Loading, please wait...
:

product description page

Publisher for the Masses : Emanuel Haldeman-Julius - by R. Alton Lee (Hardcover)

Publisher for the Masses : Emanuel Haldeman-Julius -  by R. Alton Lee (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1

About this item

His admirers called him the “Barnum of Books” and the “Voltaire of Kansas” because of his ability to bring culture and education to the people.

R. Alton Lee brings to life Emanuel Haldeman-Julius (1889–1951), a writer-publisher-entrepreneur who was one of America’s most significant publishers and editorialists of the twentieth century. His company published a record 500,000,000 copies of 2,580 titles and was second only to the U.S. Government Printing Office in the quantity of publications it produced. Lee details Haldeman-Julius’s family origins in Russia and his formative years in Philadelphia, where he learned the book trade. As a writer and editor for the Social Democrat, Sunday Call, and Western Comrade, Haldeman-Julius was already well known by the time he launched his own publishing company. Haldeman-Julius knew, was nurtured by, and published writers such as Jack London, Upton Sinclair, Jane Addams, Emma Goldman, H. L. Mencken, Carl Sandburg, Eugene V. Debs, Clarence Darrow, Job Harriman, Will Durant, and Bertrand Russell, among others.

Based in Girard, Kansas, his company, Haldeman-Julius Publications, covered socialist politics, the philosophy of free thought, and both new and classic books marketed to ordinary Americans, including the Little Blue Book series of classics in Western thought and literature.         

This biography of the enigmatic and energetic Haldeman-Julius opens a window into the fascinating world of early twentieth-century radical politics and publishing.
Number of Pages: 2554
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
Author: R. Alton Lee
Language: English
Street Date: February 1, 2018
TCIN: 53148157
UPC: 9781496201287
Item Number (DPCI): 248-55-5235
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
$26.95
MSRPwas $29.95
Loading, please wait...

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.