AN AMERICAN CHRONICLE by Ray Stannard Baker

AN AMERICAN CHRONICLE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Companion volume to Native American (1941), this continues the autobiography of the author, reporter, biographer, whose commemorative editorial and biographical work on Wilson have made him the authority on Wilson -- and whose creation of ""David Grayson"" brought him a perennial popular following...His early years as a reporter in Chicago during the depression of '93; on to marriage, and New York, and writing and editing for McClure. Then the break to write on his own, achieve personal freedom; the muck raking articles for which he was prosecuted, the retreat to the country and regeneration through nature (the birth of ""David Grayson""); the political interest kept alive in the Progressive-Insurgent Movement; the war years, the close watching of Wilson's every move, and appointment as head of Wilson's Press Department during the Peace Conference; the confusion and disillusion of these months, the tragedy of the Wilson failure, and Baker's efforts to bring understanding to the Wilson mission. And, following Wilson's death, the fourteen years spent in editing of the documents left in his care by wilson...A benevolent, energetic, liberal -- through his own eyes -- unselfconscious --overlong in the telling.

Pub Date: March 5th, 1945
Publisher: Scribner