Richard Harding Davis was an American 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. 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.
|If women and children have cruelly and needlessly suffered, if without reason cities have been wrecked, the world should know that.||War & Peace|
|It is sheer straight waste of life through dogged stupidity.||War & Peace|
|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.|
|The Newspaper wants me to by neutral with respect to Germany, as if anyone could be neutral in this war.||Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest ;War & Peace ;Media, Journalism & The Press|
|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.|