The Subversive Copy Editor Second Edition

In this second edition, Saller adds new chapters, on the dangers of allegiance to outdated grammar and style rules and on ways to stay current in language and technology.

Author: Carol Fisher Saller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226240107

Category: Reference

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Longtime manuscript editor and Chicago Manual of Style guru Carol Fisher Saller has negotiated many a standoff between a writer and editor refusing to compromise on the “rights” and “wrongs” of prose styling. Saller realized that when these sides squared off, it was often the reader who lost. In her search for practical strategies for keeping the peace, The Subversive Copy Editor was born. Saller’s ideas struck a chord, and the little book with big advice quickly became a must-have reference for copy editors everywhere. In this second edition, Saller adds new chapters, on the dangers of allegiance to outdated grammar and style rules and on ways to stay current in language and technology. She expands her advice for writers on formatting manuscripts for publication, on self-editing, and on how not to be “difficult.” Saller’s own gaffes provide firsthand (and sometimes humorous) examples of exactly what not to do. The revised content reflects today’s publishing practices while retaining the self-deprecating tone and sharp humor that helped make the first edition so popular. Saller maintains that through carefulness, transparency, and flexibility, editors can build trust and cooperation with writers. The Subversive Copy Editor brings a refreshingly levelheaded approach to the classic battle between writers and editors. This sage advice will prove useful and entertaining to anyone charged with the sometimes perilous task of improving the writing of others.

The Subversive Copy Editor Second Edition

The subversive copy editor -- The good launch -- Working for the reader, through the writer : carefulness, transparency, flexibility -- When things get tough : the difficult author -- The misguided martyr, or, Laying down your life for the ...

Author: Carol Fisher Saller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226240077

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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In the spring of 2009, the University of Chicago Press published The Subversive Copyeditor, a slim volume packed with wryly witty commonsense advice for editors and authors on how to successfully manage relationships with publishing colleagues and the many stresses of the job, written by our longtime colleague from Manuscript Editing Carol Fisher Saller. The book garnered much attention and acclaim and helped further Saller s reputation as a leading voice in the profession. This thoroughly revised edition offers many refinements throughout and also adds two new chapters, one on the dangers of slavish allegiance to grammar and style rules and the other on how to stay current in the language and technology matters that are central to the work of evaluating or improving the writing of others. The author has also replaced the Further Reading list with a bibliographic essay, mainly of online resources. The revised content reflects today s publishing landscape and practices while retaining the self-deprecating tone and sharp humor that helped make the first edition so popular."

The Subversive Copy Editor

See copy editors"?) The book includes helpful sections on e-mail etiquette, work-flow management, prioritizing, and organizing computer files. One chapter even addresses the special concerns of freelance editors.

Author: Carol Fisher Saller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226734101

Category: Reference

Page: 148

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Each year writers and editors submit over three thousand grammar and style questions to the Q&A page at The Chicago Manual of Style Online. Some are arcane, some simply hilarious—and one editor, Carol Fisher Saller, reads every single one of them. All too often she notes a classic author-editor standoff, wherein both parties refuse to compromise on the "rights" and "wrongs" of prose styling: "This author is giving me a fit." "I wish that I could just DEMAND the use of the serial comma at all times." "My author wants his preface to come at the end of the book. This just seems ridiculous to me. I mean, it’s not a post-face." In The Subversive Copy Editor, Saller casts aside this adversarial view and suggests new strategies for keeping the peace. Emphasizing habits of carefulness, transparency, and flexibility, she shows copy editors how to build an environment of trust and cooperation. One chapter takes on the difficult author; another speaks to writers themselves. Throughout, the focus is on serving the reader, even if it means breaking "rules" along the way. Saller’s own foibles and misadventures provide ample material: "I mess up all the time," she confesses. "It’s how I know things." Writers, Saller acknowledges, are only half the challenge, as copy editors can also make trouble for themselves. (Does any other book have an index entry that says "terrorists. See copy editors"?) The book includes helpful sections on e-mail etiquette, work-flow management, prioritizing, and organizing computer files. One chapter even addresses the special concerns of freelance editors. Saller’s emphasis on negotiation and flexibility will surprise many copy editors who have absorbed, along with the dos and don’ts of their stylebooks, an attitude that their way is the right way. In encouraging copy editors to banish their ignorance and disorganization, insecurities and compulsions, the Chicago Q&A presents itself as a kind of alter ego to the comparatively staid Manual of Style. In The Subversive Copy Editor, Saller continues her mission with audacity and good humor.

