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1 Bugbee, Emma Peggy Covers the News
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1938 (c.1936) 9th printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by (dj/frontispiece/endpapers) Irving Nurick 
[good solid copy, previous owner's small bookplate at lower left corner of front pastedown, another previous owner's stamp (crossed out) on verse of frontispiece, some offsetting and light discoloration to frontispiece and facing title page; jacket moderately soiled, fading orange-lettered "News" on spine, small scrape in middle of rear panel, tiny scape (and hole) in rear flap]. Very popular entry in Dodd, Mead's "Career Books" series, aimed at high school-age readers (in this case, specifically at girls). The author, then a staff reporter on the New York Herald Tribune, had been on the "women's beat" since the early 1900s, covering women's rights rallies and other proto-feminist issues, and writing feature stories about prominent women. A founder of the Newspaper Women's Club of New York, she later gained widespread fame for her coverage of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. In short, there could hardly have been a better spokesperson for the cause of women in journalism -- and in fact, this was only the first of five "Peggy" books she was to write. The author of the book's Foreword, Helen Rogers Reid, was no slouch in this department either: a one-time treasurer and fundraiser for the Woman's Suffrage Movement, she followed her husband, Herald Tribune publisher Ogden Mills Reid, into the newspaper business in 1918. She was an influential figure at the Herald Trib, serving as vice-president and advertising director, and would eventually succeed her husband as publisher of the paper upon his death in 1947 -- thereby becoming the first woman publisher of a major American newspaper. In other words, these ladies had serious journalistic chops -- and I can't help but wonder how many of the succeeding generation of women journalists were started on their career paths by "Peggy"? 
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