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Scope and Contents Elmore Leonard (1925-2013) is an American author of western and crime fiction. Leonard published 46 novels in addition to short stories and the screenplay adaptations of many of his works.Leonard was born in Louisiana in 1925 but Leonard’s father worked for General Motors and the family moved frequently, ultimately settling in Detroit in 1934. Leonard graduated from high school and joined the Navy in 1943. He served for 3 years during World War II then enrolled in Detroit University...
Scope and Contents This collection documents the life and work of Pat Conroy (1945-2016), considered to be one of the preeminent figures in contemporary Southern literature. Born in 1945, Conroy has written best-selling novels and memoirs as well as poetry, essays and screenplays and even a cookbook, The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes of My Life (1999). His works are primarily autobiographical in nature. His experience as the oldest of seven children born to an abusive Marine father inspired his works The Great...