How to Write a BA Thesis Second Edition

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Author: Charles Lipson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226431079

Category: Reference

Page: 432

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How to Write a BA Thesis is the only book that directly addresses the needs of undergraduate students writing a major paper. This book offers step-by-step advice on how to move from early ideas to finished paper. It covers choosing a topic, selecting an advisor, writing a proposal, conducting research, developing an argument, writing and editing the thesis, and making through a defense. Lipson also acknowledges the challenges that arise when tackling such a project, and he offers advice for breaking through writer’s block and juggling school-life demands. This is a must-read for anyone writing a BA thesis, or for anyone who advises these students.

From Dissertation to Book Second Edition

My fearless, and sometimes subversive, copyeditor Carol Saller has written The Subversive Copy Editor (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009) for copyeditors, but there's plenty for a writer here, too. For help with the author's ...

Author: William Germano

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226062181

Category: Reference

Page: 184

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When a dissertation crosses my desk, I usually want to grab it by its metaphorical lapels and give it a good shake. “You know something!” I would say if it could hear me. “Now tell it to us in language we can understand!” Since its publication in 2005, From Dissertation to Book has helped thousands of young academic authors get their books beyond the thesis committee and into the hands of interested publishers and general readers. Now revised and updated to reflect the evolution of scholarly publishing, this edition includes a new chapter arguing that the future of academic writing is in the hands of young scholars who must create work that meets the broader expectations of readers rather than the narrow requirements of academic committees. At the heart of From Dissertation to Book is the idea that revising the dissertation is fundamentally a process of shifting its focus from the concerns of a narrow audience—a committee or advisors—to those of a broader scholarly audience that wants writing to be both informative and engaging. William Germano offers clear guidance on how to do this, with advice on such topics as rethinking the table of contents, taming runaway footnotes, shaping chapter length, and confronting the limitations of jargon, alongside helpful timetables for light or heavy revision. Germano draws on his years of experience in both academia and publishing to show writers how to turn a dissertation into a book that an audience will actually enjoy, whether reading on a page or a screen. Germano also acknowledges that not all dissertations can or even should become books and explores other, often overlooked, options, such as turning them into journal articles or chapters in an edited work. With clear directions, engaging examples, and an eye for the idiosyncrasies of academic writing, From Dissertation to Book reveals to recent PhDs the secrets of careful and thoughtful revision—a skill that will be truly invaluable as they add “author” to their curriculum vitae.

Storycraft Second Edition

... Creative Research Philip Gerard What Editors Do Peter Ginna, editor Wordcraft Jack Hart Developmental Editing Scott Norton The Subversive Copy Editor Carol Fisher Saller Going Public Arlene Stein and Jessie Daniels The Writer's Diet ...

Author: Jack Hart

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226737089

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Jack Hart, master writing coach and former managing editor of the Oregonian, has guided several Pulitzer Prize–winning narratives to publication. Since its publication in 2011, his book Storycraft has become the definitive guide to crafting narrative nonfiction. This is the book to read to learn the art of storytelling as embodied in the work of writers such as David Grann, Mary Roach, Tracy Kidder, and John McPhee. In this new edition, Hart has expanded the book’s range to delve into podcasting and has incorporated new insights from recent research into storytelling and the brain. He has also added dozens of new examples that illustrate effective narrative nonfiction. This edition of Storycraft is also paired with Wordcraft, a new incarnation of Hart’s earlier book A Writer’s Coach, now also available from Chicago.

Cite Right Second Edition

On Writing, Editing, and Publishing Jacques Barzun Telling About Society Howard S. Becker Tricks of the Trade Howard ... C. Mulvany Developmental Editing Scott Norton Getting into Print Walter W. Powell The Subversive Copy Editor Carol ...

Author: Charles Lipson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226484648

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 213

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Explains the importance of using citations; outlines the various styles, including APA, MLA, and Chicago; and offers examples for each from a wide range of sources.

Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks Second Edition

... for Social Scientists Howard S. Becker What Editors Want Philippa J. Benson and Susan C. Silver Permissions, ... E. Miller The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science Scott L. Montgomery The Subversive Copy Editor Carol Fisher Saller ...

