Richard David Bach

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General Information

Name: Richard David Bach

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: 1936 in Oak Park, Illinois

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Email: N/A

Illinois Connection

Bach was born in Oak Park, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Richard David Bach is an American writer. He is widely known as the author of the hugely popular 1970s best-sellers Jonathan Livingston Seagull. The book contained fewer than 10,000 words, yet it broke all hardcover sales records since Gone with the Wind. It sold more than 1,000,000 copies in 1972 alone. In 1973, the book was turned into a movie, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, produced by Paramount Pictures Corporation. The movie included a soundtrack by Neil Diamond.

Published Works

  • Stranger to the Ground , Dell , 1963
  • Nothing by Chance , Dell, 1969
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull , Macmillan, 1970
  • A Gift of Wings , Dell, 1974
  • There's No Such Place As Far Away , Delta, 1976
  • Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, Dell, 1977
  • The Bridge Across Forever: A Love Story , Dell, 1984
  • One , Dell, 1988
  • Running from Safety , Delta, 1995
  • Out of My Mind, Delta, 2000
  • Air Ferrets Aloft, Scribner, 2002
  • Rescue Ferrets at Sea, Scribner, 2002
  • Writer Ferrets: Chasing the Muse, Scribner, 2002
  • Rancher Ferrets on the Range, Scribner, 2003
  • The Last War: Detective Ferrets and the Case of the Golden Deed, Scribner, 2003
  • Curious Lives: Adventures from the Ferret Chronicles, Hampton Roads Publishing Company, 2005
  • Flying: The Aviation Trilogy, Scribner, 2003
  • Messiah's Handbook: Reminders for the Advanced Soul, Hampton Roads Publishing, 2004

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Stranger to the Ground

ISBN: 0440206588
Release Date: 1990-04-02

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ISBN: 044020657X
Release Date: 1990-05-01

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull

ISBN: 0380012863
Release Date: 1973

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A Gift of Wings

ISBN: 0440204321
Release Date: 1989-10-02

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There's No Such Place as Far Away

ISBN: 0385319274
Release Date: 1998-01-12

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Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

ISBN: 0385285019
Release Date: 1977-03-15

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The Bridge Across Forever: A Lovestory

ISBN: 0440108268
Release Date: 1989-10-01

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Running from Safety: An Adventure of the Spirit

ISBN: 0385315287
Release Date: 1995-11-01

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Out of My Mind: The Discovery of Saunders-Vixen

ISBN: 0385334907
Release Date: 2000-09-12

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Rescue Ferrets at Sea (Ferret Chronicles, No. 1)

ISBN: 0743227506
Release Date: 2002-06-18

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Writer Ferrets: Chasing the Muse (Ferret Chronicles)

ISBN: 0743227549
Release Date: 2002-10-01

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Rancher Ferrets on the Range (Ferret Chronicles)

ISBN: 0743227557
Release Date: 2003-02-04

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The Last War: Detective Ferrets and the Case of the Golden Deed (Ferret Chronicles)

ISBN: 0743227565
Release Date: 2003-10-07

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Curious Lives: Adventures from the Ferret Chronicles

ISBN: 1571744576
Release Date: 2005-09-27

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Messiah's Handbook: Reminders for the Advanced Soul

ISBN: 1571744215
Release Date: 2004-08-16

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Literary Awards

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External Links

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