This is a compilation of the personal memoirs of Richard Harding Davis
. The book spans his life from early childhood to his last days. It is a complete account of the ups and downs, the joys and strife of his life as well as how the events influenced his works and personality.
American journalist and novelist, short story writer and playwright, he was a prolific writer. He covered wars all over the world and his dramatic vision made him the leading reporter of his day.