Samuel Hopkins Adams (January 26, 1871 – November 16, 1958) was an American writer, best known for his investigative journalism, muckraking.
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The Flying Death by Samuel Hopkins Adams.
Adams was a prolific writer, who wrote fiction as well. "Night Bus", one of Adams's many magazine stories, became the basis for the film It Happened One Night. Adams first solo novel was in 1908, Flying Death, which added to his mystery collection.His best-known novel, Revelry (1926), based on the scandals of the Harding administration, was later followed by Incredible Era (1939), a biography of Harding. Among his other works are The Great American Fraud (1906), The Mystery (1907), with S. E. White,Average Jones (1911), The Secret of Lonesome Cove (1912), The Health Master (1913), The Clarion (1914), The Unspeakable Perk (1916), Our Square and the People in It (1917), Success (1921), Siege (1924), The Gorgeous Hussy (1934), Maiden effort (1937), The Harvey Girls (1942), Canal Town (1944), Plunder (1948), Grandfather Stories (1955), and Tenderloin (1959). The Clarion and Success are studies of modern journalism. Average Jones is a series of stories about a detective investigating fraudulent or unusual advertisements. In addition to his many astounded books, Adams also wrote 415 short stories and articles.
Tenderloin described the battle between Charles H. Parkhurst and Tammany Hall. New York Times reviewer H. I. Brock called the book an "outstanding period piece" and "a worthy finale to a long and varied writing career." Tenderloin was adapted into a 1960 musical with book by George Abbott and Jerome Weidman and songs by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, the team that had created Fiorello! Tenderloin ran for 216 performances.
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Average Jones, 1911
The Secret of Lonesome Cove, 1912
The Unspeakable Perk, 1916
Success A Novel, 1921
The Clarion, 1914
From a Bench in Our Square, 1969
Little Miss Grouch, A Narrative Based on the Log of Alexander Forsyth Smith's Maiden Transatlantic Voyage, 1915
The Flying Death, 1908
Wanted: A Husband, 1920
The Beggar's Purse, A Fairy Tale of Familiar Finance, 1918
Our Square and the People in It, 1917