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John Bowers is an American writer.

Bowers was born and raised in Johnson City, Tennessee, during the Great Depression and World War II era. He graduated from Science Hill High School in 1947 and from the University of Tennessee in 1952. From there he attended the Handy Writers Colony in Marshall, Illinois, founded by Lowney Turner Handy and her husband, Harry Handy, along with her student, the best-selling novelist James Jones. An autobiographical and perhaps slightly fictionalized account of this adventure is Bowers’s first major novel, The Colony, published in 1971.

During the 1960s, Bowers published numerous interviews and articles in major magazines, including The New York Times, Playboy, Sports Illustrated, New York, Cosmopolitan, and Harper's, some of which were collected in paperback under the title The Golden Bowers in the early 1970s. His second novel, No More Reunions (1973), about his teen years in Johnson City, was optioned for film but the movie was never made. A third novel of that period, Helene (1976), is a Lolita-like tale set in 1950s America with college-age males and a young teenage girl.

In the Land of Nyx: Night and Its Inhabitants (1984), Bowers's next novel, was a study of the subculture of people who live their lives at night rather than during the daylight. Probably inspired by his father, who was night manager at the local railroad station during John’s childhood, this book is difficult to classify in any standard genre, and languished somewhat after its release because bookstores and libraries did not know quite what to do with it.

Turning his attention to historical examination of the Civil War, Bowers wrote Stonewall Jackson: Portrait of a Soldier (1990) and Chickamauga and Chattanooga: The Battles That Doomed the Confederacy (2000), which mix fact, fiction, and anecdotes.

For over two decades he has been an Associate Professor in the Writing Program at Columbia University. His play Remembrance of Things Present has been produced twice Off-Broadway.

All of Bowers’s work is somewhat autobiographical, and at least partially fictionalized. In Stonewall Jackson, for example, the hard facts of Jackson’s life may be in shorter supply than in biographies, but Bowers worked hard to “get inside his head” and create a deeply personal and moving narrative that leaves this reader feeling more satisfied with knowing the real character of Jackson than would be the case with a more conventional biography.

Bowers’s ability to personalize his subject matter, and his frequent digressions into his own experience, are the hallmarks of his style and possibly his most endearing quality to his fans. On the other hand, his detractors might describe this tactic as sloppy or self-indulgent and fault him for it.

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Total Books: 75
Whistleblowing Law  Practice
2016 - Whistleblowing Law Practice (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780198788034
ISBN-10: 0198788037
Genre: Law
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The Law of Industrial Action and Trade Union Recognition
2011 - The Law of Industrial Action and Trade Union Recognition (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780199589623
ISBN-10: 0199589623
Genre: Law
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Introduction to Graphic Design Methodologies and Processes Understanding Theory and Application
Arguments as Relations
2010 - Arguments As Relations [Linguistic Inquiry Monographs] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780262514330
ISBN-10: 0262514338
Genre: Reference
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Procedure in Civil Courts and Tribunals
2010 - Procedure in Civil Courts and Tribunals [Wildy Practice Guides] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780854900510
ISBN-10: 0854900519
Genre: Law
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The Life Of Abraham Lincoln
2010 - The Life of Abraham Lincoln (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781161607406
ISBN-10: 1161607404
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Termination of Employment
2010 - Termination of Employment [Wildy Practice Guides] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780854900541
ISBN-10: 0854900543
Genre: Law
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Love in Tennessee
2009 - Love in Tennessee (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781597094566
ISBN-10: 1597094560
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design Understanding Form and Function
Whistleblowing Law and Practice
2007 - Whistleblowing Law and Practice (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780199299584
ISBN-10: 0199299587
Genre: Law
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Blackstone's Employment Law Practice 2006
2006 - Blackstone's Employment Law Practice 2006 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780199289080
ISBN-10: 0199289085
Genres: Law, Engineering & Transportation
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A Practical Approach to Employment Law
2005 - A Practical Approach to Employment Law (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780199273744
ISBN-10: 019927374X
Genre: Law
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Bowers on Employment Law
2003 - Bowers on Employment Law [The Practical Approach Series] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780199254514
ISBN-10: 0199254516
Genre: Law
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Employment Tribunal Practice and Procedure
2002 - Employment Tribunal Practice and Procedure (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780421787605
ISBN-10: 0421787600
Genre: Law
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Securing E-Business Applications and Communications
2001 - Securing E-business Applications and Communications (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780849309632
ISBN-10: 0849309638
Genre: Computers & Technology
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With My Face to the Enemy
2001 - With My Face to the Enemy (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781565114609
ISBN-10: 1565114604
Genre: History
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Police Conduct Complaints and Efficiency
2001 - Police Conduct Complaints and Efficiency [Blackstone's Police Manuals] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781841741239
ISBN-10: 184174123X
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Matrices and Quadratic Forms
2001 - Matrices and Quadratic Forms (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780340691380
ISBN-10: 0340691387
Genres: Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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Employment Law and Human Rights
2000 - Employment Law and Human Rights [Special Reports] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780421739604
ISBN-10: 0421739606
Genres: Nonfiction, Law
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Procedure in Courts and Tribunals
2000 - Procedure in Courts and Tribunals [Practice Notes Series] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781859413074
ISBN-10: 1859413072
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Whistleblowing The new law
1999 - Whistleblowing the New Law (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780421656901
ISBN-10: 0421656905
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1996 - Transfer of Undertakings [Intelligence reports] (Hardcover)
1991 - Annual Update on Employment Law 1991 [Blackstone's Annual Updates] (Paperback)
1988 - Industrial Tribunal Practice [Longman practitioner series] (Paperback)Hardcover
1982 - Labour Hoarding in British Industry [Warwick studies in industrial relations] (Hardcover)
1976 - Helene (Paperback)Paperback
1971 - The Anatomy of Regional Activity Rates/regional Socail Accounts for the United Kingdom Volume 1 [National Institute of Economic and Social Research Regional Papers] (Paperback)
Heating and Lighting a Home [Topic briefs / LAMP Project] (Paperback)Paperback