These Essential Authors Were Shaped By Their Time in War

Time on or near the front lines shaped these authors' lives and work.

Authors in war; J.R.R. Tolkien's regiment
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Louisa May Alcott

1832-1888

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Pierre Boulle

1912-1944

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Agatha Christie

1890-1976

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John Hersey

1914-1993

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Alistair MacLean

1922-1987

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Harold "Hal" Moore

1922-2017

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J.R.R. Tolkien

1892-1973

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Mark Twain

1835-1910

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Mercy Otis Warren

1728-1814

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