Genius In Disguise

Genius In Disguise

Harold Ross Of The New Yorker

Book - 1995
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This hugely entertaining biography of the founding editor of The New Yorker tells the diverting story of how Ross and the brilliant group of people he gathered around him--including James Thurber, Charles Addams, Dorothy Parker, and John O'Hara--devised the formula that made the magazine such a popular and critical success. Photos & cartoons.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c1995
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780679418375
0679418377
Branch Call Number: B ROSS
Characteristics: 497 pages :,illustrations ;,23 cm

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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 23, 2014

A wonderful biography of the bluff and gruff founder of the New Yorker magazine. He sponsored E.B. White, Janet Flanner, James Thurber, Woolcott Gibbs and Peter Arno. He played poker, demanded loyalty, revered excellence and for twenty-seven years oversaw the production of the highest in literary talent and sophistication. An irrepressible man and a reminder of those wonderful talented people.

Mardian Dec 22, 2014

The most fascinating and complete biography of a supremely complicated man. Ross was amazing in many ways and this book captured the facets of his personality (not always politically correct) that most people would have missed.
Great read.

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