Author: Wendy Laura Belcher

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226500089

Category: Reference

Page: 368

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“Wow. No one ever told me this!” Wendy Laura Belcher has heard this countless times throughout her years of teaching and advising academics on how to write journal articles. Scholars know they must publish, but few have been told how to do so. So Belcher made it her mission to demystify the writing process. The result was Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks, which takes this overwhelming task and breaks it into small, manageable steps. For the past decade, this guide has been the go-to source for those creating articles for peer-reviewed journals. It has enabled thousands to overcome their anxieties and produce the publications that are essential to succeeding in their fields. With this new edition, Belcher expands her advice to reach beginning scholars in even more disciplines. She builds on feedback from professors and graduate students who have successfully used the workbook to complete their articles. A new chapter addresses scholars who are writing from scratch. This edition also includes more targeted exercises and checklists, as well as the latest research on productivity and scholarly writing. Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks is the only reference to combine expert guidance with a step-by-step workbook. Each week, readers learn a feature of strong articles and work on revising theirs accordingly. Every day is mapped out, taking the guesswork and worry out of writing. There are tasks, templates, and reminders. At the end of twelve weeks, graduate students, recent PhDs, postdoctoral fellows, adjunct instructors, junior faculty, and international faculty will feel confident they know that the rules of academic publishing and have the tools they need to succeed.

The Chicago Guide to Writing about Multivariate Analysis Second Edition

... Communicating Science Scott L. Montgomery Indexing Books Nancy C. Mulvany Developmental Editing Scott Norton Getting into Print Walter W. Powell The Subversive Copy Editor Carol Fisher Saller A Manualfor Writers ofResearch Papers, ...

Author: Jane E. Miller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226038193

Category: Reference

Page: 560

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Many different people, from social scientists to government agencies to business professionals, depend on the results of multivariate models to inform their decisions. Researchers use these advanced statistical techniques to analyze relationships among multiple variables, such as how exercise and weight relate to the risk of heart disease, or how unemployment and interest rates affect economic growth. Yet, despite the widespread need to plainly and effectively explain the results of multivariate analyses to varied audiences, few are properly taught this critical skill. The Chicago Guide to Writing about Multivariate Analysis is the book researchers turn to when looking for guidance on how to clearly present statistical results and break through the jargon that often clouds writing about applications of statistical analysis. This new edition features even more topics and real-world examples, making it the must-have resource for anyone who needs to communicate complex research results. For this second edition, Jane E. Miller includes four new chapters that cover writing about interactions, writing about event history analysis, writing about multilevel models, and the “Goldilocks principle” for choosing the right size contrast for interpreting results for different variables. In addition, she has updated or added numerous examples, while retaining her clear voice and focus on writers thinking critically about their intended audience and objective. Online podcasts, templates, and an updated study guide will help readers apply skills from the book to their own projects and courses. This continues to be the only book that brings together all of the steps involved in communicating findings based on multivariate analysis—finding data, creating variables, estimating statistical models, calculating overall effects, organizing ideas, designing tables and charts, and writing prose—in a single volume. When aligned with Miller’s twelve fundamental principles for quantitative writing, this approach will empower readers—whether students or experienced researchers—to communicate their findings clearly and effectively.

Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes Second Edition

... Communicating Science Scott L. Montgomery Indexing Books Nancy C. Mulvany Developmental Editing Scott Norton Getting into Print Walter W. Powell The Subversive Copy Editor Carol Fisher Saller A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, ...

Author: Robert M. Emerson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226206868

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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In Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes, Robert M. Emerson, Rachel I. Fretz, and Linda L. Shaw present a series of guidelines, suggestions, and practical advice for creating useful fieldnotes in a variety of settings, demystifying a process that is often assumed to be intuitive and impossible to teach. Using actual unfinished notes as examples, the authors illustrate options for composing, reviewing, and working fieldnotes into finished texts. They discuss different organizational and descriptive strategies and show how transforming direct observations into vivid descriptions results not simply from good memory but from learning to envision scenes as written. A good ethnographer, they demonstrate, must learn to remember dialogue and movement like an actor, to see colors and shapes like a painter, and to sense moods and rhythms like a poet. This new edition reflects the extensive feedback the authors have received from students and instructors since the first edition was published in 1995. As a result, they have updated the race, class, and gender section, created new sections on coding programs and revising first drafts, and provided new examples of working notes. An essential tool for budding social scientists, the second edition of Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes will be invaluable for a new generation of researchers entering the field.

