Samuel Hopkins Adams


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(1871–1958), journalist and author, from 1900 to 1916 was associated with McClure's, Collier's, and the New York Tribune, for which he wrote muckraking articles. His books include The Great American Fraud (1906), on patent nostrums; Success (1921), a novel about modern journalism; Revelry (1926), a fictional account of the Harding administration, of which he also wrote a history, Incredible Era (1939); The Godlike Daniel (1930), a biography of Webster; The Harvey Girls (1942), a novel about the Fred Harvey restaurants; Canal Town (1944), a novel set in Palmyra, N.Y., in 1820; A. Woollcott: His Life and His World (1945); Grandfather Stories (1955), reminiscent tales told him by his grandfather, born in the 18th century; and Tenderloin (1959), a novel about New York's fast nightlife of the 1880s and 1890s.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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