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The Best Western Stories of John Jakes

The Best Western Stories of John Jakes( )
Author: Jakes, John
Editor: Pronzini, Bill
Greenberg, Martin
Introduction by: Walker, Dale L.
Series title:Western Writers Ser.
ISBN:978-0-8214-0983-1
Publication Date:Mar 1991
Publisher:Ohio University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.95
Book Details
Pages:291
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Short Stories (Single Author)
Fiction / Westerns
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.85 x 8.97 Inches
Book Weight:0.898 Pounds
Author Biography
Jakes, John (Author)
John Jakes was born in Chicago in 1932. He studied acting at Northwestern University, where he began writing professionally during his freshman year. Later he enrolled in a creative writing program at DePauw University and received a master's degree in American literature from Ohio State University.

Early in his career Jakes wrote copy for a pharmaceutical company and various ad agencies, and authored dozens of short stories encompassing western, mystery and science fiction themes. In March 1973, Jakes commenced work on The Kent Family Chronicles, a multi-volume set portraying American history through the lives of a fictional family. Later works include North and South (1982), California Gold (1989), Homeland (1993), and American Dreams. Six of his major novels have been filmed as television miniseries, and North and South remains one of the highest rated miniseries in the history of television. Jakes is actively involved in the adaptation of North and South for the Broadway stage.

John Jakes has been hailed as the godfather of the historical novel, and America's history teacher.

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