Joseph Alexander Altsheler

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Joseph Alexander Altsheler
Altsheler.jpg
Born(1862-04-29)April 29, 1862
Three Springs, Hart County, Kentucky
DiedJune 5, 1919(1919-06-05) (aged 57)
New York City, New York
OccupationNovelist
NationalityAmerican
Period1896-1919
 
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Joseph Alexander Altsheler
Altsheler.jpg
Born(1862-04-29)April 29, 1862
Three Springs, Hart County, Kentucky
DiedJune 5, 1919(1919-06-05) (aged 57)
New York City, New York
OccupationNovelist
NationalityAmerican
Period1896-1919

Joseph Alexander Altsheler (April 29, 1862 – June 5, 1919) was an American author of popular juvenile historical fiction.

Biography[edit]

Altsheler was born in Three Springs, Hart County, Kentucky to Joseph and Louise (Snoddy) Altsheler.[1] In 1885, he took a job at the Louisville Courier-Journal as a reporter and later, an editor. He started working for the New York World in 1892, first as the paper's Hawaiian correspondent and then as the editor of the World's tri-weekly magazine. Due to a lack of suitable stories, he began writing children's stories for the magazine.

Altsheler married Sarah Boles on May 30, 1888, and had one son. He and his family were in Germany when World War I began. The difficult journey home took a huge toll on Altsheler's health and he was never the same. He died in New York City in 1919. His obituary appeared in "The Evening World," on June 6, 1919.

Bibliography[edit]

The Young Trailers Series[edit]

The French and Indian War Series[edit]

The Texan Series[edit]

The Civil War Series[edit]

The Great West Series[edit]

The World War I Series[edit]

Other Altsheler books[edit]

Short Stories[edit]

Non-fiction[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Merriman, C. D. (2006). "Joseph A. Altsheler". The Literature Network. Jalic, Inc. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 

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