The Dramatic Writer s Companion Second Edition

... and Punctuation Bryan A. Garner The Art of Creative Research Philip Gerard Getting It Published William Germano Storycraft Jack Hart A Poet's Guide to Poetry Mary Kinzie The Subversive Copy Editor Carol Fisher Saller The Writer's ...

Author: Will Dunne

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226494111

Category: Reference

Page: 352

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In just eight years, The Dramatic Writer’s Companion has become a classic among playwrights and screenwriters. Thousands have used its self-contained character, scene, and story exercises to spark creativity, hone their writing, and improve their scripts. Having spent decades working with dramatists to refine and expand their existing plays and screenplays, Dunne effortlessly blends condensed dramatic theory with specific action steps—over sixty workshop-tested exercises that can be adapted to virtually any individual writing process and dramatic script. Dunne’s in-depth method is both instinctual and intellectual, allowing writers to discover new actions for their characters and new directions for their stories. The exercises can be used by those just starting the writing process and by those who have scripts already in development. With each exercise rooted in real-life issues from Dunne’s workshops, readers of this companion will find the combined experiences of more than fifteen hundred workshops in a single guide. This second edition is fully aligned with a brand-new companion book, Character, Scene, and Story, which offers forty-two additional activities to help writers more fully develop their scripts. The two books include cross-references between related exercises, though each volume can also stand alone. No ordinary guide to plotting, this handbook centers on the principle that character is key. “The character is not something added to the scene or to the story,” writes Dunne. “Rather, the character is the scene. The character is the story.” With this new edition, Dunne’s remarkable creative method will continue to be the go-to source for anyone hoping to take their story to the stage.

Getting It Published

Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing RECENT BOOKS IN THE SERIES From Notes to Narrative: Writing Ethnographies That Everyone Can Read by kristen ghodsee (2016) The Subversive Copy Editor: Advice from Chicago (or, ...

Author: William Germano

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226281544

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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For more than a decade, writers have turned to William Germano for his insider’s take on navigating the world of scholarly publishing. A professor, author, and thirty-year veteran of the book industry, Germano knows what editors want and what writers need to know to get their work published. Today there are more ways to publish than ever, and more challenges to traditional publishing. This ever-evolving landscape brings more confusion for authors trying to understand their options. The third edition of Getting It Published offers the clear, practicable guidance on choosing the best path to publication that has made it a trusted resource, now updated to include discussions of current best practices for submitting a proposal, of the advantages and drawbacks of digital publishing, and tips for authors publishing textbooks and in open-access environments. Germano argues that it’s not enough for authors to write well—they also need to write with an audience in mind. He provides valuable guidance on developing a compelling book proposal, finding the right publisher, evaluating a contract, negotiating the production process, and, finally, emerging as a published author. “This endlessly useful and expansive guide is every academic’s pocket Wikipedia: a timely, relevant, and ready resource on scholarly publishing, from the traditional monograph to the digital e-book. I regularly share it, teach it, and consult it myself, whenever I have a question on titling a chapter, securing a permission, or negotiating a contract. Professional advice simply does not get any savvier than this pitch-perfect manual on how to think like a publisher.”—Diana Fuss, Princeton University

Game Engine Architecture Second Edition

The process of exclusively locking files for editing ensures that no two people can edit the same file simultaneously. Subversion, CVS, Perforce and many other high-quality version control systems also permit multiple check-out, i.e., ...

Author: Jason Gregory

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466560017

Category: Computers

Page: 1052

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Hailed as a "must-have textbook" (CHOICE, January 2010), the first edition of Game Engine Architecture provided readers with a complete guide to the theory and practice of game engine software development. Updating the content to match today’s landscape of game engine architecture, this second edition continues to thoroughly cover the major components that make up a typical commercial game engine. New to the Second Edition Information on new topics, including the latest variant of the C++ programming language, C++11, and the architecture of the eighth generation of gaming consoles, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 New chapter on audio technology covering the fundamentals of the physics, mathematics, and technology that go into creating an AAA game audio engine Updated sections on multicore programming, pipelined CPU architecture and optimization, localization, pseudovectors and Grassman algebra, dual quaternions, SIMD vector math, memory alignment, and anti-aliasing Insight into the making of Naughty Dog’s latest hit, The Last of Us The book presents the theory underlying various subsystems that comprise a commercial game engine as well as the data structures, algorithms, and software interfaces that are typically used to implement them. It primarily focuses on the engine itself, including a host of low-level foundation systems, the rendering engine, the collision system, the physics simulation, character animation, and audio. An in-depth discussion on the "gameplay foundation layer" delves into the game’s object model, world editor, event system, and scripting system. The text also touches on some aspects of gameplay programming, including player mechanics, cameras, and AI. An awareness-building tool and a jumping-off point for further learning, Game Engine Architecture, Second Edition gives readers a solid understanding of both the theory and common practices employed within each of the engineering disciplines covered. The book will help readers on their journey through this fascinating and multifaceted field.

