Florence King

Florence King (January 5, 1936 – January 6, 2016) was an American novelist, essayist and columnist. She was the author of Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady.

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  • June 20, 2019

    Anglo-Americana

    In 1858, as British and French forces pushed their way to Peking in the Opium Wars, Josiah Tatnall, commander of the neutral American naval squadron, intervened to save the British ships from Chinese guns and tow them safely out of range.

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  • April 3, 2019

    A Song in My Heart, A Hole in My Head

    Eleanor Roosevelt and I go way back. My father taught me to read from a stack of her "My Day" columns in 1940. We happened to have a plentiful supply of "My Day" in the house because the doctor had refused to be responsible for my reactionary grandmother's blood pressure unless she stopped reading it.

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  • Moi, le Déluge
    October 1991

    Moi, le Déluge

    "He was just five years old when Mattie Barry, seeking a fresh start in life, moved north with her son and two older daughters to Memphis. . . . Her husband had been killed a year earlier in Itta Bena.

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  • A Song in My Heart, A Hole in My Head
    September 1991

    A Song in My Heart, A Hole in My Head

    Eleanor Roosevelt and I go way back. My father taught me to read from a stack of her "My Day" columns in 1940. We happened to have a plentiful supply of "My Day" in the house because the doctor had refused to be responsible for my reactionary grandmother's blood pressure unless she stopped reading it.

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  • May 1991

    The Goading of America

    Fisher Ames is the Founding Father who draws a blank. Few people today have heard of him, yet he wrote the final version of the First Amendment, and his speech on Jay's Treaty, . . . was called the finest example of American oratory by Daniel Webster and Abraham Lincoln.

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  • Anglo-Americana
    October 1990

    Anglo-Americana

    In 1858, as British and French forces pushed their way to Peking in the Opium Wars, Josiah Tatnall, commander of the neutral American naval squadron, intervened to save the British ships from Chinese guns and tow them safely out of range.

    Read More
  • Hell Is Other People
    June 1990

    Hell Is Other People

    Remember Kate Millett? She made the cover of Time in 1970 after her dissection of literary machismo, Sexual Politics, became a blockbuster best-seller and won her the title of leading feminist spokesperson.

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