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Forrest Wilson

Forrest Wilson

American journalist
Forrest Wilson
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Intro American journalist
A.K.A. Robert Forrest Wilson
Was Writer Journalist Biographer
From United States of America
Type Journalism Literature Science
Gender male
Birth 20 January 1883
Death 9 May 1942 (aged 59 years)
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Robert Forrest Wilson (January 20, 1883 in Warren, Ohio – May 9, 1942 in Weston, Connecticut) was an American author and journalist. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography in 1942 for his biography of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Crusader in Crinoline: The Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1941).
Wilson was born in Warren, Ohio. During the First World War he served as a captain with the US Army Chemical Warfare Service, and later (1923-1927) as Assistant Secretary of War charged with gathering historical data on the conflict, much of formed the basis of several co-authored works about mobilization.
After the war, in common with tens of thousands of Americans he moved to Paris and lived there for some years, a period which he details in his book Paris On Parade
Wilson died shortly after receiving the 1942 Pulitzer Prize.

Published Works

  • The Living Pageant of the Nile, Bobbs Merrill, Indianapolis, 1921
  • The Road to France: the transportation of troops and military supplies 1917-1918, 1921
  • Demobilization, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1921 (with Benedict Cowell)
  • Paris on Parade, Bobbs Merrill, Indianapolis, 1924
  • How to Wine and Dine in Paris, Bobbs Merrill, Indianapolis, 1930
  • Crusader in Crinoline: The Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1941
  • The Giant Hand: Our Mobilization and Control of Industry and Natural Resources 1917-1918 (with Benedict Crowell), Yale University Press, New Haven, 1921

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