A Parody Outline of History by Donald Ogden Stewart

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By Donald Ogden Stewart

Mr. H. G. Wells, in his "Outline of History," was once of necessity compelled to put out of your mind the narration of a number of the leader occasions within the background of those usa. Such omissions i've got during this short quantity endeavored to provide. And as American background can almost certainly top be written through americans and as we now have between us no H. G. Wells, i've got imagined an American historical past as written conjointly by means of a gaggle of our such a lot attribute literary figures. Apologies are due some of the authors whose type and, extra quite, whose Weltanschauung i've got the following tried to breed; thank you are due The Bookman for permission to reprint such of those chapters as seemed in that book. I supply either freely. Donald Ogden Stewart. He used to be a well-known author, playwright and critic, and a member of the famed Algonquin around desk. The around desk met for lunch and beverages (mostly beverages) in ny on the Algonquin lodge, and used to be composed of a diversified collection of writers and wits, together with Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, George Kaufman, Ernest Hemingway, and Groucho Marx, between others. Stewart used to be top identified for his paintings in movie script writing, with an Academy Award to his credits for the screenplay for “The Philadelphia tale” in 1940. one of the scads of books he wrote, so much with a few kind of funny subject matter, this one used to be certainly one of his most well-liked. It used to be a take-off on “The define of background” via H. G. Wells, a runaway top vendor on the time.

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I found no one in America who did. ” Philip stopped. Ay, there was the rub—General Custer, and all that he stood for. Philip glimpsed momentarily those early boyhood days with his father, spent mainly in army posts; the boy's cavalry uniform, in which he had ridden old Bess about the camp, waving his miniature sabre; the day he had been thrown to the ground by a strange horse which he had disobediently mounted, just as his father arrived on the scene. Philip had never forgotten his father's words that day.

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