A Guide to the Study of the United States of America

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2746. Max Carlton Miller, 1901–

Max Miller writes autobiographical-reportorial books in a clear, modern journalistic style that reveals his quiet humor, unpretentiousness, moderate philosophizing, frustration in a complex world, his defeat, and his identity with the common man and underdog. His books are mainly anecdotes and sketches of various persons, places, and events with which he has been connected; sometimes they approximate essays, and sometimes they approximate the short-story form. A number of these have reflected his service with the Navy, such as Daybreak for Our Carrier (1944), describing life on an airplane carrier; The Far Shore (1945), the Normandy and Southern France invasions as seen by naval officer Miller; I’m Sure We’ve Met Before (1951), which presents what he saw of the Korean War; and Always the Mediterranean (1952),a story of his experiences with the American Sixth Fleet. Other books include The Man on the Barge (1935), a view of humanity and the meek as seen by a bargeman; AStrangerCame to Port (1938),a novel about a businessman who escapes to a houseboat, a story which enables the author to give a good picture of the tuna industry and other harbor maritime activities; Harbor of the Sun (1940), a history of San Diego, California; Reno (1941), a picturesque-anecdotal story of Reno, Nevada; The Town with the Funny Name (1948), the author’s non-guidebook view of La Jolla, California; The Cruise of the Cow (1951), a story of a cruise in the Gulf of California; and Speak to the Earth (1955), which deals with the petroleum industry.

2747. I cover the waterfront. New York, Dutton, 1932. 204 p. 32–26658 PS3525.I554I2 1932

A San Diego newspaperman’s humorous account in sketch form of life along the waterfront; the work has become a reportorial classic.

2748. The beginning of a mortal. New York, Dutton, 1933. 253 p. illus. 33–33492 PS3525.I554Z5 1933

Childhood and youth in a Washington State lumber town, on a Montana homestead, and in the small California town where he began as a cub reporter.

2749. He went away for a while. New York, Dutton, 1933. 248 p.33–6648 PS3525.I554H4 1933c

A story of the author’s withdrawal to a coastal shack for purposes of meditation, interspersed with the thoughts resulting therefrom.

2750. The second house from the corner. New York, Dutton, 1934. 254 p. 34–25695 PS3525.I554S4 1934

Autobiographical story of a householder in the San Diego suburbs, told mainly in terms of the people he meets and observes.

2751. Fog and men on Bering Sea. New York, Dutton, 1936. 271 p. illus. 36–4911 F951.M56

A personal picture of the Alaskan coast and the Bering Sea.

2752. For the sake of shadows. New York, Dutton, 1936. 200 p. 36–21171 PS3525.I554F6 1936a

An account of the author’s experiences as a scriptwriter in Hollywood.

2753. Land where time stands still. New York, Dodd, Mead, 1943. 236 p. illus. 43–4562 F1246.M7

The record of a trip from San Diego, through the desert country, to Cape San Lucas at the tip of Lower California, with a view of the passive life of the Indian natives.

2754. No matter what happens. New York, Dutton, 1949. 249 p. illus. 49–5277 PS3525.I554Z52

An informal, rambling autobiography.

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Chicago: "2746. Max Carlton Miller, 1901–," A Guide to the Study of the United States of America in Donald H. Mugridge, Blanche P. McCrum, and Roy P. Basler, a Guide to the Study of the United States of America (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1960), Pp.236-237 237. Original Sources, accessed February 21, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=Q7V2BR9Q4AY7RB5.

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Harvard: , '2746. Max Carlton Miller, 1901–' in A Guide to the Study of the United States of America. cited in , Donald H. Mugridge, Blanche P. McCrum, and Roy P. Basler, a Guide to the Study of the United States of America (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1960), Pp.236-237, pp.237. Original Sources, retrieved 21 February 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=Q7V2BR9Q4AY7RB5.