John Beecroft


Born
in Superior, Wisconsin, The United States
June 22, 1902

Died
September 21, 1966

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Beecroft graduated from the Wisconsin Normal school at Superior in 1921. He graduated Columbia U, 1924. Beecroft first worked for Crowell Publishing Co, writing reader's guides to Eliot's Five Foot Shelf of Books. In 1926 he traveled Europe to study architecture (primarily in Italy), returning to New York in 1928. He was hired at the Literary Guild (founded 1927), where he first began as editor of Wings, the monthly bulletin of the book club. He left the Guild briefly during the depression, working for Paramount Newsreel. Beecroft rejoined the Literary Guild in 1937 as Editor in Chief, a position he retained until his retirement in 1962. He selected such best sellers as A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and To Kill a Mockingbird. Beecroft's first ...more

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30 Stories to Remember

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Cat Magic A Treasury of the...

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Kipling A Collection of His...

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The Modern Reader

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Kipling: A Selection of His...

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Kipling: A Selection of His...

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A Treasury of Great Mysteri...

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A Treasury Of Great Mysteries

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Stories To Remember (Vol 1)

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A Treasury of Great Mysteri...

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