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1 Read, Simon War of Words: a True Tale of Newsprint and Murder
This is about a historical, true crime. When a gun-toting newspaper publisher collided with a hellfire preacher whose lust for the ladies equaled his craving to be mayor, sparks and bullets flew - with the citizens of San Francisco caught in the fire. Charles de Young, co-founder of the newspaper that was to become the San Francisco Chronicle, wrote in the inaugural issue: A new era has commenced in the history of the Chronicle, which today enters upon a higher and wider sphere. We propose to publish what will prove a novelty in S. F. Journalism - a bold, bright, fearless and truly independent newspaper. We shall be independent in all things, neutral in nothing. . . . But we propose to attack no individual unnecessarily. Pages (i - x) , 1-309, and includes a bibliography, notes, and index. The jacket is approximately 5/8 of the book, showing the pictorial cover underneath. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Union Square Pr
New York, NY, 2009, First Edition
Pictorial Boards
New in New dust jacket


003824; 
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2 Symons, Julian A Pictorial History of Crime
This well-written volume covers crime up to 1900, the first half of the 20th century, and the second half of the 1900s up to The Great Train Robbery. Crimes in the United States, Great Britain, and Europe are detailed here with plenty of drawings and photographs. In both halves of the 20th century are crimes entitled "Great Cases of the Period. " 288 pages with bibliography and index. Light wear at the spine ends, and one corner is lightly bumped. 8 1/2" x 11" high
Bonanza Books
New York, 1966, Seventh Printing
Hardcover
Very Good


003369; 
Price: 8.74 USD
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