WHITE, (George) Ared


WHITE, (George) Ared
(1881-1941)
   US military officer and writer, one of the organizers of the American Legion in 1919; Camp White in Oregon was named for him. Of his numerous stories and 4 novels, 2 books are sf. Attack on America (1939) describes a weakened, unprepared USA attacked through Mexico by an international coalition dominated by Germany; as with its model, George CHESNEY's The Battle of Dorking (1871), most of the book consists of vividdescriptions of army movements and battles (which the USA loses, though she emerges victorious at the end). In Seven Tickets to Singapore (1939), US agents pursue spies who have stolen a "detonation ray"; the book isinteresting only for its depiction of a Chinese detective substantially more intelligent and resourceful than his US employers. The Spy Net (1931) and Agent B-7 (1934), not sf, combine the worst elements of E. Phillips OPPENHEIM and William LE QUEUX.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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