Sixty-Four Years As a Writer

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-04-30
  • Publisher: Caxton Pr

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Bill Gulick's writing career, spanning more than six decades, is truly remarkable. He has written twenty-seven novels, eight nonfiction books and several plays. He was a regular contributor to The Saturday Evening Post and other national magazines. His stories have become major motion pictures starring screen legends Burt Lancaster and Jimmy Stewart. A list of his literary friends reads like a Whose Who of Western Writing?Elmer Kelton, A. B. Guthrie, Max Evans, Don Coldsmith, Norman Fox, Tommy Thompson, William McCleod Raine, Nelson Nye and his mentor, Walter Stanley Vestal Campbell. Gulick is considered one of the foremost authorities on Pacific Northwest history. In Sixty-Four Years as a Writer, Gulick details the journey from his Depression era Oklahoma roots to his position as one of the nation's premier Western authors.

Table of Contents

Illustrations viii
Introduction ix
Chapter 1 Grover C. (only) Gulick 1(3)
Chapter 2 Going to Work 4(19)
Chapter 3 Learning to Write for Money 23(11)
Chapter 4 Greenwich Village Days 34(12)
Chapter 5 Rogers Terrill, Best Editor 46(8)
Chapter 6 Marriage and Travel 54(10)
Chapter 7 The Saturday Evening Post 64(9)
Chapter 8 West Again 73(11)
Chapter 9 Writing Bend of the Snake 84(14)
Chapter 10 Movie Business 98(10)
Chapter 11 Change in Agents 108(11)
Chapter 12 On Stage 119(10)
Chapter 13 Western Writers of America 129(7)
Chapter 14 The Land Beyond 136(18)
Chapter 15 John Sturges 154(13)
Chapter 16 Cowboy Hall of Fame 167(12)
Chapter 17 They Came to a Valley 179(8)
Chapter 18 Research 187(27)
Chapter 19 Liveliest Town in the West 214(8)
Chapter 20 Bill Johnson, River Guide 222(3)
Chapter 21 Trails West 225(14)
Chapter 22 Treasure in Hells Canyon 239(8)
Chapter 23 Eastern Trip, 1987 247(12)
Chapter 24 Reprint by Berkley 259(7)
Chapter 25 Changing Publishers 266(18)
Chapter 26 Albuquerque WWA 1996 284(9)
Chapter 27 Whitman Massacre Symposium 293(9)
Chapter 28 PNBA Conventions 302(3)
Chapter 29 South in 1999 305(14)
Chapter 30 Helena WWA 2003 319(8)
Chapter 31 Final Words 327(10)
Index 337

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