WE'LL STICK TO THE FINISH, "C'EST LA GUERRE".
Chapple Publishing Company, Boston, 1918., VG. First Edition. Black &
red lettering on tan boards. 6.5x9. A small inconspicuous stain,
appears to be blood, to bottom edge of front cover. Nice heavy paper,
photographs, 303 pp. A nice tight, clean copy with virtually no wear.
The observations of an American magazine editor on the Western Front during
WWI~~~ he talked with everyone from common privates to commanding generals.
AMERICAN REPORTERS ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-18.
Good/VG. Chipping & corner-wear to jacket. (NY. Oxford Univ Press, 1959). First Edition.
Map of Western Front on endpages, frontispiece photo, bibliography, index, 299 pages.
~~~ "There was something unique and undisciplined about thses correspondents, something that gave freshnessand vigorto their work. They would not conform. No two were alike." So writes veteran newspaperman and war correspondent Emmet Crozier in his lively account ofthe men who covered WWI for the American public.
The cast of characters includes temperamental and tempestuous Junius Wood, individualist Heywood Broun, flamboyant Floyd Gibbons, and Roy Howard, the man who broke the news of the false armistice. There are such well-known names as Richard Harding Davis, Harry Hansen, Will Irwin, John T. McCutcheon, and Irvin S. Cobb. They ranged in age and experience from war-seasoned veterans like William G. Shepherd and Frederick Palmer, to a thin, freckled, inquisitive youngster named J. Westbrook Pegler. Their story is filled with humor, excitement, danger, and heroism, plus the eternal frustration of trying to get news dispatches past the censors.
Davis, Richard Harding,
WITH THE FRENCH IN FRANCE AND SALONIKA.
VG. A tight, clean copy with very little wear except for
minor chipping of lettering on cover.
(NY: Scribners, 1916). Frontispiece photograph. 275 pp.
~~~ TABLE OF CONTENTS: President Poincare Thanks America;
The Mud Trenches of Artois;
The Zigzag Front of Champagne;
From Paris to the Piraeus;
Why King Constantine Is Neutral;
With the Allies in Salonika;
Two Boys Against an Army;
The French-British Front in Serbia;
Verdun and St Mihiel;
War in the Vosges;
Hints for Those Who Want to Help;
London, A Year Later.
~~~ From the author's Preface: "This book was written during the three last months of 1915 and the first month
of this year (April, 1916) in the form of letters from France, Greece, Serbia, and England. the writer visited ten of the
twelve sectors of the French front, seeing most of them from the first trench, and was also on the French-British
front in the Balkans. Outside of Paris the Fernch cities visited were Verdun, Amiens, St Die, Arras, Chalons,
Nancy, and Rheims. What he saw served to strengthen his admiration for the French army and, as individuals and
as a nation, for the French people, and to increase his confidence in the ultimate success of their arms.
THE LOG OF A NON-COMBATANT.
Houghton Mifflin Co., 1915. VG. Some minor soiling to edges of book, & some
edgewear. Fabric slightly frayed at top edge of spine. Tight overall.
Photographic plates and facsimiles of various documents. Front endpages show
map of Antwerp and surrounding forts, and rear endpages show "Author's
Wanderings before his Second Trip to Germany" through Belgium and Holland.
Green was Staff Correspondent of the New York Evening Post and Special
Correspondent of the Boston Journal. Book was copyrighted in 1914 and published
in October of 1915. Table of Contents as follows: From Broadway to Ghent; The
Second Bombardment of Terrmond; Captive; A Clog Dance on the Scheldt; The
Bombardment of Antwerp; The Surrender of Antwerp; Spying on Spies; The Sorrow
of the People; Appendix: Atrocities.
Hylton, Stuart. REPORTING THE GREAT WAR.
NEW copy, hardcover with dust jacket. (Pen & Sword, 2014). Illustrated, notes, bibliography, index, 168 pages.
~~~ The Great War of 1914-1918 was the world’s first total conflict. It drew the whole population into the war effort as never before. The armed forces recruited on a scale that was previously unimaginable, and the munitions industries drew more and more citizens into the labor market. The entire national economy was thrown onto a war footing. The local newspapers of those years provide a unique picture of these momentous changes, and Reporting the Great War uses their words to recapture the experience of the time. It illustrates in telling detail the human tragedies and triumphs of a nation at war and the day-to-day preoccupations of communities trying to find normality during an unprecedented emergency.
