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Frederick Dilley Glidden

Born: 1908 in Kewanee, Illinois
Died: 1975

Pen Name: Luke Short

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

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Frederick Dilley Glidden on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Donovan's gun /
ISBN: 044020948X OCLC: 26277164

Dell, New York : 1992, ©1968.

  The deserters /
ISBN: 0440205921 OCLC: 21416047

Dell, New York : 1990, ©1969.

  Trouble country /
ISBN: 0440205948 OCLC: 22549141

Dell, New York : 1990, ©1976.