Sun, 4 April 2010
Sun, Apr 4 2010
Mister Ron's Basement #1639
SUNDAY SALAD brings a strange piece by Stanley Huntley from 1884.
Politician and former Secretary of State John Hay published a novel in 1883 called 'Bread Winners' that violently attacked labor unions in the United States. Knowing the book would cause controversey, Hay published it anonymously. For many months afterward, the question of the book's authorship was on everyone's lips, with many theories as to who it was offered.
In today's piece, 'Who Wrote It,' Huntley tackles that question in his inimitable style. Most listeners won't get all the references to contemporary personalities, but it is still fun anyway.
Time: approx seven minutes
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