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Marse Henry (Volume 1) An Autobiography   By: (1840-1921)

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In "Marse Henry (Volume 1) An Autobiography," Henry Watterson, a prominent American journalist and newspaper editor, takes readers on an engaging journey through his eventful life. From his childhood in a small Kentucky town to becoming one of the most influential figures in American journalism, Watterson's autobiography is a captivating and insightful exploration of a remarkable career and the vibrant history of the United States.

What distinguishes this book from other autobiographies is Watterson's remarkably engaging writing style. His prose is rich, elegant, and teeming with vivid descriptions that transport readers to the bygone eras he traverses. The author's ability to seamlessly blend personal anecdotes with broader historical events is truly impressive. As a result, readers not only gain a deeper understanding of Watterson's life, but also an intimate insight into the turbulent times that shaped America.

One of the most captivating aspects of "Marse Henry" is Watterson's unwavering commitment to journalistic integrity and the pursuit of truth. Through his numerous anecdotes and experiences as a journalist and editor, Watterson demonstrates the profound impact the media can have on society. With an unwavering belief in the power of a free press, he sheds light on the challenges faced by journalists and the responsibility they bear to inform and shape public opinion.

Watterson's vibrant personality shines through every page of this autobiography. His wit, humor, and charm make for an entertaining read, but there are also moments of introspection and vulnerability that reveal the complex man behind the influential public figure. From his intense rivalry with fellow journalist Joseph Pulitzer to his enduring friendships with notable figures like Mark Twain, Watterson's anecdotes offer a glimpse into a life filled with both triumphs and trials.

Despite its many strengths, it is worth noting that "Marse Henry" primarily focuses on the author's early life and rise to prominence as a journalist. Readers hoping for a comprehensive account of Watterson's entire life may find themselves wanting more. However, this volume serves as a strong foundation for understanding the subsequent events in Watterson's life that may be covered in later installments.

In conclusion, "Marse Henry (Volume 1) An Autobiography" is a captivating memoir that offers a compelling insight into the life and times of Henry Watterson. From his captivating storytelling to his unwavering dedication to journalism, Watterson's autobiography is sure to leave readers feeling both entertained and enlightened. Whether you are a history enthusiast or simply looking for an engaging read, this book will not disappoint.

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[Illustration: Henry Watterson (About 1908)]

"Marse Henry"

An Autobiography


Henry Watterson

Volume I


"Mansfield," 1919

A mound of earth a little higher graded: Perhaps upon a stone a chiselled name: A dab of printer's ink soon blurred and faded And then oblivion that that is fame!



Chapter the First

I Am Born and Begin to Take Notice John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson James K. Polk and Franklin Pierce Jack Dade and "Beau Hickman" Old Times in Washington

Chapter the Second

Slavery the Trouble Maker Break Up of the Whig Party and Rise of the Republican The Key Sickle's Tragedy Brooks and Sumner Life at Washington in the Fifties

Chapter the Third

The Inauguration of Lincoln I Quit Washington and Return to Tennessee A Run a bout with Forest Through the Federal Lines and a Dangerous Adventure Good Luck at Memphis

Chapter the Fourth

I Go to London Am Introduced to a Notable Set Huxley, Spencer, Mill and Tyndall Artemus Ward Comes to Town The Savage Club

Chapter the Fifth

Mark Twain The Original of Colonel Mulberry Sellers The "Earl of Durham" Some Noctes Ambrosianæ A Joke on Murat Halstead

Chapter the Sixth

Houston and Wigfall of Texas Stephen A... Continue reading book >>

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