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I Won the New Hampshire Primary

Written by William Bryk on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

I won. I polled 23,808 votes. Russell J. Fornwalt of New York City polled 18,512. Ours were the only names printed on the ballot. Write-in candidates included Elizabeth Dole (9492), Alan Keyes (5426), John McCain, Steve Forbes, George W. Bush, Colin Powell, Gary Bauer, Orrin Hatch, Bill Bradley, Albert Gore, Wladislav D. Kubiak (40) and [&hellip
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The Myth of the Ecological Indian

Written by William Bryk on . Posted in Books, Posts

The Ecological Indian: Myth and History by Shepard Krech III (W.W. Norton, 318 pages, $27.95) Krech argues this image revived the 18th-century notion of the noble savage with an alteration suited to the times: now, Native Americans did not pollute their environment. Indeed, they possessed a peculiarly integrated relationship with their natural environment, marked by [&hellip
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Remembering the New York Graphic

Written by William Bryk on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

In 1900, when newspapers were still the only mass media, at least 30 daily papers of general and specialized circulation were published in Manhattan alone. By the 20s, a combination of massive capital investment and increasing difficulties in distributing the papers made launching a new daily something only an established publisher might try. For example, [&hellip
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Napoleon’s Older Brother

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that night from an open boat. Among them was a dignified man whose passports called him the Comte Surviglieri. Misservey, quite reasonably under the circumstances, had not closely examined the papers. Under the circumstances, perhaps ignorance was best. Napoleon Bonaparte, the second son of a Corsican notary with noble pretensions, who had risen within 20 [&hellip
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How I Got Into & Out of Politics

Written by William Bryk on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

"Ah, Frank," he said softly. "You’ve done grand things. Grand, grand things." "Among others," Skeffington said. –Edwin O’Connor, The Last Hurrah Eleven percent of all eligible New Yorkers voted on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999. I was among them. I was also among a smaller minority. I was a candidate myself, for Richmond County district attorney, [&hellip
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The Glory of November 25

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as Beaver St. Rents rose 400 percent within the first year of occupation; the price of food and other goods and services 800 percent. The provincial assembly, city council and courts were dormant, although nothing indicates the politicians had stopped drawing their salaries. The city was governed by the Royal Army, and its government, in [&hellip
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Hay! Krajewski! Hay! Hay!

Written by William Bryk on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

It closes with an essay on a colorful independent presidential candidate. One contemplates the traditional, even classical images of our presidents’ youths: Washington surveying the Virginia frontier, or Lincoln reading law by candlelight after working in the fields. Then there is Henry B. Krajewski slopping hogs in Secaucus. The pigs got him into politics. Until [&hellip
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