Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Stephen Longstreet (1907-2002)

A book jacket can't begin to tell of the experiences and accomplishments of Stephen Longstreet. Born Chauncey Weiner or Wiener (you can see why he changed his name) on April 18, 1907, in New York City, Longstreet was an artist, novelist, playwright, scriptwriter, and author of works on jazz, travel, automobiles, and other non-fiction topics. His books numbered over one hundred. A Few Painted Feathers, from which this book jacket bio is drawn, is a novel of the American Revolution and was published in 1963. Longstreet died in Los Angeles on February 20, 2002.

Front jacket photo by James Viles
Text copyright 2012 Terence E. Hanley