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Escape Velocity - a book by Portis, Charles

Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity( )
Author: Portis, Charles
Editor: Jennings, Jay
ISBN:978-1-4683-0739-9
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Overlook Press, The
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.95
Book Description:

Though Charles Portis is best known for his fiction writing, he is also a prolific essayist, travel writer, and newspaper reporter.

Book Details
Pages:384
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / American / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.4 x 8 x 0.85 Inches
Book Weight:0.71 Pounds
Author Biography
Portis, Charles (Author)
Charles Portis lives in Arkansas, where he was born and educated. Portis served as a reporter for the New York Herald-Tribune and was also its London bureau chief. His first novel, Norwood, was published in 1966. His other novels are True Grit, The Dog of the South, and Gringos.

True Grit has been made into a movie two times, once in 1969 with John Wayne (who won his only academy award by playing the main character of Rooster Cogburn), and a second time in 2010 with Jeff Bridges as the main character. Mr. Bridges was nominated for the Rooster Cogburn role, but did not win. 030

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