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William Least Heat-Moon

William Least Heat-MoonAKA William Lewis Trogdon

Born: 27-Aug-1939
Birthplace: Kansas City, MO

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Blue Highways

Military service: US Navy (aboard USS Lake Champlain, 1964-65)

In the late 1970's Moon changed his name from Trogdon to Heat-Moon, and added "Least" to his name to distinguish it from his father's name, though apparently his father does not use his "Indian" name. His 1982 work Blue Highways is considered one of the critical works of highway literature in America.

Father: Ralph G. Trogdon (lawyer)
Mother: Maurine Davis
Wife: Lezlie (div. 1978)
Wife: Linda Keown (teacher)

    University: BA Journalism, University of Missouri at Columbia (1961)
    University: MA, University of Missouri at Columbia (1962)
    University: PhD English Literature, University of Missouri at Columbia (1973)
    University: BA Photojournalism, University of Missouri at Columbia (1978)
    Teacher: English, Stephens College (1965-68 and 1972-78)
    Teacher: Lecturer, School of Journalism, University of Missouri at Columbia (1984-87)

    Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery (4-Nov-1997) · Himself

Author of books:
Blue Highways: A Journey into America (1982, travelogue)
PrairyErth: A Deep Map (1991, travelogue)
River-Horse: The Logbook of a Boat Across America (1999, travelogue)
Columbus in the Americas (2002)
Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey (2008, travelogue)


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