Fred Gipson

Fred Gipson

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Frederick Benjamin Gipson (February 7, 1908 - August 14, 1973) was an American author. He is best known for writing the 1956 novel Old Yeller, which became a popular 1957 Walt Disney film. Gipson was born on a farm near Mason in the Texas Hill Country, the son of Beck Gipson and the former Emma Deishler. After working at a variety of farming and ranching jobs, he enrolled in 1933 at the University of Texas at Austin. There he wrote for the Daily Texan and The Ranger, but he left school before graduating to become a newspaper journalist. In the 1940s, Gipson began writing short stories with a western theme which proved to be prototypes for his longer works of fiction that followed. In 1946, his first full-length book, The Fabulous Empire: Colonel Zack Miller's Story, was published. Hound-Dog Man in 1949 established Gipson's reputation when it became a Doubleday Book-of-the-Month Club selection and sold over 250,000 copies in its first year of publication.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134901784
  • 9786134901789