Altsheler, Joseph Alexander


    Joseph A. Altsheler (1862 - 1919) was an American journalist and juvenile fiction writer. He was born in Three Springs, Kentucky and was educated at Liberty College, Glasgow and Vanderbilt University. Altsheler started his career as a journalist and worked for several papers, including the Louisville Courier - Journal, theNew York World andthe World's tri - weekly magazine, to which he contributed children's stories. He wrote six series of books, among whichThe Young Trailers Series is the most popular.

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    Joseph A. Altsheler was an American author of juvenile literature. He narrated and elaborated upon historical events in his writings. A prolific writer, he also remained correspondent for different magazines and newspapers.

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