Samuel Hopkins Adams

Samuel Hopkins Adams ( born January 26, 1871 in Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, New York, † November 15, 1958 in Beaufort, South Carolina ) was an American journalist and writer.


After visiting the Free Academy in Rochester, he studied at Union College in Schenectady, then at Hamilton College in Clinton and graduated in 1891 with a Bachelor of Arts (BA ) from. He then became a journalist at the daily newspaper New York Sun before it was 1901-1905 journalist at McClure 's Magazine. He then worked as a freelance journalist and one of the first Muckrakern. His investigative journalistic reports in the magazine Collier's led to the adoption of the Pure Food and Drug Act. The reports published in 1906 in the book The Great American Fraud.

After the 1926 novel, Revelry 1930 he wrote a biography of Daniel Webster, entitled The Godlinke Daniel and 1939 U.S. President Warren G. Harding titled Incredible Era. Following the novels The Harvey Girls ( 1942) and Canal Town (1944 ) published. Adams, who was 1937-1958 and member of the prestigious Dutch Treat Club in New York City, wrote last Grandfather Stories ( 1955). The book Tenderloin appeared in 1959 posthumously.

Some of his books have been made ​​into a film, such as his novel Night Bus by Frank Capra in the film It Happened One Night (1934 ) with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, and The Gorgeous Hussy by Clarence Brown in the movie of the same in 1936 with Joan Crawford and Robert Taylor.