gumption Island : a Fantasy of Coexistence [Utopian novel]

Felix Morley

Published by The Caxton Printers Ltd 1956, Clean and Unmarked Text, 1956
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Hardback : hard cover edition in good to better condition, a typical used book with slight wear to edges and spine. Overall good / nice copy of this scarce title. Excellent reading on the subject. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand for yourself, or would make a GREAT GIFT for the fan / reader in your life. Reading is one of the great pleasures in life. About the author: Felix Morley (1894 - 1982) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist from the United States. Morley was born in Haverford, Pennsylvania, his father being the mathematician Frank Morley. Like his brothers, Christopher and Frank, Felix was educated at Haverford College and enjoyed a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, England. He obtained a Guggenheim Fellowship to study the League of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, which resulted in his book The Society of Nations (1933) and a Ph.D. from the Brookings Institution. From 1933 to 1940, Morley worked as editor for the Washington Post, winning, in 1936, the paper's first Pulitzer Prize, for his "distinguished editorial writing during the year." The Pulitzer Prize came after the Franklin D. Roosevelt's National Industrial Recovery Act was nullified by the U.S. Supreme Court. Morley had written that "[Roosevelt] turned his back on the traditions and principles of his party and gave tremendous support stimulus to the move for a complete political realignment in the United States." In 1940, Morley left journalism for a post as President of Haverford College. He also supported Wendell Willkie that year as presidential candidate. Morley said he lost faith in Roosevelt after his 1937 Court-packing Bill, and said that Roosevelt had a "debonair attitude of pulling tricks out of a bag." Morley was one of the founding editors of Human Events in 1944, although he would leave the magazine in 1950 for its aggressive military stance towards the Soviet Union. He also had resigned from Haverford College after the War, and continued his journalistic work at NBC and for Nation's Business. He published his memoirs, For the Record, in 1977. Other books he published after the War were The Power in the People (1949), The Foreign Policy of the United States (1951) and Freedom and Federalism (1959). Also published, in 1956, is his utopian novel Gumption Island. Size: Novel / Fiction / Enjoyable Reading. Bookseller Inventory # 5026426

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Title: gumption Island : a Fantasy of Coexistence [...

Publisher: The Caxton Printers Ltd 1956, Clean and Unmarked Text

Publication Date: 1956

Binding: Map End Papers

Illustrator: Some b/w Illustrations

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: Previous Owner Name.

Book Type: Literature / Adventure

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