character and Religious Belief
Chapter the Twenty-Fourth
The Writing of Memoirs--Some Characteristics of Carl Shurz--Sam Bowles--Horace White and the Mugwumps
Chapter the Twenty-Fifth
Every Trade Has Its Tricks--I Play One on William McKinley--Far Away Party Politics and Political Issues
Chapter the Twenty-Sixth
A Libel on Mr. Cleveland--His Fondness for Cards--Some Poker Stories--The "Senate Game"--Tom Ochiltree, Senator Allison and General Schenck
Chapter the Twenty-Seventh
The Profession of Journalism--Newspapers and Editors in America--Bennett, Greeley and Raymond--Forney and Dana-AND MORE

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014098236
Publisher:
Robin Michell
Publication date:
02/03/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

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