Stephen Crane

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 books on War, recommended by Michael Howard

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 best books on Cowardice, recommended by Chris Walsh

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.

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