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McDougall, Walt: This is the Life! New York: Knopf, 1926. (330 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
BibTeX citation key: McDougall1926
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Keywords: Autobiographie, McDougall. Walt, USA, Zeitungsstrip
Creators: McDougall
Publisher: Knopf (New York)
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Abstract
Table of Contents

1. The First Dozen Years Are the Worst (3)
How President Grant raised me … And how General Sherman rejected my advances … The Market Street home … No fairy but a skeleton in the house … The first fight … My aboriginal comrade … The “High Street Ghost” … Harry’s unfilial trick … Birch, Backus and Wambold’s Minstrels … Buffalo Bill at thirty.

2. The Bending of a Twig (34)
A great surgical career sidetracked … Tried in fire … Cultivating a two-cylinder mind … Religion’s rise and fall ... A memorial preserved … The Great Diamond Mystery … The dive into Variety … Meeting Buffalo Bill again … Two strikes in oil … Truth about a scandalous crime ... P. T. Barnum shows sympathy.

3. Living by One’s Wits (59)
The Angel of the Centennial … The Brooklyn Theater fire … Artists of the earlier days … Mat Morgan’s studio … Notable habitues … Father’s atelier for chess-players … The Rev. Hannibal Goodwin … Breaking into Puck … Value of the grotesque ... A remarkable coincidence … The Graphic and its balloon … The sensitive model.

4. The Street of a Thousand Sins (80)
The Bowery of the ancients … The confiding bank robber … The coming of the Can Can … My closest call … To Albany and back for a quarter … The making of artificial eggs … Joys of canoeing ... A humiliating experience.

5. Once Aboard the Lugger (93)
The Augean stables … The World cartoonist … How newspaper pictures happened ... A busy life … The double Exposure … Pulitzer’s profanity … The real Pulitzer … The Kennedy libel suit.

6. When the World was Young (106)
Pulitzer’s arrest … His methods … The fight between J. P. and J. H… . Jem Mace’s visit … Happy days … Great men’s weaknesses … Rudyard Kipling’s manners … Thomas Nast’s original idea … The Eden Museé and the mechanical chessplayer … Nick Engel’s café and his customers … The complete exposé of a famous medium.

7. Nothing to Apologize for (129)
Teddy Roosevelt in his boyhood … Showed me my shortsightedness … Homer Davenport … His reception by Gladstone … Cobb and Macauley … Offending the Supreme Court … The day of frenzied newspaper art … Conan Doyle’s visit … Bill Nye, James Whitcomb Riley and Julian Hawthorne.

8. Blossom Time in Bohemia (152)
The first fur coat in the world … The Crosby Street horse-car riots … Archie Gunn and his walk to Niagara Falls … Roy McCardell’s queer error … George B. Luks’ mean revenge … Anthony, the typical Bohemian … Maria’s red-ink paradise ... A lunch with F. P. A. The Hammer Club … The Flying Dutchman … Blowing up Hell Gate … Pulitzer’s hunger for wealth … Signaling to Mars … The Statue of Liberty fund … Grozier’s snowshoe brigade.

9. The World, the Flesh and the Devil (177)
The Charleston Earthquake … Escape from death … U. S. Grant’s funeral … The funeral train … Senator Harrison’s caricature … The President’s Revenge … General Sherman’s popularity … How he met an emergency … His funeral … Turner dropped by Pulitzer … Nellie Bly’s career … Other women of the World … Henry Guy Carleton … “The Summer Boarder” … The garter, snappy but suggestive … Ignatius Donnelly … Lafcadio Hearn and his appearance … The celebration of the first hundred thousand … William C. Reick … Pulitzer raises the ante.

10. The Twilight of the Gods (198)
A. Pulitzer buys the Evening Journal … The Chicago aborigines … Eugene Field’s trick chair … His chief hobby … Collier’s cartoon experiment … Cockerill leaves the World … The new World Building … George B. McC. Harvey’s rise … Pickering’s saloon party … John Kelly and Lew Dockstader … Shaving Col. Ingersoll.

11. But No Worse Than the Others (219)
Early prize-fighting … Events of a busy year … Spoiling Chicago’s chances … The World’s Fair and its bucolic visitors … Moses P. Handy and others ... A visit to “Greystone” … James Gordon Bennett’s mad prank … Busting the sugar trust … The great Washington duel.

12. The Wolf Enters the Fold (241)
Joseph Pulitzer’s letter … The St. Louis Convention … The cyclone … Murat Halsted’s gambling … The bicycle craze … Hearst’s sudden appearance in the arena ... I leave the World … And return to the fold ... A devoted office boy and his career.

13. A New One is Born Every Minute (264)
T.B. Wanamaker takes a hand in the game … His talented staff … E.A. Van Valkenburg ... I go to Philadelphia and succeed … Sam Chamberlain’s dramatic announcement ... I open a new trolley park ... A shameful prostitution … The Clover Club of Philadelphia and others … The Kaiser’s letter and his failure to come across.

14. It’s a Long Lane That Has No Turning (284)
The papers take to syndicating for profit ... A sample syndicate promoter … Charles Nelan, cartoonist and queer product … Ham Marshall, the last of the Bohemians … The eccentric mayor of Philadelphia … Sarah Bernhardt’s business acumen ... I leave the North American ... In the advertising business … The Red Gables tragedy … “Teddy in Africa” and other serials … McDougall’s Magazine … Returning to the old home town … “Hank the Hermit” and “The Outlet” … Gov. Wilson and cartoons … The Baltimore Convention … Frank Munsey’s liberal offer and its result.

15. Along the Cool Sequestered Vale of Life (307)
Game protector of Florida … Camouflage in Washington … The Seven Sutherland Sisters … The Black Tom Exposition … Into the Department of Justice ... A purely political institution ... I am fired and appointed at once … “Over Here in Camp Meade” approved ... In the 314th Infantry Regiment … Winter in camp … Sand storms of Maryland … The camp entrains for “Over There” … A new regiment and a new population in Camp Meade ... In the hospital ... A plan to raise pigs … The influenza plague … Armistice Day in Baltimore ... In pursuit of a new bubble ... A curious experience … Writing a history … Back to Goshen … Conclusion.


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