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A LOOK AT SIR HAROLD MATTHEW EVANS' RIVETING LITERARY WORK: "MY PAPER CHASE: TRUE STORIES OF VANQUISHED TIMES"

Through My Paper Chase: True Stories Of Vanquished Times (www.hbgusa.com; www.amazon.com), Sir Harold Matthew Evans transports us to a place and space in time when newspaper and magazine editors and publishers demanded that materials submitted to them by journalists contain facts that had been "double-checked" and "triple-checked". "Sources" for articles had to be verified not once, but two, three, and sometimes even, four times. Proofreaders brandished editing pencils that rooted out grammatical, spelling, and syntax errors in materials submitted for publication. Linotype machines transformed typewritten words into newsprint. Computers, computer terminals, iPads, e-mail, the Internet, blogs, and social media platforms such as TWITTER and FACEBOOK did not exist.

My Paper Chase: True Stories Of Vanquished Times breathtakingly chronicles Sir Evans' journalism career which began in 1944, at the age of 16, as a reporter for the Ashton-under-Lyne Weekl…