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The Spring of Valor - a book by Grove, Fred

The Spring of Valor

The Spring of Valor( )
Author: Grove, Fred
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.95
Book Description:

Young Daniel Wade worked hard to avoid the battling militias in Missouri in 1860. On the one side were those allied with the Southern cause, and on the other, those committed to preserving the Union. When war finally came, however, Daniel had to choose. His decision to join the Union militia estranged him from his father and the family of his sweetheart, Laurel. Now Daniel has returned home on furlough after being wounded, to find his fighting is far from over. Laurel is gone, and...
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Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Historical
Fiction / War & Military
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8 x 1 Inches
Author Biography
Grove, Fred (Author)
Fred Grove was born on the fourth of July 1913, in Hominy, Oklahoma, the fourth of five children. Grove earned his B.A. degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma, graduating in 1937, where he was sports editor of the student daily during his senior year. He later served as sports editor for two daily newspapers before drifting into general news and desk work.

Grove had attempted to write Westerns after Word War II, and interviewed many Oklahoma pioneers while working as a reporter for the Shawnee Morning News. He sold his first short story, "The Hangrope Ghost," to .44 Western magazine in 1951. He taught beginning reporting and worked in public relations at the University of Oklahoma, where he had taken creative writing courses from Foster Harris and Walter Campbell. Grove later served as Public Information Director of the Oklahoma Education Television Authority.

Flame of the Osage was his first book, published when he was forty-five. He had previously sold Western short stories to pulp magazines and Boy's Life during the 1950s. In addition to his five Spur awards from Western Writers of America, Fred Grove has received the Saddleman, the first Oklahoma Writing Award, and two Western Heritage awards from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Grove died on September 11, 2008, after a long battle with cancer. He was 95. 030

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