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Books with Citations for Stars and Stripes: World War I

Adams, Samuel Hopkins.
Alexander Woolcott, His Life and His World. Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1944, 1970. 388 p. Ill., index.
LC call number: PS3545.O77 Z6 1970
LC control number: 77130545

Woolcott's life as a book reviewer, drama critic for the New York Times, and earlier as a reporter and editor for Stars and Stripes, is detailed.

Ashley, Sally.
F.P.A., The Life and Times of Franklin Pierce Adams. New York: Beaufort Books, 1986. 266 p. Bibliography, index.
LC call number: PS3501.D24 Z54 1986
LC control number: 85026723

Adams was a columnist for Stars and Stripes who later wrote volumes of poetry and humorous verse. This biography relates his experiences at the newspaper, including its politics and organization.

Bailey, Seth Thomas.
Henry's Pal to Henry: A Book of Letters to Henry, Written and Published in the Stars and Stripes. Paris: Stars and Stripes, 1919. 66 p. Ill.
LC call number: D526.2 .B18
LC control number: 51045349

Series of fictitious letters depicting life of the average soldier during the war.

Baldridge, Cyrus Le Roy and Hilmar R. Baukhage.
I Was There With the Yanks on the Western Front, 1917-1919. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1919. 142 p. Ill.
LC call number: D527.B2
LC control number: 19025937

Collection of sketches and verse that appeared in Stars and Stripes and other American magazines by two former staff members of the newspaper.

Buddies: A Collection of World War Poems. Edited by Gus W. Campbell and James B. Livingstone. De Kalb, Ill.: Barb City Book Co., 1930. 160p.
LC call number: D526.2 C22
LC control number: 30008615

With the inscription "written by our buddies for our buddies," this anthology of poetry draws from works that appeared in Stars and Stripes and Yanks.

Chatterton, Wayne.
Alexander Woolcott. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1978. 191 p. Bibliography, index.
LC call number: PS3545.O77 Z64
LC control number: 77025123

Chapter four of this biography of Woolcott relives his experiences with Stars and Stripes, and provides a critique of Woolcott's book, The Command is Forward.

Cornebise, Alfred E.
The Stars and Stripes: Doughboy Journalism in World War I. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1984. xiii, 221 p. Ill., bibliography, index.
LC call number: D501.S725 C67
LC control number: 83012863

This work is both a reflective history of the newspaper and a study in American popular culture. The bibliographic essay directs readers to the National Archives in Washington D.C., which houses many of the primary resources the author used for this book.

Crozier, Emmet.
American Reporters on the Western Front. New York: Oxford University Press, 1959. 299 p. Ill., index.
LC call number: D632.C72
LC control number: 59010968

Although Crozier includes only a brief account of the establishment of Stars and Stripes, this work is valuable as an assiduous survey of World War I American and British newspaper correspondents. Includes both a roster of accredited reporters by the United States Army and those who had their accreditation suspended.

Fountain, Charles.
Sportswriter: the Life and Times of Grantland Rice. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. 327 p. Ill., bibliography, index.
LC call number: GV742.42.R53 F68 1993
LC control number: 92046146

Upon being appointed editor of the sports pages for Stars and Stripes, Rice immediately agreed with the decision to do away with the section, announcing that this was a time of war and not spectator sports. Instead he became a news reporter for the newspaper, and this biography recounts his war-time experiences.

Grant, Jane C.
Ross, the New Yorker and Me. New York: Reynal, 1968. 271 p. Ill., index.
LC call number: PN4874.R65 G7
LC control number: 68012154

First-hand account of Harold Ross' life by his former wife, journalist Jane Grant. Includes numerous anecdotes of his career as managing editor of Stars and Stripes.

Hoyt, Edwin Palmer.
Alexander Woollcott: The Man Who Came to Dinner. Radnor, Pa.: Chilton Book Co., 1973. 357 p. Ill., bibliography, index.
LC call number: PS3545.O77 Z7 1973
LC control number: 73011009

Biography of Alexander Woollcott, a member of the Algonquin Round Table, with numerous references to his time as an editor and reporter for Stars and Stripes.

