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Name: Marshall, Edison (1894-1967)


Historical Note: Edison Marshall was born August 29, 1894 in Rensselaer, Indiana. Marshall began his professional career while still a freshman at the University of Oregon, when he sold his first story to Argosy. He entered the army after graduation and received a commission. During the 1920s, he became one of the most successful authors of adventure short stories in America, developing a readership numbering in the millions in Harper's Bazaar, Good Housekeeping, and Reader's Digest. From the 1920s until the end of the 1950s, Edison Marshall was a renowned author of adventure and historical fiction in the United States. A number of his works were transformed into films by 20th Century Fox. Edison received the Gold Cross, Order of Merit from the University of Miami. He died Oct 30, 1967 in Augusta, Georgia.






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