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Richard Harding Davis

Author, Journalist, Playwright (18-Apr-1864 — 11-Apr-1916)


Fairfax Davis Downey. Richard Harding Davis: His Day. New York City: C. Scribner's Sons. 1933. 322pp.

Gerald Langford. The Richard Harding Davis Years: A Biography of A Mother and Son. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston. 1961. 336pp.

Arthur Lubow. The Reporter Who Would Be King: A Biography of Richard Harding Davis. New York: Maxwell Macmillan. 1992. 438pp.

Lewis S. Miner. Mightier than the Sword: The Story of Richard Harding Davis. Chicago, IL: A. Whitman & Co.. 1940. 225pp.

Scott Compton Osborn. Richard Harding Davis: The Development of A Journalist. Lexington, KY: University of Kentuicky Press. 1953. 706pp.

John D. Seelye. War Games: Richard Harding Davis and the New Imperialism. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press. 2003. 341pp.


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  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Webster's American Biographies (p.258)

  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  8. Twentieth Century Authors (p.355)

  9. Authors Today and Yesterday (pp.187-90)

  10. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.187)

  11. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.177)

  12. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.221)

  13. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.53)

  14. Literary Journalism: A Biographical Dictionary of Writers and Editors (p.59)

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