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By Steven Callahan

Prior to definitely the right typhoon, ahead of within the center of the ocean, Steven Callahan’s dramatic story of survival at sea was once at the ny instances bestseller checklist for greater than thirty-six weeks. In many ways the version for the hot wave of experience books, Adrift is an indisputable seafaring vintage, a riveting firsthand account by way of the one guy recognized to have survived greater than a month on my own at sea, combating for his existence in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized in basic terms six days out. “Utterly absorbing” (Newsweek), Adrift is a must have for any event library.

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She refused to accept the passport and canceled her trip to France. So did her husband. In May 1921 she was issued a New York City real estate deed in her own name—believed to be the first ever given to a married woman—for an apartment house on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Not long afterward, she was chosen president of the Lucy Stone League. A. and his second wife, Esther Root; Janet Flanner; Jane Grant; Beatrice Kaufman; and John Barrymore’s playwright wife, Michael Strange (Blanche Oelrichs).

There wasn’t any rule about it, there weren’t any rules about anything, but somehow there were never any gate-crashers. When the Round Table took off in the summer of 1919, Connelly was twenty-eight years old, and Wood, twenty-seven, ages that matched most of the group. , was pushing thirty-seven. Together, they came to represent all that was racy, refined, and romantic in the era of the “smart set” of Manhattan. The New York City they inhabited was a shadow of what it is today, but even while the Round Table was in full swing, a cultural sea change was remaking the metropolis.

By early 1919, the war had ended, and most of the soldiers returned home. Woollcott lingered in France as part of the Army of Occupation. A. wasted no time in ribbing him in his Tribune column: Bluff, uncouth Aleck Woollcott is back from France and in his embarrassed way stutters his elation. ” asked The Tribune’s dramatic and book reviewer [Heywood Broun]. “I’ll say I am,” said Mr. Woollcott, blushing. The day after Sgt. Woollcott was demobilized, he met General Pershing. “He’s a civilian now,” said Lieutenant [Stephen] Early, who introduced Woollcott to the Commander in Chief.

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