Daniels, Jonathan


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Josephus Daniels (1862—1948)


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(1902–81), North Carolina newspaper editor, a spokesman for progressive ideas in the South, whose books include A Southerner Discovers the South (1938); Tar Heels (1941); The Man of Independence (1950), a life of Truman; The End of Innocence (1954), recollections of the political career of his father, Josephus Daniels; lives of John S. Mosby, Stonewall Jackson, and Robert E. Lee; The Time Between the Wars (1966), an intimate history of the Harding to F.D. Roosevelt era; The Randolphs of Virginia (1972); and White House Witness, 1942–45 (1975), about his times as administrative assistant and press secretary to F.D. Roosevelt and in several posts under Truman.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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