James L. Collier
New York City
New York City
My Brother Sam Is Dead
Brothers James L. Collier and Christopher Collier have written several young adult books with historical and political themes. They try to encourage their readers to think about important moral issues. The Collier brothers' father was editor, fiction writer, and biographer Edmund Collier.
James Collier received a degree from Hamilton College in 1950. Twice married, he has two children. He is a professional writer. Besides young adult fiction, James writes frequently on jazz and other musical themes. His nonfiction books include Battleground: The United States Army in World War II (1965), A Visit to the Firehouse (1967), and Which Musical Instrument Shall I Play? (1969).
Christopher Collier received a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1964. He has been twice married and has three children. He taught in public schools in Connecticut and has been a professor of history as well as chairman of the department at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Christopher served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to
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Publication information: Book title: The 100 Most Popular Young Adult Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies. Edition: Revised. Contributors: Bernard A. Drew - Author. Publisher: Libraries Unlimited. Place of publication: Englewood, CO. Publication year: 1997. Page number: 65.
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