Weldon Hill





Weldon Hill


Born
(Oklahoma), The United States
Died
February 22, 1992


Pseudonym of William R. Scott (died in Norman, Oklahoma, at the age of 73).

Scott hit the best-seller lists in the early 1950s with Onionhead, his first book published under the pen name of Weldon Hill. He had already had a successful career as an author of short stories and serials under his own name.

Onionhead, about a University of Oklahoma student who became a reluctant hero, drew on Scott's background in the Coast Guard in World War II. It was later made into a movie starring Andy Griffith.

Other novels he wrote include The Iceman, Rafe and The Long Summer of George Adams.

Average rating: 4.3 · 84 ratings · 6 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
Rafe

4.17 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 1966
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Lonesome Traveler

4.58 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1970 — 2 editions
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Jefferson McGraw

4.27 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1972
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The Iceman: A Novel

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Onionhead

4.30 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1957 — 3 editions
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A Man Could Get Killed That...

4.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1967
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Lonesome Traveller

4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1972 — 2 editions
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The Long Summer of George A...

4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1962
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