The book is a whimsical retelling, less of famous columnists or events of its day than of the memorable irreverence and buffoonery that made up the paper’s real world and entered into feature stories read by thousands of commuters.
Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) February 17, 2014
The New York World-Telegram and Sun became known as the New York World-Telegram in 1931, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica, and then the New York World-Telegram and Sun in 1966. While the paper closed in 1967, it had published thousands of articles and touched many people in the city. In his new book, “The Winds of Barclay Street: The Amusing Life and Sad Demise of the New York World-Telegram and Sun” (published by AuthorHouse), John Ferris immortalizes his time as a writer with the New York World-Telegram and Sun.
“The Winds of Barclay Street” recalls many of the people Ferris worked with and met while working with the newspaper. The stories shared in the book not only tell of the ups, but also the downs of working in the media. Dudley Ferris, who is publishing “The Winds of Barclay Street” posthumously on John Ferris’s behalf, writes, “The book is a whimsical retelling, less of famous columnists or events of its day than of the memorable irreverence and buffoonery that made up the paper’s real world and entered into feature stories read by thousands of commuters.”
Ferris aims to entertain and enlighten readers as well as pay tribute to the New York World-Telegram and Sun, and the many people that worked there.
“The Winds of Barclay Street”
By John Ferris
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 166 pages | ISBN 9781491822708
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 166 pages | ISBN 9781491822715
E-Book | ISBN 9781491822722
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
John Ferris began his writing career as a newspaperman for the Associated Press in 1931. He covered the Bruno Hauptmann trial, for which he wrote nearly 250,000 words. He also served as drama critic. In 1942, he joined Newsweek as a national affairs writer and later worked as the education editor. He joined the New York World- Telegram and Sun in 1951 and wrote a syndicated column that appeared in newspapers throughout the country. At home on Sundays, he enjoyed the challenge of the New York Times crossword puzzle, often completing it in ink. He died in 1993.
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