John Herbert Quick
John Herbert Quick (October 23, 1861 – May 10, 1925) was an American writer. Nationally popular in his heyday, his works are now almost completely forgotten.
Among his 18 books are the historical romances Vandemark's Folly (1922), The Hawkeye (1923), and The Invisible Woman (1924). An early environmentalist, his best known non-fiction work was On Board the Good Ship Earth (1913). He also produced an autobiography, One Man's Life (1925).
He died on May 10, 1925, in Columbia, Missouri.
- Quick's home, built near Berkeley Springs, West Virginia in 1913, was called "Coolfont" and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
- A statue of Quick was erected in Grundy Center, Iowa.
- Quick's 1906 comic novel, Double Trouble, or, Every Hero His Own Villain was the basis for a 1915 silent film produced by D.W. Griffith, directed by Christy Cabanne, and starring Douglas Fairbanks in one of his earliest film roles.
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.[full citation needed]
- John T. Soister (2012). American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913Ð1929. McFarland. pp. 158–160. ISBN 978-0-7864-8790-5.
- Longden, Tom (24 November 2002). "Quick Biography". Des Moines Register. p. B.1. Retrieved 23 October 2011.[dead link]
- Works by Herbert Quick at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about Herbert Quick at Internet Archive
- Vandemark's Folly by John Herbert Quick' at Project Gutenberg
- Bogue, Allan G. (April 1973). "Herbert Quick's Hawkeye Trilogy". Books at Iowa 16. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
- Herbert Quick at Library of Congress Authorities, with 26 catalog records
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