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Free eBook The Autobiography of William Allen White: Second Edition, Revised and Abridged download ISBN: 0700604715
Author: Sally Foreman Griffith,William Allen White
Publisher: University Press of Kansas; Revised and Abr edition (April 27, 1990)
Language: English
Pages: 392
Category: Historical
Subcategory: Americas
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Between 1896 and his death, White became a spokesman for middle America. Born in Emporia, Kansas, White moved to El Dorado, Kansas, with his parents, Allen and Mary Ann Hatten White, where he spent the majority of his childhood. He loved animals and reading various books.

When William Allen White died in January 1944, a few days short of his seventy-sixth birthday, he was eulogized as one of the truly great Americans of his ag. He was certainly one of the best known, and probably one of the most beloved, Americans of his day. White had in hi. . White had in his half-century in public life become an influential figure in state and national Republican politics.

It was a slow start, reading The Autobiography of William Allen White. His handling of his boyhood is inept; it seemed as though White lacked the talent for narrative, especially narrative that spanned memory.

A heady read, chronicling childhood experiences on the edge of the American frontier to adult encounters with presidents and an intriguing assortment of political figures.

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Abridged and edited for the modern reader and available in paperback for the first time ever, this second edition brings back into print a classic autobiography of Middle America—an immensely readable document that enriches our understanding of Progressivism and politics, journalism, and the social history of small-town America from Reconstruction into the Roaring Twenties.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 founded 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. A bestselling Book-of-the-Month Club selection, the Autobiography was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1947.This new edition, edited to eliminate repetitions and digressions, features an introduction by Sally Foreman Griffith, author of a recent biography of White. Griffith explores the background of the Autobiography and illuminates its place in the development of the autobiographical genre.
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Voodoozragore
This is a fascinating book, a first-person memoir of both rural America and the political changes in the country by a man who was widely considered one of the most insightful and humane writers of the early 20th century. White, a newspaper editor in Emporia, Kansas, hobnobbed with fascinating characters like Jane Addams and was close friends with Pres. Teddy Roosevelt. He is a marvelous storyteller, and you will savor many of his tales.

The previous two reviewers panned this abridged revision of Allen's original autobiography, claiming that much essential material was omitted in reducing it from 700 to less than 400 pages. They have a point; inevitably some things they liked are left out. But this is definitely not a slapdash revision. White himself had admitted there was much repetition in the original, and this edition was done carefully, under the guidance of his daughter-in-law and the University Press of Kansas. Parts omitted are indicated by a "..." so one can look them up in the unabridged edition, if so desired.

My recommendation would be to start with this edition first, and if you desire more, go to the unabridged version, available in many public libraries, or--maybe better--read a biography of White.
Frey
Anyone who is familiar with the original Autobiography of William Allen White will immediately recognize that this new book is a crippled skeleton of the original. Almost all the lyrical, descriptive, humorous, and self-effacing passages that made the original a great work of literature have been slashed out. White won the Pulitzer Prize for his literature, not for his name-dropping and political glad-handing. It is amazing that the family would authorize this badly damaged version of an American classic. Why would you want to read this version, when the original is so readily available? I suppose some would say that Sally Lindsay White might have had a major hand in the posthumously published original, and might try to find W.A.White's own hand in the work, but if so, that would only mean that she should have shared in the Pulitzer. Besides, the parts that are cut out are the most truly autobiographical sections. Unless you just enjoy loading your bookshelf, leave this one off.
Nalmergas
I agree with bstevens buy the original copy put out in 1946 and has 669 pages not 392 pages. This was a cheap shot at making a buck.