John Herbert Quick

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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.


Born October 23, 1861, near Steamboat Rock, Grundy County, Iowa, to Martin and Margaret Coleman Quick, he was afflicted with polio as a small child. He married Ella Corey in 1890.

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.



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  2. ^ John T. Soister (2012). American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913Ð1929. McFarland. pp. 158–160. ISBN 978-0-7864-8790-5.

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