Though he continued to explore the dark side of the psyche in his next major
piece of journalism , “ Ten Thousand Words a Minute ” ( 1962 ) , an Esquire
account of the first Sonny Liston - Floyd Patterson boxing match , and especially
in An ...
Author: Cyrus R. K. Patell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Discusses the social, cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic aspects of American literature
Norman Mailer, “Ten Thousand Words a Minute,” Esquire, vol. 59, no. 6, February
1963, p. 113; New York Times, August 18, 1959, p. 34; August 21, p. 15; August
22, p. 12; August 25, p. 1, 6; August 26, p. 1, 34; August 29, p. 9; September 2, p.
Author: Alan H. Levy
"This first biography of the former heavyweight covers Patterson's meteoric rise as boxer, gives equal attention to the boxer's life away from sport, including Patterson's work for civil rights causes in the 1960s. Joining Ali and George Frazier who usedtheir celebrity to bring attention to social issues, he became an icon of the movement"--Provided by publisher.
It contained most of the books ever written by Pierre Berton, all six hun- dred and
eighty-seven thousand of them, churned out at the prodigious rate of ten
thousand words a minute on a battered Remington Standard typewriter in
Berton's spare ...
Author: Bruce McDougall
Publisher: The Porcupine's Quill
At once a coming-of-age tale and a baffling tragedy, Every Minute Is a Suicide follows a son’s journey into middle age from boyhood in the aftermath of his father’s mysterious disappearance. In spare but poignant prose, these nineteen stories capture the disappointment that follows on the false promises of childhood as the boy navigates painful family Sunday dinners and his first dance, an Ivy-League education, dead-end jobs and self-sabotaged love affairs. He longs for acceptance but feels at odds with friends, lovers, family and himself. His sorrow and confusion culminate in a profound spiritual crisis in the dark, frigid months of a Yukon winter. With clarity and a keen eye, leavened by dry wit, these stories explore the struggle to make sense of the world—and to find one’s place in it.
He could read about ten thousand words a minute, and he never forgot any of the
words he read. He knew every politician of any importance throughout the United
States, and exactly what buttons to push to get those politicians to move in the ...
Author: Mike Lawson
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Washington fixer Joe DeMarco returns in a “highly readable” and “fast-paced” thriller that takes readers into the lethal world of international espionage (Publishers Weekly). When it comes to dealing with possible scandals, Joe DeMarco made his bones working for the wily Speaker of the House John Mahoney. But now Joe’s unique skills are needed outside the nation’s capital. The secretary of the Navy has received a tip that fraud is being committed on a US Naval base. Unwilling to launch a formal investigation, the secretary has asked Mahoney to send DeMarco to investigate before things get out of control. It doesn’t take DeMarco long to uncover not fraud, but outright treason and foreign infiltration on the base—which puts him right in the crosshairs of a ruthless foreign operative who proves to be deadlier than any foe he’s ever faced before. Full of the intrigue, action, and stunning plot twists readers have come to expect, in The Second Perimeter “Lawson again ratchets up the suspense and takes DeMarco on a wild ride” (The Oregonian).
Now , I am not questioning the ability of a few individuals , or some individuals , to
read , as they define it , at three , four , or perhaps ten thousand words a minute .
However , I agree with my good friend , Bill Sheldon , that that is not reading .
Reports for 1948- include section: Annual meeting of the institutional members of the Educational Records Bureau: committee reports.