General William Booth heading


A selection of recommended publications on William Booth is listed below.


Charles T. Bateman, Life of General Booth (New York: Association Press, 1912)

Harold Begbie, The Life of General William Booth, 2 Vols. (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1920)

Janet and Geoff Benge, William Booth: Soup, Soap and Salvation (Seattle: Youth With A Mission, 2002) [part of the "Christian Heroes: Then and Now" series for younger readers]

David Malcolm Bennett, The General: William Booth, 2 Vols. (Longwood, Florida: Xulon Press, 2003)

Edward Bishop, Blood and Fire (London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1964)

Frederick de Latour Booth-Tucker, William Booth, The General of The Salvation Army (New York: The Salvation Army Printing and Publishing House, 1898)

Minnie Lindsay Carpenter, William Booth : Founder of The Salvation Army (London: The Epsworth Press, 1942)

Thomas F. Coates, The Prophet of the Poor: the Life Story of General Booth (New York: Hodder and Stoughton, 1905)

Richard Collier, The General Next to God (New York: E. P. Dutton and Co., 1965)

F Hayter Cox, He Was There: The Story of Brigadier Cox, Armour-bearer to William Booth (London: Salvationist Publishing and Supplies, 1949)

St. John Ervine, God’s Soldier: General William Booth, 2 Vols. (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1935)

Jenty Fairbank, William and Catherine Booth: God’s Soldiers (London: Salvationist Publishing and Supplies, Ltd., 1974)

Roger Green, The Life and Ministry of William Booth: Founder of The Salvation Army (Nashville: Crest Books, 2005)

Roy Hattersley, Blood and Fire: William and Catherine Booth and Their Salvation Army (London: Little, Brown and Company, 1999)

Helen K Hosier, William and Catherine Booth: Founders of The Salvation Army (Uhrichsville: Barbour Publishing, 1999 [Heroes of the Faith series]

John Larsson, Those Incredible Booths: William and Catherine Booth as parents and the life stories of their eight children (London: Salvation Books, 2015)

Cathy Le Feuvre, William and Catherine: The love story of the founders of The Salvation Army, told through their letters (Oxford: Monarch Books, 2013)

R G Moyles, William Booth in Canada: Descriptions of his six visits 1886-1907 (Edmonton: AGM Publications, 2006)

R G Moyles, William Booth in America: Six visits 1886-1907 (Alexandria: Crest Books, 2010)

Alex M. Nicol, General Booth and The Salvation Army (London: Hebert and Daniel, 1911)

G. S. Railton, The Authoritative Life of General William Booth (New York: The Reliance Trading Company, 1912)

J. Evan Smith, Booth the Beloved (London: Oxford University Press, 1949)

W. T. Stead, General Booth (London: Isbister and Company, 1891)

Harold C. Steele, I Was a Stranger (New York: Exposition Press, 1954)

M. Gwendoline Taylor, William Booth, Prophet & General (London: Challenge Books, 1967)

Bernard Watson, The Young William Booth (London: Salvationist Publishing and Supplies, 1963)


The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography contains an article about William Booth at:  

Theses and dissertations

The Salvation Army International Heritage Centre holds a number of theses and dissertations about William Booth which can be searched in the on-line catalogue ( It is also recommended contacting the Heritage Centre for more information on its holdings (