Memoirs Of M. De Blowitz

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byAdolphe Opper Blowitz

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX Alva General De Galliffet once announced that for the last forty years he had been taking daily notes, and he thereupon began the publication in two Parisian papers of fragments of these notes. These fragments, by an odd coincidence, contained, every now and then, blunders in dates which did not escape the attention of his readers. I desire to say to readers of these memoirs that I have never in my life taken many notes as to the events in which I have been mixed up, and that consequently nothing would be more natural than that I should from time to time make certain errors of dates like General de Galliffet. But I attach no importance to a possibility of this sort, my chief concern being with the accuracy of the facts which I relate. I nevertheless remember as if it were yesterday that on September 5, 1878, under the arcades of the Rue de Rivoli, I met my dear old friend, Hector Pessard, coming out of one of the big hotels that abound in that street. M. Hector Pessard was then the manager and editor-inchief of the National. When he took the paper over, it was on the point of disappearing altogether, but he rapidly made it one of the most important organs of the moment in Paris. The National belonged in truth to that class of Parisian newspapers which bud, bloom and die. During my long experience as a journalist, which has lasted nearly one-third of a century, I have seen born, grow up and perish so many newspapers that as I look back upon them my memory resembles those old Norman churches surrounded by a cemetery into which one enters without knowing exactly whether the ceremony one goes to witness is to be a baptism, a marriage or a funeral. "Ah!" said M. Hector Passard to me, "I am delighted to meet you, for my intention was to go and see yo...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX Alva General De Galliffet once announced that for the last forty years he had been taking daily notes, and he there...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021796933X

ISBN - 13:9780217969338

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