Stephen Crane (1871-1900) was an American novelist, short story writer and journalist. He was a prolific writer, but is best known for his classic novel of the American Civil War, The Red Badge of Courage. A recent biography of his short but eventful life (he died of tuberculosis aged 28) is Burning Boy by novelist Paul Auster.
Books by Stephen Crane
Interviews where books by Stephen Crane were recommended
The best-selling children’s author, Michael Morpurgo, says books for children need to do more than amuse their readers. He picks his own favourite books written for young people.
Fear is a great examiner of one’s character, argues the World War II veteran and eminent historian of war, Sir Michael Howard. He recommends the best books on war, two on strategy and three on what it’s actually like for soldiers and commanding officers.
The acting director of the Writing Program at Boston University argues that cowardice can still be part of our ethical vocabulary, but that we must learn from history’s mistaken identification of the traumatised as cowards.