The Speech of the People
U. S. A. is the world's greatest rivervalley fringed with mountains and hills, U. S. A. is a set of bigmouthed officials with too many bankaccounts. U. S. A. is a lot of men buried in their uniforms in Arlington Cemetery. U. S. A. is the letters at the end of an address when you are away from home. But mostly U. S. A. is the speech of the people.
– 42nd Parallel
Our first issue of our newsletter was sent out in February of 2012. This issue includes write ups of our recent panels, information about future panels, and an interview with John Dos Passos Coggin, John Dos Passos's grandson and author of an authorized biography of former Florida U.S.
senator and governor Lawton Chiles to be published by Florida
Historical Society Press this fall.
Our second issue was sent out in March of 2013. This issue also includes write ups of our recent panels and information about future panels. This year we feature a piece by Fredrik Tydal that recounts some novels recommended by John Dos Passos's in the context of his work and in our contemporary context.
Our third issue came out in February of 2014. This issue includes write ups of panels at the American Literature Association conference and a call for papers for the First Annual Biennial John Dos Passos Society Conference. This issue kicks off with a description of the Official John Dos Passos website, maintained by the family.
If you'd like to receive our newsletter for 2015, which will include write ups of our annual business meeting and our First Biennial John Dos Passos Society conference, please click on the "Membership" link to the left, and follow directions for joining the Society.