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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Richard David Bach  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1936 in Oak Park, Illinois

-- Richard David Bach on WorldCat --

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.

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50 prosperity classics :
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Hampton Roads Pub.,. .

A collection of five novels featuring ferret protagonists, these are tales about courage, sacrifice, heroism, creativity, and finding what matters most in life.

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Illusions :
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"There was a master come unto the earth, born in the holy land of Indiana, raised in the mystical hills east of Fort Wayne ... and he smiled upon the multitudes and said pleasantly unto them, 'I quit.'"

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Paramount Home Entertainment,. .

Jonathan is a seagull who shows an intense and extraordinary passion for flight, learning everything he possibly can about flying. But his lofty goal--and an unwillingness to conform--results in his expulsion from his flock. Undaunted, he continues to soar onward in his quest--one that leads him to envision another world--one of love, understanding, achievement, hope and individuality.

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Because he spends so much time perfecting his flying form instead of concentrating on getting food, a seagull is ostracized by the rest of the flock.

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The "lost" collection of aphorisms referred to in the author's book "Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah"; emphasizes believing in one's dreams and being true to oneself without compromise.

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One :
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In a timeless, spaceless realm, the author and his wife encounter alternate selves, the course of their fates is altered, and they are taught the true meaning of love and compassion.

Out of my mind :
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Delta,. .

A pilot discovers a parallel world of aviation where the dreams of fliers come true. Also, people practice equal opportunity of the sexes and animals are treated with respect. A New Age fantasy.

Rancher ferrets on the range /
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Remembering their love for one another, movie star Cheyenne Jasmine Ferret and rancher Montgomery Ferret meet again years later and discover the importance of following a personal calling in order to achieve happiness.

Rescue ferrets at sea /
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Follows the tale of Bethany Ferret, a kit from humble beginnings who joined the Ferret Rescue Service and rose to command the rescue boat Resolute before embarking on adventures to rescue animals aboard distressed human ships.

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Stranger to the ground /
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Bach returns to the highly successful terrain the put "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" on top of "The New York Times" bestseller list for almost two years. Like "Jonathan, The Ferret Chronicles" blend adventure, philosophy, fantasy, and spirituality, introducing readers to a parallel universe filled with courageous, questing animals pursuing typically human challenges and dreams.