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Publisher for the Masses, Emanuel Haldeman-Julius

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His admirers called him the “Barnum of Books” and the “Voltaire of Kansas” because of his ability to bring culture and education to the people.

R. Alton Lee brings to life Emanuel Haldeman-Julius (1889–1951), a writer-publisher-entrepreneur who was one of America’s most significant publishers and editorialists of the twentieth century. His company published a record
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Hardcover, 280 pages
Published February 1st 2018 by Bison Books
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A fascinating figure in the history of publishing and the transmission of knowledge in the US. Sadly, the book has a surprising number of editing mistakes (e.g., assuming we know about an event but then introducing and describing that event for the first time much later. (I suspect some earlier versions of the work had a different order and it was not corrected), repeated sentences, etc.) One example - on page 77 the paragraph ends “Emanuel’s byline disappeared from the Appeal to Reason until ...more
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