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William Seabrook

William SeabrookAKA William Buehler Seabrook

Born: 22-Feb-1886
Birthplace: Westminster, MD
Died: 20-Sep-1945
Cause of death: Suicide

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Thoroughly sodden traveling author

Military service: French Army (WWI)

"So long as any man drinks when he wants to and stops when he wants to, he isn't a drunkard, no matter how much he drinks or how often he falls under the table. The British upper classes were constantly and consistently mildly stewed, from father to son, in Parliament and Pall Mall for nearly the whole of the eighteenth century." -- William Seabrook, Asylum

"What do drunkards do? They... drink... themselves... to... death." -- William Seabrook, No Hiding Place

"The swine-dog W. B. Seabrook has killed himself at last, after months of agonized slavery to his final wife." -- Aleister Crowley, diary entry

Father: (Lutheran minister)
Wife: Katherine Pauline Edmondson (m. 1912, div. 1934, married his next wife's ex-husband)
Wife: Marjorie Worthington (novelist, m. 1935, div. 1939)
Wife: Constance Kuhr (m. May-1942)
Son: William

    High School: Mercersburg Academy, PA
    University: Roanoke College, VA
    University: MA, Newberry College, SC
    University: Philosophy, University of Geneva, Switzerland (1908)

    Croix de Guerre
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism

Is the subject of books:
The Fan-Shaped Destiny of William Seabrook: A Romance of Many Worlds, 2001, BY: Paul Pipkin

Author of books:
Adventures in Arabia among the Bedouins, Druses, whirling dervishes, & Yezidee devil worshipers (1928, memoir)
The Magic Island (1929, account of Voodoo in Haiti)
Jungle Ways (1931)
The White monk of Timbuctoo (1934, biography)
Asylum (1935, memoirs)
These Foreigners (1938)
Witchcraft, Its Power in the World Today (1940)
Doctor Wood, modern wizard of the laboratory: The story of an American small boy who became the most daring and original experimental physicist of our day, but never grew up (1941, biography)
No Hiding Place (1942, autobiography)

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