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Wit & Wisdom of Missouri's Country Editors
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Code: MG3500
Price: $14.95
Pithy phrases from papers of the past. This book is a compilation of wise and witty sayings from Missouri's pioneer newspapers, whose editors practiced the art of "paragraphing" - reporting events and thoughts with short, easy reading paragraphs. This book highlights hundreds of Missouri country newspaper editors from the past century and a half. These quips and quotes are from many now defunct Missouri newspapers, with names as spry as their editors, such as the Sedalia Bazoo, Buffalo Reflex, Hannibal True American, Hartsburg Truth, Illmo Jumplicute, McFall Mirror, Memphis Reveille and more. Enjoy reading these excerpts from the past, and the "pictures" such readings create, from a time when editors were forceful in their opinions, unaffected by today's politically correct philosophy. Organized by subject for easy reference. By William Taft, Professor Emeritus of Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia. ISBN: 0-9646625-3-1.