Kings, Queens and Pawns

Kings, Queens and Pawns

by Mary Roberts Rinehart


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Mary Roberts Rinehart -- novelist, playwright, mother of the man whose name still graces a powerful publishing company -- was also a war correspondent during World War I. This volume, Kings, Queens and Pawns, first published in 1915, collects many of her reports.

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ISBN-13: 9781406562729
Publisher: Dodo Press
Publication date: 12/28/2007
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876 - 1958) was an American writer, often called the American Agatha Christie, although her first mystery novel was published 14 years before Christie's first novel in 1920. Rinehart is considered the source of the phrase "The butler did it" from her novel The Door (1930), although the novel does not use the exact phrase. Rinehart is also considered to have invented the "Had-I-But-Known" school of mystery writing, with the publication of The Circular Staircase (1908).

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting. This is the account of an American woman visiting the WWI front in 1914 before America was involved. Of course it addressed horrific conditions in the trenches and in the hospitals. There were interviews with generals, world leaders, medical personnel. The book also touched on women's status, American sentiments, and social issues of the times. There was even a part towards the end about the role of theBoy Scouts. The perspective was somewhat unique being that of a woman. Some of the issues such as the concern for reintegrating Soldiers into society after war and some of the mental trauma of some veterans are issues still common today. I found the book interesting.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Since this is a scanned document, the text is unreadable. Don't bother!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just the cover and first pages are scanned text. Okay after the table of contents. Havent read the book yet.