MARY ROBERTS RINEHART #100travelHERS
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Birth: August 12, 1876; Allegheny City, Pennsylvania
Death: September 22, 1958; New York City
Occupation: Mystery novelist, WWI correspondent for the Saturday Evening Post
Notable journeys: Traveled to Germany in January 1915 to cover WWI from the Belgian front (got within 200 yards of the frontline) and stayed in Europe until the 1918 Armistice. Later traveled the West Indies and Central and South America.
Notable work: The Bat (one of the inspirations for Batman); Before the Drums Beat; The Circular Staircase; The Door; war stories
Quote: “I want no more war. I want my children safe, and their children after them. I want no foreign propaganda, driving us insidiously to the fighting point. I would defend my country to the last inch of my body and soul; but I want to be sure that it needs defense.”