Jack Schaefer





Jack Schaefer

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born
in Cleveland, Ohio, The United States
November 19, 1907

died
January 24, 1991

gender
male

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Schaefer was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of an attorney. He graduated from Oberlin College in 1929 with a major in English. He attended graduate school at Columbia University from 1929-30, but left without completing his Master of Arts degree. He then went to work for the United Press. In his long career as a journalist, he would hold editorial positions at many eastern publications.

Schaefer's first success as a novelist came in 1949 with his memorable novel Shane, set in Wyoming. Few realized that Schaefer himself had never been anywhere near the west. Nevertheless, he continued writing successful westerns, selling his home in Connecticut and moving to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1955.

In 1975 Schaefer received the Western Literature Assoc...more


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Shane
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 5,360 ratings — published 1949 — 39 editions
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Old Ramon
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The Canyon
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1953 — 5 editions
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Company of Cowards
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1957 — 6 editions
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First Blood and Other Stories
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The Collected Stories of Ja...
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Shane And Other Stories
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Conversations with a Pocket...
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More books by Jack Schaefer…
“What a man knows isn’t important. It’s what he is that counts”
Jack Schaefer

“Listen, Bob. A gun is just a tool. No better and no worse than any other tool, a shovel- or an axe or a saddle or a stove or anything. Think of it always that way. A gun is as good- and as bad- as the man who carries it. Remember that.”
Jack Schaefer

“They did not look at each other. They did not say a word to each other... They knew that talk is meaningless when a common knowledge is already there. The silence bound them as no words ever could.”
Jack Schaefer

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