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Alexander King (1899-1965), born Alexander Koenig in Vienna, was a bestselling humorist, memoirist and media personality of the early television era, based in the United States.

In his late fifties, after becoming a frequent guest on the Tonight Show hosted by Jack Paar, King emerged as an incongruous presence in the realm of national celebrity: an aging, irascible raconteur, with elegant mannerisms and trademark bow-tie, who spoke frankly and disarmingly about his bohemian lifestyle, multiple marriages, and years-long struggle with drug addiction. His checkered past led TIME magazine to describe him as
"an ex-illustrator, ex-cartoonist, ex-adman, ex-editor, ex-playwright, ex-dope addict. For a quarter-century he was an ex-painter, and by his own bizarre account qualifies as an ex-midwife. He is also an ex-husband to three wives and an ex-Viennese of sufficient age (60) to remember muttonchopped Emperor Franz Joseph. When doctors told him a few years ago that he might soon be an ex-patient (two strokes, serious kidney disease, peptic ulcer, high blood pressure), he sat down to tell gay stories of the life of all these earlier Kings."


He was also the author of several books, including May This House Be Safe from Tigers, Mine Enemy Grows Older, (an account of his addiction to morphine, and his recovery), and I Should Have Kissed Her More, Is There Life After Birth. He illustrated and/or translated numerous editions of classics in the early 20th century as well as a book by Peter Altenberg released as Alexander King Presents Peter Altenberg's Evocations of Love (a collection of sweet memories of the heart from another place and time in history). King's easy conversational recollections of the first part of the 20th century are informational and often hilariously funny. His accounts include many famous names most will recognise.
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Total Books: 22
Leif's First Fall
2016 - Leif's First Fall (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781524616120
ISBN-10: 1524616125
Genre: Children's Books
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The Cry of Christendom For a Divine Eirenikon a Plea With All the Churches for the Rights of the People  Christianity and Peace
The Cry Of Christendom For A Divine Eirenikon A Plea With All The Churches For The Rights Of The People Christianity And Peace
Uninterruptible Power Supplies
Saint Patrick And The Western Apostolic Churches Or The Religion Of The Ancient Britains And Irish Not Roman Catholic
Let the Cat Turn Round One Man's Traverse Through the Twentieth Century
Mine Enemy Grows Older
1993 - Mine Enemy Grows Older (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781568491608
ISBN-10: 1568491603
Genre: Children's Books
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The First Global Revolution
1992 - The First Global Revolution (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671711078
ISBN-10: 0671711075
Genre: Business & Money
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Science Technology and Global Problems Mexico
Science Technology and Global Problems Mexico [Science, technology, and global problems] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780080246918
ISBN-10: 0080246915
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Bioresources for Development The Renewable Way of Life
Bioresources for Development the Renewable Way of Life [Pergamon Policy Studies on Energy and Environment] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780080255811
ISBN-10: 0080255817
Genre: Science & Math
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Raw Materials for Electric Cables
Raw Materials for Electric Cables (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780510467012
ISBN-10: 0510467016
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The coming information society
The Coming Information Society [The second British Library annual research lecture] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780712330367
ISBN-10: 0712330364
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Another Kind of Growth Industrial Society and the Quality of Life [Annual memorial lectures / David Davies Memorial Institute of International Studies] (Paperback)
The Universal Ego No45 [Institute for Cultural Research Monograph] (Paperback)
An Eye to the Future
An Eye to the Future [Institute for Cultural Research Monographs] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780950002910
ISBN-10: 0950002917
Genres: Business & Money, Outdoors & Nature
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Science Technology and the Quality of Life [Institute for Cultural Research Monographs] (Paperback)