Katz, Harry Lewis.
A Brief History of the Stars and Stripes: Official Newspaper of the American Expeditionary
Forces in France
. Washington, D.C.: The Columbia Publishing Company, 1921. 47 p. Ill.
LC call number: D501.S725 K3
LC control number: 21015404

Written by a member of the Stars and Stripes mailing department during the war, this history includes excerpts and cartoons from the paper along with photographs of the staff and their offices. Contains a list of contributors to the newspaper and brief biographies of four staff members who died in service.

Kramer, Dale.
Ross and the New Yorker. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1951. 306 p. Ill., index.
LC call number: PN4900.N35 K7
LC control number: 51014118

Although mostly concerned mostly with Harold Ross's time at the New Yorker, chapter three provides a humorous commentary on the period when he was the editor of Stars and Stripes.

Kunkel, Thomas.
Genius in Disguise: Harold Ross of the New Yorker. New York: Random House, 1995.
497 p. Ill., bibliography, index.
LC call number: PN4874.R65 K86 1995
LC control number: 94033647

Chapter three of this biography of Ross is devoted to his work as a reporter for, and later editor of, Stars and Stripes. As editor, Ross began a popular campaign through the newspaper to encourage American troops to donate money for French war orphans.

Mock, James Robert.
Censorship 1917. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press; London: Oxford University Press, 1941. ix , 250 p.
LC call number: D632.M6
LC control number: 41023428

Addresses the conflict between First Amendment rights and war-time regulations. The author includes a discussion about military rules for Stars and Stripes and the stories they were permitted to write.

The New York Times of World War I. Edited by Christine Bent. New York: Arno Press, 1980. ix, 310 p. Ill.
LC call number: D505.N73 1980
LC control number: 80016366

Compilation of articles that appeared in the New York Times from 1914 through 1919.

Newspapers of the First World War. Edited by Ian Williams. Newton Abbot: David and Charles, 1970. 160 p. Ill. Maps.
LC call number: D505.W5 Folio
LC control number: 78857928

Excerpts from British newspapers during the war.

O'Connor, Richard.
Heywood Broun: A Biography. New York: Putnam, 1975. 249 p. Ill., bibliography, index.
LC call number: PS3503.R76 Z74
LC control number: 74030572

A journalist during World War I, Broun, who had his accreditation by the army suspended in February 1918, befriended many staff members of Stars and Stripes.

Squads Write! Edited with commentary by John T. Winterich. New York: Harper, 1931. 335 p.
LC call number: D501.S725 A3
LC control number: 31024417

A selection of prose, verse, and cartoons from Stars and Stripes. Chapter 15 is a list of individuals who worked on the newspaper.

Teichmann, Howard.
Smart Aleck: The Wit, World, and Life of Alexander Woollcott. New York: Morrow, 1976. 334 p. Ill., bibliography, index.
LC call number: PS3545.O77 Z9
LC control number: 75040129

This biography of Woolcott also includes in chapters 6 and 7 a good description of the inner workings of Stars and Stripes.

The United States in the First World War. Edited by Anne Cipriano Venzon. New York: Garland Pub., 1995. 830 p. Map, bibliography, index.
LC call number: D510.U65 1995 MRR Alcove
LC control number: 95001782

Comprehensive listing of people, places, and organizations active in World War I with an entry for Stars and Stripes.

Wallgren, Abian A.
The A.E.F. in Cartoon. Philadelphia: D. Sowers & Company, 1933. 76 p. Ill.
LC call number: D526.2 .W27
LC control number: 33006796

Cartoons from Stars and Stripes during World War I, with an introduction by former staff members, Alexander Woollcott and John Winterich.

Woollcott, Alexander.
The Command is Forward. New York: The Century Co., 1919. xii, 304 p. Ill.
LC call number: D570.9.W6
LC control number: 19014554

A reprint of newspaper stories filed by Woollcott when he was a reporter for Stars and Stripes. These articles reflect the patriotic spirit of the average American soldier during the war.

Yanks: A.E.F. Verse. New York: London, G.P. Putnam's sons, 1919. xiii, 157 p. Ill.
LC call number: D526.2 .S72
LC control number: 20001393

Anthology of verse written by soldiers and originally published in Stars and Stripes. Royalties from this volume were to be used for the Stars and Stripes Fund for French War Orphans.


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