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Esquire Magazine
The Autobiography
Endocrinology
Military Analysis





 

Esquire Magazine

Not a rumor - Antheil really wrote hundreds of columns for Esquire Magazine, mostly under the title "Girl Meets Boy."

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The Autobiography

Bad Boy of Music was completed in 1945, and is the extremely exaggerated story of Antheil's real and fictitious adventures in America, Africa, and Europe. The story is peopled with larger-than-life characters from James Joyce to Groucho Marx, from Igor Stravinsky to the incredible Abraham Lincoln Gillespie, Jr.
A great read, and the source of some of the funniest musical anecdotes of the twentieth century.

Published by Samuel French. Available from Amazon.com and many bookstores.

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Endocrinology

As strange as it may seem, Antheil was also the author of a text on Endocrinology, entitled: Every Man His Own Detective and subtitled: "X marks the gland where the criminal's found."
Stackpole Books, 1937.

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Military Analysis

Antheil's most famous piece of military writing (aside from the torpedo patent) is surely his article "Germany Never had a Chance." Written in June, 1939; as if from the vantage point of 1950; the article predicted with considerable accuracy many of the events of World War II. In his research George was aided by his brother Henry, at that time employed at the US Legation in Finland as a cipher clerk. George also spoke some German and had access to a wide variety of German journalists and correspondents whom he had befriended during his glory days in Europe.

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Antheil

Antheil as an angry young man...
Photo courtesy of the Estate of George Antheil.

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