Koko and the Eskimo Doctor Author:Basil Miller Eskimo dog, Koko and his doctor master travel Greenland, from the Koko the Dog series. — About the author: — Basil Miller was a former pastor, founder of THE SUNDAY SCHOOL DIGEST, and a California rancher who, at the height of his career, was writing a million words a year in books and magazine articles. His already impressive list of biographies... more » included Martin Luther, David Livingstone, and Charles G. Finney when he published two wartime biographies that caused a publishing sensation. MARTIN NIEMOELLER: HERO OF THE CONCENTRATION CAMP appeared in 1942 while the German pastor was still confined in Dachau. Miller noted in the book that the pastor's transfer from Sachsenhausen to Dachau "greatly improved his health." Niemoeller survived and toured the United States after the war.
The other book was GENERALISSIMO AND MADAME CHAING KAI-SHEK. These Chinese leaders were at the height of their popularity in 1943, and the BOOK NEWS stated that the book produced more prepublication orders than any previous Zondervan title, although it did not report the number.
Miller was also writing much juvinile fiction. The "Ken" and "Patty Lou" and "Koko" dog series remained on the list well into the 1950's.« less