☆ The Social Secretary || ☆ PDF Read by ✓ David Graham Phillips

By David Graham Phillips | Comments: ( 730 ) | Date: ( Jan 20, 2020 )


  • Title: The Social Secretary
  • Author: David Graham Phillips
  • ISBN: 9780842281690
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Library Binding

About Author:

David Graham Phillips

David Graham Phillips was an American novelist and journalist of the muckraker tradition.Phillips was born in Madison, Indiana After graduating from high school, Phillips entered Asbury College now DePauw University following which he received a degree from Princeton University in 1887 After completing his education, Phillips worked as a newspaper reporter in Cincinnati, Ohio, before moving on to New York City where he was employed as a reporter for The Sun from 1890 to 1893, then columnist and editor with the New York World until 1902 In his spare time, he wrote a novel, The Great God Success, that was published in 1901 The royalty income enabled him to work as a freelance journalist while continuing to write fiction Writing articles for various prominent magazines, he began to develop a reputation as a competent investigative journalist Phillips novels often commented on social issues of the day and frequently chronicled events based on his real life journalistic experiences He was considered a Progressive and for exposing corruption in the Senate he was labelled a muckraker Phillips wrote an article in Cosmopolitan in March 1906, called The Treason of the Senate, exposing campaign contributors being rewarded by certain members of the U S Senate The story launched a scathing attack on Rhode Island senator Nelson W Aldrich, and brought Phillips a great deal of national exposure This and other similar articles helped lead to the passage of the Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, initiating popular instead of state legislature election of U S senators.

Comments The Social Secretary

  • Alisha

    Really cute, quick read. Set a hundred years ago or so. Young lady decides to seek employment in Washington, DC, as a social secretary to a newly arrived senator's family. The family are all rather fish out of water but she sorts them out, becomes best friends with the mother, and reluctantly falls in love in the meantime. I enjoyed this a lot!

  • Nancy Hammons

    That was a good story, short and sort of sweet. I liked it.

  • Larry Piper

    My spouse found an old newspaper from 1906 that listed books one might choose to give as Christmas gifts. This book was one of them, and eventually I found a copy of it. I believe I got this book from the Internet Archive. The kindle book comes from OCR on the book scan with little or no subsequent editing. Thus, there are lots of errors in the formatting. Still, the book was easily readable. The book is essentially the diary of a young woman who was well connected with Washington, D.C. society, [...]

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