This is what I remember. (I debunked it on an NPR news show over a
decade ago. It was only my opinion, based on a little research on
Whitman and what I heard; Allen's article is the best case against
As I recall the cylinder was played on an NBC radio program in the
early 1950s. Allen will correct me but wasn't the cylinder a "find" of
someone named Roscoe Haley, a known conniver? I didn't know that the
cylinder was ever found. I thought that Haley presented only a lacquer
I had a friendly debate on its authenticity with the editor of the
Rhino set, which includes the recording. What I learned from that, and
hearing from other believers, is that when you really *want* to
believe something is true, facts and evidence are mere nuisances to be
flitted aside. Like forever believing in Kennedy assassination
On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 10:33 PM, Charles Lawson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>Hi, if anyone has a copy of the article in question, I would appreciate a
>>PDF or a photocopy.
> Couldnít someone just post a quick summary of the salient points here?
> Iíd love to read the whole thing but itís apparently hard to get and I
> think folks here just want to know definitively: is it or is it NOT what
> it purports to be? †Iím certain from listening to it that it is not
> authentic Whitman, but who is it?? †And how do we know?
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