Vernon Kellogg

Kellogg's influential book "Headquarters Nights" was originally published in serial form in the Atlantic Monthly. President Wilson used it to support his decision to enter World War I. Kellogg's recognized expertise as a biologist and supporter of evolution gave authority to his conclusion that Germany was misapplying Darwin's theory to justify military aggression. Anti-evolutionists, including William Jennings Bryan, would use Kellogg's book to illustrate that Darwin's theory of evolution was dangerous. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-hec-09391.