PRENTISS, AUGUSTIN M.: United States. Early American author on civil defense and air raid precautions measures. His books include Civil Air Defense, published in 1941, which described a civil air defense system for passive defense for the United States based on lessons learned from British experience, Chemicals in War, a standard pre-World War II reference, and Civil Defense in Modern War, a summary of lessons learned from World War II. Prentiss held a Doctor of Philosophy degree. He entered the United States Army in 1913, was detailed to the Chemical Corps in 1917, started World War II as a Lieutenant Colonel in the General Staff Corps, and retired as a Brigadier General. His decorations included the Army Distinguished Service Medal and the Legion of Honor of the Republic of France.
Prentiss, Augustin M., Civil Air Defense, New York, NY, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1941. Prentiss, Augustin M., Civil Defense in Modern War, New York, NY, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1951.