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Collection American Leaders Speak: Recordings from World War I

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The Nation's Forum and the History of Sound Recordings

  • Gelatt, Roland. The Fabulous Phonograph. New York: Macmillan, 1977.
  • Goldenberg, David. "Nation's Forum; A History and Discography." The Discographer, 2:195-200.

The First World War

  • Marshall, S.L.A. The American Heritage History of World War I. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1964.
  • Mock, James R. Words That Won the War; The Story of the Committee on Public Information, 1917-1919. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1939.
  • Cornbise, Alfred E. War as Advertised: The Four Minute Men and America's Crusade, 1917-1918. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The American Philosophical Society, 1984.

America During the Early Twentieth Century

  • Barck, Oscar T. and Blake, Nelson M. Since 1900: A History of the United States in Our Times. New York: Macmillan, 1965.
  • Sullivan, Mark. Our Times, 1900-1925. New York: Scribner, 1936.

Selected Books About Nation's Forum Speakers

Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)

  • Coolidge, Calvin. The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge. Rutland, Vermont: Academy Books, 1984.
  • Murray, Robert K. The Politics of Normalcy: Governmental Theory and Practice in the Harding-Coolidge Era. New York: Norton, 1973.
  • White, William Allen. A Puritan in Babylon; The Story of Calvin Coolidge. Gloucester, Massachusetts: Patterson Smith, 1973.

James Middleton Cox (1870-1957)

  • Cebula, James E. James M. Cox: Journalist and Politician. New York: Garland, 1985.
  • Cox, James M. Journey Through My Years. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1946.

James Watson Gerard (1867-1951)

  • Gerard, James W. My Four Years in Germany. New York: George H. Doran Co., 1917.
  • Trask, David F. Captains & Cabinets. Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 1972.

Samuel Gompers (1850-1924)

  • Chasan, Will. Samuel Gompers: Leader of American Labor. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1971.
  • Gompers, Samuel. Seventy Years of Life and Labor. Ithaca, New York: ILR Press, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 1984.
  • Grubbs, Frank L. Samuel Gompers and the Great War: Protecting Labor's Standards. Wake Forest, North Carolina: Meridional Publications, 1982.
  • Myers, David R., ed. Samuel Gompers, A Selected List of References About the Man and his Times. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1986.
  • Stearn, Gerald Emanuel. Gompers. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1971.

Warren Gamaliel Harding (1865-1923)

  • Murray, Robert K. The Politics of Normalcy: Governmental Theory and Practice in the Harding-Coolidge Era. New York: Norton, 1973.
  • _____________ . The Harding Era; Warren G. Harding and his Administration. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1969.
  • Russell, Francis. The Shadow of Blooming Grove: Warren G. Harding in His Times. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1968.
  • Sinclair, Andrew. The Available Man; The Life Behind the Mask of Warren Gamaliel Harding. New York: Macmillan, 1965.

General John Joseph Pershing (1860-1948)

  • Palmer, Frederick. John J. Pershing, General of the Armies; A Biography. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Military Service Publishing Company., 1948
  • Pershing, John J. My Experiences in the World War. Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania: Tab Books, 1989.
  • Vandiver, Frank. Black Jack: The Life and Times of John J. Pershing. College Station, Texas: Texas A & M University Press, 1977.

Corinne Roosevelt Robinson (1861-1933)

  • Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt. My Brother, Theodore Roosevelt. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1932.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945)

  • Burns, James MacGregor. Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox. Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press, 1989.
  • Davis, Kenneth S. FDR: The Beckoning of Destiny, 1882-1928; A History. New York: Putnam, 1971.
  • Freidel, Frank B. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Boston: Little, Brown, 1952-56.
  • Gallagher, Hugh G. FDR's Splendid Deception. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1985.
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D. The Roosevelt Reader; Selected Speeches, Messages, Press Conferences, and Letters of Franklin D. Roosevelt. New York: Rinehart, 1957.
  • Ward, Geoffrey. A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt. New York: Harper & Row, 1989.
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