Thames Williamson

(b. 1894)

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Idaho-born author, ran away from home at 14 and became successively a tramp, circus hand, sailor, sheepherder, reporter, and prison officer. After graduation from the University of Iowa (1917) and study at Harvard, he taught for a time at Simmons and Smith, and wrote textbooks on economics and sociology. Besides writing stories for children, often under pseudonyms, he is the author of novels, which include Run, Sheep, Run (1925), dealing with a California sheepherder; Stride of Man (1928), about an Oregon pioneer and inventor; Hunky (1929), a psychological study of Polish-American workingman; The Earth Told Me (1930), concerned with the lives of Eskimos; In Krusack's House (1931), a sequel to Hunky; The Woods Colt (1933), the story of an illegitimate Ozark Mountain boy; D Is for Dutch (1934), about the superstitions of a Pennsylvania Dutch farmer.

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