|Douglas Malloch 1877-1938|
|Tote-Road and Trail: Ballads of the Lumberjack ~ 1917
~ Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co ~ Illustrated by Oliver Kemp. 172 pages,
six color plates ~ "He sings of the open, of hard work..of exposure..of
rough living and rough loving. It is verse which belongs to..the strong-armed
school.. a healthy antidote to the softening tendencies which creep in
with an age that loves luxury too well"
Someone To Care ~ 1925 ~ NY: Wise Parslow Co
|DOUGLAS MALLOCH (1877 - 1938) American poet and syndicate writer
Malloch's name has become a familiar one to many thousands of men who range the forests, or fell the trees. Malloch’s philosophy is the philosophy of contentment.
"The biggest liar in the world is They say."
"Courage is to feel the daily daggers of relentless steel and keep on living."
"It isn't by size that you win or fail -- be the best of whatever you are."
"Men look to the East for the dawning things, for the light of a raising sun
But they look to the West, to the crimson West, for the things that are done, are done."
“We all dream of great deeds and high positions, away from the pettiness and humdrum of ordinary life. Yet success is not occupying a lofty place or doing conspicuous work; it is being the best that is in you. Rattling around in too big a job is worse than filling a small one to overflowing. Dream, aspire by all means; but do not ruin the life you must lead by dreaming pipe dreams of the one you would like to lead. Make the most of what you have and are. Perhaps your trivial, immediate task is your one sure way of proving your mettle. Do the thing near at hand, and great things will come to your hand to be done.” - Douglas Malloch
Michigan State Song by Malloch
|George Barr McCutcheon 1866-1928|
From the Housetops
The Daughter of Anderson Crow
The Man from Brodneys
The Prince of Graustark
The Purple Parasol 1905
The Rose in the Ring 1910
Barr McCutcheon was born in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, in 1866 to
John Barr McCutcheon and Clara Glick. His father was never formally educated,
but he was considered a literary man nonetheless. He surrounded himself
and his family with all the classic novels of the day. George and his younger
brother John were writers from childhood. They continually wrote and produced
plays for the neighborhood children. John Barr McCutcheon had several
different jobs throughout his son’s life, which took him to different parts
of the county, including Manager of Commissary at Purdue University and
Deputy Sheriff of Tippecanoe County in Lafayette. After high school, George
attended Purdue, where he met and roomed with the noted Indiana
humorist George Ade. While editor of the Lafayette Daily Courier, McCutcheon
wrote a serialized novelette entitled The Wired End: A Summer Story,
which satirized life on the Wabash River. McCutcheon did not publish
his first novel, a fantasy titled Graustark, until 1901. This novel began
the series for which he is most famous. He was terribly frustrated his
whole life at being classified as a "romantic" writer because of this series,
as his true love was writing plays. Many of his later works began
as plays and were adapted to novel form. He moved to Chicago in 1901, and
in the next two years published
Brewster’s Millions and The
Sherrods. Several of McCutcheon's works have strong ties to Indiana landscapes.
McCutcheon's writings can be used to understand the ways people were changed
as a result of the land, and how the land was changed through the actions
of people in the early twentieth century. He relates the wild, uncultivated
state of the land and the swift change to its present state.
|Tales from McClure's (5 volumes)
A typical issue of McClure's Magazine
|Audacious Angles on China ~ 1923 ~ NY:London: D.Appleton and
Company 306 pages
13 illustrations, glossary ~ Delightful book filled with humorous vignettes of life in China by an American woman, who was a Shanghai resident. Covers rickshas, trams, trains, customs, beggars, chinese chauffeurs, suicide(!), millinery, boats, why no-one loves chinese tailors, jade craze, Chinese jazz, Chinese ghosts, sing-song girls, shopping in all the best places and plenty of comments on life in China at the turn of the century
The Unexpurgated Diary of a Shanghai Baby ~ 1923 ~ Shanghai
Tales of Old China : Many online Texts: http://www.talesofoldchina.com/library/library.cfm
Womens' Secret Language
McCormick (an American woman, who was a Shanghai resident) states in
Angles on China that "in Shanghai, a person may enter
practically any restaurant or cafe and merely inscribe his name and address
on a slip of paper" in settlement of the account. Either this learned lady
was in Shanghai prior to the depression or we'd like to get a list of the
cabarets and cafes that she visited for future reference. In the hallowed
past, we are told that this condition prevailed, and that it was an unusual
thing for a foreigner to carry actual cash with him. That some personal
chits (China side for I0U) had all of the validity with persons who knew
the signer of the chit or his reputation, of cash itself, and that such
were passed from hand to hand like banknotes. This sounds like something
out of Paul Bunyan to us, but be that as it may, as Allot harriet used
to say, chits are off the gold standard today. Many chits are signed, this
is true, and some of them are even collected, but the Golden Era for the
man who says "Thank God, thats paid!" as he does an autograph for the table-boy,
is definitely over. Nowadays, cash gets amiable benevolance, a check gets
a wintry smile and a chit gets Oriental malevolance.
