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George Creel

George CreelAKA George Edward Creel

Born: 1-Dec-1876
Birthplace: Lafayette County, MO
Died: 2-Oct-1953
Location of death: San Francisco, CA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, MO

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Journalist, Author, Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Head of the Committee on Public Information

"Back of the firing-line, back of armies and navies, back of the great supply-depots another struggle raged with the same intensity and with almost equal significance attaching to its victories and defeats. It was the fight for the minds of men, for the "conquest of their convictions" and the battle-line ran through every home in every country." -- George Creel, How We Advertised America

"While America's summons was answered without question by the citizenship as a whole, it is to be remembered that during the three and a half years of our neutrality the land had been torn by a thousand divisive prejudices, stunned by the voices of anger and confusion, and muddled by the pull and haul of opposed interests. These were conditions that could not be permitted to endure. What we had to have was no mere surface unity, but a passionate belief in the justice of America's cause that should weld the people of the United States into one white-hot mass instinct with fraternity, devotion, courage, and deathless determination. The war-will, the will-to-win, of a democracy depends upon the degree to which each one of all the people of that democracy can concentrate and consecrate body and soul and spirit in the supreme effort of service and sacrifice. What had to be driven home was that all business was the nation's business, and every task a common task for a single purpose..." -- George Creel, How We Advertised America, 1920

Father: Henry Clay Creel (Confederate officer)

    High School: (one year, dropped out)

Author of books:
Quatrains of Christ (1908, poetry)
Wilson and the Issues (1916)
How The War Came to America (1917)
Ireland's Fight For Freedom: Setting Forth the High Lights of Irish History (1919, history)
War, The World, and Wilson (1920)
How We Advertised America (1920, memoir)
The People Next Door (1926)
Sons of the Eagle (1927)
Sam Houston: Colossus in Buckskin (1928, biography)
War Criminals And Punishment (1944)
Rebel At Large: Recollections Of Fifty Crowded Years (1947, history)
Russia's Race For Asia (1949)



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