Haldeman-Julius, Emanuel

Haldeman-Julius, Emanuel (b. Emanuel Julius)

(1889–1951) publisher, author; born in Philadelphia. A lifelong freethinker, socialist and iconoclast, after his youthful years as an activist reformer, he started a Socialist newspaper in Girard, Kans., in 1919. That same year he began publishing his "Little Blue Books," a series of cheap, little paperback reprints, sales of which eventually rose to 500,000 each year. In addition to publishing such magazines as American Freeman and Agnostic, he wrote numerous books of his own, ranging from literary studies to a "How To" series, plus his 2-volume autobiography (1949, 1950).
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