Richard Harding Davis

Literary Birthday – 18 April – Richard Harding Davis

Richard Harding Davis was born 18 April 1864, and died 11 April 1916.

Three Quotes

  1. The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in a new way or to say a new thing in an old way.
  2. All through the night, like the tumult of a river when it races between the cliffs of a canyon, in my sleep I could hear the steady roar of the passing army…. This was a machine, endless, tireless, with the delicate organisation of a watch and the brute power of a steam-roller.
  3. No civilized person ever goes to bed the same day he gets up.

Richard Harding Davis was a journalist and writer of fiction and drama. He was best known as the first American war correspondent to cover the Spanish-American War, the Second Boer War, and the First World War. His writing played a major role in the evolution of the American magazine. His books include Soldiers of FortuneCinderella and Other Stories, and The Amateur.

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 18th April 2014