Lalley, J. M. (Joseph Michael), 1896-1980.

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Biographical Note: Joseph Michael Lalley (1896-1980) was a newspaperman, literary critic, and conservative writer. He worked on newspapers in Philadelphia and Baltimore before spending most of his career (1937-61) with the Washington Post as book reviewer and editorial writer. From 1963 to 1980 he was an associate editor in charge of book reviews for the conservative journal Modern Age.

Lalley was also book reviewer (1947-50) for the foreign policy review Human Events and contributed reviews and review essays to the New Yorker and the Freeman among other magazines. In 1924 he married Spalding Parker, and they had six children.

From the description of J.M. Lalley papers 1895-1981. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 48394075

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creatorOf Lalley, J. M. (Joseph Michael), 1896-1980. J.M. Lalley papers 1895-1981. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
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associatedWith Adams, Henry Mason, 1907- person
associatedWith Braden, Spruille, 1894-1978. person
associatedWith Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964. person
associatedWith Chamberlin, William Henry, 1897-1969. person
associatedWith Couch, William T. (William Terry), 1901-1988. person
associatedWith Craven, Avery Odelle, 1886- person
associatedWith Kubek, Anthony, 1920- person
associatedWith Lee, Muna, 1895-1965. person
associatedWith Lorraine, Lilith, 1894-1967. person
associatedWith Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst, 1887-1970. person
associatedWith Meyer, Eugene, 1875-1959. person
associatedWith Morley, F. V. (Frank Vigor), 1899- person
associatedWith Nolan, Dennis R., 1945- person
associatedWith Pusey, Merlo J. (Merlo John), 1902-1985. person
associatedWith Schuyler, George S. person
associatedWith Sheehan, Bernard W. person
associatedWith Sih, Paul K. T. (Kwang Tsien), 1910- person
associatedWith Simson, Otto Georg von, 1912- person
associatedWith Templeton, Kenneth S. person
associatedWith Viereck, George Sylvester, 1884-1962. person
associatedWith Wills, Garry, 1934- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Trade regulation
Katyn Massacre, Katynʹ, Russia, 1940
Book reviewing
Literature--History and criticism
Conservative literature
Reporters and reporting


Birth 1896

Death 1980

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