The Great War Reporter: Journalism 1914-1916

The Great War Reporter: Journalism 1914-1916

The Great War Reporter: Journalism 1914-1916

The Great War Reporter: Journalism 1914-1916

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Overview

The well-traveled and photogenic Richard Harding Davis represented all that was edgy and glamorous about the new breed of American journalist: foreign correspondent. Fearlessly tramping by rail, road and horseback to the front lines of the “Great War,” he sent back colorful dispatches on the murderous trench warfare in France, shocking German atrocities in Belgium, and the convoluted fighting in the Balkan mountains, where tribal loyalties and murky national rivalries created a confusing strategic chessboard. While pulling down a hefty annual retainer of $32,000 for the Wheeler Syndicate, Davis ran serious risks to his life and freedom; on one nearly fatal day he was arrested by the Germans as a British spy, and managed to turn the incident into one of the most famous newspaper stories of the entire war. His reports landed on the front pages of the leading New York papers, including the Herald, the Times, and the Tribune, and also earning him a spotlight in the Sunday supplements, where his descriptions of civilians, political figures and combat veterans revealed the war’s many fascinating backstories. The Great War: Journalism 1914 – 1916, the first compilation of Davis’ original reporting in history, is a publishing landmark that will help students, historians and casual readers understand the most important single event of the 20th century.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990713746
Publisher: Archive LLC
Publication date: 11/02/2015
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

The Lusitania, Taking Sporting Chance, Wins
New York Tribune/August 13, 1914
1

London, Though Eager for News, Gladly Yields to the Censor
New York Tribune/August 15, 1914
3

Davis Sure Germans Were Withdrawing
New York Tribune/August 20, 1914
4

Like a River of Steel It Flowed, Gray and Ghostlike
New York Tribune/August 23, 1914
5

Germans Got Cold Cheer in Brussels
New York Tribune/August 25, 1914
8

Horrors of Louvain Told by Eyewitness; Circled Burning City
New York Tribune/August 31, 2014
10

Germans Censor Notes of Envoys
New York Tribune/September 1, 1914
15

Tells Expeerience as War Prisoner
New York Tribune/September 2, 1914
19
Eight American Writers Arrested
New York Tribune/September 4, 1914
22

Says Kaiser, Breaking Word, Tricked Czar
New York Tribune/September 4, 1914
30
Paris Standing Strain of War Complacently
New York Tribune/September 15, 1914
33

Public Opinion Ends Aero Visits
New York Tribune/September 15, 1914
37

Vivid Description of the Shelling of Rheims Cathedral
New York Tribune/September 22, 1914
39

Rheims Cathedral Not Used by Army
New York Tribune/September 26, 1914
47

Rheims a Wreck Around Cathedral
New York Tribune/September 29, 1914
51

French Capital Sees Its Oldtime Activity
New York Tribune/October 3, 1914
56

The Germans in Brussels
Scribner's/November, 1914
61

The Appalling Waste of the European War
New York Tribune/November 1, 1914
72


"Under Fire"--By Richard Harding Davis
New York Tribune/November 8, 1914
82

Uncle Sam's Diplomats in War Zone Do Him Honor
New York Tribune/November 15, 1914
91

War Correspondents' Fight for Place in the Sun
New York Tribune/November 22, 1914
101

Rheims During the Bombardment
Scribner's/January, 1915
110

Wengler's "Two Shots"
The New York Times/January 8, 1915
119

An Insult to War
The New York Times/July 11, 1915
121

Poincaré Thanks America for Help
The New York Times/November 6, 1915
123

"War as Usual" Motto of France
The New York Times/November 16, 1915
127

Allies in Serbia Fighting in the Clouds
The New York Times/December 9, 1915
132

Allies at Saloniki Preparing to Stay
The New York Times/December 11, 1915
134


Arras, The Unburied City
The New York Times/December 12, 1915
135

Americans Escape Safely from Gievgeli
The New York Times/December 13, 1915
139

Allies' Casualties in Retreat Given as 1,700
The New York Times/December 15, 1915
142

Luring Teutons On To Saloniki
The New York Times/December 31, 1915
144

Air Raiders Aimed At Allies' Warships
The New York Times/January 2, 1916
148

Allies' Grip on Food Keeps Greece Still
The New York Times/January 12, 1916
150

French Made Merry in Serbian Retreat
The New York Times/January 19, 1916
155

A Deserted Command
The New York Times/January 23, 1916
160

A Peep at the Famous St. Mihiel Salient
The New York Times/February 6, 1916
166

The War That Lurks in the Forest of the Vosges
The New York Times/February 13, 1916
173


Blinded in Battle, But Not Made Useless
The New York Times/February 27, 1916
179

Verdun's Traps and Mazes
The New York Times/March 5, 1916
187

President Poincaré Thanks America
New York Times/November 6, 1916
190

Sources
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203

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