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Michael Foster (1904—1956) was an American cartoonist, journalist and novelist. Born August 29, 1904, in Hardy, Arkansas, he died March 25, 1956, in California.

Foster was a graduate of the Chicago Art Institute and became a reporter and cartoonist for newspapers in Salina, Kansas, and Seattle, Washington. His nickname was "Gully."

In 1926, he was working on the Los Angeles Express, a daily newspaper. A friend, Charles Harris Garrigues, wrote that Foster "writes, paints, and has been called the second most promising of the young poets in America by the Lit Dig [(Literary Digest)] ... doesn't know one note of music from another and improvises the most beautiful piano music . . . He roomed down at the house for a while until we had a fight over a novel he's writing and then he moved out ... went on a three weeks' drunk and only started back to work when I threatened to knock his block off if he didn't." [Garrigues, George, He Usually Lived With a Female: The Life of a California Newspaperman, page 54.]

Foster's first novel, Forgive Adam, was published in 1935 by W. Morrow and Co. It was followed by American Dream (1937), To Remember at Midnight (1938), House Above the River (1946) and The Dusty Godmother (1949). All of them were, according to Contemporary Authors, "cynical in tone, beginning and ending with suicides and depicting frustrated individuals throughout."

Contemporary Authors, which got its material from the Dictionary of Literary Biography and American Novelists, 1910—1945, Gale, 1981, states that Foster worked on the script for the movie Gone With the Wind, (released in 1939) but the Internet Movie Data Base does not report screen credit for that job.

He Usually Lived With a Female states that Foster's American Dream told the story of a disillusioned newspaperman who discovers through old family letters "what America meant to the writers and what America should mean to him. Several scenes are reminiscent of the tawdry political atmosphere rendered in Ben Hecht's and Charles MacArthur's 1928 play, The Front Page. (Hecht did get credit for screenwriting Gone With the Wind.)

Brick Garrigues wrote in 1957 after Foster's death that when Foster "had done penance to his father by The American Dream, he had done all he had to do. . . . he had written himself out when he made peace with his father, who was dead; after that, he drank himself to death trying to find something that was not in him."
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Total Books: 108
Wakanisha Can We Stand
2016 - Wakanisha Can We Stand [Volume 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781533560940
ISBN-10: 1533560943
Genre: History
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Creditors' Rights in Chapter 11 Cases 2016 ed Leading Lawyers on Representing and Enforcing the Rights of Creditors in Bankruptcy Matters
Wakanisha Is Love Enough
2014 - Wakanisha Is Love Enough (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781503031227
ISBN-10: 1503031225
Genre: History
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Quantitative Methods in Risk Analysis A Practioner's Guide
2014 - Quantitative Methods in Risk Analysis a Practioner's Guide [World Scientific Series in Finance] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9789814327091
ISBN-10: 9814327093
Genres: Business & Money, Science & Math
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The Idea Was Good The Story of Britten's War Requiem
2012 - The Idea Was Good the Story of Britten's War Requiem (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780954419714
ISBN-10: 0954419715
Genre: Arts & Photography
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She Who Has No Name The Legacy Trilogy Book Two
2011 - She Who Has No Name the Legacy Trilogy Book Two (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781466406681
ISBN-10: 1466406682
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The Ancient Ones The Legacy Trilogy Book Three
2011 - The Ancient Ones the Legacy Trilogy Book Three (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780980634129
ISBN-10: 0980634121
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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A Dangerous Woman The Life Loves and Scandals of Adah Isaacs Menken 1835-1868 America's Original Superstar
The Young Magician The Legacy Trilogy
2010 - The Young Magician the Legacy Trilogy (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781466355781
ISBN-10: 1466355786
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley Volume 2
2010 - The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley Volume 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143417986
ISBN-10: 1143417984
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A Text Book of Physiology Part 1
2010 - A Text Book of Physiology Part 1 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142121594
ISBN-10: 1142121593
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The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley Supplementary Volume
2010 - The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley Supplementary Volume (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141372607
ISBN-10: 1141372606
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A Course of Elementary Practical Physiology
2010 - A Course of Elementary Practical Physiology (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781141044061
ISBN-10: 1141044064
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A Report of Some Proceedings on the Commission of Oyer and Terminer and Goal Delivery for the Trial of the Rebels in the Year 1746 in the
She Who Has No Name
2009 - She Who Has No Name (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781445236261
ISBN-10: 1445236265
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A Textbook Of Physiology Part 1 Blood The Tissues Of Movement The Vascular Mechanism
A Text Book of Physiology
2009 - A Text Book of Physiology [1900] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780217907439
ISBN-10: 0217907431
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A Text-Book of Physiology
2009 - A Text-book of Physiology [1891] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780217907668
ISBN-10: 0217907660
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A Text Book of Physiology V1 1893
2009 - A Text Book of Physiology V1 1893 [1893] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780217907767
ISBN-10: 0217907768
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A Text Book of Physiology V1 1888
2009 - A Text Book of Physiology V1 1888 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780217670760
ISBN-10: 0217670768
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A Text Book of Physiology V3 1892
2009 - A Text Book of Physiology V3 1892 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780217670807
ISBN-10: 0217670806
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2006 - Hornby Dublo Trains Vol 3 [The Hornby Companion Series, Vol 3] (Hardcover)
2000 - The Human Body Grades 4-6 [Investigating science series] (Other)
2000 - Space Grades 4-6 [Investigating science series] (Other)
Masters of Political Thought [Plato to Machiavelli] (Hardcover)
Weather Climate Grades 4-6 [Investigating science series] (Other)
La Construccion De La Arquitectura [Artes, Tecnicas Y Metodos - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)