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June 23, 1947: Jim Tully, Hobo Novelist and Prizefighter, Dies at 56

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. For me, stumbling across Jim Tully is one of those wonderful accidental discoveries that are a byproduct of research. He’s as obscure and forgotten today as … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor Survivor Kills Himself

Can’t draw? You too can be a famous cartoonist.   Jan. 10, 1942:  Pearl Harbor survivor William Parks kills himself in San Francisco after going AWOL. “His note to his wife indicated that the bombardment he underwent had upset him,” … Continue reading

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Literary diversions

Jim Tully, Aug. 13, 1922. Tully was a self-taught writer who specialized in stories about boxers, the circus, hobos and similar themes. He’s fairly obscure today but was once quite well-known. He was the author of "Beggars of Life," "Blood … Continue reading

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