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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Irving Wallace  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1916 in Chicago, Illinois

Died: 1990 in Los Angelos, California

-- Irving Wallace on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

In addition to his birth in Chicago, Wallace was a reporter for the Chicago Daily News/Sun Times Wire Service at the Democratic and Republican national conventions in 1922.

Biographical and Professional Information

One of America's most popular writers (and one of its chief literary exports with volumes printed in 31 languages worldwide), Irving Wallace began his career while still in his teens, contributing stories and articles to magazines. In World War II Wallace served in the Frank Capra unit in Fort Fox along with Theodor Seuss Geisel - more popularly known as Dr Seuss - and continued to write for magazines. After an unsatisfying stint in Hollywood, he devoted himself full-time to writing books. He became a best-selling author and screenwriter. Wallace was known for his heavily researched novels, many with a sexual theme.

Published Works

  • The Word, Simon & Schuster, 1972
  • The Fan Club, Simon & Schuster, 1974
  • The R Document , Cassell, 1976
  • The Pigeon Project , Simon & Schuster, 1979
  • The Second Lady, Hutchinson, 1980
  • The Almighty, Del Publishing, 1984
  • The Miracle, E.P Dutton, 1984
  • The Seventh Secret, Signet, 1986
  • The Celestial Bed, Dell Publishing, 1988
  • The Guest of Honor (Originally published in 1989), Vasan Publication, 2011

Selected Titles At Your Library

The word :
ISBN: 0671211536. OCLC Number:

Simon and Schuster. [New York]. [1972]

The discovery of a document written by James of Jerusalem, the younger brother of Jesus Christ, sets off reverberations throughout the world.

ISBN: 3570026299. OCLC Number:

Bertelsmann. Mu╠łnchen, Gu╠łtersloh, Wien. 1975

The seventh secret /
ISBN: 0451145577. OCLC Number:

New American Library,. New York :. 1986.

When evidence emerges that Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun may not have committed suicide, and Dr. Harrison Ashcroft, an Oxford historian writing the definitive Hitler biography, is killed in an accident, a diverse group of people searches for the secret of the Fuhrerbunker.