The autobiography of a curmudgeon by Harold L. Ickes

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Published by Reynal & Hitchcock in New York .

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  • Ickes, Harold L. 1874-1952,
  • Statesmen -- United States -- Biography,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1901-1953

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Statementby Harold L. Ickes.
LC ClassificationsE748.I28 A3
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 350 p.
Number of Pages350
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6462585M
LC Control Number43051100

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"If, in these pages, I have hurled an insult at anyone, be it known that such was my deliberate intent, and I may as well state flatly now that it will be useless and a waste of time to ask me to say that I am sorry.".

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Ickes wrote several books including New Democracy (), Back to Work: The Story of the PWA (), Yellowstone National Park (), The Third Term Bugaboo: A Cheerful Anthology (), Fighting Oil: The History and Politics of Oil () and The Autobiography of a Curmudgeon ().

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