Books by George H. Douglas

Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Passionate, reasoned, and untendentious—easily deserving a visible place on the Crisis-in-the-Colleges shelf."
Another faithful-oppositionist lament over—and explanation of—the wreckage of American college education, this time from English professor Douglas (Univ. of Illinois; All Aboard!, The Smart Magazines, etc.). Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Without losing sight of its subject's often troubled past, this lively social history vividly reminds us why the railroad continues to inspire nostalgia in Americans even as they bypass it for newer forms of transportation. (Thirty-six b&w photographs.)"
Douglas (English/Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; The Smart Magazines, p. 706; Women of the 20s, 1986) returns to the fascinating lore of the American railroad, a subject he first explored in microcosm with Rail City: Chicago USA (not reviewed). Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Zesty, but not overly spiced."
The nation's most brilliant magazines in the first four decades of the 20th century, presented with style by the author of the sprightly Women of the 20s (1986). Read full book review >