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John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck

1-Early Draft Of 'Mice and Men' was eaten by a dog2-Used 300 pencils to write 'East of Eden'3-Had 3 wives4-Wrote over 40 books5-Wrote in his spare time6-Dropped out of stanford after 6 years7-Wife Bought 2 ducks that they had to sell to buy paper for 'To a God Unknown'8-Had several small strokes after publication of 'East of Eden'9-Steinbeck was asked to write JFK's biography10-Wife went to book store to buy 'Grapes of Wrath' and when she said it was by Steinbeck the cashier said 'oh the angry raisins"'

8 Interesting Dates and Times1- John Steinbeck graduated from Salinas High School and enrolls at Standford University working odd jobs when not at school. He never recieves his degree. 1919-19252- In Aug 1929, Steinbeck publishes his first book cup of gold3- On Jan 14, 1930 John married his frist wife Caro Hening. They later move into a cotttage where most of his life work will be completed4- On Aug 2, 1944 Thomas Steinbeck is born, and on June 12 1946 John Steinbeck IV is born.'5- In 1952 Steinbeck publishes his finest work east of eden6- On oct 25 1962 Joh was awarded the nobel prize for literature7- In Aug of 1964 John helped a personal friend President Lyndon B. Johnson draft his acceptance speech for the Demoacratic Natinonal convention.8- March 15, 1944 John was nominated for an Oscar for Best Story for the movie lifeboat directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

John Ernst Steinbeck III was born February 27, 1902, died of heart disease and congestive heart failure December 20, 1968. He was a novelist,short story writer, and war correspondent. He was auther of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books, and five collections of short stories. Steinbeck had three wives Carol Henning 1930 -1943, Gwyn Conger 1943-1948, and Elaine Scott from 1950-1968,the year of his death.

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John Steinbeck And Carol Hennings


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