Edward Stratemeyer by Bruce Watson
The Man Who Created Nancy Drew

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Edward Stratemeyer was the biggest selling writer you never heard of. In an age when top authors sold tens of thousands of books, Stratemeyer sold tens of millions. His name is unknown but his creations are the classics of kidlit: Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Tom Swift, the Bobbsey Twins. These and dozens more were all created by Stratemeyer and a literary syndicate that churned out novels like Henry Ford made cars. In this amusing digital short, award-winning journalist Bruce Watson captures the thrills, spills, and dramatics of a man and his literary empire.

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BRUCE WATSON's previous books include Sacco and Vanzetti, a finalist for the Edgar Award, and Bread and Roses, a New York Public Library Book to Remember. His journalism has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Smithsonian, and Reader's Digest. He lives in Massachusetts.
Published March 21, 2012 by New Word City, Inc.. 18 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs.

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