William Brinkley





William Brinkley

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born
in Custer City, Oklahoma, The United States
September 10, 1917

died
November 22, 1993

gender
male

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William Clark "Bill" Brinkley was an American writer and journalist.

Brinkley is perhaps best known for his 1988 novel, The Last Ship, and his 1956 novel, Don't Go Near the Water, which was later adapted to film in 1957 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as Don't Go Near the Water.

Brinkley was born in Custer City, Oklahoma on September 10, 1917, the youngest of five children and the son of a minister. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1940.Brinkley was an officer in the United States Navy during World War II, where he served in Europe and the Pacific, primarily in public relations duties.

After graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 1940, Brinkley went on to work for The Daily Oklahoman in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Afterwards, Brinkl...more


Average rating: 3.61 · 1,376 ratings · 147 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
The Last Ship
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 1,273 ratings — published 1988 — 7 editions
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Don't Go Near the Water
3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 1956 — 5 editions
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The Ninety and Nine
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1966 — 3 editions
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The Deliverance of Sister C...
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1954 — 3 editions
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Peeper
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1981
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Breakpoint
3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1978 — 3 editions
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“The sun sat, in immense fieriness, just above the horizon, the sea, glittering in great swatches of phosphorescent white, waiting to receive it. Then the blazing ball dived and was gone, swallowed in one big gulp by the hungry waters. Amazing how fast, once it got near it, the sun in these latitudes hastened into the sea.”
William Brinkley

“I’ve often wondered which, psychiatry or religion, has done more damage. Between them, they about owned it all.”
William Brinkley, The Last Ship

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William Brinkley, The Last Ship

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