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Delacorte Press, Mar 1, 1976 - Fiction - 229 pages
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Review: Swag

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All around fantastic book, just brilliant. A must read for everyone of all ages. By the title, I figured the book would be mediocre, however the content blew me away. The style of writing by Elmore ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tony - Goodreads

SWAG. (1976). Elmore Leonard. ****. This is the second novel included in the recent volume from Library of America. We get to meet Ernest (Stick) and Frank, two low level hoods who decide to get into ... Read full review


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Elmore John Leonard, Jr., popularly known as mystery and western writer Elmore Leonard, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 11, 1925. He served in the United States Naval Reserve from 1943 to 1946. He received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Detroit in 1950. After graduating, he wrote short stories and western novels as well as advertising and education film scripts. In 1967, he began to write full-time and received several awards including the 1977 Western Writers of America award and the 1984 Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe award. His other works include Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Hombre, Mr. Majestyk, 3:10 to Yuma, and Rum Punch. Many of his works were adapted into movies. He successfully conquered alcoholism in the 1970s; details of his struggle with the bottle appear in author Dennis Wholey's 1986 book The Courage to Change.

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