April 18, 2015, Saturday afternoon -- Reading Lynne Olson

On the Muni
He is reading Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour, by Lynne Olson, about the alliance between Britain and the United States in World War II.

When he was a kid his favorite author was Lucius Beebe, whose railroad books he enjoyed.  He went on to tell me that Beebe was a journalist and writer of books in the 1930s and 40s and that he wrote a society column as "Mr. New York" in the Herald Tribune, and later moved to Virginia City, Nevada where he revamped a newspaper that Samuel Clemons wrote for (not at the same time -- Clemons wrote for it in the 1860s)!