REBEL AT LARGE by George Creel


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The nostalgic, sometimes bitter, sometimes stormy and always colorful swift-paced memoirs of an able, old-time journalist with a political turn of mind and a pressing social consciousness. An autobiographical piece which hits only the high spots of his career rather than his personal life, this has warmth nonetheless. As a newspaperman with reform on his mind, in St. Louis, Denver, New York, on the West Coast, the author knew some of the leading personalities of the past few decades, and was in on, if not at times one of the driving forces of, what is now part and parcel of our political and social history. As head of the Office of War Information during World War I, he was close to Wilson, accompanied him to Paris, and has much to say about him, both in way of vindication and explanation. On a less personal basis, he has a good deal to say of Barding, Goelidge, Hoever, Roosevelt, Truman. Social and political commentary and memorabilia, flavored with rugged individuality and old American tradition, this is definitely of interest to his own contemporaries.

Pub Date: Oct. 31st, 1947
Publisher: Putnam