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John D. MacDonald

Novelist (24-Jul-1916 — 28-Dec-1986)


Anonymous (editor). A Friendship: The Letters of Dan Rowan and John D. MacDonald, 1967-1974. New York: Knopf. 1986. 239pp.

Frank D. Campbell. John D. MacDonald and the Colorful World of Travis McGee. Borgo Press. 1977. 63pp.

David Geherin. John D. MacDonald. F. Ungar. 1982. 202pp.

Edgar W. Hirshberg. John D. MacDonald. Twayne Publishers. 1985. 132pp.

Hugh Merrill. The Red Hot Typewriter: The Life and Times of John D. MacDonald. New York: Thomas Dunne Books. 2000. 256pp.

Lewis D. Moore. Meditations on America: John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee Series and Other Fiction. Popular Press. 1994. 192pp.

Walter Shine; Jean Shine. A Bibliography of the Published Works of John D. MacDonald with Selected Biographical Materials and Critical Essays. Patrons of the Libraries, University of Florida. 1980. 209pp.

Walter Shine; Jean Shine. Rave or Rage: The Critics & John D. MacDonald. University of Central Florida Libraries. 1993. 261pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers (p.265)

  6. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.457)

  7. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.904-05)

  8. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.627)

  9. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.3, p.226)

  10. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.47)

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