Nebraska Authors

James E. Baum

Born 1887 NE

Baum accompanied the 1926-1927 Chicago Field Museum expedition to Ethiopia as a big game hunter. The expedition was financially supported by the Chicago Daily News, where Baum worked as a hunting and fishing columnist.

Author Of

  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction


Newspaper Columns; Hunting and Fishing; Nature; Africa-History; Ethiopia; Chicago Field Museum


Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (briefly, dropped out to work as a reporter in Omaha)



Places Worked

Omaha Newspapers
Chicago Daily News


Stepping Ahead of the Bank Crook. 1925.
Gold and a Girl. 1929.
Savage Abyssinia. 1927.
Spears in the Sun. 1928.
Unknown Ethiopia: New Light on Darkest Abyssinia. 1938. (Second edition of Savage Abyssinia with altered title)
Adventures of Gilead Skaggs. 1941.

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