The lady writer goes on to say (regarding the chit) that
they "have no way of checking up on it, nor does they attempt to do so"
simply filing it away. Well, our only thought in regard to this is that
she should see the wordy research conferences that go on outside while
the chit signer is drawing on his gloves and getting ready to go. Corrugated
foreheads peer from behind curtains or screens and everyone down to the
cigarette boy Is included upon an extemporaneously organized Board of Inquiry
into the subject's affluence.
|F. J. McIsaac 1880-1942|
|The Tony Sarg Marionette Book ~ 1921 ~ B. W. Huebsch, Inc. ~
illustrated by Tony Sarg; text by F.J. McIsaac; with two plays for homemade
marionettes, by Anne Stoddard.~ 57 pages
Sarg, with a German father and British mother, was born in Guatemala in
1880. He served in the German army but then moved to England where he developed
an interest in marionettes and attempted to find out more about them. In
his address to those present at the first National Puppetry Conference
in Detroit in 1936 he told of his early experiences of trying to learn
about puppetry in those secretive days. He followed the Holden troupe (relatives
of the Middletons) around the various London Music houses of the time.
Once he bribed his way backstage and posed as a stage hand only to
be frustrated when a curtain was pulled around the marionette
stage to prevent even those backstage from seeing what was going
on. After that he attended every performance out front and sat in
the front row and lay on the floor so as to be able to see what the
puppeteers were doing. In 1915 Tony emigrated to America with his American
wife and daughter and in time the Tony Sarg Marionettes toured widely and
became relatively famous. He died in 1942. Many of our best puppeteers,
such as Rufus and Margo Rose, and Bil Baird, were to get their start with
the Sarg organization. Sarg wrote a book (The Tony Sarg Marionette Book)
which was widely distributed in the 20's. Other books at the time
were by Helen Haiman Joseph and Edith Flack Ackley. There was little more.
When I was a boy this was about it for information, those three
books and little else. A marionette show did come to my school every year
(my first exposure) but there was no contact with the operators, and it
was delightful, but very much a mystery. So to even know what a puppet
was in those days simply meant that somehow you had to have seen one of
the few shows traveling about and had been inspired. To develop any knowledge
or skills you simply used your imagination. There was to be no help.Sarg
was a major figure in American puppet history, employing and training future
generations of professional puppeteeran and inspiring many hobby puppeteers
|McKay's Handy Dictionary - English & Norwegian
McKay's English - Norwegian and Engelsk - Norsk Dictionary by B. Berulfsen and H. Scavenius
Mckay's Modern Danish-English,English-Danish Dictionary
McKay's Modern Portuguese-English and English-Portuguese Dictionary
McKay's English-Polish/Polish-English Dictionary
McKay's Modern German-English and English-German Dictionary
|J. McLaughlin and Arthur Angeli|
|McLaughlin's New Pronouncing Dictionary (? of the Spanish and English
Languages, English-Spanish, Spanish-English?) ca. 1908 ~ Philadelphia:
McLaughlin's New pronouncing dictionary of the English & Italian languages.
|Elements of the Art of War
|James Mercur : Professor of Civil and Military Engineering of the United States Military Academy,West Point N.Y ~ Photo: 1st LT & ADJT Addison G. Mason, 34th Regt, Pa Vol Infantry with CAPT James Mercur & ladies, circa 1875|
|Field Service Scouting & Patrolling
Interior Guard Duty
Conventional Signs & Military Symbols & Abbreviations
Infantry Drill Regulations
Military Sanitation & First Aid
Infantry Field Manual (Rifle Companies and Rifle Regiments)
Organization & Tactics of Infantry & The Rifle Battalion
List of Publications for Training, including Training Films & Film Strips:
|The Wonders of Vegetation ~ 1881 ~ 546 pages, 46 illustrations
by E Lancelot.
