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About the Author: Richard Harding Davis

Richard Harding Davis (April 18, 1864 – April 11, 1916) was a journalist and writer of fiction and drama, known foremost as the first American war correspondent to cover the Spanish-American War, the Second Boer War, and the First World War. His writing greatly assisted the political career of Theodore Roosevelt and he also played a major role in the evolution of the American magazine. His influence extended to the world of fashion and he is credited with making the clean-shaven look popular among men at the turn of the 20th century.


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Paperback, Published in Nov 2011 by Flying Chipmunk Publishing

ISBN10: 1617204315 | ISBN13: 9781617204319

Page count: 218

"Stories for Boys" - Published in 1891, this is a collection of six of Davis's dramatic and gripping stories for boys. These are from early in his career and focus on boys and young adults, including two stories featuring one of Davis' most popular characters: Van Bibber. The stories range from a boat race between rival hotels; a baseball star who injures a bystander at a game; a tennis star who runs up against some dishonest players and judges; kids playing a dangerous game of "I dare you;" a Circus outing with Van Bibber, and a novice jockey hit with temptation to throw a race. The stories included are: "Midsummer Pirates," "Richard Carr's Baby," "The Great Tri-club Tennis Tournament," "The Jump at Corey's Slip," "The Van Bibber Baseball Club," and "The Story of a Jockey." * * * * "The Exiles and Other Stories" - Published in 1894, this is a collection of seven stories, one of which is a record of one of Davis' real experiences in England breaking the law, and continue Davis's fine tradition of tight writing, including another Van Bibber story where he is the victim of a slanderous letter. The stories are: "The Exiles," "The Writing on the Wall," "The Right of Way," "His Bad Angel," "The Boy Orator of Zepata City," "The Romance in the Life of Hefty Burke," and "An Anonymous Letter." * * * * This volume includes the complete text of all the stories, published in 1891 and 1894. Also included are the original 17 illustrations that graced these stories. * * * * Check our other Children's, Juvenile, and Adult books at www.FlyingChipmunkPublishing.com, or Like us on Facebook for our latest releases.

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