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Terhune, Albert Payson

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Born: 1872 AD
Died: 1942 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Novelists, Writers

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1872 - Born on December 21st in Newark, New Jersey. American novelist and short-story writer who became famous for his popular stories about dogs.

1893 - After schooling in Europe, Terhune graduated from Columbia University.

1894 - He traveled in Egypt and Syria, and joined the staff of the New York Evening World.

1896-1900 - His first book was Syria from the Saddle; his first novel, Dr. Dale, was written in collaboration with his mother, herself a novelist.

1916 - He published more than 12 books before he left the Evening World.

1919 - Appeared the first of his popular dog stories, Lad, a Dog, written at his farm near Pompton Lakes, where for the rest of his life he wrote, bred prize collies, fished, and hunted.

1920-1937 - He wrote more than 25 books, nearly all of them novels in which dogs played conspicuous parts, including Bruce, The Heart of a Dog, Lad of Sunnybank, and A Book of Famous Dogs.

1942 - Died on February 18th in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey.

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