Home Timeline 1942-1973 Reporters & Writers Perpsectives on Reporting Civil Rights Resources Reporting Civil Rights: The LOA Anthology
Reporters and Writers z x w v t s r p o n m l k j i h g f e d c b a
No photo available James  Poling
Back to
Author Index

(January 7, 1907-February 1976) Born James W. Poling in Lima, Ohio. Graduated from University of Michigan with a degree in English literature, 1928. Worked as editor at Doubleday, Doran in New York. During World War II served as air combat intelligence officer in the Pacific. After war wrote articles for Argosy, Collier's, and other magazines, and books including The Final Face of Eve (with Evelyn Lancaster, 1958), Esquire's World of Jazz (1962), Animals in Disguise (1966), The Man Who Saved Robinson Crusoe (1967), The Story of Tools (1969), The Rockefeller Record (editor, 1970), All Battle Stations Manned: The U.S. Navy in World War II (1971), and Leaves: Their Amazing Lives and Strange Behavior (1971).