Sections of the population were gripped by ‘hun-phobia’ – the fear that everything Germanic was an agent of the enemy. Terror of aerial attack and the shortages caused by the German submarine blockade brought the reality of war close to home. Unfamiliar terms entered the national vocabulary – conscription, conscientious objection, rationing – and pre-war assumptions, from the role of women to the use of alcohol, were challenged and changed.
Stuart Hylton’s fascinating account of the British home front during the Great War, as it was seen through the newspaper columns of the day, shows a nation seemingly sleepwalking into a war in 1914 and emerging, four years later, with the hope that a better world would come with the peace.
Klekowski, Ed & Libby Klekowski.
EYEWITNESSES TO THE GREAT WAR:
American Writers, Reporters, Volunteers and Soldiers in France, 1914-1918.
. NEW copy, trade PAPERBACK.
(Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2012). 43 Photographs,
5 maps, notes, bibliography, index, 261 pages.
~~~ Beginning with the novelist Edith Wharton, who toured the front in her Mercedes in 1915, this book describes the wartime experiences of American idealists (and a few rogues) on the Western Front and concludes with the doughboys’ experiences under General Pershing. Americans were "over there" from the war’s beginning in August 1914, and because America was neutral until April 1917, they saw the war from both the French and German lines. Since most of the Americans who served, regardless of which side they were on, were in Champagne and Lorraine, this sector is the focus. Excerpts from memoirs are supplemented by descriptions of personalities, places, battles and even equipment and weapons, thus placing these generally forgotten American adventurers into the context of their times. A special set of maps based upon German Army battle maps was drawn and rare photographs supplement the text.
Lardner, Ring (edited and with an introduction by Jeff Silverman),
LARDNER ON WAR: The Wit, Wisdom, and Whimsy of America's Premier Journalist.
NEW copy, hardcover with dust jacket. (Guilford, CT: The Lyon's Press, 2003). First Edition.
~~~ As the most famous journalist of the early twentieth century, Ring Lardner's wry skills as an
observer and satirical bent as a writer weren't just confined to the sporting arenas of his day. In 1918
he packed his kit bag and his biting wit and headed off to France on assignment for Colliers, to cast a
Lardneresque eye on the Great War. At the same time, he created a new wartime series of letters from the
pen of his most famous fictional character-Jack Keefe-who had traded in his baseball flannels for military
drab. LARDNER ON WAR puts together, for the first time, the two masterpieces from this era-"My Four Weeks
in France" and "Treat 'Em Rough: Letters from Jack the Kaiser Killer"-to introduce the wit, wisdom, and
whimsy of Ring Lardner to a new generation of readers.
(Palmer) Nathan A. Haverstock,
FIFTY YEARS AT THE FRONT: The Life of War Correspondent Frederick Palmer.
NEW copy, hardcover with dust jacket. (Washington: Brassey's, 1996). First Edition.
Photographs, notes, index,
~~~ In a career spanning nearly half a century, Frederick Palmer reported on more different armies
in action than any other journalist. From the 1890s through World War II, his war correspondence was
featured on the covers of Collier's, Scribner's, Harper's, and other leading magazines, and on the front
pages of daily newspapers across the nation, including the Chicago Tribune and The New York Times. Fifty
Years at the Front is the story of a man selected in 1914 by his peers in the press to fill the single
slot allotted American journalists with the British forces on the Western Front. Palmer subsequently donned
his own country's uniform to handle press relations for the American Expeditionary Force, for which he
became the first war correspondent to win the U.S. Army's Distinguished Service Medal. Between wars,
Palmer wrote thirty-one books, including Our Greatest Battle, the classic account of U.S.
participation in World War I. In his books, he provided thoughtful analysis of the future impact of weapons
and strategies he had seen on the battlefield and sounded the alarm on conflicts in the making, often with
remarkable accuracy. He had already issued several warnings that a second world war was on the horizon when
Princeton University awarded him an honorary doctorate of letters in 1935. To paraphrase that award,
Palmer's career was an unparalleled journey into the dark heart of a century defined by war. Though a
witness to the escalating destructive power of modern weaponry, he held tightly the hope that mankind
would someday heed the message of war correspondents like himself and outsmart what he called "the War
~~~ Originally in print at $27.95, now OUT OF PRINT.
VIVE LA FRANCE!
VG. with no obvious wear. Covers still fairly bright. Binding tight.
(NY: Charles Scriber's Sons).
First Edition. 63 photographs courtesy of the Photographic Service of the French Army.
Powell was war correspondent of the New York World, the London Daily Mail
and Scribner's Magazine with the Allied Armies. Covers Powell's observations on the
British and French front lines, campaigning in the Vosges, the retaking of Alsace and
the fighting in Champagne.