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"The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work." -- Harry Golden
Harry Lewis Golden (May 6, 1902–October 2, 1981) was an American Jewish writer and newspaper publisher. He was born Herschel Goldhirsch in the shtetl Mikulintsy, Ukraine, then part of Austria-Hungary.

In 1904 his father, Leib Goldhirsch, emigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba, only to move the family to New York City the next year. Harry became a stockbroker but lost his job in the 1929 crash. Convicted of mail fraud, Golden served five years in a Federal prison at Atlanta, Georgia. In 1941, he moved to Charlotte, where, as a reporter for the Charlotte Labor Journal and The Charlotte Observer, he wrote about and spoke out against racial segregation and the Jim Crow laws of the time.

From 1942 to 1968, Golden published The Carolina Israelite as a forum, not just for his political views (including his satirical "The Vertical Negro Plan", which involved removing the chairs from any to-be-integrated building, since Southern Whites didn't mind standing with Blacks, only sitting with them), but also observations and reminisces of his boyhood in New York's Lower East Side. He traveled broadly: in 1960 to speak to Jews in West Germany and again to cover the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann in Israel for Life. In 1974, he received a presidential pardon from Richard Nixon. Calvin Trillin devised the Harry Golden Rule, which states that, according to Trillin, "in present-day America it's very difficult, when commenting on events of the day, to invent something so bizarre that it might not actually come to pass while your piece is still on the presses."

His books include three collections of essays from the Israelite and a biography of his friend, poet Carl Sandburg. One of those collections, Only in America, was the basis for a play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. He also maintained a correspondence with Billy Graham.

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Total Books: 10
For Two Cents Plain
1994 - For Two Cents Plain (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781568495606
ISBN-10: 1568495609
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment

Only in America
1992 - Only in America (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780848800802
ISBN-10: 084880080X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Substores

Carl Sandburg
1988 - Carl Sandburg [Prairie State Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780252060069
ISBN-10: 0252060067
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction

A Bintel Brief
1977 - A Bintel Brief (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345257291
ISBN-10: 0345257294

For Two Cents Plain
1976 - For Two Cents Plain (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780848810153
ISBN-10: 0848810155

Travels through Jewish America
1973 - Travels Through Jewish America (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780385078115
ISBN-10: 0385078110

The greatest Jewish city in the world
1972 - The Greatest Jewish City in the World (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780385007603
ISBN-10: 0385007604

Our Southern landsman
Our Southern Landsman (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780399111303
ISBN-10: 0399111301
Genres: History, Travel

Long live Columbus  Leben zul Columbus
Long Live Columbus Leben Zul Columbus (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780399114403
ISBN-10: 0399114408

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