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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Edgar Ansel Mowrer  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: March 8, 1892 in Bloomington, Illinois

Died: March 2, 1977

-- Edgar Ansel Mowrer on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Edgar Mowrer was born, raised and educated in Illinois, graduating from the University of Chicago in 1910.

Biographical and Professional Information

Edgar was a war correspondent in France and Belgium for the Chicago Daily News from 1914-1916. After that he was the chief of the Berlin bureau; Paris bureau and became the Washington correspondent in 1940. He also was with the U.S. Office of War Information as the Deputy Director, from 1942-43, and finished his career as a syndicated columnist on foreign affairs from 1943-1969.

Published Works

  • This American World, Morrow, 1922
  • Germany Puts the Clock Back, Morrow, 1933
  • The Dragon Awakes, Morrow, 1939
  • Global War, An Atlas of World Strategy, Morrow, 1942
  • The Nightmare of American Foreign Policy, Knopf, 1948
  • Challenge and Decision, McGraw, 1950
  • A Good Time to Be Alive, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1959
  • An End to Make-Believe, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1961
  • Triumph and Turmoil, An Autobiography, Weybright, 1968
  • Umano and the Price of Lasting Peace, Philosophical Library, 1973

Selected Titles At Your Library

Triumph and turmoil:
ISBN: 0049200267. OCLC Number:

Allen & Unwin,. London,. 1970.

Umano and the price of lasting peace,
ISBN: 0802221033. OCLC Number:

Philosophical Library. New York,. [1973]



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