Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb


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Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb (June 23, 1876 – March 11, 1944) was an American author, humorist, and columnist who lived in New York and authored more than 60 books and 300 short stories.

Writing career

He started in journalism on the Paducah Daily News at age seventeen, and became the nation's youngest managing news editor at nineteen. He later worked at the Louisville Evening Post ... more »

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  • ''A sudden violent jolt of it has been known to stop the victim's watch, snap his suspenders and crack his glass eye right across.''
    Irvin S. Cobb (1876-1944), U.S. author. Attributed. Of moonshine corn liquor, as described to the Distillers' Code Authority, NRA.
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