BIRNEY, HERMAN HOFFMAN, 1891-1958

Biography:

Writer, editor. Born– April 1, 1891, Philadelphia, Pa. Parents– Herman Hoffman and Elizabeth Cherrill (Boude) Birney. Married– Marguerite Agnes Bovington, June 14, 1930. Children– One. Education– Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., 1908-1912. Served in the Army during World War I; attached to the Philadelphia Regional Office of the Office of War Sources, 1943-1947; technical writer for the Army missile program at Fort Bliss, Tex., after 1947; served as editor of Rocket Research and Development; editor of Ammunition and Small Arms Research and Development for the U.S. Army Ordnance Department. Member of Phi Delta Theta. Books were written under the pseudonym, David Kent.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 3, and Obituaries on File, 1979.

Publication(s):

Ann Carmeny. New York; G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1941.

Ay-chee, Son of the Desert. Philadelphia; Penn Pub. Co., 1939.

Barrier Ranch. Philadelphia; Penn Pub. Co., 1933.

Brothers of Doom; the Story of the Pizarros of Peru. New York; G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1942.

The Ca’non of Lost Waters. Philadelphia; Penn Pub. Co., 1929.

Dead Man’s Trail. Philadelphia; The Penn Pub. Co., 1937.

The Dice of God. New York; Holt, 1956.

Eagle in the Sun. New York; Putnam, 1935.

Forgotten Ca’non. New York; Triangle Books, 1934.

Grim Journey; the Story of the Adventures of the Emigrating Company Known as the Donner Party, which, in the Year 1846, Crossed the Plains from Independence, Missouri, to California. New York; Minton, Balch & Co., 1934.

Jason Burr’s First Case, by David Kent (pseud.). New York; Random House, 1941.

King of the Mesa. Philadelphia; Penn Pub. Co., 1927.

A Knife is Silent, by David Kent (pseud.). New York; Random House, 1947.

The Masked Rider. New York; Grossett & Dunlap, 1928.

Mountain Chief, an Indian Legend for Children. Philadelphia; Penn Pub. Co., 1938.

The Pinto Pony, a Real Horse Story. Philadelphia; Penn Pub. Co., 1930.

Roads to Roam. Philadelphia; Penn Pub. Co., 1930.

Steeldust; the Story of a Horse. New York; Grossett & Dunlap, 1928.

A Stranger in Black Butte. Philadelphia; Penn Pub. Co., 1936.

Tu’kwi of the Peaceful People. Philadelphia; Penn Pub. Co., 1933.

Two Little Navajos; a Tale of the Children of the Painted Desert. Philadelphia; Penn Pub. Co., 1931.

Vigilantes; a Chronicle of the Rise and Fall of the Plummer Gang of Outlaws In and About Virginia City, Montana, In the Early ’60s. Philadelphia; Penn Pub. Co., 1929.

Zealots of Zion. Philadelphia; Penn Pub Co., 1931.

Joint_Publication(s):

Holy Murder; the Story of Porter Rockwell. New York; Minton, Balch, 1934.