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Brick, John, 1922-1973


Biographical Note

John Brick, author of historical novels and children's books, was born in Newburgh, New York in 1922. After attending the Newburgh Free Academy, Brick studied creative writing at Columbia University. He served as editor of Export Trade from 1945 to 1949. In 1950, Troubled Spring became his first published novel, followed by The Raid, Homer Crist, The Rifleman, and Jubilee, which was published in 1956. During the 1960s, Brick served as a staff writer for Life magazine; assistant to the president of the University of Toledo, Ohio; and on the staff of the U. S. Senate Permanent Investigations Subcommittee. John Brick died in 1973.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

John Brick Book Manuscript

Identifier: Ms-2008-098

The collection contains a typescript manuscript draft of John Brick's American Civil War novel, Jubilee (published by Doubleday in 1956).

Dates: ca. 1956