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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Don Gwaltney  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;


-- Don Gwaltney on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Gwaltney lived and worked in Chicago for 35 years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gwaltney began his writing career as a sprotsrieter in California. He left that to join the Burnett advertising agency in Chicago. There, Gwaltney worked on many of America's largest adversting accounts and created many notable cmapaigns. Early in his career, he was a major contributor in the creation of ''Marlboaro Country'', the most cusseeful campaign in marketing history. In 1991, he wrote the acclaimed advertising song - ''This Is Not Your Father's Oldsmobile''. Since leaving advertising in 1994, Gwaltney has written several books. He currently lives in South Carolina.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

The Not to Be Forgotten Forties
ISBN: 0963959123

Apple Core Pr. 1996

Subtitled An eclectic recollection of important events and significant memorabilia for the reader who remembers or wonders what the world was like in the 1940s. Includes many photos from the Library of Congress and other collections. The text would be better termed an "eccentric and often accurate recollection." Goering is a "haughty pig" and December 7, 1941 saw the "near annihilation of America's Pacific Fleet" (all U.S. carriers were at sea and unscathed). Big (10x13"), boisterous, and unreliable. Apple Core Press, 3453 W. Commercial Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

The bandit Joaquín: An orphaned Mexican's search for revenge in the California gold rush
ISBN: 0963959107

Apple Core Press. 1997

Book by Gwaltney, Don

Legends of the Heisman
ISBN: 0963959166

Apple Core Pr. 2000

LEGENDS OF THE HEISMAN. Winning the Heisman has become bigger than winning the lead in a Broadway hit, a record contract, an Emmy, even an Oscar ... shoot, even the lottery. The Heisman Trophy is tantamount to absolutely nothing that the world has to offer. It is, without comparison, the greatest prize every young American male with a normal load of testosterone most cherishes.

Don Gwaltney takes a reverent look at the history of college football leading up to the Heisman, and shares inciteful biographies of each winner since the inception of the trophy.

The Best Pizza Recipes in America
ISBN: 0963959131

Apple Core Pr. 2000

This book features the very best recipes for Mama Mary's Gourmet Pizza Crusts -- from thousands sent in by people from all over the country. it introduces American cooks to new occasions for using easier, quicker and even tastier pizza crustts -- from traditional to vegetarian to breakfast to poultry to open-face sandwiches to seafoood. There are even recipes for kids and for desserts.

High Cotton Elsa: A Family's Incredible Journey from Spring Island, Sc to Chicago, Il And Back
ISBN: 1419603280

Createspace Independent Pub. 2005



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