Erskine Caldwell Nonfiction

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Call It Experience: The Years of Learning How to Write (1951)
The author recalls the first thirty years as a writer.

In Search of Bisco (1965)
A retrospective.
"Among white southern writers of Caldwell's generation, none fought the evil of racism for as long and in so forthright a manner as Caldwell." - - Wayne Mixon, The People's Writer (1995)

In the Shadow of the Steeple (1967) published as Deep South (1968)
Caldwell explores religions of the south with observations and anecdotes on growing up as a minister's son.

With All My Might: An Autobiography (1987)

General Nonfiction

Tenant Farmers (1935)

Some American People (1935)

Moscow Under Fire (1942)
Dispatches as a war correspondent for CBS radio.

All-Out on the Road to Smolensk (1942)
Dispatches as a war correspondent for CBS radio.

Around About America (1964)
Illustrated by Virginia Caldwell

Writing in America (1967)

Afternoons in Mid America (1976)
Illustrated by Virginia Caldwell

Text - Picture Books with Margaret Bourke-White

In 1936, reviewers and critics accused Caldwell of creating grotesques, of promoting sensationalism and exaggeration in his fiction. Setting out to prove them wrong, Caldwell teamed up with Life magazine photographer Margaret Bourke-White to create a photographic account of poverty in the Deep South. You Have Seen Their Faces became the first in a collaboration that went on to produce four volumes.

You Have Seen Their Faces (1937)
A portrait of the desperately poor in the rural Deep South.

North of the Danube (1939)

Say! Is This the USA (1941)

Russia at War (1942)

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