The Press: The Golden Story

When he landed at New York's Idlewild Airport, a woman from his publisher's office met him with a copy of the unsigned, poison-pen letter—neatly typed, grammatically written and essentially correct. "Harry Golden," it said, "is an ex-convict" who once ran a stock-racketeering Manhattan "bucket shop." Barrel-shaped, cigar-chewing Harry Golden smiled long and thoughtfully. "I've been expecting it for some time," said he.

Harry Golden, social critic, humorist, essayist and author of the leading nonfiction bestseller Only in America (World; $4). tactfully withdrew from the scheduled CBS-TV program on integration that brought him...

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