Starting Your Career as a Freelance Editor

R. R. Bowker & Co., published annually Freelance Writers' Guide, Second Edition, edited by James Waller. National Writers Union Guide to Literary ... A Dell Trade Paperback The Subversive Copy Editor: Advice from Chicago by Carol Fisher.

Author: Mary Embree

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621535973

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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If you've ever considered editing as a career, this book will help you on your new path. You’ll learn about the requirements in various fields, how to get started, the step-by-step facets of setting up and conducting your editing services, working with writers and publishers, promoting yourself and your expertise, and determining what to charge. In addition to books there are articles, dissertations, brochures, reports, abstracts, editorials, reviews, ad copy, and much more. There is more to making a living as a freelance editor than correct English usage, sentence structure, and grammatical construction. Here, you’ll learn what you need to know to decide on a specialty and how to manage the business side of your career.

Cite Right Third Edition

Book, multiple editions Works Cited In-text Strunk, William, Jr., and E. B. White. The Elements of Style. 50th anniversary ed., Longman, 2009. Saller, Carol Fisher. The Subversive Copy Editor: Advice from Chicago. 2nd ed., U of Chicago ...

Author: Charles Lipson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226431246

Category: Reference

Page: 192

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Cite Right is the perfect guide for anyone who needs to learn a new citation style or who needs an easy reference to Chicago, MLA, APA, AMA, and other styles. Each chapter serves as a quick guide that introduces the basics of a style, explains who might use it, and then presents an abundance of examples. This edition includes updates reflecting the most recent editions of The Chicago Manual of Style and the MLA Handbook. With this book, students and researchers can move smoothly among styles with the confidence they are getting it right.

Practical Subversion

When the first user completes his change and unlocks the file, the second user is stuck merging the changes together ... Worse, perhaps he'll try to work around the version control system and edit the file anyway, which leads to more ...

Author: Garrett Rooney

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430207238

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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* Gets right to what you need to know; Covers advanced topics not documented in other books. * Eases transition from other Version Control systems. * Explains how to integrate Subversion with common development tools; Shows you how to embed Subversion in your own programs. * Rooney is one of the Subversion developers.

Doing Honest Work in College Third Edition

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Author: Charles Lipson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226430881

Category: Reference

Page: 272

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Doing Honest Work in College stands on three principles: do the work you say you do, give others credit, and present your research fairly. These are straightforward concepts, but the abundance of questionable online sources and temptation of a quick copy-paste can cause confusion as to what’s considered citing and what’s considered cheating. This guide starts out by clearly defining plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty and then gives students the tools they need to avoid those pitfalls. This edition addresses the acceptable use of mobile devices on tests, the proper approach to sources such as podcasts or social media posts, and the limitations of citation management software.

Tales of the Field

On Writing Ethnography, Second Edition John Van Maanen ... The Subversive Copy Editor Carol Fisher Saller A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations Kate L. Turabian Student's Guide for Writing College Papers ...

Author: John Van Maanen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226849645

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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John Van Maanen, an ethnographer of modern organizational structures, is one who believes that the real work begins when he returns to with his notes. He offers readers a survey of the narrative conventions associated with writing about culture and an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of various styles.

Extent of Subversion in the New Left

I have with me a copy of the June 28 , 1970 , edition of the Detroit Free Press . I also have a number of editions of the ... The papers list him as on the staff and managing editor - second edition . Officers , upon arresting Lawrence ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws

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ISBN: MINN:31951T00411577H

Category: New Left

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Extent of Subversion in the New Left

I have with me a copy of the June 28 , 1970 , edition of the Detroit Free Press . I also have a number of editions of the ... The papers list him as on the staff and managing editor - second edition . Officers , upon arresting Lawrence ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Judiciary

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105119550825

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