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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Frederick Dilley Glidden  

Pen Name: Luke Short

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1908 in Kewanee, Illinois

Died: 1975


-- Frederick Dilley Glidden on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=frederick+dilley+glidden


Illinois Connection

Glidden was born in Kewanee. He attended the University of Illinois for two years and a half years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Frederick Glidden began his early career as a general reporter for a series of Midwest daily newspapers. However, he did not last long at any of the papers, and during the Depression he trapped furs in Canada. He took on an agent in the early 1930's and by the end of the decade he had turned out fourteen novels and numerous short stories. He became a very prolific writer of Westerns. He also authored several screen and television plays. In 1974, Glidden was inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame.


Published Works

  • Donovan's Gun, Dell, 1992 (Original Publication 1968)
  • Three For the Money, Bantam, 1970
  • Man From The Desert, Bantam, 1971
  • The Outrider, Bantam, 1972
  • The Stalkers, Bantam, 1973
  • The Man From Two Rivers, Bantam, 1974
  • Savage Range, Bantam, 1974
  • Bold Rider, Dell, 1975
  • The Deserters, Dell, 1990 (Original Publication 1975)
  • Trouble Country, Dell, 1990 (Original Publication 1976)


Selected Titles At Your Library

Donovan's gun /
ISBN: 044020948X. OCLC Number:

Dell,. New York :. 1992, ©1968.

The deserters /
ISBN: 0440205921. OCLC Number:

Dell,. New York :. 1990, ©1969.

Trouble country /
ISBN: 0440205948. OCLC Number:

Dell,. New York :. 1990, ©1976.