Madwell, together with Amazon.com and the Liberty Library Corporation, is proud to announce the publication of the Liberty Digital Collection, ripped from the pages of Liberty Magazine. The collection features first-person articles from notable figures including Babe Ruth, Bette Davis, FDR, Mahatma Gandhi and many more - articles that haven't seen the light of day for over 60 years.
The collection comprises seven ebooks on seven subjects:
Liberty On Baseball
Liberty On Boxing
Liberty On Drinking
Liberty On Hollywood
Liberty On Politics
Liberty On Sex
Liberty On Wall Street
With a weekly circulation of 3 million, Liberty was one of America's most popular magazines. Founded by the publishers of the New York Daily News and Chicago Tribune, the magazine published from 1924 to 1950. It was lost to the public until 2010, when a select few articles were released on LibertyMagazine.com - a revival covered by the New York Times.
Now, organizing Liberty's best articles by theme, the Liberty Digital Collection offers unique snapshots of American life in the early 20th century through first-person stories directly from famous figures, including Babe Ruth, Benito Mussolini, Bette Davis, Eleanor Roosevelt, FDR, Fiorello LaGuardia, Gloria Swanson, Gracie Allen, Greta Garbo, H.L. Mencken, Jack Dempsey, Joe DiMaggio, Joe Louis, Lou Gehrig, Mahatma Gandhi, Margaret Sanger, Theodore Dreiser, and Theodore Roosevelt (among others).
More About The Collection
The collection's seven ebooks feature engaging articles that alternately show how far we've come, and how we haven't changed at all.
In 1940, a woman running for president was so unthinkable that only comedian Gracie Allen did it, running on the "Surprise Party" ticket. Her article in Liberty On Politics, "Why America's Next President Should Be a Woman," included reasons such as "a feminine president could always look younger by going to beauty shops during filibusters."