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Dashiell Hammett

Author (27-May-1894 — 10-Jan-1961)


Josephine Hammett. Dashiell Hammett: A Daughter Remembers. New York: Carroll & Graf. 2001. 172pp.

Diane Johnson. Dashiell Hammett: A Life. New York: Random House. 1983. 334pp.

Edward Margolies. Which Way Did He Go? The Private Eye in Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Chester Himes, and Ross MacDonald. Holmes & Meier. 1982. 97pp.

Joan Mellen. Hellman and Hammett: The Legendary Passion of Lillian Hellman & Dashiell Hammett. New York: Harper Collins. 1996.

William F. Nolan. Hammett: A Life at the Edge. New York: Congdon & Weed. 1983.

Robert E. Skinner. The Hard Boiled Explicator: A Guide to the Study of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Ross Macdonald. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press. 1985.


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  8. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  9. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.606)

  10. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.494)

  11. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.303)

  12. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.287)

  13. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.659)

  14. Webster's American Biographies (p.448)

  15. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.108)

  16. Twentieth Century Authors (p.607)

  17. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.310)

  18. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.246)

  19. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.444)

  20. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.306)

  21. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.222)

  22. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.2, p.349)

  23. Biographical Dictionary of the Left (vol.4, pp.386-88)

  24. Obituaries from the Times 1961-1970 (p.341)

  25. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.46)

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