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Adams, Franklin Pierce,

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F. P. A.,

1881–1960, American columnist and author, b. Chicago. He began (1903) work as a columnist on the Chicago Journal and continued it on the New York Evening Mail, the Tribune, the World, the Herald Tribune, and the Post. His column, "The Conning Tower," consisted of verse and humor by F. P. A. and his contributors, who included Ring LardnerLardner, Ring
(Ringgold Wilmer Lardner), 1885–1933, American humorist and short-story writer, b. Niles, Mich. He was a sports reporter in Chicago, St. Louis, and Boston from 1907 to 1919.
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 and Dorothy ParkerParker, Dorothy
(Dorothy Rothschild Parker), 1893–1967, American short-story and verse writer, b. West End, N.J. While serving as drama critic for Vanity Fair (1916–17) and book critic for the New Yorker
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. On Saturdays his columns were accounts of his week's activities that imitated the style of Samuel PepysPepys, Samuel
, 1633–1703, English public official, and celebrated diarist, b. London, grad. Magdalene College, Cambridge, 1653. In 1656 he entered the service of a relative, Sir Edward Montagu (later earl of Sandwich), whose secretary he became in 1660.
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. They were republished as The Diary of Our Own Samuel Pepys: 1911–1934 (1935). Adams's other works included So There! (1923), Christopher Columbus (1931), and Nods and Becks (1944).
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Franklin Pierce Adams famously said: "Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory." That can certainly be true when it comes to Edinburgh's recent successes.
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Este trabajo le sirvio ademas para cultivar a Franklin Pierce Adams, del New York Tribune, y a Harold Ross, quien en 1924 fundaria The New Yorker.

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