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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John Otis Carney  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1922 in Chicago, Illinois

-- John Otis Carney on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Carney was born in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

The grandson of wealthy industrialist William Carney, John Carney spent most of his childhood in Lake Forest, Illinois. After attending Lake Forest Academy, John went to Princeton and graduated in 1943 with a degree in English. During World War II, he became a Marine Corps captain, flying missions over the Pacific islands for 22 months.The author of some 17 books during his lifetime, his first, ''Love at First Flight'', was completed in 1943, co-authored with a service buddy from Lake Forest. After the war, he contributed articles to the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and Wall Street Journal. As a screen and TV writer, he achieved high success with such shows as Dragnet, Zane Grey Theater, The Dick Powell Show, and many others.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Love at First Flight
ISBN: B000M1N0H2

Houghton Mifflin Company. 1943

When The Bough Breaks: A Novel
ISBN: 1104850990

Kessinger Publishing, LLC. 2009

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Yesterday's hero
ISBN: B0007E2WK0

Houghton Mifflin. 1959

A novel of a war hero coming to terms with civilian life after the war.

Good Friday - 1963;: A journey into the heart of one man - and into the soul of America
ISBN: B0006AX574

Morrow. 1961