The Philadelphian

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Plexus Publishing, Incorporated, Jan 1, 2006 - Fiction - 323 pages
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User Review  - Rima - Goodreads

I read the Readers Digest Condensed version. Although the morals of the story are sometimes doubtful but it fabulously written, haven't enjoyed a story this much in a long time! Read full review

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User Review  - Amariz - Goodreads

This is the first book of R. Powell that I have read, many years ago while still in college, and loved the story very much! It might have been written as an expose at the time, but for me, it's a ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Richard Powell was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 28, 1908. After graduating from Princeton University in 1930, he worked for the Philadelphia Evening Ledger where he stayed for ten years. In 1940, he left the newspaper to join the public relations department of the advertising agency N. W. Ayer & Son. During World War II, he served as lieutenant-colonel in the Army in the War Department of Public Relations and as chief news censor for General Douglas MacArthur in the Pacific. He was awarded the Bronze Star. After the war, he went back to the agency and became vice-president in charge of Information Services in 1952. He resigned from that post in 1958 in order to become a full-time author. He wrote 19 books including Pioneer, Go Home!; The Soldier; and I Take This Land. The Philadelphian was adapted into the 1959 film The Young Philadelphians starring Paul Newman. He died on December 8, 1999.

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