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By Thomas Kunkel

Those exhilarating letters--selected and brought by way of Thomas Kunkel, who wrote Genius in conceal, the celebrated Ross biography--tell the dramatic tale of the beginning of the recent Yorker and its precarious early days and years. Ross concerns approximately every thing from keeping an eye on workplace typewriters to the magazine's function in wartime to the precise inquiries to be requested for a "Talk of the Town" piece at the tune "Happy Birthday." we discover Ross, in Kunkel's phrases, "scolding Henry Luce, lecturing Orson Welles, baiting J. Edgar Hoover, inviting Noel Coward and Ginger Rogers to the circus, wheedling Ernest Hemingway-- delivering to promote Harpo Marx a used vehicle and James Cagney a used tractor, and explaining to restaurateur-to-the-stars Dave Chasen, step-by-step, tips to smoke a turkey." those letters from a best editor inform in his personal phrases the tale of the fierce, energetic guy who introduced the world's so much prestigious journal.

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Elisabeth carried myrtie blossom; her as wore white and at the silver crown was studded with opals and as well diamonds. The resplendent congregation was treated to a long sermon without end from the Cardinal PrinceArchbishop of Vienna. That was succeeded by the embarrassment demanded of Elisabeth by protocol, the kissing of the hand of ceremony and the a new Empress by law Sophie. When all the nobility, including her mother-in- she objected to the bowing and scraping of distinguished ladies old enough to be her grandmother, her husband Death by Fame 14 would have told her that she future.

Who bore her name wet nurse and a doctor chosen by herself Although Elisabeth saw her daughter, she had to fight for The Archduchess wanted to remain in control of her grandchild as well as her son. As Elisabeth soon became pregnant that right. again, she found it difficult to resist the envelopment of her mother- They were becoming implacable enemies. And when the second child of Elisabeth also was born a girl, named Gisela, her failure to produce an heir to the imperial crown played even more in-law.

Best strategy for Marshal Gyulai was to advance and destroy the inferior Piedmontese army before Louis Napoleon could reinforce a it by sea to Genoa or across the Alps. Although Gyulai was ramrod on the parade ground and resplendent uniforms in Europe, rifles. his troops some of them still wore the most carried flindock He was slow in attack and quick to withdraw behind He was not *able to do', in Griinne's words, *what that fortifications. old ass of a Radetsky could to at eighty'. Outflanking the sluggish Austrian army, Louis Napoleon struck Milan from Genoa.

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