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The Four-Track News, 1901-1906; Travel Magazine, 1906-1910; Travel, 1910- 1950; Travel: The Magazine That Roams the Globe, 1950-1977; Travel-Holiday: The Magazine That Roams the Globe, 1977-present.
Vols. 1-170, July 1901-July 1988, monthly.
Passenger Department of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad, 1901- 1902, New York; Robert M. McBride and Company, 1924-1949, New Jersey; Travel Publications Inc., 1949-present, New York.
George H. Daniels, 1901-?; Raymond Holden, ?-1925; Edward Hale Bierstadt, 1925-1927; Coburn Gilman, 1927-1950; Malcolm McTear Davis, 1950-1972; Robert H. Rufa, 1972-1974; Barbara M. Lotz, 1974-1985; Scott Shane, 1985- present.
The first and most successful of the confession magazines, True Story emerged from the reader mail of Physical Culture, publisher Bernarr Macfadden's first magazine and the vehicle for his gospel of physical fitness. As Physical Culture gained circulation in the late teens, it broadened its appeal by featuring advice columns and first-person narratives that addressed social and psychological as well as physical problems. 1 Macfadden's emotional editorial style encouraged readers to respond to these features on a personal level, and according to his authorized biography, many wrote letters about their own experiences to corroborate what they read in Physical Culture:
Most of [the letters] had the conscious ring of public confession, such as is heard in a Salvation Army gathering, or in an old-fashioned testimony