Sparkes, Boyden 1890-1954

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SPARKES, Boyden 1890-1954

PERSONAL: Born January 6, 1890, in Cincinnati, OH; died May 18, 1954; son of Thomas Kinsey and Lillian Cary (Cochnower); married Bessie Ledford Gore, January 26, 1914; children: Betty Ledford (Eagles), Dorothy (Primrose). Education: Columbia University.

CAREER: Journalist. Cincinnati Commercial Tribune, Cincinnati, OH, reporter, 1907-10; Chicago Examiner, Chicago, IL, reporter, 1910; Chicago Record Herald, Chicago, IL, reporter, 1911; Manila Cable News, reporter, 1912; San Francisco Call, San Francisco, CA, reporter, 1912-13; Associated Press, editorial position, 1914-16; New York Evening Sun and New YorkAmerican, New York, NY, editorial position, 1917; New York Tribune and New York Herald-Tribune, New York, traveling correspondent, 1918-24; contributor to magazines. Military service: First Illinois Cavalry, Mexican border, 1916.


(With Claire Carvalho) Crimes in Ink, C. Scribner's Sons (New York, NY), 1929.

(With Henri Charpentier) Life à la Henri: Being the Memories of Henri Charpentier, Simon and Schuster (New York, NY), 1934, reprinted with an introduction by Alice Waters, Modern Library (New York, NY), 2001.

(With Frank A. Vanderlip) From Farm Boy to Financier, D. Appleton-Century Company (New York, NY), 1935.

(With Evalyn Walsh McLean) Father Struck It Rich, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1936, reprinted, Bear Creek Pub. Co. (Ouray, CO), 1981.

(With Walter P. Chrysler) Life of an American Workman, privately printed, 1937, reprinted, Dodd, Mead (New York, NY), 1950.

(With Louis J. Horowitz) The Towers of New York: The Memoirs of a Master Builder, Simon and Schuster (New York, NY), 1937.

(With Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.) Adventures of a White-Collar Man, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1941, reprinted, Books for Libraries Press (Freeport, NY), 1970.

(With Lieutenant Clarence E. Dickinson) The Flying Guns: Cockpit Record of a Naval Pilot from Pearl Harbor through Midway, Scribner's Sons (New York, NY), 1942, reprinted, Zenger (Washington, DC), 1980.

Home Freezing and Storage of Food: Zero Storage in Your Home, Doubleday (Garden City, NY), 1947.

(With William Larimer Melloni) Judge Mellon's Sons, privately printed, 1948.



Burke, W. J., and Will D. Howe, American Authors and Books 1640 to the Present Day, 3rd edition, revised by Irving Weiss and Anne Weiss, Crown Publishers (New York, NY), 1972.


Booklist, February 15, 2001, Mark Knoblauch, review of Life à la Henri: Being the Memories of Henri Charpentier, p. 1106.


New York Times on the Web, (August 27, 2001), Craig Seligman, "Culinary Institutions."*

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