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Ronald L. Davis,Ernest Haycox Jr.
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Ernest Haycox Jr. describes his father's life, work, and views on the craft of writing.

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Ernest James Haycox (October 1, 1899 – October 13, 1950) was an American author of Western fiction. Haycox was born in Portland, Oregon, to William James Haycox and the former Martha Burghardt on October 1, 1899

Ernest James Haycox (October 1, 1899 – October 13, 1950) was an American author of Western fiction. Haycox was born in Portland, Oregon, to William James Haycox and the former Martha Burghardt on October 1, 1899. During World War I he was in Europe, and after the war he spent one year at Reed College in Portland

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Montana's goal is to appeal to both scholarly and popular audiences. Over the years, the journal has looked at the histories of the Pacific Northwest, the Great Plains, the Southwest, Hawaii, and Canada and carried articles on a variety of topics, including Native American history, the Cold War, the environment, women's experiences, labor, frontiers, and national parks. (pp. 77-78).

Vocal Republican, accomplished gardener, lover of large cars, Ernest Haycox was nothing if not three-dimensional. Despite a haphazard childhood that included abandonment by his parents, Haycox (1899-1950) decided early on to be a writer. Once he began he did not stop, approaching writing with both an unparalleled passion and a keen business sense that included normal business hours in a downtown Portland office.

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by. Haycox, Ernest, 1899-1950.

Vocal Republican, accomplished gardener, lover of large cars, Ernest Haycox was nothing if not three-dimensional. Despite a haphazard childhood that included abandonment by his parents, Haycox (1899–1950) decided early on to be a writer. Once he began he did not stop, approaching writing with both an unparalleled passion and a keen business sense that included normal business hours in a downtown Portland office.

Until now little has been written about Haycox, the famed Collier’s and Saturday Evening Post contributor who wrote twenty-four novels and more than two hundred short stories. Bridging the gap between the formula Western and the literary western novel, Haycox frequently incorporated actual historical events into his works: Trouble Shooter documents the building of the Union Pacific railroad, The Border Trumpet covers the Apache wars in Arizona, and Bugles in the Afternoon draws upon the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Director John Ford adapted Haycox’s work for Stagecoach (1939, starring John Wayne), as did Cecil De Mille for Union Pacific (1939, starring Barbara Stanwyck).

Ernest Haycox Jr. describes his father’s life, work, and views on the craft of writing. In a remarkably candid biography, original photographs of Hollywood stars and excerpts from Haycox’s correspondence, including letters from the last years of his life, round out this incisive look at a literary giant.

  • Ernest Haycox, Jr. does an excellent job as he pulls together relevant facts and personal memories of his father. An interesting read on an author too often overlooked in American western popular writing.

  • The only "western" novelist, and I hate to use that term, because the mere mention of it causes some people to cringe, who is better than Ernest Haycox is Zane Grey. And in this biography of his father, Ernest Haycox, Jr. details his father's struggle to balance popular "serial" novels the magazines would publish and the kind of books he really wanted to write. And he did by pushing the boundries as much as he dared with each succeeding novel and is credited with lifting the "western" above the standard fare of the day. Overall, his struggle was an economic one, and anyone with a family to support can understand the stress and delimma Haycox was faced with. And had he lived beyond the fifty years he did, I am sure we would be hailing him as a great novelist of "literature" not just a great "western" writer. The book also details other facets of the man few would expect to find--he was extremely civic minded, and overwhelmingly self effacing and modest, yet loved big cars and big houses. And he was determined to succeed as a writer. His books reflect the historian he was by the careful attention to detail--dress, mannerisms, location, and descriptions. He loved his native Oregon, and his goal was to write the history of the Northwest. Sadly, he didn't get the chance. For anyone who has ever read an Ernest Haycox book or any of the hundreds of short stories he wrote, this book is a must read.

  • Another great biography from University of Oklahoma Press: Norman. And in addition, this one is written by the author's son, Ernest Haycox Jr.

    If you've read any of Haycox's western novels or short stories, you have to have some interest in the man himself. This biography gives insight into the mind and person of the author who wrote all those wonderful westerns. Back when western writing was sorta looked down upon.

    For me one of the mild shocks of the book was the self doubt this author often had. It's hard for me to take in, for anytime I've read the man's work I was amazed at his talent. I have a full shelf of his work, just picking up another one in a second hand bookstore yesterday. One I did not know existed, and by coincidence it is entitled: THE SILVER DESERT. A very close match to the title of this biography.

    Another interesting fact for me is the lack of material ever written about and of this giant of the western writing world. We can truly be thankful his son took this project on, giving us details of his father's life and work.

    Ernest Haycox's books and stories were oft times brought to the Hollywood screen. The movies are still available as are the books. See for instance TROUBLE SHOOTER which documents the building of the Union Pacific railroad, THE BORDER TRUMPET writing on the Arizona Apache wars, or BUGLES IN THE AFTERNOON one of the best books ever on the Custer debacle at Little Big Horn.

    Many letters and photographs fill this wonderful book, too. U of Ok has done it again. Another fine addition to any western library, be your interest in the west either fictionial or non-ficional.

    Semper Fi.