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The Santa Claus Man: The Rise and Fall of a Jazz Age Con Man and the Invention of Christmas in New York - Alex Palmer
The Santa Claus Man: The Rise and Fall of a Jazz Age Con Man and the Invention of Christmas in New York
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781493008445 (1493008447)
ASIN: 1493008447
Publisher: Lyons Press
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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4.0 The Santa Claus Man
Far be it from me to be part of "Christmas creep"; I'm as nauseated as anyone to see holiday decorations dominating stores and Christmas-themed commercials cropping up on tv. But this book was published in, and I read it in, October, and – well, after all, this is how it all began… I roll my eyes at...
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3.0 The Santa Claus Man by Alex Palmer
Before the charismatic John Duval Gluck, Jr. came along, letters from New York City children to Santa Claus were destroyed, unopened, by the U.S. Post Office. Gluck saw an opportunity, and created the Santa Claus Association. The effort delighted the public, and for 15 years money and gifts flowed t...
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