John D. MacDonald





John D. MacDonald

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born
in Sharon, PA, The United States
July 24, 1916

died
December 28, 1986

gender
male

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John D. MacDonald was born in Sharon, Pa, and educated at the Universities of Pennsylvania, Syracuse and Harvard, where he took an MBA in 1939. During WW2, he rose to the rank of Colonel, and while serving in the Army and in the Far East, sent a short story to his wife for sale, successfully. After the war, he decided to try writing for a year, to see if he could make a living. Over 500 short stories and 70 novels resulted, including 21 Travis McGees. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_D._...


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More books by John D. MacDonald…
“Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn't blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won't cheat, then you know he never will. Integrity is not a search for the rewards of integrity. Maybe all you ever get for it is the largest kick in the ass the world can provide. It is not supposed to be a productive asset.”
John D. MacDonald

“If the cards are stacked against you, reshuffle the deck.”
John D. MacDonald

“...there are people who try to look as if they are doing a good and thorough job, and then there are the people who actually damn well do it, for its own sake.”
John D. MacDonald, Free Fall in Crimson

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