|Amy Bell Marlowe|
|The Girl from Sunset Ranch Or, Alone in a Great City. "A ranch
girl comes to New York to meet relatives she has never seen. Her adventures
make unusually good reading." (1914)
"Charming, Fresh, and Original Stories Miss Marlowe's books for girls are somewhat of the type of Miss Alcott and also Mrs. Meade's; but all are thoroughly up-to-date and wholly American in scene and action. Good, clean, absorbing tales that all girls thoroughly enjoy." -- Grosset & Dunlap Ad
|Amy Bell Marlowe was a Pen Name/Pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate from 1914 to 1933|
|George Madden Martin ~ a pen name for author Mrs. Atwood R. Martin. 1866-?|
|Emmy Lou Her Book and Heart ~ 1902 ~ G&D ~ Illustrated
by Paul Galdone or Charles Louis Hinton ~ 277 pages
"Emmy Lou is irresistibly lovable, because she is so absolutely real. She is just a bewitchingly innocent, hugable little maid. The book is wonderfully human."
Emmy Lou's Road to Grace (Being a little Pilgrim's Progress) ~ 1916 ~ G&D ~ 306 pages
|George Madden Martin AKA Mrs. Attwood R. Martin: Louisville, KY. Novelist|
|Martha Evans Martin|
|The Friendly Stars: How to Locate and Identify Them, A New Edition
of an Astronomical Classic by Martha Evans Martin & Donald Howard
Menzel.~ 1907 NY: Harper & Brothers, 265 pages.
Illustrated with drawings and two sky maps
This minor classic, published more than 50 years ago, marshals the stars together in an engaging, non-technical survey, presenting them not as austere objects of scientific study, but as they should appear to all who love the open air. The author has accomplished this without sacrifice of scientific accuracy, which explains why her book has inspired many readers through the years (including Donald H. Menzel, director of the Harvard Observatory) to pursue the subject further, while delighting and informing thousands of other, less ambitious, readers.
From the opening chapter on the rising and setting of stars, through the descriptions and histories of Capella, Arcturus, Deneb, Spica, Vega, Altair, Antares, Fomalhaut, Aldebaran, Orion's brightest stars, the heavenly twins (Castor and Pollux), the two Dog Stars, and Regulus; through the discussions of the number, names, light, and distances of the stars; double stars; the constellations, including those that are partly or wholly south of the equator; the mystery of the Pleiades; and the individuality of the stars, the author maintains a refreshingly light and readable style, filling her pages with both the lore and the science of astronomy. And because she concentrates on stars and formations visible to the naked eye, she opens a whole world of observing for readers without access to any kind of equipment. The approach is systematic and intelligent, and the result is an eminently successful introduction to a science that has intriguing possibilities for further study, as a hobby, or simply as an occasional amusement.
|The White African: the Story of Masavuke “who
dies and lives again.” Told by himself at the request of his relatives
and friends. Morse Press 1933.
Inscribed: “Burroughs, December 1, 1933
|John Masefield 1878? - 1967|
|Jim Davis ~ 1913 ~ Boy Scout Edition 244 pages
Online eText: http://www.abacci.com/books/page/download.asp?bookID=2873
Martin Hyde The Duke's Messenger
Online eText: http://www.literaturepost.com/book/121.html
Project Gutenberg eText: http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=1274
The Old Front Line ONLINE ETEXT: http://leoklein.com/itp/somme/texts/masefield_1917.html
Masefield:, English poet. He went to sea as a youth and later spent
several years in the United States. In 1897 he returned to England and
was on the staff of the Manchester Guardian. His first volumes of poetry,
Salt-Water Ballads (1902), containing ?Sea Fever? and ?Cargoes,? and Ballads
(1903), earned him the title ?Poet of the Sea.? It was, however, for his
realistic, long narrative poems?The Everlasting Mercy (1911), The Widow
in the Bye Street (1912), Dauber (1913), and Reynard the Fox (1919)?that
he won his greatest fame. He was also a playwright and novelist of some
note. His plays, written in both verse and prose, include The Tragedy of
Nan (1909), The Tragedy of Pompey the Great (1910), and The Coming of Christ
(1928). Among his novels are Multitude and Solitude (1909), Sard Harker
(1924), and The Bird of Dawning (1933). Masefield is the author of several
literary studies, of which his William Shakespeare (1911) is the most notable.
Other works include adventure stories for boys and two war sketches, Gallipoli
(1916) and The Nine Days Wonder (1941), and the posthumous volume of poetry
In Glad Thanksgiving (1968). He was poet laureate from 1930 until his death
and was awarded the Order of Merit in 1935. See his autobiographical works
In the Mill (1941), So Long to Learn (1952), and Grace Before Ploughing
(1966); see biographies by S. Sternlicht (1978) and J. Dwyer (1988); bibliography
by G. Handley-Taylor (1960).
Online Bio: http://www.publishingcentral.com/masefield/biography.html
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