CHILDERS, JAMES SAXON, 1899-1965

Biography:

University professor, author, newspaper editor. Born– April 19, 1899, Birmingham. Parents– Hayden Prior and Pattie Undine (Goldwire) Childers. Married– Maurine White. Education– Oberlin College, B.A., 1920; Oxford University, B.A., 1923; M.A., 1927. Military service: Naval Aviation, WWI; U.S.Air Force Intelligence, WWII; retired with rank of colonel. Professor of literature at Birmingham Southern College, 1925-1942; associate editor, Atlanta Journal, 1951-1957; lecturer, U.S. Department of State in the Far and Middle East, 1958-1959;  president of Tupper and Love, Inc., book publishers, after 1959. Honors– Rhodes Scholarship, 1921; Oglethorpe University, Litt.D., 1954; Birmingham Southern College, Litt.D., 1955. World traveller and distinguished collector of rare books.  Died July 17, 1965.

Source:

Marquis Who’s Who online;  Alabama Librarian, vol. 3.

Papers;

Papers of James Saxon Childers are held at the Birmingham Public Library and in the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Publication(s):

The Bookshop Mystery. New York; D. Appleton, 1930.

Enemy Outpost. New York; D. Appleton, 1942.

Erskine Ramsay, His Life and Achievements. S.l.; Cartwright and Ewing, 1942.

From Siam to Suez. New York; D. Appleton, 1923.

God Save the Duke. New York; D. Appleton, 1933.

Hilltop in the Rain. New York; D. Appleton, 1928.

Histories or Tales of Past Times Told by Mother Goose, with Morals. S.l.; Nonesuch, 1925.

Laurel and Straw. New York; D. Appleton, 1941.

Mumbo Jumbo, Esquire. New York; D. Appleton, 1941.

The Nation on the Flying Trapeze; the United States as the People of the East See Us. New York; D. McKay, 1960.

A Novel About a White Man and a Black Man in the Deep South. New York; Farrar, 1936.

Robert McAlpine, a Biography. New York; Oxford University Press, 1925.

Sailing South American Skies. New York; Farrar, 1936.

Through Oriental Gates. New York; D. Appleton, 1930.

Tomorrow We Reap. New York; Dial, 1949.

War Eagles, the Story of the Eagle Squadron. New York; D. Appleton, 1943.

A Way Home; the Baptists Tell Their Story. Atlanta; Tupper and Love, 1963.

Editor:

Listen to Leaders in Business. Atlanta; Tupper and Love, 1963.

Listen to Leaders in Law. Atlanta; Tupper and Love, 1963.

Listen to Leaders in Medicine. Atlanta; Tupper and Love, 1963.

Listen to Leaders in Science. Atlanta; Tupper and Love, 1965.