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Irresponsible Freaks, Highball Guzzlers and Unabashed Grafters: A Bob Edwards Chrestomathy Paperback – Sep 1 2005

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Brindle & Glass; 1 edition (Sept. 1 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0973248157
  • ISBN-13: 978-0973248159
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.2 x 22.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,090,066 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Bob Edwards was the finest journalist Canada has ever know the pleasure of reading. —Macleans


An impressive compilation of quotations . . . by this master of the written word. —Alberta History


About the Author

Robert Chambers Edwards (1860 — 1922) delighted discerning readers, scandalized prudes, and shattered the conventions of journalism with his series of self—published one—man newspapers. The first collection of Edward’s writings in over twenty—five years, Irresponsible Freaks, Highball Guzzlers & Unabashed Grafters captures the man in his many, oft contradictory guises: hard—drinking journalist, accomplished fiction writer, Prohibition booster, impish idol—toppler, free—thinker, reluctant MLA and self—promoter. An incendiary wordsmith, Bob Edward’s pasquinades blend fact and fiction with mischievous abandon. The spiritual father of The Onion? At least. A Canadian original? Completely!

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