Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1 by Mark Twain

By Mark Twain

"I've struck it!" Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a pal. "And i'll supply it away--to you. you'll by no means know the way a lot leisure you've got misplaced until eventually you get to dictating your autobiography." therefore, after dozens of fake starts off and countless numbers of pages, Twain launched into his "Final (and correct) Plan" for telling the tale of his lifestyles. His leading edge notion--to "talk purely in regards to the factor which pursuits you for the moment"--meant that his innovations may well variety freely. the stern guideline that a lot of those texts stay unpublished for a hundred years intended that once they got here out, he will be "dead, and unaware, and indifferent," and that he was once hence unfastened to talk his "whole frank mind." The yr 2010 marks the one hundredth anniversary of Twain's loss of life. In social gathering of this significant milestone and in honor of the loved culture of publishing Mark Twain's works, UC Press is proud to supply for the 1st time Mark Twain's uncensored autobiography in its entirety and precisely as he left it. This significant literary occasion brings to readers, admirers, and students the 1st of 3 volumes and offers Mark Twain's actual and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, principles, and reviews, and conversing in actual fact from the grave as he meant.

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Foley tells a story about going to the annual Lincoln County Fair in Davenport, west of Spokane, one Sunday early in his first congressional campaign and being introduced by the county Democratic chairman. "`This is Tom Foley,' he said. " The longer the introduction went on, Foley recounts, the more it seemed to be falling on deaf Page 10 ears. " He took me up to some microphone somewhere and announced that this is Tom Foley, and he's Steve and Annie Higgins' grandson and so forth and so on. I either won Lincoln County or barely lost it, and I won it nearly every time since.

He was well aware of the risks he was taking in changing his position, but it was a matter of conscience and, as he would have said, if there was one vote he wanted to get, it was his own. Throughout both of our congressional careers, Tom and I had a sustained engagement with the countries of the Pacific Rim. We both have always considered Japan as a Pacific power and have rejected any kind of isolationism. Also importantly, we have both regarded public service as a noble career. S. Ambassador to Japan.

Thomas Stephen Foley was born March 6, 1929 in Spokane, the only son of Ralph E. and Helen Marie (Higgins) Foley. In 1934 the Foleys had a daughter, Maureen. Tom frequently called his father, a legendary figure in Spokane who died in April 1985, the dominant influence in his life. Born November 25, 1900, in Barnesville, Minnesota, Ralph Foley came to Washington in 1907 when his father, Cornelius F. Foley, a Great Northern Railroad boiler shop foreman, transferred to the railroad's boiler repair shops at Hillyard.

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