Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa: First and Only Complete Edition (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa: First and Only Complete Edition

Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa first appeared in book form some 75 years ago, in 1888. Its author was George Wilbur Peck, a Wisconsin printer and newspaper owner, who eventually served two terms as Governor of Wis consin.

Peck was born in Henderson, New York, in 1840, but was taken as a child to Wisconsin, where he spent most of his later life. His earlier years seem to have been a succession of small printing jobs and failing business enterprises, until he entered the Union Army in 1868. After his release he worked in New York on a newspaper in the Pomeroy chain for a time, then bought a news paper in Lacrosse, Wisconsin from Pomeroy and returned to Wisconsin. It was not until the early 1880's, however, that he achieved any success; by this time his paper, Peck's Sun, had been moved to Milwaukee. His paper was a weekly, more a collection of editorial humor than a newspaper in the modern sense, and in it, in 1882, first appeared the nasty pranks which Hennery the Bad Boy played upon his drunken father.

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Language - English

Author(s) - Geo; W. Peck

Hardback

Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9780265234983

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3 cm

Page Count - 370

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