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George Seldes

George SeldesAKA George Henry Seldes

Born: 16-Nov-1890
Birthplace: Alliance, NJ
Died: 2-Jul-1995
Location of death: Windsor, VT [1]
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Witness to a Century

[1] Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, Windsor, VT

Father: George Sergius Seldes (pharmacist)
Mother: Anna Saphro (d. 1896)
Brother: Gilbert Seldes (critic, d. 1970)
Wife: Helen Larkin Weisman (m. 1932, d. 1979)

    High School: Pittsburgh, PA (dropped out freshman year)
Harvard University (one semester)

    The New York Post Spain (1936-37)
    Chicago Tribune 1918-28
    Pittsburgh Post Night Editor (1910-18)
    Pittsburgh Leader Reporter (9-Feb-1909 to 1910)
    Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Board
    Traveled to Bolshevik Russia 1921
    Deported from Russia (May-1923)
    Deported from Italy
    HUAC Hearings 1953
    Stroke 1990
    Polk Award 1981
    Russian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Former Smoker, Pacemaker

    Reds (3-Dec-1981) · Himself

Author of books:
You Can't Print That! The Truth Behind the News, 1918-1928 (1929, collection)
Can These Things Be! (1931, politics)
World Panorama, 1918-1935 (1933, international affairs)
Iron Blood and Profits: An Exposure of the World-Wide Munitions Racket (1934, business)
The Vatican: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (1934, religion)
Freedom of the Press (1935, media studies)
Sawdust Caesar: The Untold History of Mussolini and Fascism (1936, biography)
Lords of the Press (1938, media studies)
You Can't Do That: A Survey of the Forces Attempting, in the Name of Patriotism, to Make a Desert of the Bill of Rights (1938, politics)
Witch Hunt: The Technique and Profits of Redbaiting (1940, politics)
The Facts Are: A Guide to Falsehood and Propaganda in the Press and Radio (1942, media studies)
The Catholic Crisis (1945, religion)
One Thousand Americans: The Real Rulers of the U.S.A. (1947, social studies)
The People Don't Know: The American Press and the Cold War (1949, media studies)
Tell the Truth and Run: My 44 Year Fight for a Free Press (1953, memoir)
Never Tire of Protesting: The Story of In Fact and Other Revalations (1968, media studies)
Even the Gods Can't Change History: The Facts Speak for Themselves (1976, collection)
Witness to a Century: Encounters With the Noted, the Notorious and the Three SOB's (1987, memoir)

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