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Robert Emmett Cantwell (January 31, 1908 — December 8, 1978) was a novelist and critic. His most notable work, The Land of Plenty, focuses on a lumber mill in a thinly disguised version of his hometown of Aberdeen, Washington.

Cantwell, who was born in Little Falls (now Vader), Washington, attended the University of Washington (1924-1925), then spent the next four years working at Harbor Plywood Co., (1925-1929) in Hoquiam, Washington. In 1929, after selling a short story to The American Caravan, he moved to New York City, where he started work on his first novel, Laugh and Lie Down (1931). From 1930 to 1935 he wrote a second novel, The Land of Plenty (1934) and began work on a biography of Boston E. A. Filene, in collaboration with Lincoln Steffens. This work was never completed.

Cantwell then worked on the editorial staffs of Time (1935-1936) and Fortune (1937), then became associate editor of Time (1938-1945). Cantwell spent the next three years researching and writing the biography, Nathaniel Hawthorne: The American Years (1948). From 1949 to 1954 he worked as the literary editor of Newsweek and then took up freelancing again until 1956 when he began an association with Sports Illustrated which lasted the rest of his life. He worked on a number of articles, three of which became books: Alexander Wilson: Naturalist and Pioneer (1961), The Real McCoy (1971), and The Hidden Northwest (1972). Subjects of his articles include chess, ornithology, sports in the movies and literary figures in sports.

Ernest Hemingway considered Cantwell "his best bet" in American fiction.Cantwell died in 1978, at age 70, in New York City.

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Total Books: 14
The Land of Plenty
2014 - The Land of Plenty (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780988172562
ISBN-10: 0988172569
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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If Beale Street Could Talk Music Community Culture
2008 - If Beale Street Could Talk Music Community Culture (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780252033629
ISBN-10: 0252033620
Genre: History
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If Beale Street Could Talk Music Community Culture
2008 - If Beale Street Could Talk Music Community Culture (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780252075667
ISBN-10: 0252075668
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Bluegrass Breakdown The Making of the Old Southern Sound
2002 - Bluegrass Breakdown the Making of the Old Southern Sound [Music in American Life] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780252071171
ISBN-10: 0252071174
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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When We Were Good The Folk Revival
1997 - When We Were Good the Folk Revival (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780674951334
ISBN-10: 0674951336
Genres: History, Humor & Entertainment
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When We Were Good The Folk Revival
1996 - When We Were Good the Folk Revival (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780674951327
ISBN-10: 0674951328
Genres: Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment
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Bluegrass Breakdown The Making of the Old Southern Sound
1992 - Bluegrass Breakdown the Making of the Old Southern Sound (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780306804953
ISBN-10: 0306804956
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Folk Roots New Roots Folklore in American Life
1988 - Folk Roots New Roots Folklore in American Life (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780962110719
ISBN-10: 096211071X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Bluegrass Breakdown The Making of the Old Southern Sound
1984 - Bluegrass Breakdown the Making of the Old Southern Sound [Music in American Life] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780252010545
ISBN-10: 025201054X
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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The Land of Plenty
1971 - The Land of Plenty [Crosscurrents/Modern Fiction] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780809304578
ISBN-10: 0809304570
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The real McCoy The life and times of Norman Selby
1971 - The Real Mccoy the Life and Times of Norman Selby (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780877690726
ISBN-10: 0877690723
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Nathaniel Hawthorne The American Years
Nathaniel Hawthorne the American Years (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780374912772
ISBN-10: 0374912777
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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The Hidden Northwest
The Hidden Northwest (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780397008711
ISBN-10: 0397008716
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Ethnomimesis Folklife and the Representation of Culture
Ethnomimesis Folklife and the Representation of Culture (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780807821121
ISBN-10: 0807821128
Genre: Nonfiction
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