Francis Van Wyck Mason

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Birthday
11, 1901
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Aug 28, 1978 (76)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
11, 1901
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Aug 28, 1978 (76)

About

An award-winning American historian and fiction writer, he published close to eighty novels and numerous short stories. His works include The Shanghai Bund Murders (1933), Eagle in the Sky (1948), and Emperor's Gold (1933).

Before Fame

He served as an ambulance driver in World War I, and then joined the French Army as an artilleryman. He published his first short story, The Fetish of Sergeant M’Gourra, in 1928.

Trivia

He served as President Eisenhower's Chief Historian.

Family Life

He was born to a wealthy family in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1928, he married Dorothy L. MacReady, a New York socialite.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of John Steinbeck, who wrote Of Mice and Men.

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